IP Infusion Joins IPSO Alliance

SUNNYVALE, CA /PRNewswire/ -- IP Infusion Inc., an ACCESS Company and provider of intelligent software for Next Generation Network equipment manufacturers and converged IP services providers, has announced that the company has joined the IPSO Alliance, a group of leading technology vendors and users whose goal is to promote the Internet Protocol (IP) as the networking technology best suited for connecting sensor- and actuator-equipped or "smart" objects and delivering information gathered by those objects.

Smart objects are objects in the physical world that—typically with the help of embedded devices—transmit information about their condition or environment (e.g., temperature, light, motion, health status) to locations where the information can be analyzed, correlated with other data and acted upon.

"The IPSO Alliance is pleased to have IP Infusion join and help build a community to drive the adoption of IP for smart objects," said Geoff Mulligan, chairman of the IPSO Alliance. "We have a distinguished group of companies in the Alliance who are all dedicated to educating a wide range of user communities about IP and bringing IP-based solutions to the marketplace."

"As a leading provider of network software solutions based on IP technologies, IP Infusion has established a solid track record of empowering network equipment manufacturers and service providers to rapidly deliver next generation IP applications," said Koichi Narasaki, president and CEO of IP Infusion. "Just as the Carrier Ethernet standards IP Infusion has deployed have extended the usefulness of Ethernet from enterprise into carrier networks, we envision a future in which the many advantages of Internet Protocol will drive it ubiquitously from the network into mobile devices and into all manner of smart objects within the industry, the environment and the home. We look forward to working with the IPSO Alliance to enable advanced connectivity for smart objects wherever they may reside."

In June, IP Infusion announced the release of the ZebOS Network Platform version 7.6, a breakthrough time-to-market solution for manufacturers targeting the exploding next-generation network Carrier Ethernet equipment market. The latest release increases support for Carrier Ethernet through Provider Backbone Bridging; supports key technologies required to transport IPv6 traffic over existing IPv4 networks; provides greater scalability of Border Gateway Protocol in provider networks for speedier BGP convergence; and offers greater scalability of Open Shortest Path First.

About IP Infusion
IP Infusion delivers advanced software solutions that power communications equipment for packet-based Next Generation Networks (NGN). With a unique modular architecture and the industry's broadest suite of communication protocols, IP Infusion enhances product differentiation and market agility for many of the world's leading network equipment vendors. Incorporated in Delaware in October 1999, IP Infusion is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and is a wholly owned and independently-operated subsidiary of ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., of Tokyo, Japan.

About the IPSO Alliance
The IPSO Alliance is a global non-profit organization serving the various communities seeking to establish the Internet Protocol as the basis for connecting smart objects by providing coordinated marketing efforts available to the general public. The Alliance's purpose is to provide a foundation for industry growth through building stronger relationships, fostering awareness, providing education, promoting the industry, generating research and creating a better understanding of IP and its role in connecting smart objects.

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