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Beth Makosey
ZNYX Networks
(408) 206-1387

Drew Sproul
Adax Inc.
(510) 548-7047 ext.144

Priya Bhat
Arcing Group
(408) 836-1951



Collaboration Integrates ZNYX Ultra5 ZX2000 Mid-Size Solution Enabling Platform with Adax PacketRunner and PacketAMC, and Aricent EPC Lite for Process Intensive Telecom Applications


FREMONT, Calif. – August 1, 2012 –  ZNYX, an innovator of high-density solution enabling platforms for carrier-grade and mission critical environments, today announced a new LTE collaboration with Adax, an industry leader in high-performance packet-processing, security and network infrastructure. Together, they offer the LTE market a mid-size AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) LTE Core solution based on Aricent EPC Lite framework. Easy to deploy and highly scalable, this integrated solution enables OEMs, system integrators and application developers to quickly create highly available solutions adapted to specific environments.

Designed to support a new class of integrated high-density platform, the ZNYX Ultra5™ ZX2000 offers the ideal foundation for demanding applications like LTE EPC that require high performance, reliability and scalability. The ZX2000 enables the highest revenue-generating blade capacity of any 5U platform available. With six payload slots for 10G ATCA 3.1 blades, the ZX2000 offers a significant increase over the four slots provided in standard 5U chassis. A single ZX2000 5U platform can easily support up to 200,000 active and idle LTE users. This breakthrough design delivers 50% more payload capacity in a 5U form factor.

“Our vision when creating the ZX2000 was to invent a ‘right sized” platform that capitalizes on our technological expertise,” said Connie Austin, president and CEO, ZNYX Networks. “With the additional payload slots, the Ultra5 mid-size platform delivers the benefits and compatibility of ATCA systems with an unmatched revenue generating potential.”

This new collaboration integrates EPC Lite on the Adax PacketRunner (APR) and PacketAMC (PktAMC) in the ZX2000 to provide an LTE core solution in a 5U footprint. The result is the industry’s most scalable, cost-effective, multi-purpose LTE core network solution in one tightly coupled resource.

“Working with ZNYX enables Adax to deliver a complete, pre-integrated solution platform that allows our customers to concentrate on their core application,” said Drew Sproul, director of marketing, Adax Inc. “ZNYX OpenArchitect® switch management software, as well as the 6-slot payload capabilities of the ZX2000 versus the 4-slot payload that other industry players offer, truly sets the platform apart from the competition.”

The ZX2000 delivers a fully redundant platform with high availability, energy efficiency and ATCA compliant features and functionality. Featuring OpenArchitect switch management software, the ZX2000 provides continuous “five 9s” or better operation. OpenArchitect offers the fastest failover performance possible in packet-switched networks, which enables automatic, rapid re-convergence of the network.

“With increasing data intensive applications and severe network congestion, LTE equipment manufacturers and integrators need easy to use solutions that deliver maximum performance,” added Pratyush Dasgupta, vice president of engineering, Aricent Group. “Integrating the ZX2000 with Adax PacketRunner and PacketAMC with the Aricent EPC Lite application extends our partnership with Adax and our reach in the LTE EPC market. We are excited to leverage Adax’s scalable network processing platform, and simplify application developers’ lives by providing a complete solution-ready platform.”

ZNYX OpenArchitect Switch Management Software

The core software technology of the ZX2000 goes far beyond simple Ethernet switch management. The field-proven OpenArchitect embedded operating system provides Linux-enabled flexibility in management protocols, configuration, packet vectoring, and high availability functionality. ZNYX OpenArchitect uses familiar, industry-standard Linux interfaces, enabling simple system configuration and true transparency for network integration.

About the Aricent Group

The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company’s investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

About Adax

Adax is an industry leader in high-performance packet processing, security, and network infrastructure for the All-IP network. For 30 years Adax has uniquely blended software and hardware expertise to create the most productive and efficient products in the telecom industry. The broad and highly-flexible Adax product set consists of protocol controllers, packet processing boards, software protocols, and now integrated systems, for Core Network nodes, Security Gateways, Femto/Home eNodeB Gateways, Policy Servers and Data Offload devices.

About ZNYX

ZNYX is an innovator of solution enabling platforms for the mid-size market. For more than 20 years, ZNYX has been the foremost source for Ethernet adaptors, switches, blades, and fully integrated AdvancedTCA® platforms that deliver superior value. Currently, installed ZNYX technologies support more than 110 million users every day. Equipment manufacturers, application providers and systems integrators rely on ZNYX to create solutions that are optimized for performance, time-to-market, reliability, and cost-of-ownership.