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ZNYX Shrinks Rackmount Switch, First to Integrate Functionality Into ATCA Payload Slot

ZX7300 makes the modular network more cost effective, easier to manage


SAN JOSE, Calif., AdvancedTCA Summit 2011, Nov. 1, 2011-  ZNYX Networks Inc. – the new leader in AdvancedTCA (ATCA) mid-range chassis with the Ultra5™ platform – today revolutionizes the ATCA ecosystem by moving the functionality of rackmount switches into the ATCA payload slot. This brings the advantages of ATCA – such as unified system management, 5 9s reliability, and redundancy – to modular network applications. The ZNYX ZX7300 is a cost-effective, easy-to-manage ATCA payload switch that provides extensive 1GbE connectivity for 10GbE chassis and is ideal for any Ethernet application.

“ZNYX is evolving the ATCA ecosystem to be more cost-effective,” said Connie Austin, chief executive officer, ZNYX Networks. “ZNYX is focused on providing the application developer a more integrated infrastructure that reduces the complexity and cost of operations. The ZX7300 clearly fills this mission.”

The ZX7300, a full L2/L3 switch, provides 24 1GbE RJ-45 copper ports and 2 10GbE SFP+ ports on the front panel. It also has the standard dual 10GbE fabric ports and dual 1Gig base port to the back plane. Consolidating the payload breakout switch into ATCA’s redundant and managed infrastructure also improves reliability.

The ZX7300 uses the same OpenArchitect™ management software as the ZNYX family of hub-switch. OpenArchitect is a proven switch management environment with industry leading high-availability and packet filtering functionality. Thus the application integrator reduces complexity by having the same switch management technology for the embedded Ethernet routing within the chassis and the fan-out routing to the local devices.

“The ZX7300 is an ideal complement to ZNYX’s Ultra5 platforms, providing even greater efficiency, cost savings, and density,” said Kevin Austin, director of OEM sales, ZNYX Networks.

Volume shipments of the ZX7300 are available immediately. Please contact sales@znyx.com for OEM pricing.

About ZNYX Ultra5

ZNYX has taken a strong leadership position with the Ultra5, the company’s new flagship platform product line. The ZNYX Ultra5 series of mid-size platforms provide application integrators with superior value-add opportunity through the highest integration and core density in an ATCA 5U chassis. Each system is optimized to fit the unique requirements of common industry applications. The ZNYX Ultra5 series builds on ZNYX Networks’ established standards-based Ethernet switch leadership, continued innovation, and integration to deliver the ultimate in mid-sized ATCA platforms.

About ZNYX Networks

ZNYX Networks is the new leader in mid-range ATCA platforms delivering unmatched density in CarrierClass™ platforms for telecommunications, military, government, aerospace and security. With over a decade of proven integration expertise and ATCA Ethernet switch leadership, ZNYX Networks has become the premier source for switches, blades, and fully integrated ATCA platforms that deliver superior value.

Equipment manufacturers, application providers, and system integrators rely on ZNYX products in order to create next-generation solutions optimized for performance, time-to-market, reliability, and cost-of-ownership. ZNYX innovation has earned ZNYX world-renowned customers in telecommunications, aerospace, and military; including Apple, BAE, Boeing, Fujitsu, SAIC, Intel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NEC, Nokia, and Siemens. ZNYX CarrierClass HA embedded Ethernet products are a critical part of communication platforms for tier one carriers such as AT&T, NTT Docomo, Sprint, and Verizon.

Founded in 1992, ZNYX Networks is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. with advanced research centers in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, California. For more information, please visit www.znyx.com or email sales@znyx.com.