Wind River Selected for Use in Alcatel’s Next Generation IP Phones
- Wind River General Purpose Platform, VxWorks Edition serves as the device software foundation for Alcatel’s new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones
Alameda, Calif.—September 27, 2004—Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in device software optimization, today announced that Wind River’s General Purpose Platform, VxWorks Edition, was selected as the foundation for the Alcatel IP Touch 4038 and Alcatel IP Touch 4068 Internet Protocol (IP) phones. By choosing the Wind River Platform, Alcatel was able to optimize its device software development for this breakthrough application phone, which is now available worldwide.
Because of the cost-cutting efficiencies Voice over IP (VoIP) can bring to enterprises, industry leaders predict that VoIP will become the standard way companies conduct business communications. According to research firm Frost and Sullivan, converged voice/data equipment revenues are projected to reach $14B by 2006. As the leader in device software optimization (DSO), Wind River provides its customers with a proven Platform, which allows them to build VoIP-enabled devices better, faster, at a lower cost and more reliably.
The current versions of Alcatel IP Touch range of phones, which offer access to Web based technologies, run Wind River’s General Purpose Platform, VxWorks Edition. By using Wind River, Alcatel was able to focus less on low-level development processes and more on developing features and functionality that differentiate the new phone’s offerings from those of its competitors.
"We needed an efficient, reliable development solution that would allow us to add IP phones to our full range of enterprise phones,” said Jean-Luc Fourniou, chief operating officer for Alcatel's enterprise solutions activities. "By building our new IP phone on the Wind River General Purpose Platform, we were better equipped to focus on innovation and applications, enabling us to provide our customers with a next generation phone faster and at a lower cost than our competition.”
“Wind River Platforms allow our customers to leverage the growing VoIP trend and bring interoperable and reliable phones to market faster," said John Bruggeman, Chief Marketing Officer for Wind River. "By standardizing on the Wind River General Purpose Platform, VxWorks Edition, Alcatel had the foundational technology it required, allowing them to focus their efforts on delivering a next generation IP phone faster, better and at a lower cost."
To learn more about Wind River General Purpose Platform, please visit http://www.windriver.com/products/platforms/general_purpose/
About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run software faster, better, less expensively and more reliably. Wind River Platforms tightly integrate a rich set of market-leading operating systems, development tools and middleware with services to provide a complete foundation that meets the specific requirements of a vertical market. Wind River's products and professional services are used in multiple markets including aerospace and defense, automotive, digital consumer, industrial, and network infrastructure. Companies from around the world turn to Wind River to create the most reliable products and to accelerate their time to market.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or to their employees. Alcatel leverages its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services to bring value to its customers in the framework of a broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.5 billion in 2003, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet: http://www.alcatel.com
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Director, Global Communications