Interphase and Surf Complete I-TDM Interoperability Enabling Multi-Media Solution Delivery on AdvancedTCA® and MicroTCA(TM) Platforms

- Joint Solution Enables Cost-Effective Development of IP-to-TDM Applications for VoIP, 3G and IMS Networks

PLANO, Texas and YOKNE'AM, Israel, June 14 // -- Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ:INPH), a leading provider of robust building blocks, highly integrated subsystems and innovative gateway appliances for the converged communications network, and Surf Communication Solutions ("Surf"), a leading developer of high-capacity multimedia processing boards for the telecommunication infrastructure market, today announced successful integration of I-TDM functionality between the Interphase Advanced Mezzanine Card ("AMC") iSPAN 3639 communications controller and the Surf AMC DSP multimedia processing farm. This integration enables customers to develop media gateways, media servers and mobile gateway applications for converged networks on AdvancedTCA ("ATCA"), MicroTCA and IBM BladeCenter(R) platforms.

"The interoperability and integration of the Surf and Interphase AdvancedMC solutions is a significant milestone in our efforts to deliver fully interoperable and integrated solutions to the marketplace", said Greg Kalush, president and CEO at Interphase Corporation. "This effort demonstrates the robustness of the AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA ecosystem and reaffirms our commitment to work with partners like Surf to deliver product solutions that enhance the ability of our customers to integrate off the shelf products and reduce the time to market for the end network equipment that are being rapidly deployed into the emerging, 3G, IMS and VoIP infrastructure."

"The success of our joint project to support I-TDM enables our customers to develop scalable and cost-effective media gateways, media servers, and other IP-to-TDM applications," commented Eyal Zagagi, president and CEO of Surf Communication Solutions. "It is also an affirmation of Surf's commitment to bring great value to our customers and partners by integrating with leading line card vendors, such as Interphase."

The integrated solution utilizes I-TDM technology, which creates a flexible, scaleable and robust solution for the telecommunications market. The fully integrated subsystem solution features the Interphase iSPAN 3639 Multiprotocol T1/E1/J1 AMC Communications Controller together with the SurfRider/AMC(TM) multimedia processing DSP resource board. The Surf multimedia processing solution utilizes Texas Instruments (TI) state-of-the- art TMS320C64xTM DSP generation to deliver ultra-dense processing at low operating costs and a 'swap-in/swap-out' flexibility.

Motorola's Embedded Communications Computing business, Surf Communication Solutions and Interphase Corporation recently completed a demonstration of the integrated product features on Motorola's Centellis(TM) 1000 MicroTCA platform at the MicroTCA summit in Baltimore.

At the NXTcomm expo in Chicago from June 19 to June 21, Interphase will be demonstrating the I-TDM technology integration on a Motorola 31KX AdvancedTCA platform with the AdvancedMCs hosted on the iNVAV 31K 10GE carrier at the Interphase booth #3877. Interphase will be showcasing its complete portfolio of AdvancedTCA and AdvancedMC solutions at the show in its booth as well as in the PICMG pavilion #4257AA. Surf will be demonstrating a variety of multimedia telecom applications based on its complete line of multi-media processing platforms and solutions in the Surf booth #3875 as well as in the PICMG pavilion #4257V. Motorola will demonstrate the applicability of some of its market-leading ATCA and MicroTCA communications servers as a common platform for a wide range of telecommunication infrastructure applications in the Motorola booth #2831.

About Interphase Corporation

Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ:INPH) is a leading provider of robust building blocks, highly integrated subsystems and innovative gateway appliances for the converged communications network. Building on a 30-year history of providing advanced I/O solutions for telecom and enterprise applications and addressing the need for high speed connectivity, Interphase has established a key leadership role in delivering next generation AdvancedTCA(R) (ATCA), MicroTCA(TM) and AdvancedMC(TM) (AMC) solutions to the marketplace. Headquartered in Plano, Texas with sales offices across the globe, Interphase clients include Alcatel, Ericsson, Fujitsu Ltd., Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Motorola Inc., Nortel Networks Ltd. and Samsung. Interphase is a contributor member of the Scope Alliance and the Communications Platform Trade Association (CP-TA). Additional information about Interphase and its products is available on the company's Web site at

Interphase is an Affiliate member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance. The Intel Communications Alliance is a member-based program comprised of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Members are committed to providing a strategic supply of standards-based solutions to the communications and embedded market segments. For more information, please visit:

About Surf Communication Solutions

SURF Communication Solutions(R) develops a suite of hardware and software products that drives a wide variety of applications whose common goal is high- capacity distribution of voice and video. These applications are predominantly developed by media gateway, media server and IMS equipment manufacturers in the telecommunication infrastructure field.

The Surf engine is an off-the-shelf fully converged audio/video media processing subsystem that integrates easily into media gateways and servers. It is available in various integration levels, such as AdvancedMC, PTMC, PCI Express and PCI form factor resource boards or DSP chips, which are pre- integrated with leading AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA and cPCI carrier boards and blades. For more information, visit


SurfRider/AMC and SurfUP are trademarks of SURF Communication Solutions. Interphase, iNAV, iSPAN, the Interphase logo and the "Designed to Perform, Designed to Last." tagline are trademarks or registered trademarks of Interphase Corporation. All other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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