Interpeak and TeleSoft to Offer SIPNET

Lightweight and flexible product will support SIP communications for embedded applications

Austin, Texas and Stockholm, Sweden - 2005-12-20 - Interpeak, a pioneer of Internet and security networking software for embedded systems, and TeleSoft International today announced a collaboration focused on the promotion of combined technologies for the consumer electronics, mobile handset, and mobile multimedia markets. The companies will create a new product for the embedded market, SIPNET, which will combine TeleSoft’s CompactSIP and Interpeak’s IPNET and security products.

This joint effort leverages each company’s strengths and expertise: Interpeak’s networking, security and wireless technologies and TeleSoft’s flexible, full-featured and compact SIP. The horizontal platform will have potential across a range of embedded products – including set-top boxes, handsets, consumer electronics, PDAs, and other multimedia devices – and applications, including instant messaging and both wireless and wired VoIP.

"Most SIP implementations assume the software will be executed on a desktop PC and therefore rely on open source code that ignores the unique requirements of embedded devices,"said Johan Fornaeus, CEO of Interpeak. "TeleSoft, however, understands the needs of the embedded market, as demonstrated by the very small footprint of its CompactSIP source code stack."

"Interpeak’s expertise in networking and security for embedded applications makes it the ideal partner for this project," commented Charles Crowe, President at TeleSoft. "Like most Interpeak products, IPNET complies with both IPv4 and IPv6 requirements and SIPNET will also be tested and integrated for both Internet protocols."

As networks converge on an IP infrastructure, due to the widespread availability of broadband access and advent of rich multimedia-based communications, SIP will become the primary protocol technology for signaling, session capability negotiations, and the establishment of multimedia-based communications. SIPNET will stand ready to meet the increased SIP traffic, with the requisite secure and mobile components as well.

In addition to offering a flexible and full-featured SIP implementation for embedded applications, SIPNET will provide support for VoIP Micro-Mobility with Mobile IP. SIPNET will run on more than ten major operating systems and is expected to be available in Q1 2006.