Adax Controller Supports Nethawk EAST ATCA Migration

Adax Europe Ltd has announced that its HDCIII-AMC controller is being deployed in the new version of NetHawk’s EAST simulator.

Reading, United Kingdom, May 31, 2008 --( Adax Europe Ltd, an industry leader in high performance signaling infrastructure, has announced that its HDCIII-AMC solution is being used in ATCA compliant NetHawk EAST simulator, a multi-technology testing platform for telecommunications networks.

The HDCIII-AMC is the latest generation of Adax’s highly successful SS7 controller and is one of the most densely linked products on the market today. NetHawk is transitioning from Adax’s HDCII-PMC to the new HDCIII-AMC as part of its next generation infrastructure development strategy.

Both the incumbent and new controllers are managed by the same software, enabling NetHawk to migrate to ATCA while protecting the investment it has already made in developing the functionality of the EAST simulator.

“Adax has enabled us to substantially increase the power of NetHawk EAST and conserve the features and stability of our solution ” explains Jouko Uimonen, EVP Simulators at NetHawk. “Not only does this enable us to provide greater performance while retaining a high level of control, it also means that our customers can use the same hardware for SS7 and ATM functionality, reducing both their operational costs and the physical footprint.”

“NetHawk has adopted exactly the right approach to introducing ATCA components into its infrastructure,” comments Robin Kent, Director, European Operations at Adax. “Many TEMs and service providers now face the challenge of upgrading their networks without disrupting the core business or incurring development costs. Adax hardware solutions are all managed through a common software interface which enables customers to make a seamless transition to ATCA.”

About Adax Europe Limited
Adax Europe Limited specialises in signaling infrastructure for today’s converging networks, covering all protocols and popular hardware formats to provide the right solution for any signaling requirement. Adax high performance products are available for PSTN, GPRS, 3G and IMS networks.

Adax signaling solutions deliver the high performance, total scalability, fast time to market and rapid return on investment that are essential for telecom companies to stay ahead in a competitive and ever changing industry. Solutions include signaling communications controllers for SS7, ATM and IP; integrated signaling protocol stacks and blades for SS7 and SIGTRAN; and multi-purpose signaling gateways for SS7 and IP interworking.

Adax customers include some of the world’s premier telecom suppliers such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Motorola; and value added service (VAS) providers and system integrators such as Apertio, Bharti Telesoft, and IP Access.

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About Nethawk
NetHawk, founded in 1991, is one of the leading providers of telecommunications network analysers and simulators. NetHawk products and systems are used in the development and operation of telecommunications networks by leading communications equipment manufacturers and operators worldwide.

NetHawk employs about 400 specialists who focus on the development, production, sales, and marketing of testing tools for converging networks. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland, NetHawk has local offices in Sweden, Germany, France, India, Singapore, China, U.A.E, and the United States. In addition, a wide network of distributors ensures local service all over the world.

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