Kontron and Enea Join Forces to Accelerate Delivery of Converged Network Equipment

Provides Application-Ready, Carrier-Grade ATCA Platform for Delivering High-quality “Five Nines” Converged Data, Voice, and Video Services

San Diego, February 5, 2007 – Kontron, designer and manufacturer of standard-based and custom embedded solutions for OEMs, and Enea (Stockholm: ENEA.ST), the world leader in advanced device software for network equipment, today announced that they have joined forces to accelerate the delivery of standard, scalable, network services platforms to the telecommunications industry. The powerful, pre-integrated systems, combining Enea’s SA Forum-based, high-availability network software with Kontron’s modular AdvancedTCA/AdvancedMC hardware, provide an out-of-the-box solution for quickly building next-generation, highly-differentiated network equipment such as media gateways, base station controllers, and session border controllers.

Enea and Kontron will demonstrate their joint solution at 3GSM on Feb 12, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain. The demo will be hosted at the Enea “Screening Room,” where Enea will provide an advance look at the future of network convergence. The “Screening Room” is located in Suite HS08 in the Gallery at the top of Hall 3 overlooking the central FIRA courtyard.

“AdvancedTCA is quickly becoming the open platform of choice for telecom infrastructure applications,” said Linda Thompson, vice president of corporate alliances at Enea. “Our high-availability software framework, together with Kontron’s carrier-grade ATCA modular systems, provides a scalable off-the-shelf platform for building next-generation infrastructure equipment that delivers continuous, high-quality converged data, voice, and video services.”

“Network equipment providers increasingly rely on their suppliers to provide turnkey solutions to get to market sooner and focus precious engineering resources on value-added application and service development,” said Benoit Robert, executive director of product marketing for Kontron’s Open Modular Solutions. “We are very pleased to be working with Enea as recent joint efforts have already shown results in the market.”

Kontron’s modular, high-performance ATCA systems, combined with Enea’s carrier-grade software framework, provide best-in-class network supervision, fault management, device management and data management services. This pre-integrated solution gives equipment makers the flexible, high-availability platform they need to quickly build the scalable, upgradeable, “five nines” equipment that carriers need to deliver uninterrupted, high-quality multimedia services over IP networks with reduced CAPEX and OPEX.

“Enea and Kontron share a common commitment to providing carrier-grade, scalable, interoperable open architecture platforms,” added Enea’s Thompson. “This is clearly demonstrated by our active membership in the Communications Platform Trade Association (CP-TA), which is dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open communications platforms through interoperability certification.”


About Enea
Enea (Stockholm: ENEA.ST) is the leading supplier of real-time operating systems, middleware, development tools, database technology and professional services for high-availability systems such as telecommunications infrastructure, mobile devices, medical instrumentation, and automobile control/infotainment. Enea’s flagship operating system, OSE, is deployed in approximately half of the worlds 3G mobile phones and base stations. Enea has over 500 employees and is listed on the Nordic Exchange.

About Kontron
Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and mobile rugged solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron’s diverse product portfolio includes: Computer-on-Modules, SBCs/blades, open-modular platforms and systems, HMIs, mobile rugged workstations, and custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Communications Alliance and was awarded 2006 Intel Member of the Year. The company is a recent three-time VDC Platinum vendor for Embedded Computer Boards. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com.

For Further Information, Editors Contact:

Editor Contact
Richard Pugnier
Manager, Marketing Communications
Kontron America

Product and Technical Contact
Peter Matz
Product Marketing Manager, Open Modular Solutions
Kontron America

Tom Hayes
Vice president of corporate marketing
(480) 753-9200

Mark Shapiro
Davis-Marrin Communications
For Enea
Phone: (858) 573-0736

Enea is a registered trademark of Enea AB or its subsidiaries. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners. © 2007 Enea.

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