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NEI Launches High-Density Frame Solution to Support LTE and 4G Applications
Jun 23, 2010 (12:06 PM EDT)


NEI Applies Frame-Level Integration Capabilities with Kontron Technology to Deliver Advanced Telecommunications Infrastructure Solutions

CANTON, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NEI (Nasdaq: NENG), a leading provider of application platforms and lifecycle support services for software developers, OEMs and service providers worldwide, today announced that it has integrated essential technology from Kontron (TecDAX: KBC), a global provider of standard-based and custom embedded and communications solutions, to develop a high-density frame with superior computing power and storage to serve the LTE and mobile messaging markets.

The new frame integrates 12 of NEI's N-1500 R2 carrier-grade rack mount servers that support -48V DC power management and alarming, high density storage arrays; and standard Cisco switches to create a solution that combines high performance, ruggedness, reliability and long life.  NEI piloted the integrated solution through NEBS Level 3 testing to achieve compliance at the frame level.  The resulting solution reduces engineering overhead and accelerates customer's time to market, as it was developed using pre-qualified NEBS-tested components and designed from the ground-up to meet demanding telecommunications compliance and regulatory standards.

"The integration of advanced server technologies, such as those provided by Kontron, is absolutely vital to the wireless and mobile telecommunications market," said Jeff Hudgins, vice president of marketing at NEI.  "Achieving NEBS certification for a high-density rack solution is considered a real breakthrough for carrier-class equipment.  This market is about hitting the opportunity window while it's open, and NEI's solution design and quality-based integration control services enable large, brand-name telecommunications equipment providers (TEMs) to accelerate development schedules, meet customer requirements and more rapidly reach revenue."

NEI provides both rack and frame-level design and integration services, including verification, staging, assembly, data and power cabling, testing, and shipping, with specific expertise in high-density quality solutions that maximize real-estate and reduce power consumption and thermal constraints.  NEI's full lifecycle management services, from design and integration of telco platforms and frames to global support and maintenance services, are geared to meet fast reaction opportunities where quality and delivery are critical factors.

About NEI

NEI is a leading provider of application platforms, appliances and lifecycle support services for software developers, OEMs and service providers worldwide.  Through its comprehensive suite of services that include solution design, integration control, support and other value-added service capabilities, NEI enables customers to more effectively deploy, manage, service and support their solutions.  Founded in 1997, NEI is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts and trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol NENG.  For more information about NEI's products and services, visit www.nei.com.

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