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Ixia Offers 100 GigE Testing System

CALABASAS, Calif. -- Ixia (Nasdaq:XXIA), a leading, global provider of IP performance test systems, today announced that it will begin shipping the industrys first 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Development Accelerator System in mid November. This world’s first-to-market 100 GE test system provides network equipment and communications chip manufacturers the capabilities that they urgently need for layer-2 traffic generation and analysis. Following its successful proof-of-concept demonstration with Infinera and XO Communications in June, Ixia has demonstrated its test platform to select NEMs worldwide. Ixia will feature the 100 GE Development Accelerator System from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at Broadband World Forum Europe in Brussels (stand #568).

With Internet backbone bandwidth growing at an estimated rate of 75-125 percent per year and the increase in broadband users and bandwidth-hungry applications, it has become essential that carriers and their suppliers plan for the next major increase in bandwidth and data transmission rate. The growth of converged, multiplay network services and rapid advances in computer technology and network architecture are causing bandwidth bottlenecks — and has convinced network operators, large Internet service providers and data center managers of the urgent need for higher throughput at faster data speeds: 100 GE for aggregation and core networking applications, and 40 GE for server and storage applications.

“It’s clear that the growth in network bandwidth demand is fueling the need for higher speed Ethernet links – to 40 and 100 Gigabits,” said Atul Bhatnagar, Ixia’s president and CEO. “Network equipment manufacturers need to start now to develop their components and systems. Ixia’s 100 GE Development Accelerator System will speed their development so they can be ready for the market in 2009-2010.”

In a separate release:

CALABASAS, Calif. -- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading, global provider of IP performance test systems, today announced that it will demonstrate 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) line-rate traffic generation and analysis Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Broadband World Forum Europe in Brussels (stand #568). This industry-first, proof-of-concept demonstration follows a demonstration of 100 GE held in June at NxtComm’08 with Infinera and XO Communications, in which 100 GE traffic was transmitted over a live link from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and back.

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