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Contact:  David Jamieson
http://www.vocal.com
716-688-4675


 

BOPS AND VOCAL ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION ALLIANCE

Palo Alto, Calif., March 27, 2000 + DSP core developer BOPS Inc. and VOCAL Technologies Ltd., a software system solutions provider, are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic alliance and an intent to license BOPS DSP Technology for the development of Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions for high-volume, high density, low-cost access equipment as well as low bit rate digital video solutions.  Included in the development for the BOPS architecture will be VOCAL’s support for all the common G-series and GSM vocoders, FAX over IP (T.37/T.38), RAS modem servers through V.90/V.92 and Point of Sale (POS) protocols.  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but future announcements will be made pertaining to standard system-on-chip (SOC) products resulting from the alliance.

"We are very pleased about this relationship," said Carl Schlachte, BOPS CEO. "BOPS has already attracted world-class original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) with its extremely high performance DSP cores and world-class software development tools. We can significantly reduce our OEM’s time to production by working together with VOCAL on leading-edge, high-density, low-cost VoIP solutions."

VOCAL CTO Dr. Victor Demjanenko stated, "With the BOPS architecture, VOCAL can offer unique solutions at a density of functions with world-class port densities.  We see tremendous opportunities for the development of system-on-chip solutions optimized for Voice over IP and DSL markets.  The combination of technology expertise and experience, design and development skills represented in this strategic alliance enables us to bring innovative system-on-a-chip solutions to the market quickly."

About BOPS®, Inc.
BOPS, Inc. develops and licenses the highest-performance, scalable and reusable DSP cores available, and provides world-class compiler and software tool products targeted for high-volume, SOC- based applications for the Internet, multimedia and wireless communications markets.  The ManArray™ DSP core product family accelerates a SOC manufacturers' time from product concept to high-volume shipment. The ManArray technology has been designed to integrate with MIPS® and ARM™ processor-based SOCs.

About VOCAL Technologies, Ltd.
VOCAL Technologies, Ltd. was formed in 1986 to address the emerging market for highly computational algorithms required for communications systems.  VOCAL licenses its software to OEM’s and silicon suppliers for the development of custom system-on-chip products.  VOCAL’s system expertise allows OEMs to get to market quickly in response to demand.

VOCAL will be exhibiting at the following shows:
 
VON  San Jose, CA March 28-30
DSP World   San Jose, CA  April 11-12
Comm Solutions   Washington, DC  April 26-27
ISPCON Orlando, FL      May 23-25
                  
CONTACTS:  VOCAL Technologies, Buffalo, NY
David Jamieson, Marketing (716) 688-4675
davidj@VOCAL.com

BOPS, Palo Alto, CA
Tim Massey, Director of Marketing (650) 330-8409
tmassey@bops.com