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& reg; - 28 Aug 2001: 2.4 kernel. Cambia has designed a completely open, carrier-grade solution using IBM's new dense 1U rack systems to support existing and next generation wireless networks for CDMA, a wireless air interface based on code division multiple access technology and GSM, a global system for mobile communications.

"It's all about how much subscriber density, computing power, and memory you can provide for carriers. By utilizing IBM hardware with an open standard operating system, Cambia provides customers with an efficient and cost effective solution while meeting key customer requirements for flexibility and scalability," said Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Technology Officer, Cambia Networks. "With this new solution, we've already seen an increase in connection capacity that averages five to ten times greater than most proprietary systems on the market today."

By using the new IBM eServer system, the Cambia Mobile Data Server is able to pack over seventy
1 GHz processors and more than 144 GB of memory into a single industry-standard rack, allowing it to handle millions of subscribers per rack.

"IBM is bringing the best technology from its awarding winning 1U dense servers to telecommunications customers who need a specific power standard to build an affordable network infrastructure," said Jim Gargan, vice president, IBM eServer xSeries. "The new IBM systems deliver both the performance and power communications companies need."

The new IBM eServer x300 DC Power Model offers telecommunications customers a cost-effective
Intel ®-based system starting at $1,299(1) which includes 1.28KB of memory, 20 GB(2) of IDE storage and intelligent management features from IBM's Project eLiza initiative, an ongoing program aimed at creating a world of self-managing systems and technologies that enhance performance. The IBM eServer x300 DC Power Model features IBM Director, a system management program with Project eLiza technologies including Software Rejuvenation, which can automatically predict and repair software problems before they occur.

Packing up to two 1.26 GHz Intel Pentium III processors, the new IBM eServer x330 DC Power Model offers high-availability, robust systems management and ease of use for service providers who need maximum server density. In addition to cable chaining technology, the x330 DC Power Model features IBM ServerGuide software to simply system set-up and Light Path Diagnostics, a Project eLiza self-protecting technology, which alerts customers to server problems and helps them locate and replace components quickly. The x330 DC Power Model also supports the IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter, which provides around-the-clock remote access and monitors system activity.

Both of the new IBM eServer DC Power Model systems support Linux® or Microsoft® Windows® and can perform a wide-variety of network security and infrastructure applications including network management, Internet caching, intrusion detection, voice portals and unified messaging.

The new eServer models are available to resellers and directly through ibm.com or at 1-888-SHOP-IBM. For more information on IBM eServer xSeries visit www.ibm.com/servers/xseries.

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*The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with the descriptive term "server" following it.

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(1) Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary.

(2) GB equals 1,000,000,000 bytes when referring to storage capacity; accessible capacity is less.

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