SDL Communications Complements its WAN Interface Offerings with VxWorks Driver Support

SDL Communications, the global leader in high-performance wide area networking (WAN) adapters, today announced the availability of VxWorks® driver support for its comprehensive family of OEM WAN adapters for the PCI, CompactPCI and PMC bus. "One of the primary reasons for Wind River's success is that we are able to offer a wide range of solutions by working with our WindLink™ partners. By bringing together the industry leading VxWorks operating system and SDL's leading high- performance WAN adapters, SDL is helping to fulfill the industry's growing need for advanced WAN interface products," comments Tracy Butler, Director of Strategic Programs for Wind River Systems. Partnering with Wind River Systems to introduce VxWorks driver support with SDL's integrated WAN protocol suite (HDLC, PPP, Frame Relay and ATM) is one of the many 1999 initiatives that SDL set forth in its effort to continually enhance the performance and feature sets of its WAN interface offerings. Currently supporting adapter rates from 56k to OC3, SDL's WAN interface products are designed for use by leading technology companies, system integrators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in their system level networking products. Typical OEM applications for SDL's products include VPNs, routers/gateways, WAN monitoring, convergence networking platforms, LAN bridging, multimedia, satellites, and DSLAM uplinks. In addition to VxWorks, SDL's products offer software support for Windows NT, Solaris, Linux, and Lynx. SDL also provides OEMs with a comprehensive Driver Development Kit (DDK) that includes all software drivers, source code and documentation facilitating the development of custom software, drivers or applications. "Offering VxWorks support for our WAN interface products reinforces SDL's commitment to meeting the evolving needs of its OEM customers and allows SDL to provide its industry leading WAN interfaces to the embedded market," states Jeffrey Marden, Director of Engineering at SDL Communications. The VxWorks driver support and integrated WAN protocol suite for PPP and Frame Relay is immediately available for the following SDL products: WANic 500 Series: High-speed single or dual port V.35/X.21 T1/E1 PCI adapters WANic 600 Series: Quad or Octal T1/E1, multi-interface adapters for PCI bus WANic 800 Series: Next generation single or dual port intelligent PCI adapters with HSSI or integrated DS3 VxWorks driver support will be released for the remainder of SDL's extensive range of WAN interface products on a product-by-product basis by the year 2000. If you have questions on driver support for a specific SDL product, please contact SDL's OEM Sales Team at (508) 238-4490 or via e-mail at About SDL Communications SDL Communications, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced wide area network adapters and communication software protocols for use in networking platforms and devices. Recognized as the leading provider of WAN interfaces, SDL offers a complete line of networking products designed for use by leading technology companies, system integrators, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in system level products. SDL's WAN adapters are typically implemented in high-performance multiprotocol routers, WAN servers (e.g. Internet Access Platforms and Server Based Remote Access Devices), WAN test equipment, FRADs, wireless CPE, satellite applications and Integrated Access Devices (IADs). Established in 1987, SDL Communications has grown into the premier developer of WAN adapters for PCI, CompactPCI and PMC systems. Most recently, SDL has been focused on developing products for emerging technologies such as PPP, Frame Relay and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). SDL's customer base includes technology leaders such as Nortel Networks, IBM, Motorola, Nokia, ITT, Compuware, GE and Network Associates. More information on SDL Communications and its products is available at All trademarks are the property of their respective companies.