Nu Horizons Electronics Inc. today introduced an IP development tool that enables network and telecom equipment providers to rapidly design and deploy VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) solutions.
The development kit, called "voxbox," is powered by Sun Microsystems Inc.'s CompactPCI motherboard technology. The voxbox contains all the components necessary for immediate
development of VoIP applications. The voxbox will be sold and marketed jointly by Nu Horizons and Sun.
At the core of the system is Sun's CP1500-360 CompactPCI motherboard and Solaris operating system. The box also employs a Performance Technologies T1/E1/J1 WAN board (cpc380) and a Blue Wave Systems 4 Port ComStruct DSP board (cpci/c6400). It is offered in a portable chassis with a 235-watt power supply and an H.110 backplane.
"Nu Horizons is positioning itself to capture its share of the explosive VoIP market," said Ashley Eikenberry, cPCI product manager at Sun Microsystems' Network Service Provider Division, Moutain View, Calif. "They have put together the best solution based on Sun's Sparc/Solaris cPCI platform. This will give developers the reliability of the Solaris operating environment and the flexibility of Sun's cPCI products."
"The agreement with Sun positions us to jointly meet a sizable and fast-growing demand for solutions that enable a faster, more efficient deployment of VoIP applications. The agreement is also consistent with our strategy, which has always focused on leveraging development tools, like the voxbox, to position Sun's CompactPCI as the board-level technology of choice for VoIP applications," said Arthur Nadata, president and CEO of Nu Horizons, Melville, N.Y.