Press Release

Unicoi Systems Releases TCP/IP Networking Stack with Support for VLANs

Generic Unicoi IconATLANTA, GEORGIA – August 15, 2006 – Unicoi Systems, a leading provider of real-time multimedia software and reference designs to embedded device developers and OEMs worldwide, today announced the release of version 8.1 of the Fusion™ TCP/IP networking stack. This latest release represents a major upgrade for the industry’s leading networking stack, and includes support for IEEE 802.1Q Virtual LANs (VLANs).

The IEEE's 802.1Q standard was developed to deal with critical network issues such as the efficient use of bandwidth, flexibility, performance and security. VLANs help network administrators address the problem of how to divide large networks into more manageable parts to prevent broadcast and multicast traffic from consuming excessive bandwidth. The standard also provides improved security between internal network segments.

Fusion TCP/IP v8.1 offers network administrators and CPE developers numerous benefits, including the ability to:

  • Create virtual network interfaces enabling the segregation of network traffic into VLANs based on IP routing
  • Run multiple virtual interfaces over a single physical interface
  • Provide each virtual interface with one or more IP addresses of its own, which can be obtained from DHCP servers in the corresponding VLAN
  • Operate PPPoE, IPsec, IPv6 and other protocols over 802.1Q VLANs, enabling true virtual networking

Developed from the ground up for embedded systems, the Fusion networking stack is a scaleable, highly portable protocol solution written in 100% ANSI C language, and is processor, operating system and compiler independent. The Fusion net stack supports IPv6 and can be easily ported to any processor, DSP or RTOS.

Unicoi is proud to continue to extend the functionality of the world’s most widely deployed networking stack”, said Greg Coonley, CEO of Unicoi Systems. “With support for the 802.1Q and IPv6 standards, the Fusion networking stack provides our customers with the comfort of knowing that they are immediately ready for future changes to the Internet. Ensuring our networking stack is state-of-the-art is central to Unicoi’s strategy of being the one-stop shop for embedded device developers worldwide.”

About Unicoi

Unicoi Systems is a leading provider of real-time voice, video and data software and reference designs to embedded device developers and OEMs worldwide. Unicoi is the only company that offers a complete line of continuously improved real-time software standalone, or integrated into full-featured reference design solutions. Unicoi’s solutions are backed by its rapid-response customer support team, and enable developers to reduce project risk, enhance productivity and speed time to market.

Over 200 leading companies rely on Unicoi to power their solutions, including Motorola, Ericsson, Sharp, Nokia, Raytheon, Scientific Atlanta, Canon, HP, Sony, Philips and Thomson. Unicoi’s fully integrated solutions include the Fusion Networking Product suite of embedded protocols such as Fusion TCP/IP, the world’s most widely deployed networking stack, SNMP, RTP, RTSP and SIP; the Fusion RTOS; the Fusion Web Product Suite of XML tools and the fully featured WebPilot embedded web browser; the Fusion Security Suite, including HTTPS Client/Server, secure SOAP and IKEv2, and Unicoi’s IP Phone and IP Gateway Reference Designs. Unicoi’s key technology partners include Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE:ADI) and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL). Founded in 2002, Unicoi Systems is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit, e-mail or call +1-678-208-2250 extension 302.


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