Storm Semiconductor and Meshcom Announced Mesh Solution

    Mesh Access Point Total Solution Using Storm's Gemini Network Processor
    and Meshcom's MeshDriver.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and HELSINKI, Finland, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - Meshcom
Technologies, a leading provider of mesh technology and Storm Semiconductor,
leading manufacturer of high performance Gigabit network processors for
wireless networks and network storage applications, today announced a
partnership to roll out a total solution for Wi-Fi mesh access point designs.
    The solution consists of Storm Semiconductor's Gemini, a powerful dual
core network processor, Meshcom's mesh technology and a complete reference
design will be available to access point manufacturers in 1H/2008.
    Installation, cabling and maintenance costs for network access are
expensive in many environments. Meshcom has created a solution, Meshcom
MeshDriver, to solve these problems. Meshcom MeshDriver is a layer
2.5 protocol stack with proven features of zero-configuration, self-resilience
and an advanced routing algorithm.
    Storm Semiconductor's Gemini Dual Core Network Processor is now powered
by Meshcom MeshDriver and is capable of supporting mesh networking without
adding any additional hardware. Gemini incorporates two powerful
ARM9 processors, with a dedicated hardware acceleration module called
NetEngine for IPv4/v6 routing and forwarding, Layer 4 to Layer 7 packet
inspection, filtering and classification, delivering a Gigabit WAN to LAN
routing throughput, and wire-speed QoS performance.
    "Wireless mesh networking is a hot topic since it solves many networking
issues in a very cost effective manner", said Miska Kaipiainen, CEO & Founder
of Meshcom. "Today, consumers are being surrounded with new gadgets and
appliances which all use difficult-to-configure network connections for
services. Similarly, operators and WISPs need to offer services to the next
billion people who live in rural or difficult-to-network areas. They stumble
in creating profitable business since roll-out costs and maintenance for the
networks are too high. We are very excited to work together with Storm
Semiconductor because now we are able to create a solution that makes
configuration trouble-free and allows operators to engage in more profitable
business activities".
    "Gemini's dual CPU core with multiple Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and
segregate PCI-to-CPU architecture makes it a unique and optimal solution for a
dual band WiFi mesh network design," said Douglas Cheung, Sr. VP of Marketing
and Operations of Storm. "Combined with the NetEngine, our customers will be
able to build a high performance WiFi device that incorporates advanced
features such as Network Address Translation, Firewall, and Quality of
Service. Most importantly, for this joint solution, Storm's technology
maximizes the potential of Meshcom's software in both performance and cost
competitiveness for the whole eco-system".

    About Meshcom Technologies

    Meshcom Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless
mesh-enabling software for network device and handset vendors, OEMs, systems
integrators and service providers. Meshcom's products and enabling technology
offer high-performance mesh networking with new levels of mobility,
reliability, security in wireless broadband connectivity. Meshcom has offices
in Helsinki, Finland and Hong Kong, China.

    About Storm Semiconductor

    Storm Semiconductor, Inc. is a leader in embedded network processing,
multimedia content transport, and storage solutions for both enterprise and
home networks. Storm delivers easy to use, cost effective broadband
communication and network solutions covering NAS, secured VoIP, media server
and gateway, dual band WiFi AP, WiFi mesh network, and integrated EPON CPE.
Storm is also an emerging leader of system-on a-chip, gigabit switches and
transceivers, and software solutions such as consumer network QoS, and
hardware acceleration engine. For more information please visit

For further information:

For further information: Jaycee Lui, Sales & Marketing Coordinator,
Meshcom Technologies, Tel: +358-50-4000424, Email:;
George Wang, Marketing Manager, Storm Semiconductor, Inc., Tel: (650) 988-0700
x116, Email:

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