Motorola to upgrade telecom server

Motorola will release a telecommunication server and related software for high-availability voice and multimedia applications based on the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system sometime in the second quarter, the company announced on Wednesday.

The early access version of its platform for Windows 2000 will be based on Motorola's CPX8000 server architecture and designed for five minutes or less of downtime per year, Motorola said.

Motorola Computer Group (MCG) said in a release that the platform will be designed for manufacturers looking to add VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) gateways, IP-based PBXs, voice messaging and processing systems applications for telecom servers.

Motorola also announced that it expects to begin shipping the Linux version of its telecom server in June, and expects to make available an early access version based on the Lynx operating system in the same time frame. The LynxOS from LynuxWorks Inc. is a Linux-compatible OS for real-time operations.

The company plans to hold a press teleconference Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST to discuss the announcement.

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