Motorola Design Win Demonstrates Applicability of the MicroTCA Standard Beyond Telecom

31 Mai 2007 [14:01h]     Bookmark and Share

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the industry’s first design win based on the MicroTCA™ specification for communications computing applications. High security electronic transaction solutions provider Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC), will integrate Motorola’s Centellis™ 1000 series communications server into Hypercom transaction network products that will be used to transport point-of-sale (POS) transactions globally.

The use of the Centellis 1000 series for the high security transport of electronic payments marks a new application for the MicroTCA standard, expanding its value beyond the original target markets.

“Current industry trends indicate that MicroTCA has growing interest in multiple industry segments in addition to telecom,” said Paul Zorfass, director of the Embedded Hardware and Systems practice at VDC.  “This announcement demonstrates that the MicroTCA standard, while at an early stage, is mature enough for real design win activity. It shows the Motorola commitment and leadership in this high potential computing, communications, and control platform market.”

“Motorola’s Centellis 1000 series will help us accelerate the delivery of our high security network transaction products to new global markets by providing an advanced and system oriented platform as the foundation for next generation POS networking products,” said Neil P. Hudd, Senior Vice President, Global Product Development and Marketing at Hypercom. “Our products already support more than 500 leading financial institutions, government institutions and large networks in 109 countries, and integrating Motorola’s Centellis 1000 series will help us quickly broaden that footprint.”

“Motorola has been a driving force in building the infrastructure to make MicroTCA technology market-ready for the telecom, medical, defense and other industries,” said Stephen Dow, vice president and general manager, Embedded Communications Computing, Motorola, Inc. “Hypercom’s pioneering use of MicroTCA in point-of-sale network products demonstrates its broad applicability to applications beyond the industries for which it was initially targeted.

“As such, we believe this design win will help accelerate the adoption of the MicroTCA standard by encouraging other customers to begin their own projects based on this powerful new technology.”

Centellis 1000 Series Communications Server
Motorola’s Centellis 1000 series is a MicroTCA communications server designed to support many applications in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, medical, defense and aerospace. A highly modular design enables the Centellis 1000 series to provide a pay-as-you-grow scalability model that allows customers to realize cost-optimized solutions—expanding computing platform capabilities in small, low-cost increments as demand for new services or applications increases. This advantage makes the Centellis 1000 series an ideal choice for many telecom access applications such as DSLAM, WiMAX base stations and IP PBX. More information is available at

About MicroTCA
MicroTCA is a specification managed by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG®), also the driving force behind AdvancedTCA® and Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AdvancedMCTM) specifications. MicroTCA technology was designed to support communications intensive applications, interconnecting AdvancedMC through a backplane. It uses the hot-swap and switch fabric capabilities within the AdvancedMC specification to define a modular scaleable computing platform that is cost-effective and can also address applications that require up to 5NINES service availability.

About Hypercom (
Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products and services. The company’s solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, healthcare, prepaid, unattended and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering „must have“ products, „must do“ experiences and powerful networks — along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit
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