Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH), a leading global provider of solutions for converged communications networks, introduced the new iSPAN™ 5676L PCI Express® (PCIe) OC-3/STM-1 Network Interface Card (NIC). The new PCIe card offers ATM OC-3/STM-1 connectivity for high-availability, high-bandwidth access applications that require IP over ATM, including access equipment (DSLAM, DLC), media servers, video conferencing applications, and other applications that require the Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees provided by ATM.

The iSPAN 5676L features a single OC-3/STM-1 interface via multimode or single mode SFP optics for operation that provides ATM connectivity at 155 Mbps, supporting up to 4,000 simultaneous active virtual connections using full duplex ports. The iSPAN 5676L provides PCIe connectivity to the host.

"Interphase continues to deliver on its best-in-class off-the-shelf (COTS) connectivity solutions that we can customize to meet exact customer requirements, enabling our customers to quickly ramp up a new product with ease," said Randall McComas, vice president of global sales at Interphase Corporation. "The iSPAN 5676L is a natural addition to the Interphase connectivity portfolio and provides a cost-effective, high-performance ATM connectivity building block for bridging diverse networks and enabling the delivery of demanding next generation telecom applications."

The iSPAN 5676L comes with the iSAR Application Programming Interface (API) for Solaris (SPARC and X86) and supports Linux development environments, providing a seamless, consistent interface between the 5676L and supported operating systems to help with application development.

About Interphase Corporation

Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH) delivers solutions for LTE and WiMAX, interworking gateways, packet processing, network connectivity, and security for key applications for the communications and enterprise markets. The company also offers a comprehensive portfolio of desktop virtualization solutions. Founded in 1974, Interphase provides expert engineering design and electronics manufacturing services, in addition to its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) product portfolio. Interphase is headquartered in Plano, Texas, with sales offices in the United States and Europe. Clients include Alcatel-Lucent, Emerson Network Power, Fujitsu Ltd., Genband, Hewlett Packard, ip.access, Oracle, and Samsung. Visit

Interphase, the Interphase logo, iSPAN, and iSAR are trademarks or registered trademarks of Interphase Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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