Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Companies achieve superior port densities on a performance-optimized ATCA CPU blade, significantly expanding the market for software-based media servers
Parsippany, New Jersey - September 28, 2010 - Dialogic Corporation ("Dialogic"), a global provider of world-class products and technologies for multimedia and signal processing, and Continuous Computing, a global provider of integrated platform solutions that address the mobile broadband capacity challenge, have successfully tested a 2,000-port audio conference with each port in full duplex mode using a software-based media server running in the industry-standard carrier-class ATCA form factor. This density level was formerly considered achievable only on specialized proprietary digital signal processing (DSP) media server hardware, thus limiting the solution flexibility and choice of suppliers for network equipment providers (NEPs) and service providers. This solution enables operators to deploy cost effective reservation-less or large event audio conferencing services either standalone or integrated with collaboration services.
This achievement enables the delivery of powerful, cost-effective and future-protected Value-Added Services (VAS), Service Delivery Platforms (SDP), and IP Multimedia (IMS) solutions, scaling from 10 ports per server to potentially 24,000 ports in a 13U ATCA chassis. Operators will be have the capability to increase Average Revenue per User (ARPU) and retain customers by quickly adding capacity and new services to existing VAS, SDP and IMS solutions with low incremental costs. This can also allow NEPs to save costs by delivering carrier-class bladed solutions in an industry-standard ATCA form factor, taking advantage of a large, expanding, interoperable ATCA ecosystem. By using Continuous Computing's off-the-shelf and performance-optimized ATCA products for their applications, NEPs can reduce time to market, generate earlier revenue and save cost.
Dialogic® PowerMediaTM IP Media Server, a powerful and flexible server-based software product that supports open protocols and application programming interfaces (APIs), offers highly competitive cost for performance on Linux server or blade configurations. PowerMedia IPMS delivers other advanced media processing capabilities such as image overlays and video conferencing with transcoding that improve user experience for real-time audio and video communications.
Continuous Computing's FlexCompute ATCA-XE80 12-core compute blade raises traditional performance boundaries by supporting two of the fastest Intel "Westmere" processors in ATCA (E5645), running up to 20% faster than other ATCA blades and offering one of the highest performance per watt ratios in the industry. Each XE80 supports over one terabyte of storage and 8 DIMM sockets for up to 64GB memory, offering a powerful multipurpose central processing unit (CPU) blade to address a wide variety of applications and markets.
"This milestone demonstrates that service providers can deliver high-density, carrier-class conferencing solutions built on standard-based products from Dialogic and Continuous Computing," said Manish Singh, vice president of product line management, Continuous Computing. "By using the XE80 - an ATCA CPU blade on steroids - customers can take advantage of the unparalleled flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and choice of our performance-optimized ATCA hardware for software-based media server technology."
"We are pleased to work with Continuous Computing to change the way service providers and NEPs view software-based media servers," said Harold Klett, vice president and general manager of the service provider market group at Dialogic. "We can now enable users to achieve much faster and more cost-effective results that were considered previously unattainable without specialized proprietary DSP media server hardware."
About Dialogic Corporation
Dialogic Corporation is a leading provider of world-class, innovative technologies based on open standards that enable innovative mobile, video, IP, and TDM solutions for Network Service Providers and Enterprise Communication Networks. Dialogic's customers and partners rely on its leading-edge, flexible components to rapidly deploy value-added solutions around the world.
Information about Dialogic is available at http://www.dialogic.com/. Also, join our social networking community, the Dialogic Exchange Network (DEN), at www.dialogic.com/den or visit our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages for additional Dialogic news and updates.
Dialogic is a registered trademark, and PowerMedia a trademark, of Dialogic Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners. Dialogic and its subsidiaries encourage all users of their products to procure all necessary intellectual property licenses required to implement their concepts or applications, which licenses may vary from country to country.
About Continuous Computing
Continuous Computing® is the global source of integrated platform solutions that enable network equipment providers to overcome the mobile broadband capacity challenge quickly and cost effectively. Leveraging more than 20 years of telecom innovation, the company empowers customers to increase Return on Investment (ROI) by focusing internal resources on differentiation for 3G, Long Term Evolution (LTE), Femtocell and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) applications. Expertise and responsiveness set the company apart: only Continuous Computing combines best-in-class AdvancedTCA (ATCA) platforms with world-famous Trillium® protocol software to create highly-optimized, field-proven wireless and packet processing products. www.ccpu.com/
Continuous Computing is an active member of 3GPP, CP-TA, eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance, ETSI, Femto Forum, Intel Embedded Alliance, PICMG and the SCOPE Alliance.