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Network platform supports data traffic boom

Posted: 13 Jun 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:network? open-standard? communications application?

Performance Technologies Inc. (PT), a supplier of network communications, has developed a new open-standard solution set. Codenamed Monterey, the solution is touted by PT to be the first in the industry designed to support a wide range of next-generation network communications and services applications.

According to PT, Monterey combines compatibility with the latest MicroTCA.4 standard with superset extensions including increased backplane performance and higher available power budget. It supports aggregation layer applications for mobile networks, gateways, IMS services, and security systems, to content inspection, fault tolerant communications, business services and military operations.

"Industry observers predict a quadrupling of data traffic within four years due to increased mobile location-based services, and the explosive growth of smart phones and internet connected tablets," said John Grana, PT senior vice president for products and technology.

Grana described Monterey as a compact powerhouse that meets the stringent NEBS and ETSI requirements for telecommunications central offices, including those of demanding data and military communications environments.

He noted that its backplane supports an unprecedented 40GbE to each slot. Monterey comes with pre-integrated hardware, middleware, and software, along with a wide variety of processing and IO options.

Monterey is smaller in scale than ATCA to allow developers to customize the solution, hence eliminating the development and support costs of integrating disparate functions onto a single ATCA blade.

In addition to the new MicroTCA.4 double-wide form factor, PT said Monterey also supports single width Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) modules, leveraging the large installed base of existing AMC technology.

"With Monterey we successfully bridge gapsbetween AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA, between legacy and IP networks. It is a modular, cost-effective platform for telecommunication equipment manufacturers developing high performance, long lifecycle solutions for service providers," said PT President and CEO John Slusser.

The commercial release of Monterey will be in September.





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