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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

RadiSys Announces New AdvancedTCA(R) Products for High Bandwidth Network Element and DataPlane Applications

via PRNewswire

BARCELONA , Spain , Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at 3GSM, RadiSys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS) announced the company is expanding its Promentum(TM)family of AdvancedTCA(R) (ATCA) solutions with seven new products. The Promentum(TM) SYS-6010, the industry's first 10 Gigabit, common managed platform is targeted for use in high-band width network element and dataplane applications. The Promentum SYS-6010 delivers exceptional bandwidth and traffic routing capability and provides the highest throughput node connectivity and compute densities available today. RadiSys is also announcing six new modular building blocks along with datapath and platform management software, all of which are core building blocks of the new Promentum SYS-6010 managed platform.

Until now, ATCA has been targeted for use in ancillary network control applications such as session setup, monitoring and management. With the introduction of the Promentum SYS-6010 managed platform and new modular building blocks, TEMs (telecommunications equipment manufacturers) can now take advantage of ATCA in core traffic-bearing applications that require significantly greater bandwidth and traffic processing capabilities. The Promentum SYS-6010 delivers the highest speed I/O, switching and packet processing capabilities to be implemented in a managed ATCA platform and can be configured for use in applications such as IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), Radio Network Controllers, Media Gateways and Call Servers.

"Billions of dollars are being spent upgrading current infrastructure to handle more traffic and serve more subscribers and AdvancedTCA is becoming the architecture that will facilitate rapid developments in the industry," said Ernie Bergstrom , principal analyst with Crystal Cube Consulting. "RadiSys is helping companies realize the benefits of AdvancedTCA on a broader scale with the SYS-6010. Their common managed platform approach will enable TEMs and service providers to keep up with technology advancements and changing customer requirements."

"Our ATCA strategy goes beyond developing individual building blocks," said Scott Grout , RadiSys president and CEO. "Delivering a common managed platform for network element and dataplane applications offers a significant benefit to our customers. The SYS-6010 will allow TEMs to use the same managed platform for a variety of applications, which can reduce their overall development time by up to 50 percent and significantly reduce development, lifecycle and equipment costs."

The SYS-6010 is a fully integrated and validated managed platform designed to address high speed I/O and bandwidth intensive traffic-bearing applications implemented in a flexible and reliable architecture complete with comprehensive system management. The embedded Promentum building blocks are implemented in a modular fashion with seamless interoperability. Modularityis made possible with Promentum building blocks and a suite of Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs), which can be used to configure functions such as general purpose and network processing, input/output, and storage. An exampleis the design of a processor AMC, an AMC carrier blade and a compute and processing module with an AMC site all implemented with the same interoperable specifications. In this example, the processor AMC can be used to provide adjunct processing on the compute blade or paired with the AMC carrier for in-line processing on a line card.

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