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Kontron and Surf collaborate on “NEP-Ready” integrated AdvancedTCA media server platform
Partnership to enable network equipment providers a faster path to “design and launch”

Kontron, a leading global provider of standard-based and custom embedded and communications solutions, and Surf Communication Solutions, a leading developer of high-capacity multimedia processing DSP chips and boards for the telecommunication infrastructure field, today announced the completion of a fully validated AdvancedTCA-AdvancedMC fixed-mobile media server platform. Together, Kontron and Surf will be able to offer Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) a compelling commercial-off-the-shelf High Availability (HA) platform ideal for IP-based media processing applications that support today’s content delivery subscriber services including IPTV, VoD and Mobile TV.

At the core of the Kontron-Surf collaboration is the successful joint interoperability testing of Surf’s SurfRider/AMC™ AMC DSP module – designed with the TMS320C64x series of Texas Instruments DSPs, including up to 8 DSPs per board such as the TMS320C6412, TMS320TCI6482, and the latest multi-core DSP TMS320TCI6486 – with the Kontron AT840x family of AdvancedTCA Carrier blades. This has enabled Kontron to pre-integrate a new media server platform based on its existing Kontron OM9060 AdvancedTCA Platform, populating it with two redundantly configured AdvancedTCA carrier boards with up to six SurfRider/AMC DSP modules and two Kontron processor AdvancedMC modules used as session controllers.

“Surf recognizes the need for continual pre-interoperability testing to simplify the design process for NEPs,” said Ofer Talmor, Director of Product Management at Surf Communication Solutions. ”Working with Kontron to pre-validate a jointly integrated media server platform solution demonstrates a much higher value proposition for our joint clients to enjoy faster time to market cycles to keep up with demand from their service provider clients.”

“TI is a forerunner in terms of DSP technology, and being able to integrate up to 8 DSPs on a single SurfRider/AMC module allows for a flexible system design for AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA,” said Sven Freudenfeld, Kontron business development, telecom. “The usage of multiple DSP AdvancedMCs on an AdvancedTCA AdvancedMC carrier board provides high channel density for multimedia platforms, but does pose a challenge in regards to thermal and data transport interoperability. Both Kontron and Surf are working together to eliminate the burden of any interoperability challenge in terms of thermal dissipation, manageability and data transport, thus ensuring seamless integration.”

Media servers are typically deployed in Central Office/Edge networks to process and play out any media over IP, such as voice (in VoIP) or video (in Mobile TV). In the context of IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystems) or NGN (Next Generation Network), media servers perform content and streaming adaptation in real time for a large number of concurrent users.

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