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Intel Boosts Its Standards-Based Telecom Product Portfolio

  • 09 June, 2005 16:59

<p>SYDNEY, Australia, June 9, 2005 – Continuing its effort to make it easier to build standards-based telecommunications equipment, Intel Corporation today announced its second-generation AdvancedTCA* (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) products. The new products include three blades and related technologies that will help manufacturers and service providers build more flexible and scalable IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) equipment and services.</p>
<p>AdvancedTCA is a series of industry-standard specifications for carrier-grade communications equipment that incorporates the latest trends in high-speed interconnect technologies, next-generation processors and improved reliability, manageability and serviceability features. The IMS architecture defines a set of industry-standard equipment built on modular communications platforms such as AdvancedTCA, and allows communications and media services to be managed independently from the network itself. This enables a service provider to easily add, remove or scale new services across both fixed and mobile networks.</p>
<p>With a broad choice of standards-based or modular equipment from multiple vendors, service providers can base their IMS deployments on a common platform framework that can manage multiple applications.</p>
<p>For example, a service provider could deploy and conduct trials with 10 different services from push-to-talk to network-based gaming, then scale the most successful service without complicated changes to core network elements.</p>
<p>“Intel’s communications infrastructure vision is to help the telecommunications industry make the transition from costly proprietary-based systems to flexible, standards-based platforms,” said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager, Communications Infrastructure Group, Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group. “To accomplish this, we are offering new products optimised for IMS while fostering comprehensive industry interoperability with a design guide for AdvancedTCA development through our industry alliance program.”</p>
<p>Intel’s product introduction includes three AdvancedTCA blades, or telecom boards, that can fit into a chassis or “shelf.” These products collectively offer telecommunication equipment manufacturers and service provides standards-based building blocks with the performance, security and manageability required for IMS platforms. The Intel NetStructure® MPCBL0010 Single Board Computer, the Intel NetStructure® IXB28504xGbEFS Secure Packet Processing Blade and the Intel NetStructure® MPCMM0002 Chassis Management Module are designed for IMS applications, but can also be used in other network segments such as wired and wireless network management.</p>
<p>In addition, Intel is releasing technical details on a high-performance single board computer with dual 64-bit Intel® Xeon™ processors operating at 2.80 GHz which will begin sampling in July.</p>
<p>“Nortel is a strong advocate for the use of commercially available hardware platforms and standards-based solutions such as the AdvancedTCA specification,” said Alan Stoddard, general manager, Multimedia Converged Networks, Nortel. “Nortel and Intel are committed to advancing the use of commercially available platforms and standards based solutions and providing superior customer value.”</p>
<p>Intel continues to collaborate with the nearly 200 telecommunications vendors and solutions providers within the Intel® Communications Alliance to assure that products and development efforts target the most pressing needs of equipment manufacturers and service providers, and that these products can be integrated into comprehensive IMS solutions.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>The Intel NetStructure MPCBL0010 Single Board Computer will be available within the next 90 days for US$3,200 MSRP, the Intel NetStructure IXB28504xGbEFS Secure Packet Processing Blade will be available in September for US$12,299 MSRP and the Intel NetStructure MPCMM0002 Chassis Management Module is available now for US$1,222 MSRP. For additional information contact an authorised Intel distributor.</p>
<p>About Intel</p>
<p>Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.</p>
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<p>Intel, Intel Xeon, and Intel NetStructure are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.</p>
<p>* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.</p>
<p>For more information, please contact:</p>
<p>Daniel Anderson
Intel Australia Pty Ltd
+61 2 9937 5886
+61 0418 686 775
daniel.anderson@intel.com</p>
<p>Marty Filipowski
Spectrum Communications
+61 2 9954 3299
martyf@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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