Solace unveils value-added services router

Canadian router maker Solace Systems this week announced the general availability of its VRS/32 Value-Added Services (VAS) routing system.

The VRS/32 is designed to make IP/MPLS networks content-aware so that service providers can create network-based, application-level value-added services for enterprise and consumer customers.

Solace VRS/32 routers evaluate application content and make filtering, routing and transformation decisions as shared services on behalf of all applications. Some of the applications the router is targeted at include financial information services, supply chain networks, government services, regulatory compliance services, real-time wide-area information synchronization, desktop and mobile content distribution and alerting, and IP TV personalization.

The VRS/32 VAS routing system consists of a carrier-grade chassis with redundant system elements; the VRS/32-02 XML routing module, specialized hardware that adds XML inspection, filtering, routing and forwarding; a specialized hardware module that adds format conversion of XML and other types of content as it passes through the network; a module for increased throughput and accelerated line rates for VAS content processing; and the SolOS 3.0 operating system optimized for VAS routing.

Other features of the router, according to Solace, include:

The VRS/32 VAS router, VRS/32-02 XML routing module and the format conversion module are available now. The content processing line interface module is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2006. Pricing for the VAS system starts at US$100,000.

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