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New Product Recap: November 2012

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12/10/2012
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This report, as you've come to expect, is a recap of the some of the month's biggest product announcements in communications, organized into the following broad categories for your convenience:

For a quick view of what we have included from your favorite vendors, glance at Table 1; and if you want to see quickly what we have included under each product category, look at Table 2 As is now usual, we have indicated some of the industry shows that vendors have been using to give the first public views of their new products.

Enjoy! And don't forget that you can click here to see our list of previous long-form features and New Product Recaps.

Table 1: Vendors and products included in this Recap
Vendor Product(s) Shown at Comment
Adobe Systems MediaWeaver and Primetime Media Player Components of Project Primetime, presented as the industry's first fully integrated video technology platform that publishes and monetizes broadcast-TV content across any web-connected device
Adva Optical Networking Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) Addition to FSP 150 family
Agilent Technologies 9077A New software release of WLAN measurement application for X-Series signal analyzers to support 802.11ac standard
Allot Communications VideoClass Video optimization solution for mobile-operator OTT video delivery
Anritsu MD8475A Addition of TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA/HSPA options
Anritsu MS269xA/MS2830A signal analyzers and MG3710A/MG3700A vector signal generators Addition of three software packages supporting LTE-Advanced and five packages supporting IEEE802.11ac
Anritsu Rapid Test Designer (RTD)/MD8430A LTE Network Simulator toolset Addition of Rich Communications Services (RCS) functional test capabilities
Apigee Mobile Analytics Performance and configuration tool allowing software developers in real time to detect, diagnose and fix problems with their apps running on mobile devices
ASSIA DSL Expresse 3.1 Presented as the world�s first DSL network management system designed to manage simultaneously vectored and non-vectored lines
Aviat Networks ODU 600T Outdoor radio unit for ultra-high capacity microwave trunking applications
Beam Communications RapidSat700 Portable satellite communications system that operates with the Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) network
Big Switch Networks Big Switch Open SDN product suite Includes the Big Network Controller (BNC), Big Tap and Big Virtual Switch (BVS)
Broadcom BCM84848 Presented as the industry's smallest quad 10GBASE-T PHY
BroadSoft BroadCloud RCS Addition of Rich Communications Services to BroadCloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform
BroadSoft UC One Presented as a comprehensive platform that enables telecom service providers to offer a wide-range of unified-communications solutions
Calient Technologies Application programming interface (API) for OpenFlow Addition to S320 optical circuit switch
Compuverde Software-defined storage (SDS) for telcos and service providers Presented as solution providing the entire software stack for big-data storage, enabling service providers to scale linearly without incurring the costs associated with building a new storage cluster
Cyan Blue Planet Software-�defined networking (SDN) system
Dialog Semiconductor DA9063 Integrated configurable power-management IC (PMIC) for ARM quad-core and dual-core application processors
Endace EndaceAccess 100 Presented as the world's first 100G network monitoring system
Entone Magi SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Hybrid CATV media gateway
EXFO FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 40G/100G Multiservice Test Modules Enhancements to CFP testing capabilities
Extreme Networks BlackDiamond X8 High-Density XL 100GbE and 40 GbE switch modules Super Computing Conference SC/12 2012 For data centers and to support of new SDN applications
Hillcrest Labs FSM-9 Fully-integrated 9-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU)
Huawei Technologies Blade RRU Solution Company 2012 Wireless Network User Group meeting Blade-server-like design for seamless module assembly for building mobile-broadband cell sites
Huawei Technologies wSight Carrier-grade management system for WLANs
Infinera Instant Bandwidth Enhancement of DTN-X platform to enable software activation of 100G bandwidth increments
IPsmarx Technology Rechargeable Calling Card Solution Update to solution makes physical calling cards rechargeable
Jolla Sailfish OS Slush Conference 2012 MeeGo-based OS and user interface
Nokia Siemens Networks Customer Experience Management (CEM) for Liquid Net Provides insight into the experience of people using a mobile network and converts that into specific investment and network optimization projects using the company's Liquid Net software portfolio
Openwave Mobility SUR 9.0 4G World 2012 New version of subscriber data management solution for 3G and 4G mobile networks
Overture Networks Overture 1400 Carrier Ethernet edge platform enhancements Include 3-port DS3 interface module and software enhancements
RAD Data Communications Micro Network Interface Device (MiNID) Ethernet Expo Americas 2012 Ethernet-demarcation SFP form-factor solution
Riverbed Technology Cascade 10.0 release Update to application-aware network performance management (NPM) solution to handle virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI), server virtualization, and fully virtualized data centers using VXLAN software-defined networks (SDNs)
Roke Manor Research SmartSwitch iOS version Subscriber engagement and connection management app
Sandvine Routing Efficiency Dashboard Provides a detailed look into the routing and transit links and interconnect relationships that affect operational expenses on fixed and mobile networks
Sorenson Media Squeeze Server 2.0 Faster version of the company's high-volume enterprise-grade video transcoding and encoding solution
SpiderCloud Wireless SCRN-210 Addition of LTE to E-RAN system - presented as forming the first true multimode access system with 3G, LTE/4G and dual-band Wi-Fi for reliable mobile services indoors for enterprise customers of any size
Telco Systems T-Marc 3312SC Next generation mobile-backhaul carrier-Ethernet/MPLS demarcation device
Telit Communications LE920 LTE module for European and North American OEM automotive and aftermarket segments
TokBox OpenTok on WebRTC Presented as the first solution for developers for high-quality face-to-face video to Google Chrome 23 and the first to support WebRTC on iOS
Vitesse Semiconductor VSC7416 Six-port Serval Lite switch engine presented as the industry's first Ethernet-optimized networking solution for 4G/LTE small cells
WebNMS Carrier Ethernet OAM solution Provides a unified console from which service providers can manage all their carrier-Ethernet equipment, regardless of vendor
ZTE Energy Saving Solution Presented as technologies to reduce power consumption in LTE base stations -- includes the industry's first integrated system for automatic/dynamic PA bias voltage control and intelligent OFDM signaling shutdown without affecting performance
Source: Light Reading, 2012


Table 2: Contents of product categories in this Recap
Category Vendor Product(s)
Broadband/Cable Access & Applications Adobe Systems MediaWeaver and Primetime Media Player
Entone Magi
Sorenson Media Squeeze Server 2.0
Carrier Transport & Optical Networking Adva Optical Networking Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS)
Infinera Instant Bandwidth
Components & Devices Dialog Semiconductor DA9063
Hillcrest Labs FSM-9
Mobile Devices & Software Apigee Mobile Analytics
Beam Communications RapidSat700
Jolla Sailfish OS
Roke Manor Research SmartSwitch iOS version
Telit Communications LE920
TokBox OpenTok on WebRTC
Switching, Routing & Network Platforms Broadcom BCM84848
Calient Technologies Application programming interface (API) for OpenFlow
Extreme Networks BlackDiamond X8 High-Density XL 100GbE and 40 GbE switch modules
Overture Networks Overture 1400 Carrier Ethernet edge platform enhancements
RAD Data Communications Micro Network Interface Device (MiNID)
Vitesse Semiconductor VSC7416
Telecom Software & Service Provider IT Allot Communications VideoClass
ASSIA DSL Expresse 3.1
Big Switch Networks Big Switch Open SDN product suite
BroadSoft BroadCloud RCS
BroadSoft UC One
Compuverde Software-defined storage (SDS) for telcos and service providers
Cyan Blue Planet
Huawei Technologies wSight
IPsmarx Technology Rechargeable Calling Card Solution
Nokia Siemens Networks Customer Experience Management (CEM) for Liquid Net
Openwave Mobility SUR 9.0
Riverbed Technology Cascade 10.0 release
Sandvine Routing Efficiency Dashboard
WebNMS Carrier Ethernet OAM solution
Test & Measurement Agilent Technologies 9077A
Anritsu MD8475A
Anritsu MS269xA/MS2830A signal analyzers and MG3710A/MG3700A vector signal generators
Anritsu Rapid Test Designer (RTD)/MD8430A LTE Network Simulator toolset
Endace EndaceAccess 100
EXFO FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 40G/100G Multiservice Test Modules
Wireless Infrastructure Aviat Networks ODU 600T
Huawei Technologies Blade RRU Solution
SpiderCloud Wireless SCRN-210
Telco Systems T-Marc 3312SC
ZTE Energy Saving Solution
Source: Light Reading, 2012


— Tim Hills is a freelance telecommunications writer and journalist. He's a regular author of Light Reading reports.

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