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New Product Recap: October 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 and reading pleasure:

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. Cable has had a particularly busy month, as a lot of new products arrived at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo and Telco TV. And, with active events such as Broadband World Forum as well, it's clear that not all of telecom has moved over to the wireless world yet.

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
3M Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexers (CWDMs) and Planar Light Circuit (PLC) Optical Splitters SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Presented as designed to help cable operators increase capacity while containing costs
A10 Networks AX 5630 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 High-performance application delivery controller (ADC)
Acme Packet Net-Net 6300 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 High-performance session-delivery platform
Active Broadband Networks Active Resource Manager (ARM) SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Enhancements to software that collects, processes and stores IPDR data streamed from CMTSs
Active Broadband Networks Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM) Extension to DSL networks by addition of support for RADIUS-based data collection and policy control
ADTRAN hiX 5600, Total Access 5000 MSANs and Total Access 1100 and 1200 small-form-factor access nodes Addition of system-level vectoring to broadband portfolio
ADTRAN NetVanta 1535P Gigabit Ethernet switch Enhanced by addition of ActivReach, presented as the industry�s first Ethernet technology to support all grades of wiring, extending service reach over three times beyond the limits of standard Ethernet
ADVA Optical Networking FSP 150SP Ethernet Expo Americas 2012 Provides time synchronization and assurance across multivendor mobile backhaul infrastructures
Agilent Technologies N934x C enhancements Give handheld spectrum analyzers enhanced versatility for in-field applications like instrument remote control and peak power measurement of pulsed signals
AimValley EX14 Transport NID Broadband World Forum 2012 Compact carrier-class solution for demarcation and media conversion at the network edge
Akamai Technologies Aqua Ion Web-experience optimization across multiple situations
Alcatel-Lucent Embedded OTDR solution For fiber-optic broadband access networks
Alcatel-Lucent Enhancement to Application Fluent Network solution Addition of capabilities to automatically adjust and optimize the entire corporate network to support mobile devices and real-time applications in the local area network, the data center and across the wide area network
Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Backhaul Enhancements Expanded mobile backhaul portfolio presented as delivering greater scale and flexibility and also a consistent approach to supporting backhaul over fiber, copper or microwave
Amino Communications Live media gateway TelcoTV 2012 Enhanced version of hybrid/OTT media gateway
Apple iPad Mini and iPad 4 Company pads out its tablet range with long-awaited small (7.9in.) version and updates full (10.1in.) version
ARRIS C4 CMTS Software Release 8.1 Improves performance for control-plane-related tasks
ARRIS E6000 Converged Edge Router (E6000 CER) SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Presented as a CCAP-capable device providing a high-availability high-performance solution with high scalability
ARRIS IPTV bundled advertising solution TelcoTV 2012 For the delivery of national, regional, zoned and targeted ads
ARRIS Touchstone Wireless Voice and Data Gateways TelcoTV 2012 Next generation DOCSIS 3.0 wireless in-home network gateways capable of bonding 16 and 24 downstream channels
ASSIA Expresse Wi-Fi Presented as the world's first comprehensive residential Wi-Fi management service
ATX Networks UCrypt IP2A SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 IPTV to Analog TV encryptor
ATX Networks VersAtive SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Encoding and transcoding platform positioned for multiscreen live/ondemand services
Aurora Networks Enhanced link performance for cable optics SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Presented as making the company the first to offer 40 wavelengths of full spectrum transmission at 40 km reach, with no amplification
Aurora Networks ONT-G4021-RTN-FRU-C, ONT-E4021i-RTN and ONT-E2424F FTTH Conference and Expo 2012 PON optical network terminals (ONTs)
Aurora Networks T7-PIM-8802 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Trident7 Optical Line Terminal (OLT) blade doubles the port density of the current platform
Averna DOCSIS Channel Emulator (DCE) SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Presented as first channel emulator designed specifically for the DOCSIS industry
Broadcom BCM63168 Broadband World Forum 2012 ADSL2+/VDSL2 Integrated Access Device (IAD) and residential gateway platform
Broadcom BCM685xx Broadband World Forum 2012 Series of GPON system-on-chips (SoCs)
Calix 726GE-I FTTH Conference and Expo 2012 Indoor optical network terminal (ONT) supporting RF video
Calix 836GE TelcoTV 2012 Residential services gateway
Cambium Networks Canopy PMP 450 Fourth-generation (4G), point-to-multipoint (PMP) fixed-wireless broadband-access solution
Cambium Networks PTP 810i All-indoor modular, point-to-point (PTP) indoor wireless backhaul solution designed to support native Ethernet and TDM applications
Cheetah Technologies CheetahXD 5.0 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Enhancement of network performance monitoring software
Ciena Service-Aware Operating System (SAOS) and OneControl Unified Management System Enhancements to provide new software capabilities for packet-networking portfolio
Cisco Systems CRS Elastic Core Solution Presented as including the industry's first integrated coherent 100Gbit/s IPoDWDM and company's new nLight technology for the Carrier Routing System (CRS)
Cloudscaling Open Cloud System (OCS) Version 2.0 OpenStack Summit 2012 Upgrade presented as the first elastic cloud solution delivering the agility, performance and economic benefits of leading public cloud providers, but deployable in the customer's datacenter and under their IT team's control
Commscope CSP (Converged Services Platform) family SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 CCAP platform
ConteXtream Second-generation Grid software Network virtualization solution that brings software-defined networking (SDN) to wireless service provider networks by addition of support for Evolved Packet Core (EPC) virtualization
Corning Cable Systems FlexNAP Fa�ade Multidwelling Unit (MDU) Solution SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Designed for medium- and high-rise buildings with multiple customers per floor and limited or hard-to-access indoor riser space
cVidya Networks Outsourced Managed Services Offers delivery, operation, analysis, and strategic planning services with long-term maintenance and support
Cyan XC-2800 Multiterabit packet and G.709 OTN switch fabric for the company's Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms (P-OTPs)
Digital Lightwave NIC Platform enhancement Addition of support for advanced 40/100Gbit/s optical testing
Digital Nirvana Cable Suite SCTE Cable-Tech Expo 2012 Includes Monitor IQ, a cable monitoring system; MediaPro IQ, a content repurposing system; and ManyView IQ, an IP video distribution system
D-Link DCM-702 and DCM-704 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Wireless N 2x2 Concurrent DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway and PacketCable 2.0-compliant Wireless N DOCSIS 3.0 eMTA Gateway
Electroline Equipment TPS-32 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Remote-control RF port selector
Ericsson Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) on the SSR 8000 Smart Services Router family Designed to accelerate the adoption of cloud and video services for the connected home
Ericsson Stadium-optimized Wi-Fi solution Comprises the AP 5114 stadium-optimized Wi-Fi access point and the WIC 8000 Wi-Fi controller
EXFO BV-110 Hardware probe designed for validating transport service-level agreements at customer premises and cell sites while measuring end-user quality of experience (QoE) for data, voice, video and mobile services
F5 Networks BIG-IP 4200v Presented as purpose-built hardware device with processing power to support multiple application delivery services, offload SSL processing, and efficiently scale on a unified solution platform
Finisar XFP-RF Optical Transmitter for Cable Access Networks SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Presented as the industry's first 1GHz RF-modulated, widely-tunable optical transmitter in a small-form-factor module for cable operators' access networks
Freescale Semiconductor MML09212H and MML20242H Two-stage LNAs to support multiple air interfaces for wireless base stations in a single system
Freescale Semiconductor T1040 Presented as a router on a chip and the industry's first embedded 64-bit processor to integrate a gigabit Ethernet switch
Freescale Semiconductor TWR-METRO-KIT-NA/JA Metropolitan area network development kit enabling developers to quickly build a 6LoWPAN-compliant smart-object network out of the box, integrate it with their own hardware and perform network performance evaluation in a real-world environment
Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) software release Supports MEF CE 2.0-compliant E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access services
GENBAND C20 Access Gateway Control Function (AGCF) Presented as uniquely supporting both non-IMS and IMS subscribers
Genesis Technical Systems DSL Rings Broadband World Forum 2012 Presented as delivering 400Mbit/s over existing copper telecom infrastructures at a fraction of the cost of FTTH or FTTP
Gigamon Control Card for the H Series GigaVUE Traffic Visibility Fabric Nodes New card increases performance to up to 2.56Tbit/s of throughput
Harmonic NSG Pro SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) that offers high-density Universal EdgeQAM capabilities and an upgrade path to future integrated CMTS capabilities
Harmonic ProStream 9000 with ACE TelcoTV 2012 Family of high-density real-time stream processors and transcoders
Harmonic SUPRALink SPL 7210S DWDM and PWRLink DFB 4200S Transmitters SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Compact transmitter modules to reduce rack-space and power requirements at the headend
Hewlett-Packard Software-defined network (SDN) technologies Presented as first to span infrastructure, control software and application layers with a single control plane
Hitron Technologies DOCSIS 3.0 24 x 8 Wireless Gateway (CGN3) and the DOCSIS 3.0 24 x 8 eMTA Wireless Gateway (CGNV) SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Presented as the industry's first DOCSIS 3.0 24 x 8 wireless and voice gateway devices
Huawei Technologies Advanced Telecommunications Application Environment (ATAE) Cluster solution Cluster solution for centralized network management
Huawei Technologies CloudPower Data Center Solution GITEX 2012 Aimed at aiding global enterprises in building and operating scalable, easy-to-manage and cost-effective data centers for cloud computing
Imagine Communications next: Dense Multiscreen Transcoding SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Supports up to 1280 HD multiscreen profiles (or 2560 SD Multiscreen profiles) in a single 4RU system
Ixia XAir 4G World 2012 Presented as the industry�s only product to support three critical dimensions of LTE network validation: realistic subscriber and service modeling, massive scalability, and comprehensive QoE measurements
JDSU PacketPortal Release 1.2 Enhancements to the solution's robustness through Enhanced SFProbe Auto-Discovery
JumpGen Systems RPM-100 High-performance network-processor-based acceleration card designed for use in AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA compliant systems
Juniper Networks MX2020 and MX2010 3D Universal Edge Routers, and JunosV App Engine Presented as the world's most powerful edge services router and a single, virtualized platform for rapid deployment of multivendor applications
Keymile MileGate 2200 Mini-DSLAM Subrack Broadband World Forum 2012 Presented as a cost-efficient solution for expanding broadband services in sparsely populated areas
Keymile MileGate 2880 Broadband World Forum 2012 GPON solution
Lantiq DUSLIC-xT new version Broadband World Forum 2012 Single-package SLIC (subscriber line interface circuit) that provides all necessary functions to implement voice telephony in broadband customer premise equipment
Lantiq Reverse-Powered Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) Solution Broadband World Forum 2012 Presented as the industry's first commercially available FTTdp solution
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Latest version of the company's smartphone operating system
mimoOn mi!SmallCellVeriPHY -Test suite for the verification of 4G-LTE small cell PHY (physical layer) functionality during the product development process
MoSys MSR720 Second-generation Bandwidth Engine IC optimized for advanced random access performance of 100G, 200G and 400G networking applications
Motorola Mobility GT-3 ABR Transcoder SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Presented as the industry�s only 3Gpixel/s ABR transcoder
Motorola Solutions HC1 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition 2012 Headset computer
NeoPhotonics eOTDR OLT transceiver Optical line terminal (OLT) transceiver with embedded optical time-domain reflectometer (eOTDR) for gigabit passive optical networks (GPON) in an SFP form factor
NetDev DRUM Audio and web meeting service for mobile operators
NitroDesk TouchDown for iOS Secure email solution for iOS devices
Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station family LTE extension Addition of 6-pipe radio module for the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) 700MHz band
Nokia Siemens Networks Service Operations and Management solution Package of software and services for operators to manage the entire lifecycle of different mobile services
Oplink Smartphone Owner Protection service CCA 2012 Smartphone-centric security-service applications for home and business markets
Overture Networks Overture 4000cp Carrier-Ethernet-over-copper demarcation solution
Qualcomm Atheros QCA7450/AR1540 Broadband World Forum 2012 HomePlug AV2 (HPAV2) chipset
RF Micro Devices RFPD2940, RFPP2870 and RFCM3080 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 GaN-based CATV amplifiers
RF Micro Devices RFSA2654 and RFSW1012 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 75ohm broadband digital step attenuator and high-power-handling single-pole/double-throw switch (SPDT)
Riverbed Technology RiOS 8.0 Enhancement presented as the industry's first quality of service (QoS) for PCoIP that delivers fine-grained control of VMware View virtual desktop traffic
Riverbed Technology Steelhead CX 5055 model appliance and Steelhead CX 7055 model appliance Presented as being tuned for high-performance by combining new levels of bandwidth and TCP session scalability with solid-state disks (SSDs)
Riverbed Technology Steelhead Mobile 4.0 Enhancements to simplify the management and provisioning of mobile users and devices while scaling to support up to 120 000 mobile users
Samsung Electronics Mini Galaxy S III Version of S III smartphone with a 4in. screen
SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management rapid-deployment solution Combination of software, preconfigured content and predefined services tailored for communications service providers
Sling Media Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 For 1080p HD-quality streaming of TV content to smartphones, tablets, laptops and connected devices
Spirent Communications Landslide Wi-Fi Offload Gateway Testing solution for Multi-System Operators (MSOs) SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Presented as the industry�s first solution for testing the performance of Wi-Fi offload gateways
Spirent Communications Spirent iTest Lab Optimizer Presented as an intelligent lab-management solution to allow networks operators and equipment vendors to improve test-lab equipment utilization, productivity and test cycle times
Streamweaver Multi-Angle Mobile Video App Provides split-screen synchronicity to allow a group of smartphones to simultaneously combine and display the current video being captured by each phone
Sunrise Telecom CM3000 Spectrum Analyzer enhancement SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Addition of fast spectrum feature for DOCSIS 3.0 networks
Sunrise Telecom realWORX WEB 4.0 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Enhancement to headend and hub monitoring platform
Taikan 1.8GHz tap series SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Presented as providing a solution for MSOs looking to add additional services in the 1000-1800MHz band
Taikan G3G SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Three-port galvanic isolator
Taikan Optical Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) Node SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 For RFoG networks
TE Connectivity InterReach Spectrum and InterReach Fusion distributed antenna systems (DAS) additions New higher-power Remote Antenna Units (RAUs)
TE Connectivity NG4access ODF platform Optical-fiber distribution frame (ODF), chassis, adapter pack, and cabled module solution set
Tilera TILE-Gx9 64-bit 9-core processor targeted at applications in networking, multimedia, storage and general-purpose computing
Transition Networks S3280-TST Network Interface Device (NID) aimed at mobile backhaul and business Ethernet delivery
Trilithic Viewpoint RPMModule SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Enhancement to Guardian System II and presented as the first dashboard for reverse monitoring operations
Verivue CDN Selector SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Allows network operators to utilize two or more CDNs
Verivue Object Store SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Highly scalable, resilient and extensible private cloud storage platform for network operators to publish and store content for serving by a CDN
Vyatta Network OS 6.5 Enhancements to software-based networking solution
Wavetel NIVA GPON analyzer and OLT emulator eOLT-GPON New enhanced versions
Wipro Technologies Accelerate Prepaid broadband solution for US cable market
Witbe TVR1800 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012 Intelligent video-monitoring device presented as first specifically designed to monitor quality of experience (QoE) of live and ondemand video services at the edge of telco and cable operators' networks
ZTE Capacity planning tool (CPT) for LTE networks Presented as first offered as a PC-based application
Source: Light Reading, 2012


Table 2: Contents of product categories in this Recap
Category Vendor Product(s)
Broadband/Cable Access & Applications ADTRAN hiX 5600, Total Access 5000 MSANs and Total Access 1100 and 1200 small-form-factor access nodes
AimValley EX14 Transport NID
Amino Communications Live media gateway
ARRIS C4 CMTS Software Release 8.1
ARRIS E6000 Converged Edge Router (E6000 CER)
ARRIS IPTV bundled advertising solution
ARRIS Touchstone Wireless Voice and Data Gateways
ATX Networks UCrypt IP2A
ATX Networks VersAtive
Aurora Networks Enhanced link performance for cable optics
Aurora Networks ONT-G4021-RTN-FRU-C, ONT-E4021i-RTN and ONT-E2424F
Aurora Networks T7-PIM-8802
Broadcom BCM63168
Broadcom BCM685xx
Calix 726GE-I
Calix 836GE
Commscope CSP (Converged Services Platform) family
Corning Cable Systems FlexNAP Fa�ade Multidwelling Unit (MDU) Solution
Digital Nirvana Cable Suite
D-Link DCM-702 and DCM-704
Electroline Equipment TPS-32
Ericsson Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) on the SSR 8000 Smart Services Router family
Genesis Technical Systems DSL Rings
Harmonic NSG Pro
Harmonic ProStream 9000 with ACE
Harmonic SUPRALink SPL 7210S DWDM and PWRLink DFB 4200S Transmitters
Hitron Technologies DOCSIS 3.0 24 x 8 Wireless Gateway (CGN3) and the DOCSIS 3.0 24 x 8 eMTA Wireless Gateway (CGNV)
Imagine Communications next: Dense Multiscreen Transcoding
Keymile MileGate 2200 Mini-DSLAM Subrack
Keymile MileGate 2880
Lantiq Reverse-Powered Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) Solution
Motorola Mobility GT-3 ABR Transcoder
Overture Networks Overture 4000cp
Qualcomm Atheros QCA7450/AR1540
Sling Media Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350
Taikan 1.8GHz tap series
Taikan G3G
Taikan Optical Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) Node
TE Connectivity NG4access ODF platform
Transition Networks S3280-TST
Verivue CDN Selector
Verivue Object Store
Wipro Technologies Accelerate
Witbe TVR1800
Carrier Transport & Optical Networking Cyan XC-2800
Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) software release
Components & Devices 3M Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexers (CWDMs) and Planar Light Circuit (PLC) Optical Splitters
Finisar XFP-RF Optical Transmitter for Cable Access Networks
Lantiq DUSLIC-xT new version
MoSys MSR720
NeoPhotonics eOTDR OLT transceiver
RF Micro Devices RFPD2940, RFPP2870 and RFCM3080
RF Micro Devices RFSA2654 and RFSW1012
Tilera TILE-Gx9
Mobile Devices & Software Apple iPad Mini and iPad 4
Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Motorola Solutions HC1
NetDev DRUM
NitroDesk TouchDown for iOS
Oplink Smartphone Owner Protection service
Samsung Electronics Mini Galaxy S III
Streamweaver Multi-Angle Mobile Video App
Switching, Routing & Network Platforms A10 Networks AX 5630
Acme Packet Net-Net 6300
ADTRAN NetVanta 1535P Gigabit Ethernet switch
Cisco Systems CRS Elastic Core Solution
F5 Networks BIG-IP 4200v
Freescale Semiconductor T1040
GENBAND C20 Access Gateway Control Function (AGCF)
Gigamon Control Card for the H Series GigaVUE Traffic Visibility Fabric Nodes
JumpGen Systems RPM-100
Juniper Networks MX2020 and MX2010 3D Universal Edge Routers, and JunosV App Engine
Riverbed Technology Steelhead CX 5055 model appliance and Steelhead CX 7055 model appliance
Telecom Software & Service Provider IT Active Broadband Networks Active Resource Manager (ARM)
Active Broadband Networks Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM)
Akamai Technologies Aqua Ion
Alcatel-Lucent Enhancement to Application Fluent Network solution
ASSIA Expresse Wi-Fi
Cheetah Technologies CheetahXD 5.0
Ciena Service-Aware Operating System (SAOS) and OneControl Unified Management System
Cloudscaling Open Cloud System (OCS) Version 2.0
ConteXtream Second-generation Grid software
cVidya Networks Outsourced Managed Services
Hewlett-Packard Software-defined network (SDN) technologies
Huawei Technologies Advanced Telecommunications Application Environment (ATAE) Cluster solution
Huawei Technologies CloudPower Data Center Solution
JDSU PacketPortal Release 1.2
Nokia Siemens Networks Service Operations and Management solution
Riverbed Technology RiOS 8.0
Riverbed Technology Steelhead Mobile 4.0
SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management rapid-deployment solution
Vyatta Network OS 6.5
ZTE Capacity planning tool (CPT) for LTE networks
Test & Measurement Agilent Technologies N934x C enhancements
Alcatel-Lucent Embedded OTDR solution
Averna DOCSIS Channel Emulator (DCE)
Digital Lightwave NIC Platform enhancement
EXFO BV-110
Ixia XAir
mimoOn mi!SmallCellVeriPHY
Spirent Communications Landslide Wi-Fi Offload Gateway Testing solution for Multi-System Operators (MSOs)
Spirent Communications Spirent iTest Lab Optimizer
Sunrise Telecom CM3000 Spectrum Analyzer enhancement
Sunrise Telecom realWORX WEB 4.0
Trilithic Viewpoint RPMModule
Wavetel NIVA GPON analyzer and OLT emulator eOLT-GPON
Wireless Infrastructure ADVA Optical Networking FSP 150SP
Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Backhaul Enhancements
Cambium Networks Canopy PMP 450
Cambium Networks PTP 810i
Ericsson Stadium-optimized Wi-Fi solution
Freescale Semiconductor MML09212H and MML20242H
Freescale Semiconductor TWR-METRO-KIT-NA/JA
Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station family LTE extension
TE Connectivity InterReach Spectrum and InterReach Fusion distributed antenna systems (DAS) additions
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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