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ATCA/Standard Servers

Kontron Plays With 40G

BARCELONA -- Kontron today - after months of collaboration with TEMs to migrate to 40G-ready ATCA platforms - officially announced the rollout of an updated program that features two new carrier-grade, 14-slot 10G and 40G ATCA platforms: the Kontron Open Modular Core OM9141-10G and Open Modular Core OM9141-40G. Both platforms are integrated with new sophisticated and faster bladed data transport, switching and system management hardware that TEMs can use as a starting point to build multiple new equipment configurations using CPU, NPU, DSP, storage and even specialized 3rd-party ATCA-based line cards that meet the requirements for 3G/4G, LTE, WIMAX, GPON and IPTV network elements.

Open Modular Core Platforms are the result of Kontron's long-standing expertise in driving specifications and developing standard-based hardware components and integrated platforms for the telecommunications market. Each integrated Kontron Open Modular Core platform includes redundant power entry modules, cooling infrastructure with hot swappable redundant fans and 10GbE or 40GbE switching capabilities based on the Kontron ATCA switch blades AT8910 and AT8940, each with platform synchronization interfaces. Also built-in is redundant Shelf Management with interoperability-tested Shelf Manager Cross Connects, as per PICMG specification, and optional systems management functionality based on the COM Express form factor which resides on the Kontron ATCA switch blades AT8910/AT8940 for centralized system management with a standards-based HPI implementation. A telco alarm panel provides telecom grade external system alarm notification.

The range of applications to build systems based on the Kontron 10G or 40G Open Modular Core Platforms includes, but is not limited to - 3G/4G and LTE Network Elements; GPON/EPON and Optical Transport Network Elements; QoS and Test Platform Network Elements; Service and Content Delivery platforms with Security and DPI functionality.

Equipment vendors in the Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) market may wish to consider adding Kontron's new high performance, dual packet processor (L2-L7) 40G ATCA blade AT8242 loaded with two OCTEON II MIPS64 32-core processors from Cavium Networks. Designed for complex networking functions, the OCTEON II processors combine over 85 L3-L7 application acceleration engines, virtualization features, 100Gbps of connectivity, and a new Real Time Power Optimizer that dynamically adjusts power depending upon the application-level processing requirement.

"Kontron's success stems from its strong belief that timing is everything and knowing exactly when customers are truly ready for new technologies," said Dirk Finstel, CTO of Kontron. "While the last 18 months have been spent getting clients to initially migrate their 10G applications on 40G-ready ATCA platforms, the time has arrived for them to finally integrate the new higher IO performing switch technologies."

Kontron AG

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