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Artesyn Boosts Voice, Video Density

HONG KONG -- Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the SharpMedia 2U Platform, a carrier grade media processing acceleration appliance that enables communications service providers to add high density voice and video processing to their networks using a standard rack server architecture. Applications such as session border controller, media gateway, media resource function, video/content optimization, WebRTC voice, network video conferencing and interactive voice and video response can now scale to meet consumers' increasing demands while reducing power and space requirements.

The SharpMedia 2U Platform uses Octasic digital signal processors (DSPs) scalable from 4 to 48 across four PCI Express cards to provide a high performance voice and video processing engine, supported by single or dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 host processors. Artesyn's comprehensive voice and video processing firmware and a programmers interface simplifies development.

Linsey Miller, director of marketing for server acceleration, Artesyn Embedded Technologies, said: "As carriers tackle the challenges of increasing bandwidth demands while maintaining average revenue per user (ARPU), a more efficient and cost-effective network transcoding engine is required. The SharpMedia 2U Platform addresses this constraint by packaging Artesyn's embedded voice and video expertise into a rack server appliance that is easy to integrate with multiple applications and simple to deploy."

Artesyn Embedded Technologies Inc.

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