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Dell & Emerson Do Voice, Video

BARCELONA, Spain -- At Mobile World Congress today, Emerson Network Power unveiled a new proof-of-concept for network equipment manufacturers looking to add voice or video processing to their rack mount server applications. It is the initial result of a new initiative to bring innovation and performance to telecom and network infrastructure customers driven by Dell OEM Solutions and Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in delivering scalable embedded computing technology and power supplies for original equipment manufacturers in a wide range of industries. Based on the Dell PowerEdge R720 server integrated with an Emerson PCIE-8120 media processing acceleration card, the proof-of-concept can support over 5,000 wireless voice channels, where a typical commercial Host Media Processing (HMP) solution is limited to 2,000 channels per server. The proof-of-concept can also transcode over 380 mobile video streams at CIF resolution, and offers support for high definition video resolutions up to 1080p. High density voice and video processing is increasingly in demand for applications such as session border controllers, media gateways/servers or media resource functions, video or content optimization, video communications servers, and interactive voice and video response systems. A new white paper, published by Emerson Network Power, outlines the trends driving the need for network media processing with specific application examples. Emerson Network Power is collaborating with Dell OEM Solutions and Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), to provide the Emerson Network Power PCIE-8120 as a scalable individual board, or integrated with the Dell PowerEdge R720 server to help accelerate customers’ time-to-market and provide a complete application-ready solution. An application note on the Emerson Network Power PCIE-8120 and Dell PowerEdge R720 is available to simplify its installation and use. Dell Inc.
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