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New Product Recap: June 2012

This report, as you've come to expect, is a recap 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.

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) Comment
6WIND 6WINDGate packet-processing software Addition of support for VMware vSphere
Adtran Cloud-based Mobile Data Offload solution for carriers Billed as first of its type, using Wi-Fi Alliance�s Hotspot 2.0 standard
Adtran NetVanta 160 and 161 Wireless access points (AP) support dual 802.11n radios up to 600Mbit/s and are the first NetVanta products to be integrated with Bluesocket technology
Aeroflex S-Series RF signal generators and analyzers Addition of IEEE 802.11ac capability
Agilent Technologies Advanced Design System 2012 New release of system for RF power-amplifier design
Alvarion WBSn-2450-I Indoor carrier-grade Wi-Fi access point
Anite Nemo Autonomous system for automated large-scale air-interface measurements Extension with Android-based Nemo Wanderer-A field measurement probes
Anritsu MD8475A Signaling Tester enhancement Addition of integrated IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) functionality
Anritsu Site Master S331L Cable and Antenna Analyzer Presented as new generation of rugged handheld field instrumentation to provide high-performance cable and antenna analysis quickly and accurately
Apple iOS 6 Beta version to iOS Developer Program members of latest iteration of mobile operating system
Arieso ariesoGEO New release of performance engineering solution supports GSM, UMTS and LTE technologies within a single platform and automates optimization between these layers
Aurora Networks Digital BK Transceiver Billed as a first to be specifically designed for Germany's unique BK technology and to provide cost-effective network segmentation to accommodate growth of EuroDocsis services
Broadcom BCM43242 and BCM43236 Combo chip optimized for CE video and Wi-Fi display dongle
Broadcom StrataGX BCM5301x and BCM4708x series 5G Wi-Fi integrated SoCs for home and SMB networks, billed as the industry's first to combine high-performance processor, Gigabit Ethernet switch and physical-layer transceivers, USB 3.0 and traffic accelerators on a single chip
BroadVision Clearvale for Android The new app gives Android users access to the Clearvale enterprise social networking solution on their handsets and tablets for the first time
Cambium Networks PTP 810 Point-to-point wireless backhaul solution supporting native E1/T1 and native Ethernet with high capabilities and optimal performance in a single configurable software system
Cariden Technologies MATE Live Software solution combining predictive network analytics with access to current and historical data for use in network operational applications such as maintenance and congestion mitigation
Cisco Systems Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500 and Universal Media Connector 802.11ac Wi-Fi router and compatible universal home media connector
Clarity Mobile Assurance Accelerator Out-of-the-box solution providing mobile assurance for mobile networks including GSM, CDMA, 3G, WiMax and LTE networks
Corning Willow Glass Presented as an ultra-slim flexible glass that could revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronic technologies
Cortina Systems Family of EPON/GPON OLTs and ONUs Billed as including the industry's first quad 10G EPON OLT, flexible EPON/GPON and MDU optimized 10G EPON ONU solutions
EMCORE NV Series JPEG 2000 products Distribute high-resolution 3G HD, HDMI or DVI signals to HD monitors in one or multiple locations by using IP infrastructures
EXFO Ethernet One Centralized Ethernet service activation and monitoring solution
Genband A2 Intelligent Messaging Manager (IMM) Unified messaging platform offering a suite of advanced, integrated voice and messaging applications
Genband S3 1000 Session Border Controller (SBC) In a 1 RU form factor provides a cost-effective solution for smaller deployments supporting highly distributed or low-density specifications, according to the company
Genband S3 2000 Session Border Controller (SBC) In a 2RU form factor and using latest Intel computing and Cavium network processing chipsets and providing high scalability with the price/performance advantages of standard COTS components, according to the company
Hitron Technologies CDA-32372 and CDE-32372 First products of new range of Puma-6mg-based cable modems and gateways
Huawei Technologies Convergent Billing Solution (CBS) R5, Telco Cloud, and Value Growth Solution (VGS) Three carrier software solutions
Huawei Technologies End-to-end TDFi solution Allows end users to access LTE TDD networks with any Wi-Fi-enabled device to obtain high-speed mobile data services
Huawei Technologies eRelay Billed as the industry�s first LTE TDD wireles- backhaul solution to meet small-cell transmission challenges
Ixia Anue Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) 5293 Presented as the industry�s first carrier-grade, high-density, 40Gbit/s network monitoring switch
Juniper Networks Mykonos Web Security Software New release provides 30 new features and enhancements that strengthen protection against a wider range of attackers and hacking techniques, simplify configuration for security administrators, and boost scalability
Juniper Networks QFX3000-M QFabric System Switching fabric designed for midtier data centers, satellite data centers and 10GbE data center pods as well as space-constrained environments
Kontron AM4022 Quad-Core AdvancedMCprocessor module with the third-generation Intel Core i7 processor
Marvell Technology Group Avastar 88W8897 Presented as the industry's first 802.11ac 2x2 combination radio chip with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and mobile MIMO, transmit beamforming and support for Wi-Fi certified Miracast (when available)
Metrico Wireless Datum measurement system for mobile network operators and device OEMs Enhancements introducing quality-of-experience measurement of simultaneous voice and data services and using cloud to enable large-scale, centralized testing of LTE, HSPA+ and 3G devices and networks
NEC Small cell solutions Cover the range of small cell applications in the home, small, medium, and large enterprises, public spaces, and outdoor applications
Netronome NFP-�6xxx Presented as the industry�s first programmable 200Gbit/s flow processor
Nokia Siemens Networks Operations on Demand Presented as a portal simplifying the process of managing networks and optimizing network performance by giving a single entry point to network data
Nuance Communications Dragon ID Voice biometrics system for mobile devices
Nuance Communications Next-generation Swype keyboard Enhancements include provision of four input modalities in one keyboard
PMC-Sierra PM5450 HyPHY 20Gflex and PM5456 HyPHY 10Gflex New Metro OTN processors to enable packet-optimized metro optical networks
PMC-Sierra UniTRX Billed as the industry's lowest-power and most integrated radio transceiver chipset for macro base station designs
Procera Networks PacketLogic Carrier-Grade Network Address Translation (CGN) and Advanced Traffic Steering Address application delivery market
Qualcomm Gimbal Mobile context SDK for Android and iOS operating systems
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9005AP 802.11ac reference design for wireless routers, gateways and enterprise access points
Qualcomm Atheros Skifta Engine software application OEM software solution for media shifting to and from DLNA-certified and UPnP devices inside and outside the home
Spirent Communications GSS6300M Multi-GNSS simulator designed for integration, verification and production testing where a quick and accurate functional test is needed
Spirent Communications TestCenter C100 Next-generation test appliance platform that enables carriers, enterprises and equipment manufacturers to validate that their terabit, application-aware networks deliver the required performance, availability and security at scale
Syniverse LTE Hub One-stop solution for LTE and IMS interoperability and interworking, 4G clearing and settlement, next-generation customer-care solutions, and advanced messaging gateway capabilities
Transmode Enlighten Multilayer management suite and accompanying ecosystem
Transmode Intelligent Sync (iSync) Enhancements to packet-optical networking sync performance, monitoring and management capabilities
VSS Monitoring Packet broker appliances Addition of support for virtual network tag (VN-Tag) stripping and filtering
Xilinx Forward Error Correction (FEC) Intellectual Property (IP) Core Expanded offering includes GFEC, EFEC and high-gain FEC (xFEC) solutions used to obtain error control in signal transmission and to extend transmission distance
Xilinx Virtex-7 H580T Presented as the world's first 3D heterogeneous all-programmable FPGA
Yenista Optics WSM-160 BP Addition of PMF option to manual optical tunable bandpass filter
ZTE 1.4GHz TD-LTE terminals Presented as the world's first such range of devices, and includes modules, USB cards, indoor CPE and outdoor CPE devices
ZTE Grand X LTE (T82) Single-chip LTE smart phone
ZTE LTE A8808 Active Antenna System (AAS) Presented as the industry�s first LTE BeamHop solution
Source: Light Reading, 2012




Table 2: Contents of product categories in this Recap
Product Category Vendor Product
Broadband/Cable Access & Applications Adtran NetVanta 160 and 161
Aurora Networks Digital BK Transceiver
Broadcom BCM43242 and BCM43236
Broadcom StrataGX BCM5301x and BCM4708x series
Cisco Systems Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500 and Universal Media Connector
Cortina Systems Family of EPON/GPON OLTs and ONUs
EMCORE NV Series JPEG 2000 products
Hitron Technologies CDA-32372 and CDE-32372
Marvell Technology Group Avastar 88W8897
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9005AP
Qualcomm Atheros Skifta Engine software application
Carrier Transport & Optical Networking PMC-Sierra PM5450 HyPHY 20Gflex and PM5456 HyPHY 10Gflex
Transmode Intelligent Sync (iSync)
Xilinx Forward Error Correction (FEC) Intellectual Property (IP) Core
Components & Devices Corning Willow Glass
Kontron AM4022
Xilinx Virtex-7 H580T
Yenista Optics WSM-160 BP
Mobile Devices & Software Apple iOS 6
BroadVision Clearvale for Android
Nuance Communications Dragon ID
Nuance Communications Next-generation Swype keyboard
Qualcomm Gimbal
ZTE 1.4GHz TD-LTE terminals
ZTE Grand X LTE (T82)
Switching, Routing & Network Platforms 6WIND 6WINDGate packet-processing software
Genband A2 Intelligent Messaging Manager (IMM)
Genband S3 1000 Session Border Controller (SBC)
Genband S3 2000 Session Border Controller (SBC)
Ixia Anue Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) 5293
Juniper Networks QFX3000-M QFabric System
Netronome NFP-�6xxx
Procera Networks PacketLogic Carrier-Grade Network Address Translation (CGN) and Advanced Traffic Steering
Syniverse LTE Hub
VSS Monitoring Packet broker appliances
Telecom Software & Service Provider IT Arieso ariesoGEO
Cariden Technologies MATE Live
Clarity Mobile Assurance Accelerator
EXFO Ethernet One
Huawei Technologies Convergent Billing Solution (CBS) R5, Telco Cloud, and Value Growth Solution (VGS)
Juniper Networks Mykonos Web Security Software
Nokia Siemens Networks Operations on Demand
Transmode Enlighten
Test & Measurement Aeroflex S-Series RF signal generators and analyzers
Anite Nemo Autonomous system for automated large-scale air-interface measurements
Anritsu MD8475A Signaling Tester enhancement
Anritsu Site Master S331L Cable and Antenna Analyzer
Metrico Wireless Datum measurement system for mobile network operators and device OEMs
Spirent Communications GSS6300M
Spirent Communications TestCenter C100
Wireless Infrastructure ADTRAN Cloud-based Mobile Data Offload solution for carriers
Agilent Technologies Advanced Design System 2012
Alvarion WBSn-2450-I
Cambium Networks PTP 810
Huawei Technologies End-to-end TDFi solution
Huawei Technologies eRelay
NEC Small cell solutions
PMC-Sierra UniTRX
ZTE LTE A8808 Active Antenna System (AAS)
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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