September 24, 2008
NEC Selects SurfExpress/PCIe Multimedia Processing Solution
By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributing Editor
NEC (News - Alert) Corporation (NEC) has picked Surf’s SurfExpress/PCIe multimedia processing solution to provide simultaneous voice and video processing capabilities for their core network mobile and fixed service delivery platforms.
NEC, a multinational company providing information technology (IT) and network solutions to business enterprises, communications services providers and government is currently developing a set of new multimedia applications and services for Japanese telecom operators who are deploying new IP-based networks.
According to Surf, these media servers and media gateways are the forerunners in this set of solutions. Surf’s PCIe platform was chosen for these projects because Surf provides true multimedia support on the same platform when all other manufacturers support voice and video separately; it is cost-effective solution; and Surf's platform has the ability to support high densities with low power consumption, which is very important in the central office.
Surf officials informed that the first media server is scheduled for delivery to a Japanese telecom operator in Q4, 2008.
Kazuo Shimazaki, senior manager, NEC Network Service System Division indicated that their company chose Surf’s development platform because it stood out as the highest density transcoding solution available, and it is the only true multimedia processing board in the market that handles both voice and video on the same platform.
Shimazaki is also impressed by the unique architecture of Surf's solution that opens up bottlenecks in the control and media planes, further increasing throughput in their systems.
Surf is pleased to be selected as a key supplier for the latest products in NEC Corporation's telecom services line, according to Avi Fisher, Surf's CTO. He noted that this project is proof that Surf's products and support staff meet the stringent quality standards demanded by NEC. The project also demonstrates how Surf's high density, low power consumption multimedia processing boards provide cost-effective solutions to their customers.
Surf Communication Solutions is a provider of multimedia embedded processing solutions. Recently, NewGrid Technology (NewGrid), a Korea-based company that designs, develops, manufactures and deploys carrier-grade telecom products, selected Surf’s DSP chip-level multimedia processing solution, the Surf DSP-82, for inclusion in its new video gateway.
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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Tim Gray