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February 21, 2013

Napatech to Debut PTP, Tunneling Protocol Support at Mobile World Congress


Napatech (News - Alert), an OEM supplier of intelligent network adapters, recently detailed its exhibition for Mobile World Congress next week. The company will debut tunneling protocol and Precision Time Protocol (PTP) support, while also demonstrating 100G throughput and the DeepFlow Telecom probe with partner Qosmos (News - Alert).


The aim is to showcase the ways which Napatech adapters can address the monitoring and analysis needs of the telecom industry. Tunneling protocol and PTP support specifically will be focused on in order to demonstrate the need for scalable solutions that can monitor and analyze high-speed mobile networks in real time.

New tunneling protocol support enables the extraction of information from GTP and IP-in-IP tunnels, allowing for efficient analysis of applications and services used on mobile networks. Then Napatech adapters can perform flow identification and intelligent distribution to multiple server CPU cores based on the contents of tunnels rather than on the tunnel itself.

As for PTP support, this will be featured onboard 1G and 10G adapters, which are also able to plug directly into the PTP network. This makes time synchronization implementation easier for both OEM vendors and end users. Furthermore, since PTP is based on Ethernet, no special cabling is needed, while built-in compensation for transmission latency and the ability to automatically detect a mster enables plug-and-play installation.

"Tunneling and onboard PTP support are powerful features for telecom equipment vendors who need to build mobile network monitoring products," said Erik Norup (News - Alert), president and CMO of Napatech, in a statement. "With these new features, we can off-load and accelerate data analysis, allowing our customers to focus on optimizing the processing resources in their standard servers. This is critical to carriers providing superior service at an affordable cost."

In October, Napatech pointed out that many OEMs may have to redesign their performance monitoring appliances due to increasing use of Internet devices, while its own portfolio of products is capable of scaling to meet this growth.




Edited by Rachel Ramsey










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