|ADTRAN Launches Crossover Solution to Accelerate Gigabit FTTH|
New ultra-compact cabinet solution offers most simplified migration path for evolving DSL to Gigabit fiber service architectures
“Fiber, which is the predominant access technology used to deliver today’s Carrier Ethernet services, is an essential component of future business offerings. However, most fiber infrastructures are concentrated primarily within population-dense markets where construction costs are easily justified,” said
Wrapped around the smallest member of the ADTRAN MSAP family, the
As part of the new Total Access 5004 solution portfolio, the Crossover enclosure offers full resources to migrate seamlessly from FTTN to a mix of FTTN and FTTH and eventually to 100 percent FTTH. As a result, service providers can deploy a wide range of FTTx service architectures, including:
The solution incorporates one or two Total Access 5004s into a pre-packaged
Beyond the inability to migrate to FTTH architectures, other more limited FTTx solutions have been challenged with many special deployment circumstances that greatly impact their overall total cost of ownership by requiring additional equipment installation and/or cabinet construction. The ADTRAN Crossover enclosure provides a more economical, operationally simplified solution by uniquely integrating special equipment generally only found in large remote cabinets but often demanded especially when traditional phone service, such as POTS, is deployed.
Optional, integrated special equipment of this solution include:
“ADTRAN has been helping service providers cost-effectively extend next generation broadband services into hard to reach areas for over a decade, having deployed over a 100,000 sealed DSLAM solutions in that time,” said
Digium Continues Commitment to Asterisk Community with Next Generation Product Lines
HUNTSVILLE, AL, November 4, 2013—Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced availability of six next-generation telephony cards. The new models enhance Digium’s broad suite of telephony cards designed specifically for Asterisk-based communications systems. Asterisk is the most widely used open source software for creating business phone systems and communications applications. The combination of Digium hardware and Asterisk software provides a cost-effective platform for building numerous communications solutions, from PBX systems and VoIP gateways to IVR servers, call centers and complete Unified Communications (UC) phone systems. With these new product introductions, Digium continues its leadership of the Asterisk telephony hardware market. Earlier this year, Digium expanded its line of VoIP gateways and introduced new next-generation single span digital cards, reinforcing its commitment to the Asterisk community.
The new A4 series and A8 series analog cards, and the TE234 and TE435 digital cards, are designed to offer higher performance and reliability and include field upgradeable firmware, low profile form factors, the ability to handle high jitter environments and decreased interrupt times, improving computer processor performance. The new products, along with the entire family of Digium telephony cards, are the only cards on the market certified for use with Asterisk. This certification provides integrators and OEMs the assurance that their applications will function reliably, and will be backed by support from Digium, the creator, sponsor and maintainer of Asterisk.
The A4 and A8 analog series support four and eight FXO and/or FXS channels. The TE235 and TE435 digital cards support up to 48 and 96 channels (in T1/J1 mode) or 60 and 120 channels (in E1 mode). All cards support industry standard telephony protocols and optional echo cancellation modules, VPM032, VPM064 and VPM128. The hardware echo cancellation modules, based on the industry-leading Octasic chipset, offload the task of echo cancellation from the CPU, increasing overall system performance and call quality.
“All Digium telephony cards offer tremendous opportunities for integrators and OEMs to build advanced communications systems, while also allowing for customization in order to meet their business needs,” said Mark Amick, director of product management for Digium. “Being the creators of Asterisk, users can be assured these new cards integrate seamlessly with Asterisk and can focus on building next generation phone systems without worrying about integration issues.”
The A4 and A8 series, TE235, TE435 and optional echo cancellation modules are available for order from Digium and Digium partners. Pricing starts from $175 for the A4 series, $255 for the A8 series, $775 for the TE235 and $1,315 for the TE435.
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Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world’s most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium Switchvox Cloud and other cloud-based products and services are offered through Digium Cloud Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc. Digium’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at http://www.digium.com and http://www.asterisk.org.
HP Delivers Security, Simplicity with OpenStack Hybrid Solutions for Cloud
HONG KONG — HP today enhanced its public cloud and cloud architecture with new functionality that delivers customers enterprise-grade solutions to ease deployment, management and scalability of OpenStack®-based solutions for hybrid cloud.
Organizations are challenged with managing and securing multiple cloud environments while maintaining flexibility without vendor lock-in. Through its commitment to OpenStack, HP is delivering open standards–based hybrid solutions that provide enterprises the agility of interoperable cloud solutions along with enterprise-grade security, manageability and control to confidently deploy mission-critical workloads in the cloud.
HP is the first company to put the OpenStack Horizon project into production as the core technology behind a public cloud management console—the new HP Public Cloud Console. Horizon provides a web-based user interface to OpenStack cloud services, allowing fast and easy provisioning of compute, storage, database, load balancing and other public cloud services. The Horizon-based HP Public Cloud Console offers customers improved simplicity and security via identity management capabilities, networking topology maps, and support for the new HP Cloud Relational Database service.
HP also is using Horizon with HP Cloud OS, the technology foundation for the HP hybrid cloud architecture. HP Cloud OS enhances the maturity of the platform for all users by adding enterprise-grade features, such as role-based access and a common user interface. These new features increase security and governance, while providing simplicity of use and a common experience across all environments.
Additionally, HP is adding features to HP Cloud OS to simplify the cloud experience for IT administrators, including a new distribution network (CODN), simplified infrastructure provisioning and improved multiregion support. The HP Cloud OS enhancements are available via the Cloud OS technology preview.
PeriShip, a leader in the shipping and receiving of perishable products, is realizing the benefits of HP’s open standards–based cloud offerings.
“In choosing a cloud services provider, openness and flexibility were key to us because we need the ability to scale our business quickly without interrupting customer service,” said Jack Wang, chief information officer, PeriShip. “We considered a few cloud providers but chose HP because it offers an open and extensible cloud solution based on OpenStack technology, while also serving as a trusted partner on our cloud journey.”
These latest developments build on HP’s leadership in the OpenStack community and across the OpenStack Foundation’s many projects. For example, HP is the No. 1 contributor of employee resources for the development of OpenStack’s latest release, called Havana, and is a leading contributor for many mission-critical OpenStack initiatives.(1) The company has contributed:
- One hundred HP employees as participants in the Havana development cycle.
- More than 20 core team members, including project technical leads for the latest Ironic, TripleO and Infrastructure projects.
- Five of the top 20 reviewers across the OpenStack Project.
- Dedicated employees to the continuous integration (CI) initiative, which no other company has done.
- Two members to the OpenStack Foundation Technical Committee, a board elected by community contributors.
“With proprietary offerings, cloud users are trapped in single-vendor solutions, hindering industry collaboration and, therefore, innovation,” said Saar Gillai, senior vice president and general manager, HP Cloud. “HP’s partnership with the OpenStack Foundation enables us to be at the forefront of cloud innovation, but allows us to enhance our offerings to provide our customers with open, enterprise-grade cloud solutions and services to thrive in today’s hybrid world.”
HP will be at OpenStack Summit, held Nov. 5-8 in Hong Kong. Monty Taylor, distinguished technologist, HP, and a member of the OpenStack Foundation board of directors and technical committee, will present a keynote address on “Why OpenStack Will Win in Enterprise Hybrid Cloud.”
Additional information on HP and OpenStack is available at www.hpcloud.com/why-hp-cloud/openstack.
Huawei Reinforces Commitment to Open Source Projects and Contribution to the Acceleration of OpenStack Commercialization
Huawei named the first China-based Gold Member of OpenStack Foundation