Brandon Lewis, Technology Editor
Oracle enables real-time charging of next-gen communication services with Prepaid Charging platform
REDWOOD SHORES, CA. Polish Internet/mobile network provider CenterNet S.A. has deployed Oracle Communications’ Prepaid Charging in support of its intelligent telecom network. The Prepaid Charging platform served as the primary component of the network management system, and allowed CenterNet to improve network control, processing, and charging across all networks and user types (both pre and post pay).
CompactPCI Express-based airborne radar system to be developed for DLR
LINKÖPING, SWEDEN. SP Devices and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), have announced plans to develop an advanced airborne radar system based on high-speed CompactPCI Express digitizers. The 12-channel Data Acquisition (DAQ) system will include real-time data recording.
Oracle updates service creation environment, integrates Java in Converged Application Server
REDWOOD SHORES, CA. Oracle has released the standards-based Oracle Communications Converged Application Server 5.1, a carrier-grade platform for the development and deployment of next-generation communications services. The updated version of the Converged Application Server provides a service deployment architecture for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), and includes support for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Java, and Web services standards. By converging telecommunications and IMS/VoLTE domains with Web and enterprise environments, the Oracle Communications Converged Application Server 5.1 provides the possibility for new service and revenue creation.
Virtual switch acceleration software enhancements released by 6WIND
PARIS. 6WIND has announced extensions to the 6WINDGate acceleration software that provide virtual switch performance improvements of 10x. The updated capabilities address virtual switch scalability challenges facing service providers by increasing the virtual machine density per server and reduce CAPEX and OPEX.
Bringing High Availability to defense networks with AdvancedTCA - Interview with Steve Looby, SANBlaze Technology
One of the key requirements of modern communications networks is "High Availability" (HA), or a system's ability to experience minimums in failure, and through redundancy, continue operating despite those failures. Steve Looby of SANBlaze Technology offers his take on how AdvancedTCA (ATCA) can be leveraged to meet the mission-critical HA requirements of military systems, as well as what military developers should be aware of when designing an ATCA-based solution.
Portwell releases COM Express Type 10 “Nano” module
FREMONT, CA. The PCOM-B21A, a Type 10 COM Express module was released yesterday by American Portwell Technology, Inc. Equipped with a dual-core Intel Atom N2800/2600 processor and measuring 84 mm x 55 mm, the module supports operating temperatures from -40ºC to +80ºC.
BAE Systems to provide HPC networking and support to NSA
ARLINGTON, VA. The National Security Agency (NSA) has awarded BAE Systems a $127 million, multi-year contract to provide infrastructure and software development support to the agency’s High Performance Computing Infrastructure Group.
CompactPCI continues in the cosmos - Interview with Vic Scuderi, BAE Systems
Vic Scuderi of BAE Systems explains why CompactPCI is such a stellar space technology.
xTCA markets and specs on the far side of the Maya calendar
The xTCA family of specifications is looking to extend its reach beyond telecommunications markets in 2013.
A history of service: CompactPCI in the defense market - Interview with Richard Kirk, GE Intelligent Platforms and Michael Slonosky, Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions
CompactPCI has been reporting for duty since 1995, and the veteran is still going strong.
Where does xTCA fit in SDN?
It’s widely known throughout the carrier world that there is an alarming trend in the ARPU, as well as cost per bit. This has driven a significant interest in the carrier world in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), which separates the control and data planes in network switches. At the first day of AdvancedTCA Summit 2012, many of the presentations – and much of the hall talk – was centered around OpenFlow, the preeminent SDN specification, and how it can/may be used in future carrier network architectures.
COM Express subcommittee talks R2.1
Revision 2.1 of the PICMG COM Express specification was adopted this May, so CompactPCI, AdvancedTCA & MicroTCA Systems sat down with key members of the subcommittee for a closer look at COM Express.