Radisys Launches Industry's First AdvancedTCA Remote Demo and Test Facility
Radisys® Corporation a leading global provider of advanced embedded solutions, today announced that it has launched the industry's first lab for use by global ecosystem partners and customers so that they may remotely perform initial validation, testing, and demonstrations of their unique solutions on Radisys AdvancedTCA(a) (ATCA) systems.
HILLSBORO, Ore.-September 18, 2008--Radisys® Corporation > (NASDAQ:RSYS), a leading global provider of advanced embedded solutions, today announced that it has launched the industry's first lab for use by global ecosystem partners and customers so that they may remotely perform initial validation, testing, and demonstrations of their unique solutions on Radisys AdvancedTCA(a) (ATCA) systems. The new facility, dubbed the REDI(tm) (Radisys Ecosystem Demonstration and Interoperability) Lab, is available 24/7 and accessed via a dedicated, secure broadband connection. Physically located at company headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon, the customized lab is outfitted with the Radisys Promentum® ATCA application-ready platform loaded with the latest hardware and software.
The REDI Lab Benefits ATCA Ecosystem Partners and Customers
The REDI Lab has already cut dramatically-from several weeks to hours-the time that Radisys and its partners previously dedicated to initial up-front testing and self-validation, as well as preparing for, and conducting, sales demonstrations. The high-resolution webcam, for instance, enables Radisys partners to observe platform activity, in real time, during software integration and self-validation sessions as well as perform remote demos to showcase product features to their customers.
"The REDI Lab provided live access to a wide variety of Radisys ATCA systems without ever having to board an airplane," said Steve Looby, Director of Product Management for SANBlaze Technology. "With secure remote login and video links, our Boston-based engineering team was able to test our ATCA storage cards with several Radisys ATCA carrier blades located 3,000 miles away in Hillsboro, Oregon. The lab proved a very creative answer to shrinking interoperability test budgets and rising travel and shipment costs."
Another significant benefit of the REDI Lab is that it gives Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMS) the assurance that initial validation has already been performed so that their engineering teams won't be starting from ground zero.
Unlike industry-wide plug fests held twice annually, during which vendors test their solutions against a common implementation, the REDI Lab affords partners quick, efficient, "first-look" interoperability testing and validation of their specific configurations for a specific customer.
New Lab Complements Radisys Comprehensive SIT Program
The REDI Lab serves as an adjunct to the company's well established and comprehensive System Integration and Test (SIT) program, an all inclusive testing environment that Radisys uses extensively to provide final verification of all of its latest hardware and software products together as well as strategic third-party products. The SIT program ensures that customers receive a fully validated platform.
The REDI Lab Supports ATCA Market Momentum
"ATCA market adoption is accelerating," said Anthony Ambrose, Vice President and General Manager of Communications Networks for Radisys. "Virtually all of the major TEMs are integrating ATCA into their product planning roadmaps. This market momentum has created a robust and rapidly-growing business ecosystem of partners working to achieve the highest levels of interoperability so that TEMs may reap the full benefits of an open standards-based carrier-grade platform designed with best-in-class components," Ambrose explained. "The REDI Lab is our innovative response to helping our partners and customers minimize up-front resources and expenditures typically associated with first-step evaluations and achieve time-to-market advantage."
Commenting on the facility, Eric Gregory, Radisys Senior Product Line Manager of Communications Networks said, "The REDI Lab is another concrete example of our close collaboration with partners and customers underscoring our long-term commitment to support their business objectives by providing tools that help them with product definition, testing, sales activities, and marketing programs."
About the Radisys Promentum Platform
The Radisys Promentum® ATCA (AdvancedTCA) family includes a fully integrated application ready platform and modular building blocks configured for multiple applications. The award winning SYS-6010 is the industry's first 10-Gigabit ATCA Application Ready Platform. It integrates state-of-the-art building blocks such as 10 GE switch and control module, dual-core compute module, SAS/FC storage modules, STM-1/OC-3, PDH and Gigabit line card modules and platform software including data path software to meet the next generation performance requirements for the target applications.
About Radisys Corporation
Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a leading global provider of advanced embedded solutions for the communications networking and commercial systems markets. Through intimate customer collaboration and combining innovative technologies and industry leading architecture, Radisys helps OEMs, systems integrators, and solution providers bring better products to market faster and more economically. Radisys products include embedded boards, application enabling platforms, the OS-9® operating system, and turn-key systems, which are used in today's complex computing, processing, and network-intensive applications. For more information, visit www.Radisys.com <cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=htt[...]> , e-mail info@Radisys.com