Sunday, May 7, 2006

TI Updates Gateway Software

Texas Instruments announced substantial updates to its gateway software solution, the Network Support Package (NSP). The latest version (3.7.1 ) of this network stack includes improved system performance and throughput, enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) and policy routing, enhanced "Telogy Software" for Voice over DSL applications and improved remote management, including support for DSL Forum TR-069. The software is ideally suited for TI's AR7 residential gateway solutions and is also designed for quick migration to devices based on TI's next-generation UR8 architecture.

In addition to industry standard support of Telnet, Secure Shell (SSH), ClearEoC and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), the updated NSP 3.7.1 software improves on remote management with the addition of DSL Forum TR-069 support. TR-069 defines a mechanism that encompasses secure auto-configuration of a CPE and also incorporates other CPE management functions into a common framework.

The new NSP 3.7.1 also integrates a sophisticated QoS framework, which provides much more than ensuring available bandwidth and minimum delays for time-sensitive applications such as video and voice. NSP 3.7.1 solves the challenges of supporting different QoS markings from different networks by maintaining full control over packets from the time they are received until the time they leave the gateway. It also leverages Telogy Software to include support for Supplementary Services, 2-port Foreign Exchange Station (FXS) telephony interface support and secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP). It also supports TI's "PIQUA" embedded IP quality management technology, offering real-time monitoring of IP services. PIQUA technology allows service providers to proactively assess network quality parameters and dynamically adapt to changing conditions to enhance the subscriber experience.

Captures Packet Intelligence at the Traffic Source
TI's chips are widely deployed at the edge of IP networks, its new
announced PIQUA technology offers the potential to collect vast amounts
of packet data at the source. PIQUA could be used to knit together a
quality of service (QoS) management fabric that addresses all of the
discovery, configuration, monitoring and repair tasks in the diverse and
widely dispersed elements of IP networks.

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