Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ikanos and SoftAtHome Announce Collaboration

SoftAtHome and Ikanos Communications are collaborating to bring a next-generation gateway platform to market. The companies said their partnership combines the latest capabilities of the SoftAtHome Operating Platform and Ikanos recently announced Fusiv Vx185/175 communications processors to create a solution ideally suited for the performance and quality of service demands of next-generation home media gateways in a multiscreen environment.

The combined solution takes unique advantage of the SoftAtHome Operation Platform's streaming media management and graphical user interface and Ikanos' broadband-optimized communications processor architecture. Together, the solution will deliver very high bandwidth capabilities and versatility for any network architecture including Fiber to the Node and Fiber to the Home deployments with bandwidth requirements of 100Mbps and beyond for visualizing multiple high-definition streams on multiple screens in the home.

  • Earlier this month, Ikanos Communications introduced two dual-core communications processors – the Fusiv Vx175 and Fusiv Vx173 -- designed for a wide range of devices including femtocell gateways, smart energy gateways, mobile broadband routers, optical networking terminals, network attached storage and other next generation services gateways. The new devices add to the company's Fusiv portfolio and extend the range of access types supported to PON, LTE and other broadband technologies.