Monday, February 6, 2012

Radisys Scales Broadband Media Processing for LTE IMS

Radisys introduced its MPX-12000 Broadband Media Processing platform for large LTE IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network deployments.

MPX-12000, which is based on Radisys 40G ATCA open platform technologies, is specifically designed to provide mobile and IMS network operators the capacities, capabilities and reliability essential for monetizing real-time wireless broadband communications, including mobile video and voice over LTE (VoLTE). Specifically, the platform offers huge scalability in performing the Multimedia Resource Function (MRF) in LTE IMS networks. This media serving capability can be used for a wide range of mobile services, including:

  • Real-time 2-way and streaming 1-way

  • Multimedia VAS, conferencing, ringback, adverts, messaging, streaming

  • Support for HD video, including H.264 720p HD

  • Support for VoLTE, including AMR-WB

  • Ensuring interoperability of premium conferencing services between mobile devices with IP-IP audio / video transcoding capabilities.

The MPX-12000, which extends the company's existing portfolio of media servers, uses new hardware that is not compatible with the CMS-9000 but the software is backwards compatible. Unlike earlier media servers, the processing and I/O are decoupled as independent elements in this design. There are two blades for the MPX-12000 chassis: a new multi-core Media Processing Card (MPC5) that is optimized for high-capacity real-time multimedia packet processing, and a System Control Card (SCC5) with 1Gig and 10Gig Ethernet interfaces for media, control, and management. Availability is expected in Q2.

“Radisys’ release of its MPX-12000 comes at the perfect time for operators. With its MRF media processing capacities, the MPX-12000 will enable mobile operators to offer and monetize personalized multimedia services to their LTE mobile subscribers.�?

“Mavenir has already integrated the Radisys CMS-9000 media server with our Mavenir mOne Convergence Platform for one of our LTE operator deployments, yet we continue to see growing volumes of traffic in the network, particularly mobile video traffic,�? said Terry McCabe, CTO, Mavenir Systems. “A product like the MPX-12000—with a design objective to increase MRF media processing capacities for mobile video services—offers an enticing MRF product evolution for LTE operators.�?