From the Enterprise VoIP Experts

November 06, 2009

Adax Solution Addresses the costs of high density I/O for ATCA

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Adax, a provider of high performance signaling infrastructure, has reportedly announced a solution to address the costs of providing high density I/O configurations in ATCA architecture. With AdaxPacketRunner, Adax HDC3-AMC and Adax RemDevIO software, Adax offers cost saving of up to 30 per cent for high density SS7 links.

The AdaxPacketRunner is an I/O, purpose-built, ATCA AMC carrier blade for NGN, IMS, and LTE telecom applications. With IP-transport, MPLS/Carrier Ethernet, QoS, security, bandwidth management, packet processing, I-TDM and signaling capabilities, this blade meets the three challenges for I/O in today’s ATCA systems, scalability as it coordinate multiple blades, cost-effectiveness, and high availability - N+1 up to N+R.
The Adax solution provides four Adax HDC3-AMCs on the APR ATCA blade, with the Adax RemDevIO for host processor applications to access remote signaling resources. The solution offers a high level of SS7 signaling density at a lower price compared to an equivalent solution using four ATCA SBCs with one HDC3-AMC on each blade. This also reduces the system footprint by only taking up a single slot in the ATCA chassis, reducing congestion at the Central Office for operators with large subscriber bases that want to maximize space. 
This combination of Adax hardware and software enables telecommunications operators to deploy high-density, multi-purpose I/O applications such as Signaling Gateways and Home Location Registers without the costs that are associated with high-density SS7 links for ATCA. 
“The HDC3-AMC provides one of the highest densities on the market today, making it ideal for demanding telecommunications applications with high capacity and throughput requirements,” Robin Kent, director of European operations, Adax, said in a statement.
“The Adax solution dramatically improves the value for money of every I/O link and, thanks to horizontal scaling, multiple APRs can be used in an ATCA chassis, providing users with virtually unlimited I/O resources.”
The APR provides scalability and access to host processing at a feasible price point supporting IP-transport, packet processing and signaling on one blade without the need for a general CPU or ProcessorAMC. The four AMC bays on the APR allow telecommunications operators to make the most of the high link density of the Adax HDC3-AMC, a purpose built AMC SS7 signaling board. These provide complete I/O subsystem when combined with the Adax RemDevIO, for applications on the host processor to access remote I/O resources on the APR as if they were local to the application.

Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney