Adax Unveils High Density AMC Signaling Controller

Adax Europe has unveiled the company's first AdvancedMC protocol controller card, the HDCII-AMC. Previously available in PMC, PCI, and PCIe versions, the HDCII-AMC is ideal for I/O intensive telecom applications, enhancing the robust features of the HDCII with the increased flexibility and performance offered by AMC and ATCA.

The HDCII-AMC is a high density narrowband channelized controller designed for wireless, wireline and converging PSTN/IP network platforms. The full height AMC card supports traditional SS7, Annex A HSL, and SCTP acceleration protocols.

The HDCII-AMC I/O card offers TEMs a versatile platform for building modular telecom systems that can be quickly designed, manufactured, scaled, upgraded and serviced. Up to four HDCII-AMC modules can be mounted with an AdvancedTCA carrier card for a high density ATCA signaling blade. This modular signaling solution can be easily scaled and upgraded while reducing overall time to market. In addition, the HDCII-AMC is hot swappable, allowing service providers to upgrade their ATCA systems without removing entire blades. The HDCII-AMC also supports multi-protocol interfaces and IPMI system management, thus providing the flexibility and high availability essential to providing a reliable, adaptable network. These benefits enable TEMs to focus their time and efforts on the applications rather than the platform, thus restoring the TEMs competitive advantage while lowering costs to the Operator.

The HDCII-AMC is dynamically configurable and can deliver up to 124 channels of multiple protocols including SS7 MTP2, SCTP acceleration, LAPB/D/V5, Frame Relay, X.25 and HDLC per card. The card features one x4 PCI Express interface and two Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-BX (SerDes) ports. In addition, since the Adax HDC driver software is consistent across all HDCII board formats, existing Adax customers can seamlessly transition to the HDCII-AMC without altering their current applications.

HDCII-AMC is suitable for demanding telecommunications applications that require high capacity and throughput and for Signaling Gateways, Media Gateway Controllers, and SGSN, GGSN, MSC, HLR/VLR and BSS nodes in Next Generation Networks. General availability of the HDCII-AMC is scheduled for Q3 2006.

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