Wind River (News - Alert), a provider of embedded multi-core and mobile software for network acceleration, has continued to expand its portfolio in the IP services space with a product series of smart gateway solutions.
Wind River Platform for Gateways, the initial offering in the new series, encompasses a software platform for the development of smart gateways. According to company officials, Wind River Platform for Gateways is the first in a series of smart gateway solutions from Wind River that begin to address machine-to-machine (M2M) technology needs.
Wind River Platform for Gateways provides platform equipment manufacturers can use to develop gateways that manage connected devices and services at the network edge. Smart gateways enable operators and service providers to configure, manage, diagnose, support and deliver services more efficiently and intelligently, according to Wind River. Smart gateways also allow consumers to monitor and manage home automation and multimedia systems, as well as music streaming and entertainment services.
Wind River Platform for Gateways is built on the latest version of Wind River's commercial embedded Linux, delivering the benefits of open source innovation with a proven commercial Linux offering.
"As gateways become more powerful in the way they connect devices with the Internet and handle data, consumers and operators can better capitalize on a wider range of services into the home. Equipment manufacturers must create rich platforms that scale to meet the demands of these new services, while keeping costs low," said Paul Anderson, vice president for marketing and strategy for Linux products at Wind River. "By taking care of pre-integration, validation and optimization, Wind River Platform for Gateways dramatically reduces development costs and helps customers rapidly get to market. It also provides an extensible platform allowing them to anticipate future needs and expand services."
Sumitomo Electric (News - Alert) Networks Inc., a provider of broadband access equipment for major carrier customers in Japan, is currently using the Wind River Platform for Gateways to develop its newest line of service gateways.
"In order to grow IP services to the home, our customers are eagerly searching for new ways to effectively and intelligently handle massive amounts of data and quickly deploy equipment. It is critical that we deliver the highest quality scalable devices that enable a wide variety of smart services," said Minoru Kuramoto, director and senior general manager, 1st Technologies Group at Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc. "By working with an expert like Wind River possessing deep embedded Linux expertise and using its Wind River Platform for Gateways, we are able to unlock even greater performance capabilities and develop leading-edge features compliant to global standards while meeting our tight deadlines."
"Together with Wind River, we are delivering technology for intelligent service-enabled and high-performance gateways that support home automation applications and remote-management capabilities that help to significantly reduce the operating costs of broadband value-added service delivery," said Marco E. Bello, executive director of customer premises equipment (CPE) marketing and product management at Mindspeed Technologies (News - Alert), Inc. "The pre-integrated offering based on our Comcerto processors and Wind River Linux, allows equipment makers to develop their products quickly and reduce their total cost of ownership."
Stefanie Mosca is a Managing Editor for TMCnet, with a particular focus in wireless technologies as well as mobile and IP communications. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page or follow her on Twitter (News - Alert) @stefaniemosca.
Edited by Tammy Wolf