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April 14, 2009

D2 Technologies' Embedded vPort VoIP Solution to Support Cavium Networks' Multi-Core Processor

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor


Embedded IP communications software platforms provider D2 Technologies says it will integrate processors from Cavium Networks (News - Alert) into its lineup in a bid to offer OEMs and ODMs a quicker and more effective method for developing voice/video/data equipment for the enterprise and carrier class markets.

 
The Santa Barbara-based company said it will now support Cavium’s OCTEON II multi-core MIPS64, which is expected to boost performance of D2’s vPort's 'softDSP' VoIP technology while streamlining the overall design.
 
"The OCTEON II family of processors, combined with D2's technology, gives OEMs the ability to create smaller, low power, next generation devices that support different traffic types over heterogeneous networks," said YJ Kim, senior director, Embedded Processor (News - Alert) Group, Cavium Networks. "Our companies have a mutual goal: to deliver innovative, complete and optimized converged communications solutions that will enable our customers to significantly reduce time-to-market and address the challenges of today's marketplace."
 
Cavium Networks is a provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless, video and security applications.
 
The OCTEON II processor lineup is designed for the next generation of hyper-networks serving the enterprise, data center, access and service provider markets. Working through the Cavium Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions (PACE), D2 expects to deliver integrated communication software products that support switches, routers, appliances, equipment for 3G, WiMAX (News - Alert), LTE, wireless LAN and unified storage systems and adapters to deliver converged data, voice and video.
 
"D2 Technologies (News - Alert) and Cavium Networks are building on a successful track record of collaboration that has yielded field deployments by top-tier OEMs in enterprise and service provider applications," said Doug Makishima, vice president of marketing and sales at D2 Technologies. "By integrating vPort's 'softDSP' VoIP technology within the new OCTEON II line of processors, we create an unbeatable turnkey solution for multi-mode, multi-protocol, multi-service mobile communication devices and gateways."
 
As TMCnet reported, earlier this year D2 Technologies released the next generation of its flagship product line VPort – designed to enable OEMs and service providers to deliver to market the advanced mobile and CPE communications products – that included a range of IC and core processor support from companies such as Cavium Networks.
 
Now when used in conjunction with D2's mCUE converged mobile communications client software, the vPort media engine-enabled processors support IP video delivery for enterprise conferencing systems, media handsets, digital photo frames and other emerging devices. The mCUE recently became the first commercial smartphone operating on the Android (News - Alert) mobile operating system from Google and its design is expected to provide manufacturers with a turnkey software solution for developing and delivering WiMAX handsets and similar portable devices to market.
 
D2's vPort embedded IP communications supports services such as VoIP, VoIM (third party IM/VoIM communities such as Skype, GoogleTalk, Yahoo! and MSN), video over IP and IMS.
 
Last week Cavium Networks showcased its abilities of its PureVu video processors by streaming full 1080p60 HD video and gaming over Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-enabled home networking solutions at the recent Cable Show event.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray


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