Frost & Sullivan today honored Redback Networks, an Ericsson company that makes video-centric routers for a majority of the world’s largest triple-play networks, with the 2007 Global Award for Product Differentiation Innovation in the Multi-Service Edge Router (MSER) market.
In presenting this Award, Frost & Sullivan recognizes the market leading features of Redback Networks’ SmartEdge platform, which demonstrate the company’s commitment to innovation and product differentiation and underscore its technical expertise.
"The company has shown tremendous success with the SmartEdge product that unifies three separate functions, namely edge routing, Ethernet aggregation, and subscriber management into a single, multi-functional platform," noted Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Prayerna Raina. "Redback has accomplished this without compromising on the performance, availability, and security capabilities necessary in a carrier grade platform."
The four models in the product family consist of the flagship SmartEdge 1200, SmartEdge 800/400, and SmartEdge100. Together, these Multi-Service edge routers provide the foundation for any kind of deployment, whether large of small.
The SmartEdge 1200 platform, introduced this spring, provides three major innovations. It doubles carrier capacity for new video upgrades, extends triple-play services to broadband mobile networks and integrates up to six network applications into a single router. The SmartEdge 1200 also introduces three new network applications, including deep-packet inspection for peer-to-peer traffic management, advanced session border control capabilities and network security for carriers and their customers.
"With the addition of the SmartEdge 1200, Redback has raised the bar for delivery of triple-play and business services. Further, by adding support for mobile users as well by the inclusion of security and session border controller functionality in SmartEdge 1200, Redback has further differentiated itself from the competition," said Raina.
The SmartEdge platform’s innovative packet mesh architecture and a dedicated Packet Processor (PPAs) on every line card ensures that there is no single point of failure. The PPAs are fully programmable and new services can be introduced through the insertion of the right software code. As a result, PPAs offer investment protection because new functionalities can be added without requiring major hardware change.
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About Redback Networks
An Ericsson company since January 2007 (NASDAQ: ERIC), Redback Networks (redback.com) helps manage triple-play services for 63 million subscribers and 15 of the top 20 telephone carriers worldwide. Redback’s multi-service routing platform delivers next generation broadband services such as VoIP, IPTV, On-Demand Video, and on-line gaming. Redback Networks has more than 500 carrier customers worldwide and is based in San Jose, CA.
Ericsson (ericsson.com) is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
Redback and SmartEdge are registered trademarks of Redback Networks Inc.
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