Aricent Wins TMC Product of the Year Award

Palo Alto, Calif., June 3, 2009 - Aricent™, a global innovation, technology and service company focused exclusively on communications, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has named its Converged Access Software (CAS) as a recipient of a 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

Aricent’s CAS is a comprehensive software framework designed for equipment manufacturers to simplify product development and shorten time to market for innovative new residential and small business multi-service gateways. A significant development jumpstart, Aricent’s CAS can reduce time to market and development costs by up to 75% as compared with completely organic approaches or integrating different software products from multiple vendors.

According to In-Stat, multi-service business gateway (MSBG) devices will be the means by which nearly all future technology is adopted in the SMB and branch office market segment. MSBGs are defined as products purposely designed for small business and branch office applications that integrate multiple communication voice, data, and video functions into a single device. By 2012, In-Stat forecasts the worldwide MSBG market will generate over US $2.7 billion annually, and shipments will grow at a 33% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the next five years.

“Demand for multi-service solutions is accelerating across both the small business and the residential communications landscape, driven by the need for faster access, more sophisticated networking requirements, and growing price sensitivity given current economic realities,” said CP Murali, Senior Vice President at Aricent. “Using our Converged Access Software, network equipment manufacturers can quickly and efficiently introduce highly differentiated gateway products for both markets, capitalizing on the multi-billion dollar market for multi-service gateways.”

CAS from Aricent is highly versatile, providing the foundation for a number of different product categories including Residential/Home Gateways, Secure SMB Routers, SIP-enabled Media Gateways and Multi-Services Business Gateways (MSBGs). Leveraging the common CAS across multiple product lines further reduces development complexity, cost and support resources. CAS enables the creation of multiple product lines based on a single software platform, and includes the following capabilities:

  • Routing & Switching
    RIP v1/v2 OSPF v2 with MD5, Ethernet interfaces, Ethernet Switching, 802.1x based port authentication, RSTP, MSTP and advanced VLAN management with GVRP
  • Wireless LAN
    802.11 a/b/g/n, support for multiple SSIDs, user authentication based on 802.1x for each wireless client, and WEP/WPA/WPA 2 encryption
  • Quality of Service (QoS) / Traffic Management
    Advanced QoS features based on fields like Source IP, Destination IP, VLAN ID, DSCP value, interface and protocol, 802.1p, DiffServ, and class based queuing
  • VPNs and Security Services
    IPSec VPN, stateful inspection firewall, DoS mitigation, NAT and common ALGs
  • Voice Services
    Session Border Controller services including SIP Proxy, Registrar, Call Admission Control (CAC), Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) and other key enterprise centric SIP enabled voice services
  • Management
    Complete management with SNMP v1/v2/v3, CLI, user-friendly Web UI, SSH, and integrated TR-069 for zero-touch remote management
  • Interface Support
    xDSL, T1/E1, PPP, ML-PPP and Ethernet

“Aricent has been recognized with a 2008 Product of the Year Award for their excellence in the advancement of voice, data and/or video communications,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief. “Aricent has proven they are committed to quality and excellence in solutions that benefit the customer experience as well as ROI for the companies that use them. I am pleased to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future.”

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to market in 2008 were selected as recipients of this year’s Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for their groundbreaking achievement.

The 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winners can be found on the INTERNET TELEPHONY and Customer Interaction Solutions Web site.

About Aricent 

Aricent is a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications. Aricent combines the leading innovation capabilities of frog design with unparalleled domain expertise in communications as a strategic supplier to the world's foremost infrastructure, application and service providers. The company’s investors include Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office and Flextronics International Ltd. For more information, visit www.aricent.com.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN Magazine. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two to three million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet is ranked as 2,921 in Quantcast's Top U.S. Sites placing TMCnet in the top .03% most visited Web sites in the US. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO, 4GWE Conference, Digium|Asterisk World and Communications Developer Conference.

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Aricent is a trademark of Aricent Inc., in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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