SOURCE: Acme Packet

Acme Packet

May 17, 2012 08:30 ET

Acme Packet Unveils New Products to Scale the Next-Generation Signaling Core

Offerings Combine Powerful Control Features and Performance for SIP and Diameter Routing

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Interconnect 2012 -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), at its annual Interconnect customer conference, today unveiled new offerings to help service provider customers address the explosion in signaling traffic across IP communications networks and scale their next-generation signaling cores as they expand to support long term evolution (LTE) and voice over LTE (VoLTE). These offerings include a new platform for Acme Packet's Diameter signaling controller (DSC) and session routing proxy (SRP) solutions, new features for the DSC, and new management capabilities to improve planning and troubleshooting for session delivery networks.

The new offerings include:

  • The Acme Packet Net-Net 7000, a new platform that supports Acme Packet's Net-Net Diameter Director and Net-Net Session Router products. Using Acme Packet Server Edition technology, this platform consists of the Net-Net OS installed on a third-party server for high-performance processing in a simple, turnkey solution. The Net-Net 7000 is optimized for scalable core session initiation protocol (SIP) and Diameter routing, and is capable of processing hundreds of thousands of messages or transactions per second.

  • New enhancements to Acme Packet's DSC, featuring capabilities for supporting large capacity Subscriber Location Function (SLF) with external routing database support, as well as active-active redundancy for solution level resiliency without disrupting any live sessions.

  • A new Report Manager application in Acme Packet's Net-Net Central management solution that improves IP communications network planning and troubleshooting, and collects data across the Acme Packet Net-Net product portfolio. The capabilities in the Report Manager complement those offered in the Palladion customer experience management suite, which was recently added to Acme Packet's portfolio from the acquisition of IPTEGO.

Together, these solutions are designed to provide:

  • Cost-effective scalability for SIP and Diameter signaling for LTE and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks
  • Streamlined network architecture with highly scalable aggregation and routing of SIP and Diameter messages
  • Accelerated time-to-market with comprehensive and programmable mediation and interworking features
  • Protected network and service availability using Acme Packet's proven overload and traffic management controls
  • Improved visibility for network intelligence, capacity planning and troubleshooting

Other Information:

  • Acme Packet has over 20 next-generation signaling core customers globally, and is the only company addressing the complete needs of the next-generation signaling core.
  • Acme Packet's SRP is field-proven, having been deployed in one of the largest 3G networks and one of the largest cable voice over IP (VoIP) networks in the world.
  • Acme Packet is the only DSC vendor that has optimized solutions for the Diameter core with the Net-Net 7000 and Diameter edge with the Net-Net 4500.
  • The new Net-Net 7000 series has been selected by two customers:
    • European mobile service provider for its entire next-generation signaling core
    • US mobile service provider for core Diameter routing, supporting its 3G and LTE network

Quotes:

"With the Net-Net 7000 series, Acme Packet continues to deliver scalable solutions with leading control and routing functions, helping service providers meet the requirements for migrating to the next-generation of broadband voice and communication services," said Greg Collins, founder, Exact Ventures.

"Service providers are facing growing challenges in SIP and Diameter signaling due to the rising adoption of all-IP networks like LTE and VoLTE," said Seamus Hourihan, senior vice president, corporate strategy, Acme Packet. "Our new Net-Net 7000 series is already helping a number of our service provider customers address these challenges by expanding the capacity and performance of our proven SIP and Diameter core routing products."

About Interconnect:

Interconnect is Acme Packet's annual worldwide user conference, now in its eighth year. Interconnect 2012 features a rich agenda focusing on the latest business and technical trends, with topics including SIP trunking, unified communications and SBCs, IMS and RCS, security best practices, cloud computing, and the evolution of the IP contact center. The conference is being held in Miami, Florida from May 16-18. For more information, go to acmepacket.com/interconnect.

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APKT, Acme Packet, VoIP, voice over IP, SIP, session initiation protocol, IP, Diameter, LTE, IMS, RCS, unified communications, UC

About Acme Packet

Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks. Our Net-Net product family fulfills demanding security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Acme Packet designs and manufactures its products in the USA, selling them through over 220 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,600 customers in 107 countries have deployed over 16,000 Acme Packet systems, including 88 of the top 100 service providers and 41 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.

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