SOURCE: Ikanos Communications

Ikanos Communications

Ikanos Communications

October 25, 2010 08:30 ET

Ikanos and SoftAtHome Collaborate to Help Service Providers Reduce Costs and Accelerate Time to Market of Advanced Digital Home Gateways

Integrated Solution to Be Demonstrated at Broadband World Forum in Paris, October 26-28

FREMONT, CA and PARIS--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) -  Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, and SoftAtHome, a software provider of home operating platforms that help service providers deliver convergent applications to the digital home, today announced that they have collaborated to create an integrated platform for home gateways, which is designed to accelerate time to market for advanced triple play and digital home services. As a result of this collaboration, service providers globally will be able to quickly and efficiently deliver next-generation services and deploy them across different devices in the home.

The integrated platform combines the SoftAtHome Operating Platform (SOP) and Ikanos' Fusiv® communications processors, making it possible for service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy innovative and convergent applications for the digital home. Key features of the integrated platform include advanced voice services; digital living network alliance (DLNA)-media server capabilities that enable consumers to use, share and enjoy their digital photos, music and videos; green services; network attached storage (NAS) functions; IPTV and Web services support for convergent applications. In addition, the platform supports third-party developed software solutions, such as Wi-Fi scheduling, parental control or remote personal video recorder scheduling.

Together, the two companies have created a customized software interface that leverages the advanced features of Ikanos' Fusiv communications processors and SoftAtHome's market-leading operating platform. The SoftAtHome Operating Platform is an open, ubiquitous and carrier-class software platform that combines services such as voice, video, content sharing, user interfaces, security, network access or management. It leverages key features of Ikanos' high-performance Fusiv communications processors, including advanced processing power, wire speed performance, digital signal processor (DSP)-based VoIP capabilities, security and best-in-class quality of service (QoS). Additionally, Fusiv communications processors' advanced xDSL interface supports multi-mode A/VDSL capability, which reduces the cost and complexity of supporting hybrid ADSL and VDSL networks for service providers worldwide. 

"The integrated Ikanos and SoftAtHome platform enables service providers to offer enhanced and innovative communications and converged media services across a variety of applications in the home," said Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome. "By collaborating with Ikanos, we are expediting the time-to-market for the development of advanced home gateways and the development of game-changing services that shape the future of the digital home experience." 

"By joining forces with innovators such as SoftAtHome, Ikanos continues to show its commitment to helping service providers deliver a holistic digital home experience to their subscribers," said John Quigley, CEO and president at Ikanos. "We believe the time-to-market advantage we're offering to our service provider customers will give them a tremendous advantage in today's competitive marketplace and will allow consumers to experience the true benefits of broadband."

A demonstration of the SoftAtHome Operating Platform running on Ikanos' advance Fusiv processors will be on display in SoftAtHome's booth, number G2, at Broadband World Forum October 26-28, 2010, at the CNIT La Defense in Paris.

About SoftAtHome
SoftAtHome is a software company backed by Orange and Sagemcom to deliver total convergence through an operating platform for the digital home environment. It fosters a new ecosystem made up of service providers, 3rd party application developers, integrators and hardware vendors to accelerate the advent of the digital home. The company is headquartered in France with development and sales teams in France and Belgium. For more information, visit us at www.softathome.com

About Ikanos Communications, Inc.
Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) is a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home. The company's broadband DSL, communications processors and other offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers and telecommunications service providers. For more information, visit www.ikanos.com.

© 2010 Ikanos Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Ikanos Communications, Ikanos, the Ikanos logo, the Bandwidth without boundaries tagline, Fusiv, Fx, FxS, iQV and Ikanos Velocity are among the trademarks or registered trademarks of Ikanos Communications. All other trademarks mentioned herein are properties of their respective holders.

Ikanos Communications Inc. Cautionary Statement
All statements included or incorporated by reference in this press release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Important factors that may cause such a difference with respect to the successful deployment of a integrated platform from SoftAtHome and Ikanos include, without limitation, market acceptance of the products, the ability of SoftAtHome and Ikanos to deliver timely all of the features required by network equipment manufacturers and carriers in each region in which the products will be sold, the ability to meet competitors' pricing, and the demand for advanced gateway products. For a further discussion of the risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Ikanos' Annual Reports on Form 10-K and its most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Ikanos Communications cannot assure that the events and circumstances reflected in any forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur, nor does Ikanos Communications undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Margo Westfall
    Ikanos Communications
    +1.510.438.6276
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    Frederic Bonnard
    SoftAtHome
    +33 6 45 33 67 37
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