Monday, October 29, 2007

D2 Technologies and Ikanos Unveil Integrated Design for VoIP-Enabled Quadruple Play Devices

D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded software platforms that power IP communications, and Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:IKAN), a leading developer and provider of Fiber Fast? broadband solutions, today unveiled a quadruple play residential gateway with D2?s voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) software. Attendees at the Fall VON 2007 conference can see a demonstration of the Ikanos Fusiv® Vx180 optimized with D2 Technologies? vPort embedded VoIP software in Suite 105 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Oct. The solution, which combines Ikanos? Fusiv Vx180 VDSL2 gateway processor with D2?s vPort VoIP software, enables designers and manufacturers to quickly deliver residential gateways that support voice, video, data and mobile wireless services. The residential gateway design also accelerates the rollout of new VDSL2 customer premises equipment (CPE) for the home office or small- to medium-size businesses, offering comprehensive quality of service (QoS) for VoIP and Internet protocol television (IPTV) applications.
?By integrating our Fusiv technology with D2?s vPort platform, we are able to offer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) more flexibility and choice in developing products that will support unified communications offerings around the world,? said Dean Westman, vice president and general manager of Ikanos? Gateway Products Group. ?This platform further enriches the Fusiv eco-system, enabling customers to benefit from a variety of solutions that utilize the advanced processing capabilities of Ikanos? industry-leading Vx180 gateway processor.?
The Fusiv Vx180 multi-mode VDSL2 gateway processor provides 2.7 GHz of processing power, VoIP, multimode DSL and security, and supports best-in-class QoS and wire speed performance. With the Fusiv Vx180, space and power requirements are lower because it combines Ikanos? industry-leading VDSL2 CPE PHY and its widely deployed Fusiv network processor architecture onto a single chip. The gateway processor is optimized for IPTV and triple play with features such as dynamic rate repartitioning (DRR) and seamless rate adaptation (SRA), which are expected to be incorporated into Future standards enhancements.
D2's vPort embedded VoIP software offers the industry?s broadest support for integrated circuit and system on a chip (IC/SoC) designs, including ARM- and MIPS-based architectures. It enables manufacturers to rapidly deliver the latest IP communications devices by ensuring networking, signaling and voice processing functions execute as an integrated solution on a single processor. D2?s VoIP software solutions are field proven, processing more than 45 billion minutes of VoIP traffic in customer-deployed products per month.
?Ikanos and D2 have the same goal: to help designers and manufacturers bring full-featured communications solutions to market quickly and economically,? said Doug Makishima, vice president of marketing and sales at D2 Technologies. ?By combining the strengths of our technologies, we now offer OEMs a way to simultaneously simplify design and improve the Performance of VoIP-enabled gateway products for the fastest-growing market segment -- consumers and small businesses.?

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