9/5/2003 - Motorola Computer Group, a part of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), announced an integrated multi-service solution designed to help network operators reduce the cost and risk of developing new revenue-generating services. Motorola has integrated and extensively tested the new ComStructTM WTRB500 media processing board with its multi-service MXP platform to simplify the development of complex high availability systems for equipment manufacturers. The integrated platform, with packet and media processing capabilities, can accelerate the roll out of services such as push-to-talk in a cellular network, mobile video messaging and video-on-demand, legal intercept and conferencing.
The ComStruct WTRB500 brings new levels of performance, flexibility and cost-effectiveness to these highly complex applications that process a range of media including voice, video and data in wireless and wireline networks.
"Equipment manufacturers have cut engineering resources but are still under pressure to enable carriers to deploy revenue-generating products more quickly," said Nigel Forrester, product-marketing manager, Motorola Computer Group. "As a result, they're increasingly looking to outside vendors to provide the underlying computing functionality for their applications. And they need more than just computer boards. Embedded vendors that can provide these products and services as soon as they're required will succeed. The industry standard, integrated platform from Motorola is sculpted after this new computing industry model."
The ComStruct WTRB500 is architected to operate as an autonomous payload board to reduce overall system cost and improve availability and performance. The board tightly couples Motorola PowerPC® control processing, digital signal processing (DSP) and network processing with a range of industry standard interfaces. It is supported by FACT-OR, Motorola's open software environment that abstracts the developer from the underlying hardware enabling equipment manufacturers to differentiate their applications.
A print quality picture of the WTRB500 is available to download from the Motorola Mediacenter in the 'graphix' section under 'embedded computing building blocks'. Also for more information on the WTRB500 please visit: mcg.motorola.com/ad/wtrb500.
The MXP multi-service packet transport platform enables Motorola's customers to simplify and converge their applications into a single base platform. It features integrated combinations of general-purpose processors, network processors, digital signal processors, redundant IP switches and storage elements, supported by powerful high availability and telecom framework middleware. This enables the MXP platform to address many different applications with a common development and deployment solution.
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