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June 09, 2011

PT Develops New Open-Standards Solution Set

Supplier of advanced network communications PT has announced the development of a new open-standards solution set, code named Monterey.

“Monterey is the latest edition in PT's history of developing innovative, cost savings solutions to fulfill the requirements of applications developers,” said John Slusser, president and CEO at PT.

An enhanced application-ready system, Monterey combines compatibility with the latest MicroTCA (News - Alert).4 standard with superset extensions including increased backplane performance and higher available power budget. Plus, it also supports single width Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) modules by leveraging the large installed base of existing AMC technology.

Company officials said that architecture of this newest offering leverages the latest trends in high-density computing and high speed fabrics in a space-efficient model that is ideal as the foundation for a wide range of next-generation network communications and services applications.

Offering the industry’s single genuine application-ready platform, Monterey comes completes with pre-integrated hardware, middleware, and software, along with a wide variety of processing and IO options.

Smaller than AdvancedTCA (News - Alert) (ATCA), it enables developers to right-size the solution to best fit their application, which eliminates the development and support costs of integrating disparate functions onto a single ATCA blade.

“With Monterey we successfully bridge gaps between AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA, between legacy and IP networks, Slusser said, adding that it is a modular, cost-effective platform for telecommunication equipment manufacturers developing high performance, long lifecycle solutions for service providers.

In addition, the efficiency of PT's COTS-based solution makes it ideal for industrial control applications like smart grids, and military and aerospace communication applications such as data acquisition and analysis, and control systems, Slusser said.

John Grana, senior vice president for Products and Technology at PT, noted that industry observers predict a quadrupling of data traffic within four years due to increased mobile location-based services, and the explosive growth of smart phones and internet connected tablets.

“In anticipation of such huge demands for capacity, PT designed Monterey to fill a gap in the ecosystem,” Grana said. “It is a compact powerhouse that meets the stringent NEBS and ETSI (News - Alert) requirements for telecommunications central offices, as well as those of demanding data and military communications environments.”

PT plans to make Monterey commercially available in September 2011 accompanied by a planned product launch and branding campaign.

Recently, Viaero Wireless adopted PT’s SEGway Signaling Solutions to deliver vital IP functionality to Viaero's network.


Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves
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