HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), a market leader enabling wireless
infrastructure solutions, today announced that Iridium
Communications Inc., the global mobile voice and data satellite
communications company, is to use Radisys’ T-Series commercial
off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms to upgrade its ground station
infrastructure associated with its next generation global satellite
constellation – Iridium NEXT.
Iridium NEXT, scheduled to begin launching in 2015, will deliver more
bandwidth and higher data speeds to serve the rapidly expanding demand
for truly global mobile communications. In preparation for the launch of
Iridium NEXT, the ground station upgrade is recently complete – across
six global ground stations and the gateway infrastructure. To manage and
maintain the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation and reliably run the
numerous operational support software applications required, Iridium
needed a long-life COTS applications platform that could deliver high
availability and increased throughput. Radisys’ T-Series platforms were
selected as they delivered a package which satisfied all of these
requirements. This selection also supports Iridium’s initiative to
streamline the common platform for both ground systems and services
infrastructure, making its entire mission network highly available and
“Iridium NEXT will provide more services at faster speeds, substantially
enhancing opportunities for our partners and customers,” said Scott
Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Iridium. “Two things were important to
Iridium in selecting the Radisys T-Series platform for the Iridium NEXT
ground station infrastructure upgrade. First, we needed a platform that
was supported by a multi-vendor open ecosystem to ensure its longevity.
Being tied to one vendor’s proprietary solution simply wasn’t an option.
Second, we needed a platform that provided improved price-performance to
enable us to reach our technology and business objectives.”
T-Series platform is based on an open standards-based ATCA platform
architecture that utilizes merchant silicon and open source software.
The T-Series platform is designed to be in service for a minimum of
seven years. Radisys designed the T-Series to be modular and scalable,
so it can be utilized as a base platform for a number of applications.
Iridium will be able to take advantage of deploying up to five different
applications on the Radisys T-Series platform. Finally, high
availability is achieved through T-Series hardware-level redundancy
features, with design features supporting plug-in hardware and software
upgrades while equipment is in-service.
“We are delighted to be working with Iridium on this exciting global
communications project,” said Keate Despain, vice president, business
development and platform product line management, Radisys. “Our T-Series
platforms possess all the necessary qualities to ensure that Iridium
enjoys a cost-effective, flexible and reliable deployment for Iridium
NEXT. This will enable the next generation satellite constellation to
stand up to the challenge of delivering effective mobile communications
for the entire world with the latest market-leading technology.”
Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a market leader enabling wireless
infrastructure solutions for telecom, aerospace and defense
applications. Radisys' market-leading MRF (Media Resource Function) and
T-Series Virtualized Platforms coupled with Trillium software, services
and market expertise enable customers to bring their products to market
faster with lower investment and risk. Radisys technology is used in a
wide variety of 3G & 4G / LTE mobile network applications including:
small cell Radio Access Networks (RAN), wireless core network
applications including SDN and NFV, deep packet inspection (DPI) and
policy management equipment, conferencing and media services including
voice, video and data, as well as commercial offerings for network
applications that support the aerospace and defense markets.
Radisys® is a registered trademark of Radisys. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.
Ray Adensamer, +1-604-918-6318
Director of Marketing
Source: Radisys Corporation