Kontron and Vantrix Smash DSP Cost and Performance Barriers With Network Functions Virtualization Speech Transcoding Solution

By Jeanette Mifsud - March 02,2015

Service Providers to gain up to double the performance of DSP hardware
solutions with high density and cost-optimized COTS x86 architectures

Augsburg, GERMANY, March 2, 2015 – Kontron and Vantrix, a global provider of media optimization and delivery solutions to service and content providers, will preview at Mobile World Congress a highly competitive speech processing solution implemented on Intel architecture that can double the performance of hardware solutions based on digital signal processors (DSPs).The outcome of this collaboration is a compelling game-changer for carriers who seek optimized network performance levels and reduced costs for various speech transcoding applications – such as VoLTE and webRTC – deployed in cloud-based Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructures.

Developed on the Kontron SYMKLOUD converged modular 2U COTS server, the Vantrix speech transcoding software solution takes full advantage of the Iris Pro GTe3 Graphics Engines (GPU) of the Intel Core i7-4860EQ processor, optimized by the Intel Media Server Development Kit. This keeps the processor free to run additional concurrent applications. 

“Matching NFV with the type of services people really want, those that can provide a quality of experience and simply make them more productive is a key mandate for operators,” said Robert Courteau, Executive V.P., Communications BU, Kontron. “Vantrix has achieved a key milestone to – not only reduce operators’ costs – but help increase revenues from invaluable real-time communication services.” 

“Vantrix is excited to showcase next-generation real-time speech processing capabilities powered by Intel and Kontron,” said Jean Mayrand, chief executive officer at Vantrix Corporation, “These ultra-high-density improvements will bring new efficiencies to mobile operators and enterprises for speech transcoding applications.”

Attendees of the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain, March 2-5, 2015, may obtain a full private demonstration at Kontron stand 5H19, in Hall 5

About Vantrix Corporation

Vantrix software enables content owners and service operators to optimize their media processing operations and give their customers high-quality media experiences on any device, at the lowest possible cost. Pioneers in media optimization since 1994, Vantrix technology is helping top mobile operators and video service providers across the globe successfully converge traditional linear business models with OTT multiscreen delivery. Vantrix Media Platform is a software-defined video-processing, optimization, caching and analytics platform that can be deployed as a turnkey appliance on premise or in the cloud. Visit www.vantrix.com

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About Kontron

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com

About Kontron in Communications
Kontron SYMVIO series of innovative carrier-class and cloud infrastructure solutions are designed to bring any infrastructure application to life for the new world of software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). We are experienced system architects who match our clients’ network application requirements with the right hardware and software solutions for the 4G LTE Evolved Packet Core, Content Delivery Networks, and Cloud infrastructure. By partnering with Kontron, service providers and their ISV partners can enter new markets with greater speed, confidence and operational efficiency. For more information, please visit www.symkloud.com or www.kontron.com/communications.
Kontron is a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, and is an ecosystem member of the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand™ Ecosystem Program, and the Wind River Titanium Cloud NFV partner program.### 

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Bettina Missy

Kontron

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Martin Farjah

Profil Marketing

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Richard Pugnier

Kontron

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Annette Keller

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Asia Pacific                                              

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Kontron

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Profil Marketing

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