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Artesyn Embedded Technologies has unveiled the MaxCore application-enabling platform, which enables providers of broadcast, networking, cloud, industrial and military/aerospace equipment to simplify and accelerate their deployment of appliances for SDN/NFV, virtualised multiscreen video infrastructure, OTT video, WebRTC, VoLTE, and other high performance networked computing applications. 

Industrial applications include semiconductor manufacturing, while military and aerospace applications include radar and sonar systems.

Using industry-standard hardware and software building blocks, including Artesyn’s Silver Lining software, customers can reduce the cost of managing OTT video and create the infrastructure to support a new generation of technologies in broadcast, streaming, networking and telecom.

The versatile MaxCore architecture enables operators to create either massively dense single-function appliances or to deploy multiple independent virtual network functions (VNFs), such as voice or video transcoding, on a single platform. 

Housed in a 3U rack-mountable enclosure and designed for deployment in carrier-grade infrastructure, Artesyn’s MaxCore platform can help reduce the capital and operating expense of deploying cloud infrastructure, while allowing it to scale as needed. 

The server platform can accommodate up to 15 add-in cards, flexibly configured for either processing cards or networking IO cards, and connected without cables for high-performance and simple configuration.

A single 3U MaxCore platform, fully configured with Artesyn SharpStreamer add-in acceleration cards, is capable of supporting up to 616 streams of 1080p HD video, which equals over 200 streams per rack unit. 

Comparable server platforms claim between 90 and 110 HD video streams per rack unit, while the industry average using standard rack mount servers is 5.54 streams per rack unit1.

For speech transcoding, measured by G.711 to G.729 sessions, a typical standard server can support up to 4,600 per rack unit versus 31,000 per rack unit in a MaxCore platform, or 93,000 for the complete 3U system. While standard rack mount servers are ideal for smaller scale density requirements, Artesyn’s MaxCore platform is optimised for hosted cloud and high density deployments. 

The MaxCore platform integrates a highly dense and versatile hardware architecture, which can accommodate up to 30 Intel Xeon processor D devices, with cloud infrastructure and management software based on open technologies. 

This combination helps to simplify and accelerate the deployment of SDN/NFV infrastructure, broadcast and streaming equipment, voice and video transcoding solutions, and other high performance networked computing applications. 


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