RAD Releases Arm-Powered Thin CPE with Edge Computing
RAD's programmable pCPE is based on a 64-bit dual-core Arm® Cortex®-A53 processor, delivering superior performance with extremely low power consumption for better cost savings and lower environmental footprint. It is designed to run third-party containers and micro-services hosted at the edge, performing computations closer to the source of the data to support responsive and real-time applications in smart cities, agriculture, healthcare, retail, hospitality, finance, and many other industries.
Available in non-ruggedized and ruggedized forms (ETX-1p and SecFlow-1p, respectively)
"The ETX-1p and SecFlow-1p are fine examples of taking the disaggregation approach one step forward," said Ilan Tevet, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RAD. "Whether delivering multi-link cloud access, or combining IoT functionalities with networking through edge computing, they are optimized to bring the highest value at the lowest cost.
"Through our partnership with Arm and participation in its growing ecosystem we are able to offer customers agile design and deployment of their desired solutions with greater flexibility and efficiency."
"Compute power and efficiency are increasingly vital as data processing moves closer to the edge," said Imran Yusuf, director of hardware ecosystem, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm. "RAD's leadership in accessibility and disaggregated architecture is an important addition to the Arm edge ecosystem, and we are proud to be selected to power RAD's versatile thin CPEs to take on real-time applications across many industries from agriculture to finance."
RAD's solution has been chosen by a Tier-1 communications service provider (CSP) in Africa. The CSP needed to migrate business customers in areas where fiber isn't available, from WiMAX access to LTE. To do so, it deployed RAD's ETX-1p for branch routing and edge access to the cloud with an LTE uplink.
Driven by RAD's vCPE-OS operating system, the ETX-1p is deployed at remote branches and works opposite the ETX-2v 10G universal CPE installed at data center sites. The disaggregated programmable pCPE and its ability to host LXD containers also supports the carrier's future plans to offer new value-added services to its customers.
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Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations