PacketFront uses Mindspeed’s Comcerto 1000 packet processor for gigabit FTTH gear

AUGUST 18, 2010 -- Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. says that PacketFront Systems AB has incorporated Mindspeed’s Comcerto 1000 packet processor in the recently announced DRG 700 gigabit FTTH customer premises equipment (CPE).

AUGUST 18, 2010 -- Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD) says that PacketFront Systems AB has incorporated Mindspeed’s Comcerto 1000 packet processor in the recently announced DRG 700 gigabit FTTH customer premises equipment (CPE).

The DRG 700 combines Layer 2 switched and Layer 3 routed operation with a residential firewall for secure home networking (see "PacketFront launches gigabit Active Ethernet FTTH line").

“We have worked closely with Mindspeed to leverage the Comcerto processor’s significant performance advantages for triple-play service delivery,” said Stefan Tegenfalk, product manager for PacketFront. “Comcerto optimizes throughput and quality of service across all of the DRG 700’s Wi-Fi, voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephony, and cable TV capabilities, and also gives us the processing horsepower to implement robust security features. The DRG 700 is not only intended for large-scale fiber-to-the-home rollouts, but also addresses medium-sized FTTH projects being implemented by utilities and municipalities.”

Tegenfalk also said that the device’s programmable software architecture and voice package enabled PacketFront to accelerate its DRG 700 development schedule and reduce total system cost. It has also ensured a high degree of product flexibility and scalability for future enhancements, he added.

Mindspeed’s Comcerto 1000 is designed to increase packet handling, while reducing power consumption and system cost compared to alternative devices. It also includes a security engine capable of delivering scalable virtual private network (VPN) performance from 100 Mbps to full-duplex 1-Gbps symmetric Internet protocol security (IPSec) rates, the company asserts.

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