Telecommunications firms Telco Systems and AudioCodes have jointly released a new multi-service business router that features integrated edge compute capabilities.
The device is designed to enable service providers to manage advanced communications services as well as value-added applications on a single edge computing device. This not only makes deployment and ongoing operation substantially simpler but also accelerates the companies’ flexibility to use new services on the platform.
“The Network Edge is clearly the future of virtualized business services. We are proud and excited to join forces with a world leader like AudioCodes and enable their customers all around the world to expand into edge computing,” commented Ariel Efrati, CEO of Telco Systems.
The new routers run on hardware powered by Telco’s Systems Edgility edge compute platform; because the routers aren’t running on dedicated hardware, the software is freeing significant computing resources for any virtual service.
“Our Service Provider customers are looking to enable enterprises to deploy new and advanced services and applications,” explained Shaul Weissman, VP of Business Development at AudioCodes.
The hardware of the new devices will be based on AudioCodes’ Mediant 800 MSBR (Multi-Service Business Router), which can run any computing-based application, including SD-WAN and Security, making it a deployment-ready Universal CPE (uCPE).
To facilitate deployment and enhance security, the new routers offer a variety of WAN interfaces, including fiber, copper, and wireless networks (with built-in LTE modem), that can be used simultaneously.
When used locally, the solution will therefore enable firms to manage a unified communications platform supporting both local PBX and IP-PBX, and legacy ISDN telephony, among others.
The routers also offer a cloud-management system that supports zero-touch deployments and full lifecycle automation.
“Our field-proven uCPE’s are now powered with the smart and lean operating system from Telco Systems that will make the solution even more flexible to connect through multi-WAN, integrate on-prem voice equipment, and finally allow these enterprises to modernize safely and fast,” Weissman concluded.
The release of the new router solutions comes weeks after Telco Systems was selected by CEMEX to enable seamless managed connections between the firm’s facilities worldwide.
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