Broadband World Forum, Paris, France - September 29, 2011 /Targetwire/ - SoftAtHome, a software provider of home operating platforms that help Service Providers and Operators deliver convergent applications for the digital home, and Ikanos Communications (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products, announced today that they are working together to bring a next-generation gateway platform to market. This new platform combines the latest capabilities of the SoftAtHome Operating Platform and Ikanos recently announced Fusiv® Vx185/175 communications processors to create a solution ideally suited for the performance and quality of service demands of next-generation home media gateways in a multiscreen environment.
"The combination of SoftAtHome and Ikanos power some of the world’s largest IPTV installations," said Jonathan Black, director of product marketing, Ikanos. "We applied that experience to our latest generation products and created a combined solution that’s an ideal platform for the next-generation of advanced IPTV and multiscreen deployments."
The combined solution takes unique advantage of the SoftAtHome Operation Platform's streaming media management and graphical user interface and Ikanos’ broadband-optimized communications processor architecture. Together, the solution will deliver very high bandwidth capabilities and versatility for any network architecture including Fiber to the Node and Fiber to the Home deployments with bandwidth requirements of 100Mbps and beyond for visualizing multiple high-definition streams on multiple screens in the home. It will also help Service Providers dramatically improve the user experience for media sharing through DLNA thanks to a very high performance indexing of all home media and contents.
Ikanos' native accelerator processors for Wi-Fi, USB and wired home networking technologies – including MoCA™, HomePNA™, HomePlug®, and G.hn – and SoftAtHome streaming media management ensure high QoS for content delivered wirelessly or via any existing wiring in the home. Thanks to the high processing power available on the Ikanos chipset, SoftAtHome can effectively embed a powerful web services interface for the development and deployment of remote services including a richer user interface with faster access to information.
Ikanos’ built-in SATA interface and SoftAtHome content management enables easily managed centralized storage of personal video, audio and games, along with centralized parental control, social address book, network attached storage, diagnosis tools or home automation services.
"SoftAtHome is delighted to expand its partnership with Ikanos," said Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome. "After deploying many joint solutions together, we are now collaborating on making the next generation home gateway the cornerstone of the home for the deployments of digital home services by Service Providers around the world."
SoftAtHome is a software company backed by Orange, Sagemcom and Etisalat to deliver total convergence through an operating platform for the digital home environment. It fosters a new ecosystem made up of Service Providers, 3rd party application developers, integrators and hardware vendors to accelerate the advent of the digital home. The company is headquartered in France with development and sales teams in France and Belgium. For more information, visit us at www.softathome.com.
Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) is a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home. The company’s broadband DSL, communications processors and other offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment for many of the world’s leading network equipment manufacturers and telecommunications service providers. For more information about Ikanos, visit www.ikanos.com.