25 October 2010
Ikanos and SoftAtHome Collaborate to Help Service Providers Reduce Costs and Accelerate Time to Market of Advanced Digital Home Gateways.
Integrated Solution to be Demonstrated at Broadband World Forum in Paris, October 26-28
FREMONT, Calif. and PARIS, October 25, 2010 — Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, and SoftAtHome, a software provider of home operating platforms that help service providers deliver convergent applications to the digital home, today announced that they have collaborated to create an integrated platform for home gateways, which accelerates time to market for advanced triple play and digital home services. As a result of this collaboration, service providers globally can quickly and efficiently deliver next-generation services and deploy them across different devices in the home.
The integrated platform combines the SoftAtHome Operating Platform (SOP) and Ikanos’ Fusiv® communications processors, making it possible for service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy innovative and convergent applications for the digital home. Key features of the integrated platform include advanced voice services; digital living network alliance (DLNA)- media server capabilities that enable consumers to use, share and enjoy their digital photos, music and videos; green services; network attached storage (NAS) functions; IPTV and Web services support for convergent applications. In addition, the platform supports third-party developed software solutions, such as Wi-Fi scheduling, parental control or remote personal video recorder scheduling.
Together, the two companies have created a customized software interface that leverages the advanced features of Ikanos’ Fusiv communications processors and SoftAtHome’s market-leading operating platform. The SoftAtHome Operating Platform is an open, ubiquitous and carrier-class software platform that combines services such as voice, video, content sharing, user interfaces, security, network access or management. It leverages key features of Ikanos’ high-performance Fusiv communications processors, including advanced processing power, wire speed performance, digital signal processor (DSP)-based VoIP capabilities, security and best-in-class quality of service (QoS). Additionally, Fusiv communications processors’ advanced xDSL interface supports multi-mode A/VDSL capability, which reduces the cost and complexity of supporting hybrid ADSL and VDSL networks for service providers worldwide.
“The integrated Ikanos and SoftAtHome platform enables service providers to offer enhanced and innovative communications and converged media services across a variety of applications in the home,” said Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome. “By collaborating with Ikanos, we are expediting the time-to-market for the development of advanced home gateways and the development of game-changing services that shape the future of the digital home experience.”
“By joining forces with innovators such as SoftAtHome, Ikanos continues to show its commitment to helping service providers deliver a holistic digital home experience to their subscribers,” said John Quigley, president and CEO at Ikanos. “The time-to-market advantage we’re offering to our service provider customers will give them a tremendous advantage in today’s competitive marketplace and will allow consumers to experience the true benefits of broadband.”
A demonstration of the SoftAtHome Operating Platform running on Ikanos’ advance Fusiv processors will be on display in SoftAtHome’s booth, number G2, at Broadband World Forum October 26-28, 2010, at the CNIT La Defense in Paris.
SoftAtHome is a software company backed by Orange and Sagemcom 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
About Ikanos Communications, Inc.
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, visit www.ikanos.com.
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