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T1/E1 streaming server is powered by embedded Linux

May 25, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 9 views

Laurel, MD — (press release) — Computer I/O Corporation, a provider of communications servers, embedded software, and services, has announced the Easy I/O T1/E1 Streaming Server, a Linux-based high performance communications server specifically designed for data insertion, capture and analysis applications. The Easy I/O T1/E1 Streaming Server is targeted at companies in the fast growth quality assurance and telecom monitoring markets that are facilitating distributed data insertion and collection in Service Provider (SP) domains.

The Linux-based T1/E1 Streaming Server functions as a communications probe enabling client applications to directly access T1/E1 DS0 channels from the LAN environment. Today's wide area network (WAN) data streams, such as T1/E1, are carrying an increasingly divergent set of voice, data and video streams, making it difficult for a single type of test equipment to support the complex and growing protocol requirements (VoIP, RTP, T.120, frame relay, SS7). The distributed client/server architecture of the T1/E1 Streaming Server enables separate VoIP and SS7 analysis packages to remotely and independently access the component streams in a single T1/E1 aggregate. In addition, the server can extend the reach of many existing LAN-based protocol analysis packages into the WAN-based network.

“With the growing use of the Internet for distributed voice and data applications, users need the ability to test and monitor their telecommunication lines,” said Jason Smith, Vice President of Marketing at Computer I/O. “The T1/E1 Streaming Server enables quality of service monitoring and analysis through its ability to collect and route robust, high volume telecom streams.” The test and measurement community has already shown interest in the T1/E1 Streaming Server and its underlying remote I/O access capability.

The T1/E1 Streaming Server offers three types of client access including a:

  • Web-based control interface,
  • File-based data access interface, and
  • Unified Applications Programming Interface (API).
The API provides program access to data, control and status. The LAN-based client interface supports distributed configurations, which allows multiple clients distributed across a LAN to share access to a single server. Users can write applications to access data across multiple servers placed at different locations or across a series of WAN segments. Distributed computing eases the requirements for dealing with convergence in the telecommunication space.

The T1/E1 Streaming Server can also be used to replace T1/E1 interface cards in the embedded computing market. Since it provides LAN-based access to T1/E1 data streams, it enables software engineers to focus on application development rather than on hardware integration and embedded level troubleshooting. In addition, project managers can reduce costs and expedite schedules using this T1/E1 network appliance.

About Computer I/O Corporation

Computer I/O Corporation provides embedded software and services for creating communications and I/O servers and appliances aimed at the capture and remote access of data streams. Its proprietary Linux-based embedded software technology enables remote, transparent and unified access to live and streaming data sources. Computer I/O's Easy I/O product line has received industry recognition via the Linux World 2000 “Show Favorite” Award in the Server category and as finalist in EDN Magazine's Innovation of the Year competition. Founded in 1988, Computer I/O recently received funding from SpaceVest, a venture capital firm specializing in technology development, to market its Easy I/O solutions.

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