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Re: Surfbeam modem SM-1100/SM-2100
said by tedder :ViaSat Selects Cavium Networks Multi-Core OCTEON Plus Processors to Power its Next Generation Satellite Broadband Modems
(and there seems to be very little info out there about these modems)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 29, 2010 Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, today announced that ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT), a producer of satellite and other wireless communication and networking systems, has selected OCTEON® Multi-Core processors to power its next generation subscriber terminals as well as aggregation gateways for its SurfBeam®2 broadband-over-satellite system. ViaSat next generation equipment benefits from the low power consumption, rich computing and service capabilities, and integration offered by OCTEON Plus processors to provide always-on high-speed Internet access with sophisticated QOS, built-in firewall and network address translation, and video/voice-over-IP services to millions of end-users.
The mass market adoption of broadband-over-satellite systems requires the ability to grow the network to handle massive numbers of users and aggregate data throughput, low operational expenditure to serve a widely dispersed subscriber base, and low capital expenditure to drive affordability of services while delivering competitive broadband data rates. The ViaSat SurfBeam system delivers on all these requirements by integrating widely-used terrestrial wireless and advanced satellite technologies. This combination enables worldwide service providers to deploy satellite network systems with very high system capacity, simple no touch subscriber provisioning and smaller, lighter consumer-priced subscriber terminals. The OCTEON multi-core processors integrate a variety of optimized hardware accelerators and IOs, helping enable ViaSat terminals and gateways to deliver up to 100 Mbps end-user performance along with industry leading scalability, reliability and energy efficiency.