New Packet Processor from GE Delivers the Outstanding Performance Demanded by Communications Companies and the High Frequency Trading (HFT) Market

• Innovative solution designed for communications equipment manufacturers, HFT applications and systems integrators features fastest Cavium OCTEON™ processor • GE’s expertise, experience and customer support reduces cost and time-to-market • Robust Prod


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — APRIL 25, 2012—Recognizing the need of a broad range of communications companies and telecommunications equipment manufacturers (TEMs) for the highest performance in packet processing, GE(NYSE: GE) today announced the WANic™ 66512 PCI Express® Packet Processor.

Designed for ease of development and deployment – resulting in reduced risk, faster time-to-market and faster time-to-revenue – and supported by GE’s renowned expertise and experience in fulfilling the requirements of Tier 1 TEMs, the WANic 66512 delivers exceptional performance and flexibility through its implementation of the fastest Cavium OCTEON® II processor, its PCI Express form factor, and the provision of board-level diagnostic tools and driver development kits.

The latest addition to the industry’s broadest range of PCI/PCI Express packet processors, and benefiting from GE’s extensive experience in their development, the WANic 66512 is distinguished by its use of Cavium’s 10-core 1.5GHz OCTEON™ II processor delivering very low latency and very high throughput to  a broad range of applications, such as deep packet inspection, lawful intercept, secure access, network address translation, traffic management and session border control, as well as to high frequency trading applications.

“At GE Intelligent Platforms, we understand that every microsecond counts,” said Vibhoosh Gupta, Telecommunications Segment Leader, GE Intelligent Platforms. “Whether processing transactions on the trading floor or performing deep packet inspection for secure network access, the WANic 66512 Packet Processor is engineered to deliver the utmost performance. We also know that time-to-market is critical and therefore we complement the technical aspects of the WANic 66512 with world class expertise and a focus on exceptional customer service.”

The WANic 66512 benefits from GE’s extensive experience in providing extended support for the long term deployments that are typical of the telecommunications industry and a range of innovative programs designed to minimize cost of ownership by providing regular technology refresh opportunities as well as mitigating the effects of obsolescence.

It is designed for NEBS compliance and has been tested for interoperability, industry certification and regulatory compliance to ensure compatibility and rapid application deployment.

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