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May 01, 2012

Cisco News - Emerson Network Power Rugged Processing Blade Verified by Cisco for Secure Unified Communications

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Now Emerson (News - Alert) Network’s 3U CompactPCI processing blade can be utilized in security, natural disasters or national emergencies as the product has got its verification done by Cisco (News - Alert) for secure unified communications solutions. This announcement has been made by Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity. The CPCI7203, running VMware virtualization software, has completed interoperability verification testing for the Cisco Unified Communications Manager. It offers scalable and highly collaborative communications platforms for government agencies and network-centric defense applications.According to a press release, The Emerson Network Power CPCI7203 single-board computer uses the Intel (News - Alert) Core i7 integrated dual-core processor in the 3U form factor for high performance applications in space-constrained applications. 

Recently, Cisco has released Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 8.6.1, a certification at the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), which allows it to operate on U.S. Department of Defense communications networks. It enables defense agencies to manage their communications quickly and conveniently in order to focus on mission-critical tasks.

Emerson's edge thermal and rugged solution makes the CPCI7203 ideal for unresponsive, harsh environments. On-board memory includes up to 8GB soldered ECC DDR3 memory and the air cooled variants also support 256KB non-volatile memory and 4GB MicroSD flash. It includes up to 8GB soldered ECC DDR3 memory and the air cooled variants also support 256KB non-volatile memory and 4GB MicroSD flash. Conduction cooled variants offer a high density 1.8" SSD storage solution."Validation of the Emerson Network Power CPCI7203 processing blade will enable quicker and easier transition from legacy deployed PBX (News - Alert) systems and simplify maintenance to help reduce total cost of ownership," said Paul Virgo, marketing director for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power (News - Alert). "In today's security-conscious environment, the ability to collaborate with encrypted communications is more important than ever. Emerson is pleased to expand its capabilities in this area and receive this affirmation from Cisco."

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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