FARIBAULT, Minn., April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PREMIER launches the newest addition to its Pi-CON solution portfolio which enables communications services providers in accelerating their ability to offer virtualized network services to their Enterprise Customers. With PREMIER's extensive technology partner ecosystem, the Pi-CON solution set leverages industry partners such as Intel and Advantech to provide best-in-class uCPE (Universal Customer Premise Equipment) solutions delivering virtualized network functionality (VNF). The Pi-CON portfolio now comprehensively targets residential, small/medium business, and enterprise markets.
By partnering with Intel, PREMIER, an industry leader in carrier-grade products, solutions, and services, embraces the latest Intel technology and the Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE reference design to deliver the Pi-CON series uCPE portfolio. The portfolio includes four platform sizes, all of which are based on Advantech's carrier-grade platforms and powered by Intel's high-performance processors. In addition to validated hypervisors, a sample of VNFs that will be bundled with Pi-CON platforms include SD-WAN, NG-FW, BNG, VPN, VSwitch and VRouter.
PREMIER's large Pi-CON uCPE platform is verified as an Intel® Select Solution for uCPE and utilizes the Intel® Xeon® D Processor to deliver optimal performance and efficiency. Additional Pi-CON uCPE are powered by Intel® architecture including the low-powered Intel® Celeron® processors and Intel Atom® processors.
The Pi-CON uCPE portfolio's scalability ranges from a cost-efficient and compact tabletop platform to a high-performance carrier-grade 1U rackmount platform. Pi-CON uCPE solutions offer outstanding stability complimented by world-class design, quality assurance processes, and include enhanced feature sets that improve availability, serviceability, and usability. Advanced platform features include redundant images and fail-safe updates using a single industry standard protocol (HPM.1) which are built into a dedicated Carrier Grade BIOS and IPMI firmware.
"For network transformation to be successful, teaming with a strong and dependable ecosystem will be crucial," said Ween Niu, General Manager Advantech, Inc. "We believe that the integration, delivery and support expertise of KGPCo, built on market leading white box uCPE designs from Advantech and validated by best of breed SD-WAN and uCPE partners will be a winning combination for CommSPs in their transition to a more agile software defined infrastructure."
PREMIER's Pi-CON uCPE portfolio enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to transform their network service offerings by providing them a pre-verified uCPE solution, thus increasing ROI, streamlining services, decreasing total cost of ownership and reducing time-to-market. PREMIER further enhances CSPs' experience by offering them end-to-end, turn-key services that include integration, validation, distribution, installation, configuration, and test & turn up. By leveraging Intel technology, and PREMIER's ecosystem of trusted partners, PREMIER can offer a full lifecycle management program.
For more information, please contact: KGPCo and PREMIER Jaimie Pfeiffer AVP Marketing, KGPCo Phone: +1 206 948 0880 Email: [email protected]
Advantech Paul Stevens Marketing Director, Advantech Networks and Communications Group Phone: +33 1 41 19 75 75 E-mail: [email protected]
About PREMIER: PREMIER, is a global provider of carrier-grade products and a strategic sourcing company. A wholly-owned subsidiary of KGPCo, formed in 1983, based on a methodology of providing critical supply items at competitive rates, while maintaining the quality and dependability carriers demand to meet their 99.999 reliability standards. The PREMIER advantage starts with broad, established partnerships with manufacturers worldwide as well as vast product development capabilities to manufacturer product according to specifications, and supporting innovative technologies for the future. Pi-CON is PREMIER's complete offering on intelligent, open, connected network-driven products.
About KGPCo: KGPCo is the leading provider of complete, customized, and scalable network transformation and supply chain solutions for the communications industry. The go-to partner that enables customers to build, optimize and transform their networks. The only large-scale organization that combines a comprehensive suite of technical strategy and implementation services with a global logistics network and portfolio of technology partnerships. With a Solution Innovation Center to evaluate, design, and engineer cloud, virtualization and disaggregated solutions developed and operationalized in the live network environment. KGPCo is a trusted partner for customers, providing a single brand that can deliver a complement of network solutions.
About Advantech: Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with embedded computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there's no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible. For Telecom and Networking markets, Advantech provides business-critical hardware to the leading telecom and networking equipment manufacturers, to large enterprise and to global communication service providers. Advantech's standard and customized products are embedded in networking equipment that the world's communications infrastructure depends upon.