Radisys

Radisys LogoRadisys Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS) is based in Hillsborough, Oregon. Founded in 1987 by ex-Intel employees, the company has grown both organically and through acquisition. In 2015, its revenue was over $185M and it employed over 800 people and is leading provider of embedded wireless infrastructure solutions for telecom, aerospace, defense and public safety applications. Radisys' market-leading ATCA, IP Media Server and COM Express platforms coupled with world-renowned CellEngine software (formerly branded as Trillium) services and market expertise enable customers to bring high-value products and services to market faster with lower investment and risk. Radisys solutions are used in a wide variety of 3G & 4G / LTE mobile network applications including: Radio Access Networks (RAN) solutions from femtocells to picocells and macrocells, wireless core network applications, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and policy management; conferencing and media services including voice, video and data, as well as customized mobile network applications that support the aerospace, defense and public safety markets.

History

In May 2011, Radisys acquired Continuous Computing and Continuous' CEO took over as CEO of the enlarged business. Radisys offers products for communication networks and commercial systems. They dominate the growing market for ACTA hardware, enabling many OEMs to develop high availability telecom platforms such as servers, telephony switches and media gateways. The acquisition complements Radisys existing leadership in hardware platforms with a mature set of communication software products such as the Trillium protocol stack.

Continuous Computing was founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Diego with development centers in Bangalore and Shenzhen. The company provided software for incorporation by telecom equipment manufacturers. They acquired the Trillium software business in 2003, which was expanded into productised software protocol stacks for OEMs and femtocell system vendors to create complete products.

Continous Computing had been involved in femtocell and small cell solutions for several years. Building on their existing Trillium software already used in many cellular basestations, they developed additional features to meet the needs of the small cell industry including compliance with the 3GPP Iu-h femtocell standard. Many ODMs have bought the stack for either 3G UMTS or LTE products and demonstrated them interworking with other vendors at plugfests.

Product Scope

In the small cell market, Radisys primarily supply their Cell Engine to OEMs and ODMs which allows them to develop their own products. Customisation and support services are also provided, but their main proposition is that their mature software stacks and partnerships with silicon vendors enable a short development cycle with assured success. It isn't unusual for an ODM to create a new small cell product from scratch and demonstrate interoperability within a few months.

Radisys wider portfolio allows them to continue to address all aspects of the small cell market. Launching their "Femtotality" solution in June 2011, they claim to have expanded their software scope from the standard software protocol stacks to incorporate all the software required for a complete 3G commercial small cell. Features such as remote device management interface using TR-069, self-organising network (SON) and self configuration are also included. This has evolved and become rebranded as CellEngine.

They were an early partner of picoChip, the dominant femtocell chip designer, to provide a complete hardware and software reference design for OEMs. Since then, they have demonstrated support for many different silicon platforms for both 3G and LTE.

Market Success

Their software has been selected by at least 50 different ODMs for 3G or LTE. Public announcements including Airspan, Anam, ASOCS, Baicell, Benetel, Expeto.

In February 2011, announced partnership and support for ten mainstream silicon vendors. They demonstrated four of these at Mobile World Congress that year.

Renuka Bhalareo, Senior Line Product Manager, shared her outlook on TD-LTE, SON and Small Cell virtualisation in 2015.

Tom McQuade, General Manager CellEngine, shared his views on the market in July 2015.

 

Further information

Radisys Website

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