Analyst at Large
Stanley is founder and principal consultant of Earlswood Marketing, an independent market analysis and consulting company based in the U.K. During the past two years, Stanley has written extensively for Light Reading, contributing reports and Webinars covering a variety of communications-related subjects, including 10-Gbit/s Ethernet transponders and PHY chips, switch fabric chipsets, traffic manager chips, network processors, and next-gen Sonet/SDH silicon. In 2002 he led several conference sessions at LightSpeed Europe. Stanley has spent 25 years in the electronics industry, including several years designing systems for leading aerospace and mass-transit manufacturers, before moving into semiconductor marketing. He holds a Bachelor's (Honors) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Brunel University, London.
Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Embedded Computing
Emerson Network Power
Michael Schaepers is a senior technical marketing manager for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. In his current role, Schaepers focuses on architecting solutions for customized compute platforms, evaluating future technologies and contributing to the company’s product strategy and roadmap.
Previously, he has held product and program management roles encompassing AdvancedTCA, packet switched backplanes, telecom system platforms, industrial embedded computing and real time operating systems for companies such as Force Computers and Siemens.
Schaepers is a graduate of Munich Technical University, where he earned his diploma for electrical engineering.
Director, Product Management
Fred Close is a Director of Product Management at Wind River Systems. He is responsible for driving the product strategy and functionality requirements for Wind River Intelligent Network Platform. Fred has over 20 years of engineering, product management and business development experience in the networking industry. Prior to joining Wind River, Fred has held portfolio and product management positions, as well as, engineering sales management roles at Nortel Networks and Genband.
Insatiable traffic demands are pushing telecom networks to the limit. Carriers are searching for innovative solutions to allow them to make better use of existing network bandwidth rather than simply adding capacity. This requires a new class of platforms, providing network intelligence based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) as a foundation for content-aware solutions such as policy control or network management. These allow the networks to manage data flows and deliver service much more efficiently. Previous generations of systems have typically employed special-purpose hardware to achieve high-performance deep packet inspection.
This webinar explores new hardware and software technologies deployed using AdvancedTCA (ATCA) technology. These provide increased performance on more general-purpose processor platforms, such as the Intel platform for communications infrastructure formerly codenamed "Crystal Forest", with resulting improvements in time to market, development costs and carrier deployment costs.