SURF Communications collaborates with Intel on its first all-inclusive platform for NFV and WebRTC

As part of a strategic cooperation, these companies expand the boundaries of NFV and WebRTC deployments. Powered by Intel graphics processors and media software, SURF’s cutting-edge HMP product line is defining the future of multimedia processing solutions.

Yokneam, Israel (February 8, 2016) – SURF Communication Solutions (, a leading developer of high capacity, real-time multimedia processing platforms and solutions for the telecommunications industry, announces SURF ORION-HMP and SURF Motion-HMP, the next building blocks of the SURF-HMP™ family. This comprehensive, high-performance multimedia communications and processing platform was developed in collaboration with Intel Corporation, a leading vendor of hardware-accelerated media processing platforms utilizing standard off-the-shelf parts.

The NFV/SDN revolution brought about a major shift in the telecommunications industry, where service providers are abandoning dedicated network equipment infrastructures in favor of virtualized, software-based solutions that run on uniform server farms. Successful NFV implementations are now demanding support for the latest video and voice codecs and standards that empower innovative LTE and WebRTC deployments, but at the same time proficiency and guaranteed interoperability with the incumbent SIP and H.323 legacy networks and services.

SURF Communication Solutions, a 20-year veteran of multimedia enabling platforms, introduced its new architecture called SURF-HMP, which signifies a quantum-leap in real-time multimedia processing. This new family of products pushes the advantages of Intel® processors with integrated graphics, and optimized by Intel® Media Server Studio delivers fast, high-quality media acceleration – facilitating up to 4K video resolutions and ultra-high capacity HD voice and video processing. SURF-HMP is flexibly architectured to meet the requirements of both evolving and large-scale deployments, is driven-by a powerful processing engine that supports all major video and voice codecs and protocols in use, and delivers a multitude of applications such as transcoding, conferencing/mixing, MRF, playout, recording, messaging, video surveillance, encryption and more.

Avi Fisher, SURF’s CEO explains: “Following almost two decades of multimedia processing excellence, SURF meticulously evaluated the available platforms suitable for our next generation offering. We were delighted to find the superb media capabilities provided by Intel Media Server Studio and hardware-accelerated codec support in Intel processors, which are second to none; therefore we have invested considerably in acquiring expertise and proficiency on Intel-based platforms to achieve what SURF-HMP can now provide.”

Jeff McVeigh, Intel Software and Services Group vice president and Visual Computing Products general manager, states: “Through the use of Intel processors with media-accelerated technologies optimized by Intel Media Server Studio, the SURF HMP platform solves a critical need for the deployment of multimedia processing, conferencing and streaming solutions. We are excited by its introduction and look forward to ongoing collaboration to lead the way in the NFV/SDN revolution.”

Ariel Linker, SURF’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing comments: “SURF-HMP marks a breakthrough in multimedia processing for telecom and service providers, lowering related infrastructure and OPEX, while significantly increasing performance and functionality. As NFV deployments for new 4G/LTE services begin to take shape and form, they’re expected to account for more than 90% of operator deployments in APAC, U.S. and Western Europe. SURF-HMP is by far the best of breed for these purposes, and will cement SURF’s leading position in this technological space.”

To meet with a SURF representative and see a live demo of SURF-HMP, join us at the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 22-25 Feb, 2016, Hall 5 – booth 5F81 (Israeli Pavilion).

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SURF Communication Solutions (SURF) is an industry leader in high-capacity processing solutions for real-time multimedia communication systems and applications. Since 1996, SURF’s products have delivered the integral technology behind many of the leading vendor’s multimedia servers and gateways, and have been deployed by operators and service providers worldwide. SURF-powered multimedia applications deliver next-gen services to millions of end-users every day. SURF’s integrated media and signaling engines provide a fully converged multimedia processing subsystem available in various form factors affording unmatched density, interoperability and performance, optimal modularity and the broadest available multimedia-service handling.

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