MWC 2020: ADLINK to release its MECS-7210 multi-access edge computing server and joint promotion with Gemtek

ADLINK Technology released on Monday its MECS-7210 Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) server and joint promotion with Gemtek, one of ADLINK’s solution partners and a provider of wireless communication technologies. The companies will showcase the server at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 in Barcelona, Spain later this month.

Gemtek will showcase its advanced small cell system based on ADLINK’s MECS-7210 that offers an ideal, compact solution to build private LTE/5G networks and edge analytics platforms. An alternative to Wi-Fi, private LTE/5G uses a range of spectrums including Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to provide dedicated, highly reliable and secure networks for enterprises. 

Combining the expertise from the two companies and leveraging the low latency and high throughput advantages of 5G technologies, Gemtek’s integrated solution can help enterprises build cost-effective, flexible and large-scale wireless LAN, and enable a wealth of business-critical applications in various industries including manufacturing, mining, energy, oil and gas, warehousing and distribution. 

Featuring easy installation, management and maintenance, the solution can be deployed in the field rapidly with optimized operating expenditure, while enabling enterprises to harness the power of IoT, edge computing and AI technologies. 

In one use case, Gemtek has been working with a customer to build a 5G CBRS wireless LAN and intelligent edge analytics solution in a large manufacturing facility to provide real-time monitoring, increase production capacity and implement predictive maintenance driven by AI and machine learning.

ADLINK is committed to developing edge computing platforms to help customers accelerate the transformation of communications network architectures in the era of 5G. 

Powered by advanced dual Intel Xeon scalable processors, and designed to meet the requirements of ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, and real-time access to radio network, ADLINK’s MECS-7210 is among the first platforms to fully comply with the Open Telecom IT Infrastructure (OTII) defined by the Open Data Center Committee (ODCC). 

With a 420mm system depth in a small footprint 2U chassis, all I/O front access, wide operating temperature support (-5°C to +55°C), and dual full-height full-length (FHFL) PCIe expansion slots reserved for access to acceleration hardware such as GPU, FPGA and QAT adapters, the MECS-7210 is a high performance, cost-effective commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platform that can meet varying application and deployment requirements, and enable customers to focus on differentiating their end solutions.

By leveraging its expertise in developing highly reliable and available embedded computing systems, ADLINK is a supplier of extensive, cost-effective COTS, as well as fast time-to-market ODM solutions to worldwide tier-one TEMs and network security integrators. ADLINK has been an active contributor to leading industry consortia including the Open Compute Project (OCP), the Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). 

ADLINK offers design services in every major geographic region, benefiting customers with increased responsiveness, short delivery lead-time and ease of doing business. ADLINK ensures best practices in product obsolescence and lifecycle management by leveraging its partnerships with various processor and software vendors.

“The ADLINK MECS-7210 Edge Server equipped with a powerful Intel processor provides a clear and achievable evolution path from 4G Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) to 5G Core network (5GC). We are excited to be cooperating with ADLINK and Intel to create 5G compact core network solutions for our private network customers,” said Fred Yeh, CTO of Gemtek.

“By taking into account the requirements of our customers, ADLINK’s MECS-7210 edge server is specifically designed to enable customers to explore new business models and service opportunities through a vast array of applications, such as autonomous vehicles, connected cars, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities and smart manufacturing. These new offerings ensure that operators will be able to realize the digital transformation from pipeline builders to ecosystem builders” said Julian Ye, ADLINK director of networking and communications. “Joining our lineup of media cloud servers and AI training platforms, the MECS-7210 is an important addition to ADLINK’s AiMEC product family. Along with other family members, the new edge server provides our customers with superior flexibility, interoperability and optimization, allowing them to develop applications with widely varying requirements. With our deep expertise in AI, IoT, edge computing and open system architecture, ADLINK will continue to deliver innovative, application-ready platforms driving computing power and processing intelligence at the edge that facilitate the ongoing network transformation.”

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