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August 19, 2010

PortaOne Announces PortaSwitch Maintenance Release 22

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

PortaOne, Inc., a global communications software company, has unveiled PortaSwitch Maintenance Release 22 (MR22), a major new release of the company's flagship VoIP call control and subscriber management platform.  

Officials with PortaOne (News - Alert) said that featuring a number of important upgrades that add value and performance for customers and service providers alike, MR22 is now available to current PortaSwitch owners for field testing, with no additional license fee required.  

Concurrent with today's announcement, PortaOne is also unveiling a new "long-life" designation for sanctioned prior releases of PortaSwitch.  

Company officials said that "Long-Life" denotes the most stable version of PortaSwitch that will be supported with bug fixes, minor improvements and other software support for an extended period of time, enabling customers to better plan the evolution of their PortaSwitch systems.  

"Long-life" status will be assigned to certain maintenance releases only after extensive field test in real commercial operations.  

According to company officials, a new maintenance release, such as MR22, may gain "long-life" status after going through several consecutive builds and providing its long-term stability.  

Effective immediately, the "long-life" designation is applied to Maintenance Release 20, the last version of PortaSwitch to run on the FreeBSD operating system.

PortaSwitch MR22, company officials said, brings a number of new performance features to PortaOne's platform that is capable of handling the complete call control and converged VoIP billing functions of a diversified digital services company.  

The 64-bit Oracle (News - Alert) Enterprise Linux product consists of a real-time billing system, class 4 and 5 SIP softswitch, and application servers that deliver converged VoIP billing and provisioning, SIP call control, unified messaging, IP Centrex and hosted IP PBX (News - Alert), callback management, IVRs, conferencing and more.

"PortaOne's service goal has always been to keep our customers at the very forefront of the fast-changing VoIP industry.  We believe the debut of MR22, as well as our new 'long-term' designation, will provide a comprehensive and powerful development path for any PortaSwitch user," said Andriy Zhylenko (News - Alert), chief technical officer for PortaOne, in a statement.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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