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November 05, 2008

Super Technologies, Inc. Release new Wholesale Buyer and Seller DIDX API Enhancements

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor


Super Technologies, Inc. has launched new wholesale buyer and seller DIDX API enhancements for its automatic filter.
 
The API is designed according to pre-selected categories, automated purchase, and automated provision of DID among DIDX buyer, DIDX, and DIDX seller in an online marketplace model, the company said.
 
DIDX, a registered and patented service of Super Technologies, Inc, provides an exchange of Direct Inward Dialing (DID) and DDI numbers. The company has created a vertical market for CLEC, ILEC and local regional telecom's to make revenue from their pool of allocated DDI numbers.
 
Suzanne Bowen, the company vice president, says DIDX reaches approximately 12,500 service providers in 170 nations with 25 percent based in Europe, 15 percent in Asia, 8 percent in Africa, 48 percent in the Americas, and the remaining in the rest of the world.

In fact, she says, at least 40 percent of those use IAX2 in their use of DIDX. The IAX2 protocol is used by the Asterisk VoIP PBX (News - Alert) and FreeSwitch softswitch as an alternative to SIP when connecting to devices that support IAX.
 
DIDX software has recently received the Asterisk (News - Alert)/ Digium Innovator Award, PASHA Award, TMC Product of the Year Award, Best Communication Change Maker Award Nomination and Asia Pacific Award nomination.
 
The latest enhancement is expected to enable developers to use a robust list of functions that include get list of available DID countries, DID areas; by country code, vendor rating, free minutes included and even an NXX list by NPA (News - Alert). API for Caller Log, query filters, and new government document requests are among the most popular new functions.
 
“The others use only SIP or a combination of IAX2, SIP, H323, and OpenSer for trunking needs," said Bowen. "We collaborate regularly with this eclectic mix of providers in improving the buyer and seller APIs. We meet with many of them face to face to more effectively maximize that collaboration at conferences listed at http://www.didx.net/events."
 
The unique API is important for developers because now they can build code for purchasing and releasing DID, query cost of one single DID, method for changing current SIP or IAX address, and setting ringto address types.

The DIDX API functions include returning fields for Call Logs such as CallID, CallerID, Ringtone, DIDNumber, Trunk, Status, Date, BillCost, and even Billseconds.
 
In addition, with increasing government legislation regarding how DID/DDI can be used for "do not call" and "fraud prevention," the API's new function enables providers to automate the process of its end-user uploading identity documentation such as passport, NIC (News - Alert) card, and drivers' license in an automated fashion. This is of special interest to service providers who buy DID and resell because of its ease in complying with government laws.
 
APIs are used to empower developers of these wholesale entities to customize their applications to offer more effective end-user control, choice, improved interactivity such as in the new documentation function, better search feature sets and to reduce churn while increasing sales.
 
 Max Glucksmann, a DIDX integrator and member of the DIDX community,  said:  "I chose to work with DIDX since its beginning in the alpha stage in 2005. I had paid attention to Super Technologies, Inc. since its beginning in 1999, seeing its growth in empowering the globe with in-house developed telephony tools such as DIDX and Virtual Phone Line leveraging open source. It's been good to be a part of the DIDX APIs evolution."
 
To learn more about DIDX APIs visit: http://www.didx.net/api

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim�s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray



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