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October 31, 2007

HP Teams with Tekelec, BEA Systems on 'IMS in a Box' System

By Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Associate Editor

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has teamed up with Tekelec (News - Alert) and BEA Systems to develop what the companies call “IMS in a Box”—a portable, stand-alone system that’s designed for exhibiting anywhere to show how IP Multimedia Subsystem (News - Alert) (IMS) technology can be applied.
The “IMS in a Box” system combines applications with third-party software vendors with HP’s OpenCall Home Subscriber Server, BEA Systems’ (News - Alert) WebLogic Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Server and Tekelec’s TekCore Session Manager. These components interoperate seamlessly to create a complete IMS solution.
HP OpenCall is group of communications products for service providers designed to enable delivery of revenue-generating services today while also offering a migration path to the next-generation, IMS-based services of tomorrow. The Home Subscriber Server solution in HP’s OpenCall portfolio provides integrated subscriber storage data and instant group communications service management for IMS networks.
BEA Systems’ WebLogic SIP Server is an IMS application server platform for the services layer of IMS networks. This layer is anchored by one or more application servers and service enablers, and a critical component for delivery real-time, context-aware services.
As the name implies, Tekelec’s TekCore Session Manager is a core IMS network platform designed to deliver advanced services to any device using any network. Since most providers are migrating to IMS technology in stages, they need a way to bridge services for subscribers on different types of networks; this is the key function TekCore Session Manager addresses.
Tekelec’s executive vice president of global product solutions, Ronald de Lange, said his company is excited to be working with HP and BEA, two industry-leading firms, on the IMS in a Box system.
“The solution is designed to enable organizations worldwide to accelerate the rollout of innovative services by delivering a truly open, tested and pre-integrated IMS environment,” de Lange explained in a statement.
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Mae Kowalke is an associate editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. She also blogs for TMCnet here.

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