September 16, 2008
Packet Island and Ring Carrier Sign OEM Agreement
By Michelle Robart, TMCnet Editor
Packet Island (News - Alert) and Ring Carrier today revealed that they have entered into an OEM agreement allowing Ring Carrier the right to private brand the Packet Island PacketSmart platform for sales with the Ring Carrier MSP/ISP softswitch.
Ring Carrier provides a complete turnkey VoIP switch and service system, known as RingProvider. While the iPBX is based on the popular Asterisk (News - Alert) platform, Ring Carrier is using a new VoIP switching fabric concept. The Ring Carrier solution is a highly scalable and configurable system built on open source and in-house technology. It allows any MSP or ITSP to rapidly introduce low Capex and Opex VoIP services to their end customers.
Packet Island develops scalable solutions that allow Enterprise IT managers and service providers to identify network, signaling, or equipment-based problems affecting voice, video, or data quality in minutes. It offers solutions that allow 24/7 monitoring of real-time traffic and signaling net flows remotely, eliminating the need for staffing each site of a multi-site enterprise with IT experts. Each solution allows for viewing of individual calls, UDP (News - Alert) vs TCP/IP traffic flows, dropped packet stats, QOS, jitter, and offers the ability to perform remote packet captures with Ethereal/wireshark interoperability to quickly detect or predict network issues.
"The Packet Island platform will enable our customers to preassess their end customer’s networks for VoIP readiness, saving them significant troubleshooting time and expense" said Paul Mahler, CTO and founder of Ring Carrier. "PacketSmart will also give our customers confidence that they are offering their marketplace a VoIP solution with built-in assurance that any call quality issues can be quickly and easily handled before they cause any disruption."
"We are impressed with Ring Carrier’s innovative new architecture and dedication to call quality for their end customers. We are pleased to be included as a private branded part of this solution, and look forward to more innovation from Ring Carrier," stated Brenda Keener, vice president of business development for Packet Island.
Ring Carrier was started in 2007 by Paul Mahler, the author of the first book on Asterisk. The goal of Ring Carrier is to provide Carrier class products and services based on open enterprise technology giving the VoIP customers a viable alternative to current expensive hardware options.
Founded in 2004, Packet Island is a privately-held, venture-backed company located in Cupertino, California. An innovator of Voice-Data Network Management solutions, Packet Island has pioneered the development of award-winning SaaS (News - Alert)-based solutions for managing converged media networks for SMB and enterprise multi-site networks.
Learn more about Packet Island at INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO — the biggest and most comprehensive IP communications event of the year. ITEXPO (News - Alert) will take place in Los Angeles, California, September 16-18, 2008, featuring three valuable days of exhibits, conferences, and networking opportunities you can’t afford to miss. Visit Packet Island at booth #338 in the exhibit hall. Don’t wait. Register now!
Learn more about Ring Carrier at INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO — the biggest and most comprehensive IP communications event of the year. ITEXPO will take place in Los Angeles, California, September 16-18, 2008, featuring three valuable days of exhibits, conferences, and networking opportunities you can’t afford to miss. Visit Ring Carrier at booth #326 in the exhibit hall. Don’t wait. Register now!
Michelle Robart is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Michelle's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Michelle Robart