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May 26, 2010

TelcoBridges Forms Partnership with PortaOne to Integrate Tmedia with PortaSwitch VoIP Call Control

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor


PortaOne, a global communications and billing software company, has announced a new partnership with TelcoBridges (News - Alert), the maker of the Tmedia VoIP gateways. This partnership was formed after successful interoperability testing was completed between Tmedia products and PortaOne's (News - Alert) PortaSwitch VoIP call control and billing management software platform.

Made at International Telecommunications Week 2010, this announcement assures telecom service providers of the seamless operation between the products, as well as a combination of reliability, scalability and system flexibility that will appeal to today's most demanding network and market requirements.

TelcoBridges developed Tmedia, positioned as the industry's highest density VoIP gateways designed to deliver exceptional performance, energy efficiency and interoperability.

Each Tmedia VoIP/media gateway is based on a unified technical architecture and integrates T1/E1/J1, DS-3 and OC3/STM-1 connectivity and multiple concurrent signaling protocols such as SS7, ISDN, SIP, SIGTRAN, and H.248 in the same unique device

VoIP gateways designed by TelcoBridges are used by carriers and service providers in more than 50 countries. These companies rely on TelcoBridges' gateways to drive network convergence, consolidate multiple disparate devices and more cost-effectively expand their network footprints. With integration into the PortaSwitch, Tmedia gateways can deliver the highest levels of performance.

The PortaSwitch Class 5-level product is designed to handle the full range of call control and billing functions of a diversified digital services company, including billing, provisioning, advanced call features, monitoring and reporting.

As a comprehensive product, the PortaSwitch consists of a real-time billing system, class 4/5 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.

 

"TelcoBridges Tmedia VoIP/media gateways are renowned for their density, their support for multiple signaling and transcoding protocols in the same device, and their extremely low power requirements.  The proven interoperability of Tmedia gateways with PortaSwitch provides an unsurpassed environment for service providers," said Roman Khalenkov, PortaOne Sales and Marketing Director, in a statement.

High system density is offered in Tmedia gateways, in addition to unlimited rack availability. In a single 1U or 2U gateway, Tmedia supports as many as 2,048 voice channels and reduces SS7 costs by having multiple point codes in a single box or multiple boxes with a single SS7 point code.

Tmedia gateways run on up to two-thirds less power than other gateway devices of similar capacity to lower operating costs and provide a greener infrastructure. With a green design, power, cooling and data center co-location costs are all reduced.

In other TelcoBridge's news, the company announced along with TELES (News - Alert) that they have successfully completed interoperability testing between TelcoBridges' Tmedia family of media gateways and TELES' family of Class 4 and Class 5 softswitch solutions.

The companies also announced that they intend to collaborate closely on the evolution of each other's products to ensure that they continue to deliver optimum compatibility and performance to the marketplace.


Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire




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