Taquaï¿½s OCX is a next generation Class 5 platform. Based on
a patented ï¿½Multiple Application Switching Platform and Method,ï¿½ the OCX
incorporates softswitch, signaling, and media gateway functionality on a
single-card design. The OCX incorporates a core set of revenue generating
CLASS and custom calling features, as well as essential network and
regulatory requirements including LNP, AIN, AMA, GR-303, SS7, PRI, CAS,
E911, and CALEA. The OCX is complemented by OpenManager, a GUI-based
element management system.
Purpose-built to create a new model for delivering local and toll
telecommunications services, the OCX is based on a software and hardware
architecture designed to transform legacy proprietary and centralized
switching environments into open, distributed, scalable, and cost
effective next-generation networks. Scaling from 32 (including copper line
terminations) to 40,000 lines (via GR-303 Concentration) in a single 17.5ï¿½
X 24.5ï¿½ shelf, the OCX reduces initial and overall cost of ownership
providing carriers with a clear circuit-to-packet migration.
Converged Local Exchange
The Compact Local Exchange is a compact and powerful next
generation broadband Class 5 local switch. It integrates key network
elements and functions found in a central office environment into a single
compact system, including voice and DSL physical access, voice and data
switching, circuit-to-packet interworking, signaling and advanced voice
and data services.
The CLX in a cap and grow strategy, or direct replacement of an existing
legacy switch, is designed to provide all the necessary features to
immediately begin the move to a next-generation packet-based architecture.
It simplifies the service provisioning process, operations and
maintenance, and improves survivability (lifeline service) in emergency
standalone situations. In addition to complying with federally mandated
capabilities such as CALEA, LNP, and E911, the CLX fully supports revenue
generating legacy Class 5 services, including Custom Local Area Signaling
Services (CLASS), GR-303, TR-08 and even direct host or remote-based
copper termination for plain old telephone service (POTS).
Packet Telephony Solution
Verazï¿½s Packet Telephony Solution is based on the
ControlSwitch softswitch platform and the I-Gate 4000 line of high-density
media gateways. The open and standards-based platform provides the
foundation for deployment of multiple applications such as traditional
toll/ tandem switching, domestic and international long distance, VoIP
trunking, as well as enhanced services such as IP Centrex, local voice
services, and converged voice-data services.
Establishing itself as a leading open platform, the Packet Telephony
Solution with proven support for multi-vendor solutions is driving some of
the largest carrier-class VoIP deployments in the market. With its open,
multi-protocol interfaces to media devices, application servers and
back-office systems, the ControlSwitch acts as an operating system for the
new public network, empowering service providers to rapidly deploy new
revenue-generating services while the I-Gate media gateways provide
high-density, toll quality voice in mixed PSTN and VoIP deployments.
Flash Horizon Inc.
iSwitch is a software solution for signaling, media
transfer, and managing VoIP traffic. Benefits of using Flash Horizonï¿½s new
iSwitch include Least Cost Routing, generation of CDRs and call statistics
to various destinations, Web interface for viewing CDRs and other account
information, a proxy feature that enables gateways without RAS support to
be used for service provision, and the ability to work as a full-fledged
H.323 RAS gatekeeper and an easy to use interface for configuration and
Billing functionality is enabled using Flash Horizonï¿½s iBravo! Billing
System 4.0 ITSP version, which supports Pre-paid and Post-paid billing
modes. Customers and callers can view their balances and CDRs remotely via
the iSwitchï¿½s Web interface.
ï¿½ Enterprise H.323 IP PBX Systems;
ï¿½ Termination services using small Gateways locally;
ï¿½ Callshops; and
ï¿½ PC-to-phone and Web-to-phone services.
Also, a hosted/on-site iSwitch provides an option for customers to
leverage the power and functionality of iSwitch solutions with Flash
Telco, Inc.ï¿½s termination services.
VocalTec Essentra Softswitch
VocalTec Communications, Ltd.
VocalTecï¿½s Essentra is a comprehensive, scalable,
carrier-grade, SIP-based softswitch architecture for International Long
Distance (ILD) and National Long Distance (NLD) core network services as
well as enhanced services such as VoIP VPN, calling card, IP Centrex and
hosted PBX services.
VocalTecï¿½s Essentra enables seamless mediation of services between PSTN/SS7
and next generation networks; offers high-quality voice services, carrier
grade reliability, and maximum service flexibility; and reduces
operational and capital expenditures. Multiple protocol support and
protocol interworking for MGCP, MEGACO/H.248, SIP, SIP-T, H.323, SS7, PRI,
IUA, and SIGTRAN enables the flexible creation of new services,
facilitates peering and minimizes deployment costs. With a SIP-based
service integration layer, service/routing logic and network complexity
can be ï¿½hiddenï¿½ from the networking layer, simplifying network management.
State-of-the-art redundancy and fail-over mechanisms at all levels ensure
high availability and network performance.
VOISS Application Suite
VOISS is a software-based hosted IP telephony solution on an
open hardware platform that enables service providers to reliably and
cost-effectively deliver voice-over-IP (VoIP) services. It includes a
complete set of PBX features and multiple integrated enhanced applications
that service providers can easily implement for significant revenue
opportunities. Whether configured to deliver line-side hosted business
solutions, business trunking, and/or residential solutions, the VOISS
product suite offers a flexible and cost-effective solution and a rapid
time to market. The unique partitioning and administration capabilities
enable the solution to be quickly rolled out with customized service
environments to each enterprise customer. When service requirements extend
beyond the VOISS application suite, VocalData has the tools to efficiently
develop brand new custom applications.
VOISS offers a range of market solutions to service providers for serving
markets from residential customers to sophisticated business customers
with reliable, full-featured VoIP in three feature packages. These feature
packages are easily implemented in combination to suit a customerï¿½s
communication requirements, and implemented in a service provider or a
wholesale/retail business model.
The award-winning MetaSwitch VP3500 is the industryï¿½s first
true Next Generation Class 5 Switch, combining traditional Class 5
capabilities such as 95+ CLASS/Centrex features and support for POTS
lines, with advanced ATM and IP broadband voice capabilities and enhanced
For next generation service providers looking for a competitive edge, the
MetaSwitch VP3500 opens up a host of new opportunities to reduce expenses
and generate new business. Legacy POTS subscribers can be supported by a
compact, low-power chassis that is easy to deploy and manage. For carriers
migrating from an existing Class 5, signaling links can be shared between
the old and new switch, enabling a steady, seamless migration.
The VP3500 unlocks the potential of carriersï¿½ broadband networks, whether
ATM or IP based, by delivering broadband voice services natively from the
switch. With no additional voice gateway, the network is simplified and
unnecessary packet-TDM conversions are removed, improving voice quality.
Existing legacy POTS subscribers can continue to be serviced from the same
switch. With new calling features and advanced VoIP services, the VP3500
creates new markets and revenue opportunities. And since these services
can be delivered from the same switch as traditional POTS lines,
deployment is easy and the network architecture is simplified.
Cirpack Super Node
CIRPACK Super Node is a multi-shelf public telephony switch
that can be configured for Class-4 or Class-5 services. It can manage up
to five million BHCA and 6,000 E1 to meet operatorsï¿½ demand for very large
nodes. CIRPACK Super Node also provides native support for IP and ATM
protocols to connect any local loop to any core network.
The Super Node Call control is handled by the CIRPACK HVS Softswitch,
which is developed in partnership with IBM. The CIRPACK HVS Softswitch
(for High Velocity Softswitch) is based on a high-availability IBM server
capable of handling up to five million BHCA (Busy Hour Call Attempts) by
just adding more CPUs, rather than having to commit large sums in advance.
This is probably the most powerful Softswitch system available today.
The HVS provides advanced Class-4 Transit and Class-5 Local Exchange
services over any ATM, IP, and TDM networks connected to CIRPACK
Media/Signaling Gateways. It supports all local ISDN and SS7 signaling
protocol variants, as well as NGN protocols such as MGCP and SIP to
replace the largest legacy TDM transit and local exchange switches at a
fraction of the costs while offering native support for VoDSL, VoIP, VoWLL,
VoCable, ISDN BRI and PRI.
The Converged Services Platform (CSP)
Excel Switching Corporation
The Converged Services Platform (CSP) is the product of
Excel Switching Corporation, a leading provider of carrier class, open
services platforms for original equipment manufacturers, value added
resellers, and self-developing service providers worldwide.
The CSP is the first open services platform to address carriersï¿½ needs for
profitable applications by bridging existing wired and wireless networks,
as well as next-generation IP networks. The inherent nature of the CSPï¿½s
open platform enables application developers to quickly and easily create
new services for service providerï¿½s customers, thus boosting overall
The CSP adapts to many different communications environments taking on a
variety of roles in the network, including softswitch, service node, media
gateway, voice switch, media server, application server, and registration
server. The CSP provides an open environment for service creation
including data, voice and multimedia services.
Sonus Networks offers the Insignus Softswitch, a modular
softswitch supporting a range of wireline and wireless applications such
as trunking, residential access and Centrex, tandem switching, and IP
voice termination, as well as enhanced services. The Insignus Softswitch
logically groups softswitch functionality into modules including the PSX
Policy Server, the ASX Access Server, the SGX SS7 Gateway and the GSX-GC
Gateway Controller; these modules can be centralized or deployed on a
regional or global basis. The Insignus supports key industry-standard
protocols, such as SIP, SIP-T, H.323 and MGCP. The Insignus also supports
nearly 30 different international signaling variants, in addition to
international versions of ISDN PRI and CAS, and has been homologated in
approximately 30 countries. Sonusï¿½ Insignus Softswitch is deployed in
major service provider networks around the world and currently drives more
than five billion minutes of voice traffic per month over these networks.
Tekelecï¿½s now and next-generation switch, SanteraOne, is a
carrier-grade integrated voice and data switching solution that can be
deployed as a unit or in a distributed architecture. The switch, which has
been listed as an approved product for purchase with financing from the
Rural Utilities Service, delivers full-feature IXC Tandem, Class 4/5, PRI
Offload, packet/cell switching and Voice over Broadband services on a
single platform. SanteraOne has both circuit (TDM) and packet switching
fabrics, such as ATM, Frame Relay, and IP, and supports all of the
regulatory requirements of a legacy system, including LNP, CALEA, and
E911. SanteraOne is comprised of the Open Feature Exchange, which includes
a media gateway controller, signaling gateway, and an applications server;
the SanteraOne Broadband Office Exchange, which is a high-density media
gateway; and the SanteraOne element management system (NetScan) that
delivers common GUI-based management of the complete system.
SanteraOne has been listed as an approved product by the RUS, which
provides carriers with low-interest financing. Additionally, Tekelec
offers SanteraOne RS, a next-generation switch with a smaller media
gateway for independent and rural carriers, and SanteraOne ESA, an
emergency backup softswitch that gives carriers with remote systems the
ability to continue carrying traffic in cases of a fiber cut between the
host and the remote systems.
MERA VoIP Transit Softswitch
MERA VoIP Transit Softswitch is designed to be a core
session controlling element in the network of a VoIP provider. It allows
significant simplification of the net structure, added efficiency, and
security. Deployment of MVTS allows the provider to attain the following:
ï¿½ Material facilitation of the net administration and buildup (new
gateways are registered with MVTS only);
ï¿½ New flexible traffic concentration and routing capabilities (including
dynamic routing, gateway load balancing);
ï¿½ Solution to the interoperability problem for a collection of different
H.323 and SIP equipment;
ï¿½ One-point authorization and accounting according to the RADIUS standard;
ï¿½ Concealment of the network structure;
ï¿½ Setting up and administration of corporate customer VPNs with their
individual dialing plans;
ï¿½ A reliable high-performance and readily controllable system.
The Telica Plexus Unified Service Architecture (PLUS) raises
the bar for existing softswitches with its unparalleled scalability, open
standards support, and flexibility to implement the major elements of a
packet-based network architecture ï¿½ signaling gateway, media gateway
controller, and media gateways in either a fully distributed or integrated
deployment. This architecture supports numerous communication solutions
for wireless and wireline networks. The class adaptiveness of the PLUS
Architecture enables service providers to leverage their investment by
implementing a single solution today and adding other solutions to the
same platform without new investment. The PLUS Architecture leverages
Telicaï¿½s robust industry-proven Plexus 9000 platform. The Plexus 9000
supplies the capabilities service providers require to stay ahead:
broadband capability, packet telephony, call control, data and voice
termination, PSTN to optical packet network integration and service
intelligence. Designed for central office installation, the Plexus 9000 is
NEBS-certified and connects with current OSS processes and tools to
preserve existing back office investments.
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