Software-Based SIP Trunking

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Software-Based SIP Trunking

By Steven Johnson, President, Ingate Systems, Inc.  |  September 06, 2012

This article originally appeared in the Sept. 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY

The industry is moving toward software-based offerings as a means of consolidating existing hardware by virtualizing the hardware and running multiple applications on the same platform. We also see that many companies have standardized on a single vendor server platform. In both cases there is a significant savings in hardware costs and ongoing maintenance.  

At Ingate we’re seeing a growth in demand for software-based session border controllers, and we have responded with the introduction of the Software SIParator.

For IP PBX (News - Alert) vendors, the Software SIParator offers an opportunity to develop a single-box solution with SIP trunking functionality and enterprise session border controller capabilities fully integrated into their platform. For their customers, this is a level of convenience that further simplifies the migration to SIP and SIP trunking. 

Resellers are also reaping the benefits of offering a single-box solution to their customers. They can also install the software on customers’ own servers.

With the tremendous growth rate of SIP trunking adoption, it is no wonder that software-based SIP trunk solutions are becoming popular. Once in place, the same infrastructure can be used for full unified communications applications, so customers can benefit from remote worker applications, video, etc., whenever they’re ready – without additional infrastructure purchases.

Learn more at the free SIP Trunk-Unified Communications Seminars at ITEXPO in Austin. We’ll be there again this season with leading IP PBX vendors, SIP trunk service providers, and other industry visionaries. Hope to see you there! 

Edited by Stefania Viscusi