Sunday, May 15, 2005

Veraz Adds IP Centrex Enhanced Subscriber

Veraz Networks introduced a Group Centrex Enhanced Subscriber Services Solution for service providers targeting the enterprise market. The hosted IP solution integrates an extensive set of Centrex services, messaging, conferencing and billing. The list of features includes Extension Dialing, Speed Dial, Call Return, Last Number Redial, Consultation Hold, Call Transfer, Three-Way Calling, Call Waiting, Calling Line ID, Call Forwarding, Do Not Disturb, Web-based Moves-Adds-Changes, Voice Messaging, Voice Portal, Calling Plans, Device Inventory, Series Completion and Hunt Groups. All of these features along with users and accounts can be managed with a web-based interface or the option of a customer self-service portal, reducing operational costs substantially for service providers.

The Veraz ControlSwitch incorporates an IP Control Element (IBCF in IMS/TISPAN terminology) to provide the SIP signaling to interconnect to a bundled IP Centrex Application Server. The ControlSwitch Service Execution Element (SEE) (S-CSCF, Service Coordinator and ASF in IMS/TISPAN terms) executes the XML scripted service logic to coordinate the IP Centrex Application with other Services offered by ControlSwitch or specialized Application Servers. The ControlSwitch Call Control Element (CCE) (MGCF and MRCF in IMS terms) and IP Control Element provide all VoIP and TDM signaling and control protocols. Protocols supported include multi-national SS7 signaling, MGCP, H.248, SIP, OSP, H.323, PRI and CAS enabling seamless integration across multi-vendor network scenarios as well as providing a non-disruptive migration from legacy infrastructure.

Veraz is providing an integrated package that includes the ControlSwitch, the Veraz I-Gate 4000 line of media gateways, and components from 3rd parties such as Centrex application servers, IADs, SIP-based IP phones and border gateways.

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