Monday, December 5, 2005

Excel Switching Enhances its Integrated Signaling/Media Gateway

Excel Switching Corporation has added SIP and ISDN functionality in an enhanced version of its IMG 1010 integrated signaling and media gateway. The IMG 1010 media gateway provides TDM to IP conversion and IP to IP transcoding with integrated signaling.

Excel's IMG 1010 has been enhanced with SIP and ISDN functionality to enable service providers to add new VoIP capacity, while simultaneously providing a clear migration path to an all-VoIP environment. The IMG 1010 supports SIP, H.323, SS7 and ISDN simultaneously, all in a compact 1U design that can accommodate up to 768 channels.

"Since its introduction earlier this year, the IMG 1010 has achieved significant market traction, and has been successfully deployed at service provider locations around the world," said Peter Vescuso, vice president, market development, Excel Switching Corporation and Brooktrout Technology. "For service providers evaluating VoIP for tandem replacement or to bridge TDM-IP networks, the IMG 1010 is an integrated media and signaling gateway that enables the delivery of SIP services into legacy SS7/PRI networks. For IP-to-IP network peering applications, the IMG 1010 supports IP-to-IP transcoding which complements the security/firewall requirements in session border control applications."

  • In October 2005, EAS Group, the privately held parent of Excel Switching Corporation, completed its acquisition of Brooktrout. Excel is a worldwide provider of carrier-class, open services platforms, media gateways and media servers. Brooktrout specializes in media processing, call control, signal processing, and fax communications. The company is based in Needham, Massachusetts.

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