Monday, March 20, 2006

Veraz Integrates Legacy IN Services With IMS Multimedia Services

Veraz Networks added new functionality to its ControlSwitch platform to help service providers to evolve from traditional voice networks to IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) compliant next generation networks (NGN).

The new Service Control Multi-Protocol (SCMP) capabilities unify the service layer, allowing service providers to mix and match their legacy Intelligent Network (IN) services, such as toll-free and national do-not-call, with new multimedia services, such as messaging and presence. Multiple services can even be initiated within the same call.

Veraz said its ControlSwitch is able to integrate with and leverage the existing value added services infrastructure because it is fully programmable and can be rapidly adapted to meet the unique make-up of a given network.

SCMP capabilities allow a call originating from a Voice over Broadband network to access both the service provider's legacy services as well as new IMS multimedia services.

SCMP aligns with the Service Capability Interaction Management (SCIM) or Service Broker functions emerging within industry service architectures such as those defined by 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) and the MSF (Multiservice Forum). SCMP is a realization of these new architectures.

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