Sunday, October 21, 2007

Nominum Enhances IP-application Routing Directory (IPRD)

Nominum announced the release of Navitas 3.0, an IP-application Routing Directory (IPRD) that integrates legacy telephony numbering plans and IP routing identifiers. Additionally, the directory enables the consolidation and simplification of routing plan management processes, improves telecommunication margins, and optimizes usage of profitable and reliable routes.

Nominum said its Navitas 3.0 enables carriers to transition to an IP telephony business model and extend telephony services to support a voice enabled Web, without having to duplicate network functionality between legacy signaling systems -- such as Signaling System 7 (SS7) - and IP. Specifically, Navitas 3.0 serves as the foundation for next-generation networks like IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) by allowing carriers to reuse existing routing plans, and modernize the integration into next-generation networks through automation. Navitas 3.0 ensures reliable call deliveries across interconnects. It includes IP routing directory management and reporting functionality, helping carriers avoid increased spending on TDM and SS7.

Navitas 3.0 dynamically accesses, stores and manages telephone routes and number mapping, while serving both legacy and converged IP switching infrastructure with route resolution for call termination. The solution features functionality for advanced service routing capabilities such as voice, multi-media sessions and IP applications.

New to Navitas 3.0 are the Application Routing Module and Element Management System. The Application Routing Module (ARM) enables Navitas 3.0 to become a switch-agnostic signaling data repository that refines telephony and multimedia routes based on session parameters like cost, quality, capacity and content (end user context like persona, presence, location, etc.)

"As the industry transitions to an all-IP world, carriers require a robust IPRD that is switch and data source agnostic and can serve as a control point for advanced services," said Tom Tovar, chief executive officer, Nominum.

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