Monday, March 17, 2008

Metaswitch Introduces SIP Provisioning Server and Phone Configurator

MetaSwitch released a major enhancement to its MetaView network management system and MetaSphere CommPortal web interface, designed to simplify carrier deployment of SIP devices. The enhancements include a MetaView SIP Provisioning Server and a CommPortal Phone Configurator, both available as software upgrades running on the MetaSphere Service Delivery Platform server hardware.

The MetaView SIP Provisioning Server eliminates the hassle of managing thousands of configuration files and intelligent IP end-points, along with the distribution of firmware upgrades, by integrating that configuration knowledge with the service intelligence at the core of the network. In addition, carriers can securely delegate as much or as little control over policies and settings as they like to enterprise administrators and end-users.

The new Phone Configurator application, which is an enhancement to the MetaSphere CommPortal web user interface, provides a graphical representation of each user's exact phone model, and allows point-and-click control over phone settings.

MetaSwitch said the introduction of this provisioning solution addresses a major pain point that carriers have been faced with when deploying hosted PBX services - no matter which platform they use.

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