Monday, May 26, 2008

Veraz Offers Roadmap for Multimedia Generation Networks

Veraz Networks outlined key elements of its Multimedia Generation Network (MGN) architecture for helping service providers to rapidly deploy customized multimedia services while preserving and extending the capabilities of legacy application suites.

Veraz's MGN architecture, which builds on the company's existing product set and the IMS framework, aims to open up the telecom service creation environment to partners and third-party developers. The network would be client-aware and seamlessly support multiple access network technologies to ensure consistency of service as well as service mobility. The company said that by eliminating the silo approach to service creation and delivery and replacing it with a unified service delivery and management platform, operators can quickly introduce new revenue generating services and lower the cost to deliver their existing services.

Veraz's MGN architecture consists of three layers: Media, Control and Service Delivery, tied together by a unifying management layer.

  • The Media Layer of the MGN, where the Veraz I-Gate family of media gateways and the Network-adaptive Border Controller (Border Gateway Functionality) reside, provides media security, QoS, transcoding and bandwidth optimization.

  • The Control Layer of the MGN, which includes the Veraz ControlSwitch and Network-adaptive Border Controller (Integrated Border Controller Functionality), provides optimized, secure connectivity for any mix of TDM and IP services. The distributed architecture of the Veraz ControlSwitch enables unified control over a distributed architecture, for maximum flexibility in deployment and contained operational costs.

  • The Service Delivery Layer of the MGN includes Veraz's Open Service Broker and Policy Engine, and supports both Veraz-developed and third-party applications, thereby enabling any application to be customized and delivered across any access network with faster rollout and decreased management complexity. An XML driven engine delivers service differentiation.

In addition, Veraz also offers a soft client, verazVirtu that can be customized for the service provider. The verazVirtu soft client offers a tightly integrated and optimized end-user experience across a service provider's multimedia application portfolio.