Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Veraz Releases ControlSwitch IPX Compliant Platform

Veraz Networks announced the general availability of its IPX compliant solution, Release 5.8 of the ControlSwitch VoIP switching platform. Release 5.8 delivers improved interconnection, enhanced security and reduced OPEX for wholesale operators and their mobile operators, and is being deployed in service provider networks.

ControlSwitch R5.8 includes Veraz's Global Multimedia Exchange (GMX) offering, which is used by service providers building GSMA-compliant IP Packet Exchange (IPX) networks. In addition, the GMX enables operators to interconnect multiple network properties with a common IP backbone. The GMX solution delivers enhanced security and session management while reducing operating expenses through centralized management, billing, and routing. GSM and CDMA mobile operators, wholesale customers, and multi-property operators use the GMX solution as a secure platform for interconnection and a means to differentiate service offerings.

Veraz noted that its ControlSwitch R5.8 uniquely offers ISDN User Part (ISUP) variant interworking over SIP-I. This enables interconnect carriers to interwork calls using standards-based ANSI ISUP over SIP-I to any ETSI ISUP variant over SIP-I. With most other solutions, operators cannot interwork ISUP variants over SIP-I. With MTP3 User Adaption Layer (M3UA) protocol support, the ControlSwitch enables a service provider to continue to leverage legacy networks, but with the added flexibility of IP transport and available quality of service.

Release 5.8 also includes ControlSwitch optimized transcoding which reduces costs by allowing service providers to use media gateway transcoding resources more efficiently. With Release 5.8, transcoding resources can be deployed anywhere in the network and then used by any call on an individual basis. This minimizes the total cost for transcoding and maximizes voice quality by avoiding unnecessary transcoding cycles. Alternative approaches require the deployment of transcoding at each media gateway, resulting in higher capital expenditures, and frequently degraded voice quality through repetitive transcoding cycles.