Sunday, May 9, 2010

Nortel Develops New SIP Engine for Communication Server 2000

Nortel Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) unveiled a new centralized SIP engine capability to its Communication Server 2000 (CS 2000) carrier VoIP and multimedia softswitch and Adaptive Application Engine.

The new centralized SIP engine allows service providers to deliver SIP services and applications to subscribers, including services such as unified communications (UC), web-based UC collaboration, video and multimedia conferencing, hosted call center and other services that improve the way people communicate and conduct business.

Nortel said competitive standalone application servers can only serve SIP subscribers without support for legacy lines/trunks or services interworking, while its new engine delivers SIP and non SIP communication capabilities across the entire network using one Adaptive Application Engine. The new capability can be deployed at a single CS 2000 node to extend SIP services to additional CS 2000 nodes in a service provider's network. The capability also offers full interworking with legacy lines which means that any SIP device can seamlessly interwork with legacy services.

The enhancements are expected to be available in the second half of 2010 and are supported by the latest release of Nortel CVAS' CS 2000 IP Multimedia softswitch and Adaptive Application Engine software (CVM release 15/A2E8.0).