Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sonus New Network Border Switch Integrates Transcoding and Media Interworking

Sonus Networks released its new NBS-5200 Network Border Switch -- the first product on its next generation ConnexIP platform. The NBS-5200 switch provides Session Border Control (SBC) functionality with integrated transcoding and media interworking, as well as native support for IPv6 and IPSec encryption. The platform is powered by network processors, multi-core computing devices, solid-state storage, high density media processing cards, and Sonus' middleware and protocol stacks.

"Today marks an important milestone for Sonus as we deliver ConnexIP - a platform for creating new products and solutions that lead the industry in scale, performance and reliability for IP to IP session management," said Rich Nottenburg, president and chief executive officer of Sonus Networks.

Sonus said the key to its new strategy is to combine full SBC functionality including media interworking, advanced routing and policy engine, and multi-access security gateway functionality. The first carrier trials are underway.