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MERA DEVELOPS VOIPAL SESSION BORDER CONTROLLER

MERA Systems Inc., a supplier of VoIP solutions, has released MERA VoIPal, its new session border controller designed to interconnect carriers’ networks with customer enterprises across IP links.

MERA VoIPal performs protocol repair, fixes inconsistencies between protocol dialects and converts media codecs. The two-way SIP/H.323 translation capabilities provide direct IP-to-IP interconnection of service provider networks with SIP and/or H.323-based IP PBX and IP Centrex systems. And, to address enterprise security requirements, MERA VoIPal operates as a VoIP firewall, performing the necessary screening for VoIP traffic.

MERA SYSTEMS INC.

15 Wertheim Court, Suite 306
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4B3H7, Canada
+ 1 905 882 4443
www.mera-voip.com


NEWSTEP INTRODUCES IP SERVICE CONTROL SOLUTION

NewStep Networks has introduced its Calling Service Node (CSN), an IP service control solution that enables service providers to integrate telephony services with enterprise applications and deliver them across TDM and IP networks. NewStep calls the CSN a self-funding foundation for transitioning TDM-based services to IP via SS7 or SIP signaling protocols. Applications are able to reach users on any standard device, across mobile or fixed networks.

The company says by decoupling service control and management from voice transport within both TDM and IP-based infrastructures, the CSN gives service providers immediate access to IP’s service innovation benefits without an IP infrastructure build-out.

The CSN is network agnostic.

NEWSTEP NETWORKS
411 Legget Drive, Suite 701
Ottawa, ON K2K 3C9 Canada
+1 613 254 5454
www.newstep.com


TALKING TECHNOLOGIES DEPLOYS VOIP BILLING TECHNOLOGY

Talking Technologies Corp., a subsidiary of Nettel Holdings Inc., has launched VoIP Gateway Billing Solutions, or VGBS v1.2, for VoIP carriers and prepaid calling card providers. VGBS v1.2 integrates gatekeeper and billing software; the billing aspect supports pre- and post-paid client accounts.

Talking Technologies says VGBS v.1.2 also lets VoIP service providers deploy calling card telephony facilities built around Quintum, Lucent and Cisco VoIP gateways, and other RADIUScompliant VoIP gateways for authentication, authorization and accounting.

TALKING TECHNOLOGIES CORP.

610 S.W. Broadway, Suite 405
Portland , OR 97205
+1 503 222 6018
www.talkingtechnologies.com


SYNDESIS LAUNCHES TURNKEY VOIP SOLUTION

Syndesis has launched its VoIP software solution, which it engineered with Tier 1 service providers. The Syndesis VoIP solution lets carriers manage both their VoIP service offerings and their data connectivity - including IP VPNs, direct Internet access, IPenabled ATM - as a single entity.

Syndesis says its turnkey VoIP solution also features a networksynchronized, updated cache of service data and network configurations, allowing providers to assess the impact of service changes on existing services. The solution further includes support for managing enterprise and residential VoIP subscribers; the ability to manage softswitch routing and media gateway trunking; and transaction management and rollback capabilities.

SYNDESIS
30 Fulton Way
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada L4B 1E6
+1 905 886 7818
www.syndesis.com


METASOLV CREATES VOIP OSS SOLUTION

MetaSolv Software Inc. has announced its VoIP OSS solution for service providers who provision operator-defined residential and enterprise VoIP services in high volumes. The solution moves service management from network engineering to non-technical staff, enabling customer self-care. It also includes activation support for VoIP call-servers, media gateways, application and feature servers from network equipment vendors including Cisco Systems Inc. and Nortel Networks.

The OSS solution includes the company’s inventory management, order management and service activation software, as well as installation services.

METASOLV SOFTWARE INC.

5556 Tennyson Parkway
Plano, TX 75024
+1 972 403 8300
www.metasolv.com


AUSPICE ANNOUNCES VOICE SERVICE MANAGER

Auspice Corp. has introduced its Opslogic Voice Service Manager (VSM) for VoIP services. Based on the Auspice TLX Real-Time Systems Integration and Operations Automation Platform, the company says VSM will enable cable providers to deliver VoIP to subscribers by monitoring the cable VoIP infrastructure.

VSM supports the PacketCable industry standard for VoIP as well as the DOCSIS standard for cable devices.

VSM correlates outage, alarm condition, performance and quality-of-service monitoring of cable modems, multimedia terminal adapters, embedded MTAs and hybrid-fiber coax plants/transponders/nodes. The solution also correlates monitored data with the status of call management servers, switches, DHCP servers, customer databases, and billing and provisioning systems.

AUSPICE CORP.

175 Crossing Blvd., Suite 500
Framingham, MA 01702
+1 508 626 0033
www.auspicecorp.com


TOUCHSTONE UNVEILS CALL MONITOR, ANALYZER

Touchstone Technologies Inc. has introduced WinEyeQ, a passive voice and video over IP call monitor and analyzer for testing equipment, networks and services. WinEyeQ features real-time protocol analysis and display, protocol filtering and reporting, giving users a way to troubleshoot, analyze and measure VoIP performance metrics.

WinEyeQ associates and assembles packets into a comprehensive view of a VoIP call. Touchstone says this allows WinEyeQ to check for the types of call anomalies that can be time-consuming and even impossible for engineering and quality assurance staff members to decipher by hand.

Other WinEyeQ Call Monitor and Analyzer features include detailed reporting of protocol violations and call anomalies, as well as user-defined alerts and alarms; the ability to capture and replay calls in native mode; and registration information to gatekeepers and registrars, giving a complete call profile.

TOUCHSTONE TECHNOLOGIES INC.

228 North York Road, Suites C & D
Hatboro, PA 19040
+1 215 672 6550
www.touchstone-inc.com


NUERA RELEASES BTX-4K FOR CABLE OPERATORS

Nuera Communications Inc. has introduced the ORCA BTX-4K media gateway to help cable operators deploy public telephone network interconnections as they launch and expand VoIP services throughout their systems.

The BTX-4K is a PacketCablecompliant media gateway that provides up to 4,032 voice ports over six DS3 interfaces in a 5.25-inch-high chassis. It supports standard PacketCable protocol, codec and security functionality. It also uses 1+1 common logic and voice processing redundancy.

The BTX-4K is in lab trials and will be generally available by next month.

NUERA COMMUNICATIONS INC.
10445 Pacific Center Court
San Diego, CA 92121-1761
+1 858 625 2400
www.nuera.com


MARCONI ENABLES SIP ON SOFTSWITCH PLATFORM

Marconi Corporation plc has enhanced its softswitch platform so operators can use SIP to provide advanced communication applications across the PSTN. The company says this will give operators a single platform for both PSTN-like and Web-like capabilities, with the same management and billing functions.

MARCONI CORPORATION
PLC
New Century Park
Coventry
CV3 1HJ
United Kingdom
+ 44 (0) 2476 562000
www.marconi.com


VAPPS UNVEILS CONFERENCING BRIDGE

Vapps has released its VoIP-based Conferencing Bridge 1000 for service providers and telcos providing reservationless conferencing services. The SIP-enabled, DSP-based conferencing bridge supports up to 600 talkers in one chassis and 12,000 total participants in multiple simultaneous conferences across multiple chassis.

The technology allows capacity to be purchased on a card-bycard basis.

The Vapps CB1000 is a modular software and hardware solution that can scale across cPCI hardware chassis and DSP cards to expand or replace proprietary systems. It also can be programmed to match existing call flows and touch-tone commands and authenticate to pre-existing environments via ODBC and XML.

Vapps says its product offers 99.995 percent uptime and includes industry-standard features such as echo cancellation, automatic gain control, dial-out to remote participants, dynamic participant count, broadcast/lecture mode and more.

VAPPS
22 Hudson Place, 5 South
Hoboken, NJ 07030
+1 201 420 1155
www.vappsinc.com


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