IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Jul, 18 2002

1. Clarent Enhances Softswitch
Clarent has enhanced its PSTN Access Softswitch solution with the addition of the BHG 1000 media gateway, capable of supporting as few as 120 ports per chassis and more than 10,000 ports in a 7-foot rack. The company has also released the Integrated SS7 Signaling 1000 server and an announcement server.

The softswitch solution is composed of individually scaleable components running on UNIX-based platforms.


3. ISC to Host Softswitch Seminar in Montreal
The International Softswitch Consortium (ISC) will host a free seminar on Monday July 29 at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal. The event will feature a series of presentations on case studies of softswitch-based technology deployments as well discussions on the group’s softswitch reference architecture. Attendees will be invited to the ISC annual meeting to be held the following two days.

The ISC will also be teaming with the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) to present sessions on softswitch technology at Digi.Comm2002 in Orlando on July 22.

International Softswitch Consortium

5. Radcom Introduces Portable VoIP Testing
Radcom has introduced Performer Lite, a portable version of the company’s VoIP Performer, a VoIP testing tool. The new product provides simulation, monitoring, decoding, analysis, and troubleshooting in a multi-slot platform. It supports both packet and circuit switched interfaces and provides real-time analysis for media and signaling, including automated voice quality evaluation.

The Performer Lite is available within flexible packages that include QPro, a scaleable, multiple PSTN client emulator; 323Sim, a multiple H.323 client emulator; SIPSim, a multiple SIP client emulator; and MediaPro, an online voice over data analysis tool.


7. C&W Introduces Cisco-Based IP VPN Services
Cable & Wireless has introduced a Cisco-driven enterprise and large corp IP VPN service delivered over the company’s MPLS enabled IP network. The service is offered in three classes of service including standard (non critical traffic), enhanced (business critical traffic), and premium (delay sensitive applications such as voice and video).

Cable & Wireless

9. Arris’ CMTS Awarded EuroDOCSIS 1.1 Qualification
Arris’ Cadant C4 CMTS has achieved EuroDOCSIS 1.1 qualification, the first cable modem headend to receive this status.


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