IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Nov, 28 2002

1. Alcatel Unveils XML SDK Leveraging Its IP PBX
Alcatel has introduced a XML-based SDK that allows 3rd party application developers to integrate the company’s OmniPCX 4400 IP-PBX telephony features into any web environment. Developers can create apps such as a make call button for users viewing the online corporate web client directory or to integrate telephony services into web-based e-business applications for customer relation management or enterprise resource planning. The technology targets independent software vendors, integrators and web developers as well as end-users with in-house web developers.

The XML telephony API is platform independent. It is based on the XML standard utilizing technologies such as HTTP, WDSL 1.1 and SOAP 1.1.

The SDK is currently available for $4,469. The price includes server code, API documentation, examples of XML codes and 10 user licenses.


3. PT Telkom to Use Portal Software for Billing
PT Telekomunikasi, a state-owned, Indonesia-based telco, will deploy Portal Software’s Infranet to provide billing and customer management for Probis VoIP, its VoIP business project. PT’s VoIP service has more than 80,000 prepaid subscribers and nearly 550,000 postpaid customers.

PT Telekomunikasi

Portal Software

5. Adax Unveils HDC-PMC Protocol Controller
Adax has introduced a PCI Mezzanine Controller version of its HDC signaling protocol controller. The technology expands the capabilities of legacy SS7 systems or sits within SS7/IP gateways to connect the PSTN with the Internet or other IP networks. The HDC-PMC has been designed for developers of signaling gateways, media gateway controllers, serving GPRS support nodes and gateway GPRS support nodes in GPRS and 3G networks.

The HDC-PMC can be configured with a SBC as a single board signaling gateway. The controller can support a complete SS7 stack over T1/E1 interfaces and SIGTRAN protocols over Ethernet ports. The technology supports the latest SIGTRAN protocol suite including Stream Control Transport Protocol, M3UA, M2UA or M2PA. Support is also provided for SS7 MTP-2 64k and 2Mb high speed signaling, Frame Relay, x.25, LAPB/D/F, and LAPv5. T1/ E1 connections communicate to STPs and SCPs on one side of the network and Ethernet ports interface to the media gateway controller/IP network.

The HDC-PMC can also be deployed within GPRS networks for SGSNs and GGSNs, or SGSNs and BSSs. The technology can support simultaneous Frame Relay for the Gb interface alongside SS7 for the Gc/Gd/Gf/Gr and Gs i interfaces. The solution enables a large number of BSSs to be connected to a single SGSN. Multiple cards can support up to 2,048 Frame Relay channels and thousands of DLCIs per system.


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