DST Innovis' Intelecable Scales to Support 15 Million Customers On Bull's Escala Server; New Level of Support for Convergent Billing.
RANCHO CORDOVA Rancho Cordova (răn`chō kôrdō`və), uninc. residential city (1990 pop. 48,731), Sacramento co., N Calif. A suburb of Sacramento, it experienced rapid growth in the late 20th cent. , Calif./BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2000
Bull and DST (1) (DeSTination) Contrast with SRC, which is an abbreviation of "source."
(2) (Digital Signal Trust Company, Salt Lake City, UT, www.digsigtrust.com) An organization that sets up and manages PKI systems for companies and industry groups. Innovis today announced the results of a benchmarking study that shows broadband operators can deploy a customer management and billing system that is scalable to 15 million voice, video and data customers. This break-through performance resulted from pairing DST Innovis' Intelecable customer management system with Bull's Escala servers.
Bull undertook extensive testing at its R&D facility in Les Clayes, France, analyzing the performance of DST Innovis' Intelecable convergent billing system on various levels of Bull's Escala UNIX servers - entry, mid-range and high-end. These performance tests are the latest in a series of activities to develop, test and tune Intelecable on Bull Escala platforms to make this turnkey solution scalable and easy to use.
"Combining our Intelecable solution with the high-performance power of Bull's Escala servers creates a superior customer management solution," said Bob McKenzie The name Bob McKenzie can refer to:
"We appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of the Escala family of servers," said Stephane Daudier, Bull's VP of open systems solutions & partnerships. "The DST Innovis business vision perfectly complements our strategy and vision. Bull is committed to the success of this alliance," Daudier said.
DST Innovis' Intelecable
Intelecable supports video, voice, data and interactive services in multiple languages from a single relational database relational database
Database in which all data are represented in tabular form. The description of a particular entity is provided by the set of its attribute values, stored as one row or record of the table, called a tuple. . Designed to meet the unique business requirements of companies offering multiple communications services in the ever-expanding and complex global marketplace, Intelecable debuted in the UK in 1993 and is now running in more than 115 installations worldwide. With an open architecture and broad range of distributed APIs, Intelecable enables flexible, scalable solutions and rapid deployment of customized new features and systems.
Escala Server Family Features Unmatched Scalability, Performance, High Availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue.
Bull's Escala family of AIX-based servers offers the industry's broadest performance range of binary code-compatible, 64-bit multiprocessor servers. From the entry-level Escala E250, through the mid-range Escala EPC (1) (Entertainment PC) See HTPC.
(2) (Electronic Product Code) A standard code for RFID tags administered by EPCglobal Inc. (www.epcglobalinc.org). 450 and up to the high-end Escala EPC2400 - the world's fastest UNIX system Noun 1. UNIX system - trademark for a powerful operating system
UNIX, UNIX operating system
operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services certified at 135,815 transactions per minute - Escala servers deliver optimal price/performance, configuration flexibility and high availability. AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) IBM's Unix-based operating system which runs on its Intellistation workstations and pSeries, p5, iSeries and i5 server families. 4.3 provides extensive web-based tools for simplified administration and includes the powerful Workload Management capabilities developed by Bull. Over 65,000 Escala systems are installed worldwide.
About DST Innovis
DST Innovis leverages 30 years as a market leader to provide innovative customer management and open billing solutions to the global communications and utility industries. DST Innovis' business solutions transform typical billing and customer care tasks into valuable and efficient communications, resulting in loyal customers, increased revenues and decreased expenses.
DST Innovis, named for its innovation and vision, remains on the technological forefront and continues to be an industry leader with the latest customer management and billing solutions. The company maintains a strong network of alliances with industry leaders to ensure its systems are fully functional and continue to meet customers' needs. Headquartered in Rancho Cordova, Calif., the company has 10 offices worldwide. More information about DST Innovis can be found at www.dstinnovis.com.
Bull is an international IT group that operates in more than 100 countries. In 1999, the company earned revenues of $4.3 billion, with over 65% outside of France, its country of origin. Bull's strategy is focused on the Internet and electronic business in three key domains: solutions with consulting and systems integration; infrastructure, including Internet-ready enterprise systems, smart cards Example of widely used contactless smart cards are Hong Kong's Octopus card, Paris' Calypso/Navigo card and Lisbon' LisboaViva card, which predate the ISO/IEC 14443 standard. The following tables list smart cards used for public transportation and other electronic purse applications. and software for secure infrastructure management; and managed services An umbrella term for third-party monitoring and maintaining of computers, networks and software. The actual equipment may be inhouse or at the third-party's facilities, but the "managed" implies an ongoing effort; for example, making sure the equipment is running at a certain quality for Intranets and e-commerce sites and marketplaces. Bull's worldwide software division, BullSoft, and its North/South American operations, are headquartered in Billerica, Mass. The company's web addresses are www.bull.com and, for the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , www.us.bull.com.
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Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
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