FastComm Announces New Capabilities in Recently Acquired SignalPath Product Line.
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DULLES, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 2000
SignalPath(TM) Signaling Gateway Now Includes Support for SS7/CAS and
SS7/PRI ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. Protocol Conversions
FastComm Communications Corporation (OTC OTC
See over-the-counter market (OTC). BB: FSCX) today announced that its SignalPath(TM) signaling gateway products now include support for two new protocols.
According to FastComm Chief Executive Officer Peter Madsen, "We believe these new product capabilities will enhance our ability to build international sales. Customers will be able to establish new international business at a fraction of the cost they might otherwise pay to connect disparate networks across world markets."
One of the new protocols, ITU-T See ITU.
ITU-T - International Telecommunications Union SS7 (C7) to Channel Associated Signaling channel associated signaling - in-band signalling (CAS), supports R1, R2, and DTMF (Dual-Tone MultiFrequency) The type of audio signals that are generated when you press the buttons on a touch-tone telephone. See also DMTF.
DTMF - Dual Tone Multi Frequency for in-band signaling. This C7/CAS enhancement allows access to Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) services, such as repeat call, call forwarding, and 800/900 services. The other new protocol is SS7 to PRI PRI: see Institutional Revolutionary party.
(Primary Rate Interface) An ISDN service that provides 23 64 Kbps B (Bearer) channels and one 64 Kbps D (Data) channel (23B+D), which is equivalent to the 24 channels of a T1 line. ISDN, which enables global SS7 connectivity to both ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute, Sophia Antipolis technical park, Nice, France, www.etsi.org) A non-profit membership organization founded in 1988, dedicated to standardizing information and communication technologies (ICT) throughout Europe. and ANSI (American National Standards Institute, New York, www.ansi.org) A membership organization founded in 1918 that coordinates the development of U.S. voluntary national standards in both the private and public sectors. It is the U.S. member body to ISO and IEC. ISDN networks.
A wide range of service providers, from international and local exchange carriers to Internet Service Providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. (ISPs), can benefit from the enhancements to the SignalPath(TM) products. Service providers who face costly upgrades to existing networking equipment, and lost revenue due to postponed opportunity can take advantage of the SignalPath(TM) signaling gateway immediately. The C7/CAS and SS7/ISDN enhancements provide a single solution opportunity to increase the signaling variants on networks to extend reach into both domestic and foreign markets. In addition, ISPs can save money by using the SignalPath(TM) product to perform SS7 to ISDN signaling instead of paying for the more costly direct PRI connections through a telco switch.
'We're very pleased to offer SignalPath(TM) products as a new and integral part of the FastComm product line," adds Madsen.
The SignalPath(TM) product line includes the SP230, a platform that provides a heterogeneous signaling capability through up to 104 E1 or T1 trunks; and the SP201, a compact unit that houses up to eight E1 or T1 trunks. Both the SP230 and the SP201 can also perform (mu)-Law to A-law rate conversion.
FastComm (www.fastcomm.com) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced WAN/LAN/Global network routing and switching equipment, controllers and processors for IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) environments, Internet access products, and related networking devices. It is a total system solution provider specializing in voice/fax/video/data over IP and Frame Relay. With the acquisition of Cronus Communications (www.cronuscom.com), FastComm offers network signaling hardware and software products for the telecommunications industry that provide innovative system interoperability solutions, including support for SS7, C7, C5, R1, R2, DTMF, and both ANSI and ETSI PRI-ISDN. FastComm is a leader in the effort to provide optimal migration paths for legacy networks that are upgrading to newer routing technologies. The corporate goal is to provide customers with leading edge networking technology and a cost-effective means of incorporating these technologies into new or existing networks. FastComm prides itself in its ability to customize networks to meet the specific needs of their customers. These customers include state governments, federal agencies, and multinational corporations.
FastComm products include the WEB.router(TM), GlobalView(TM), EtherFRAD(TM), RingFRAD(TM), MetroLan(TM), QUICK II(TM), ChanlComm(R), GlobalStack(TM) and SignalPath(TM). These products provide routed and switched Voice / Data and Video access solutions for bandwidths ranging from 9.6kbps to full T1/E1 over Leased Line, Frame Relay, X.25 and digital and analog networks. FastComm, WEB.router, GlobalView, MetroLan, MonoFRAD, EtherFRAD, RingFRAD, QUICK II, GlobalStack, SignalPath and SuperView are all trademarks of FastComm Communications Corp. ChanlComm(R) is a registered trademark of FastComm Communications Corp. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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