Tekelec Packet Telephony Solution Simplifies Global Network Deployments; Solution Provides ''Global Bridge'' in International Networks.Business Editors/High Tech Writers
MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2001
Tekelec (Nasdaq: TKLC) today announced the availability of its "global bridge" application, which provides the network signaling and protocol conversion essential to the rapid deployment of packet-telephony networks in international markets.
Tekelec's application simplifies global deployments by eliminating the network boundaries created by country-specific protocol variants. The global bridge application delivers signaling system 7 (SS7) over Internet protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. (IP) signaling, integrated services digital network Integrated services digital network (ISDN)
A generic term referring to the integration of communications services transported over digital facilities such as wire pairs, coaxial cables, optical fibers, microwave radio, and satellites. user part (ISUP (ISDN User Part) See SS7. ) conversion, and ANSI-ITU gateway functionality.
Tekelec's application includes its IP7 Secure Gateway(TM) and VXi Media Gateway Controller(TM) (MGC MGC Mammalian Gene Collection
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MGC Manual Gain Control ). The IP7 Secure Gateway provides the signaling link between voice and packet networks. It enables networks with differing protocols to interoperate by normalizing ISUP country variants to 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. V3. Tekelec's signaling gateway A network device that converts control signals from one format to another. For example, a SIGTRAN signaling gateway converts SS7 signals of the PSTN to SIGTRAN for transport over IP. Contrast with media gateway. See SIGTRAN. communicates with the VXi MGCs via the standardized protocol. Tekelec's softswitch supports E1 and E3 voice trunk interfaces to multi-vendor media gateways and provides call control and access to application servers across international networks. It delivers a variety of applications for global markets, including voice-over-IP and ATM, packet tandem, and Internet offload.
"The successful implementation of packet telephony Synonymous with IP telephony and voice over IP (VoIP), in which a digital voice stream is broken up into small chunks (packets) and transmitted over a packet-switched network. See IP telephony and packet switching. on a global scale rests on interoperability between various countries using an efficient, distributed network architecture," commented Paul Miller The name Paul Miller is shared by a number of people.
Miller added, "Our `global bridge' application provides complete global geographic transparency. The result is a reliable, simplified infrastructure for the cost-efficient delivery of voice, data, and next-generation services on an international scale. Our solution easily scales to meet growing demands as global service providers expand into new countries and add new enhanced IP-based services such as unified messaging Having access to e-mail, voice mail and faxes via a common computer application or by telephone. For example, unified messaging may send faxes and digitized voice mail to a mail server that turns them into e-mail attachments. , video conferencing See videoconferencing.
(communications) video conferencing - A discussion between two or more groups of people who are in different places but can see and hear each other using electronic communications. , and Internet service."
Tekelec is a leading developer of telecommunications signaling infrastructure, softswitches, diagnostic solutions, and service applications. The company's highly reliable solutions enable telecommunications carriers and equipment suppliers to achieve the benefits of the packet-telephony revolution, while keeping service quality and feature richness intact. Tekelec's innovative solutions are widely deployed in traditional and next-generation wireline, wireless, and IP voice and data communications networks and contact centers worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, Calif., with research and development facilities and sales offices throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.tekelec.com.
The Tekelec logo is a registered trademark and IP7 Secure Gateway and VXi MGC are trademarks of Tekelec. All other products are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.