TollBridge Technologies Announces GR-303 Certification for its TB200 With Lucent 5ESS Class 5 Switches.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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TollBridge's TB200 Becomes First Broadband Local Exchange Voice
Gateway to Pass Interoperability Testing on First Try
TollBridge Technologies, the leading developer of high-quality, voice-over-broadband solutions for a new generation of carriers, today announced completion of Lucent's exhaustive test suite on its TB200, confirming interoperability with Lucent's flagship 5ESS (1) (Electronic Switching System) A large-scale computer from Lucent used to route telephone calls in a telephone company office. The 5ESS is a Class 5 central office switch, and the 4ESS is a Class 4 tandem office switch. family of Class 5 local telephone switches. TollBridge's TB200 is the first carrier-grade, highly scalable, fully redundant broadband local exchange gateway to pass Lucent's GR-303 interoperability testing on the first try. The TB200 achieved documented compliance with Lucent's GR-303 based on its ability to perform according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. specified criteria, including baseline testing, provisioning services, call processing In telecommunication, the term call processing has the following meanings:
"With hundreds of millions of installed lines, Lucent's 5ESS digital switching systems Switching systems (communications)
The assemblies of switching and control devices provided so that any station in a communications system may be connected as desired with any other station. represent a major component of the installed base of switches worldwide. To provide high-reliability systems for voice over broadband, competitive carriers must have the assurance of complete interoperability between all necessary elements--the TollBridge Local Exchange Gateway, the TB200, and their 5ESS switches," said Agnes Imregh, TollBridge's vice president of marketing. "Under Lucent's testing regimen, the TB200 went through extensive test suites under conditions of high voice traffic and exceeded the minimum required call completion rate of 99.99 percent. It is this kind of assurance that enables carriers to make large-scale deployments of TollBridge technology."
About TollBridge Solutions
Designed to bypass Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers ILEC, short for incumbent local exchange carrier, is a local telephone company in the United States that was in existence at the time of the break up of AT&T into the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) also known as the "Baby Bells". (ILECs) and deliver voice services over any broadband access See broadband and wireless broadband. technology, the TollBridge product set consists of three elements:
-- The TB50 Integrated Access Device (IAD) converts voice samples from multiple calls into packets and prioritizes voice and data traffic for transmission over any broadband access network. -- The TB200 is a carrier-grade Local Exchange Gateway that translates packets back into voice and connects to Class 5 switches using the Bellcore GR-303 protocol and new, emerging protocols such as the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP). -- The TollView(TM) Management Suite is a management system that includes a graphical Element Management System (EMS) for end-to-end configuration, troubleshooting, and performance management of up to 100 TB200 systems from HP OpenView(TM) on SUN Solaris(TM) platforms.
About TollBridge Technologies
Founded in March 1998 and located in Santa Clara, Calif., TollBridge Technologies is the leading provider of voice-over-broadband solutions to a new generation of carriers. TollBridge solutions change the economics of delivering voice services by allowing carriers that own Class 5 switches to use broadband access technologies, such as DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary or cable, to bypass the Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC (Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier) A traditional local telephone company such as one of the Regional Bell companies (RBOCs). Contrast with CLEC. See ELEC and TELRIC. ) and deliver toll-quality voice and integrated data services.
For more information about TollBridge Technologies, visit the company's Website at www.tollbridgetech.com or contact Rich Farana at (408) 585-6114.