ipVerse and MCK Communications Team to Offer Telecommuters Advanced Broadband Voice Services.
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MCKC Michigan Council of Korean Churches ), a leading provider of solutions to enable the delivery of business-quality voice over existing and next-generation networks, today announced they have partnered to provide next-generation service providers advanced voice solutions for their customers with large-scale telecommuting telecommuting, an arrangement by which people work at home using a computer and telephone, transmitting work material to a business office by means of a modem and telephone lines; it is also known as telework. and remote voice needs. As part of the agreement, MCK has joined ipVerse's Open Softswitch Alliance (OSA 1. OSA - Open Scripting Architecture.
2. OSA - Open System Architecture. ), which takes a lead in the industry to endorse open standards Specifications for hardware and software that are developed by a standards organization or a consortium involved in supporting a standard. Available to the public for developing compliant products, open standards imply "open systems;" that an existing component in a system can be replaced and speed the deployment of enhanced voice and data services.
ipVerse plans to make its ControlSwitch interoperable with MCK's corporate voice solutions via its open, multi-protocol call control platform which gives service providers the freedom to choose best-of-breed vendors while seamlessly migrating them from their existing voice networks to next-generation data networks. MCK will expand its software functionality to include Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP See MGCP/MEGACO.
MGCP - Media Gateway Control Protocol ) support to be interoperable with ipVerse's softswitch technology and ensure a seamless service offering for carriers.
"Earlier this month we laid out a comprehensive and aggressive growth strategy for MCK for the months ahead," said Al Brisard, vice president of marketing for MCK Communications. "ipVerse typifies the next-generation equipment providers that we know can help accelerate the delivery of PBX (Private Branch eXchange) An inhouse telephone switching system that interconnects telephone extensions to each other as well as to the outside telephone network (PSTN). extension and other new value-added services and applications to business users. Teaming together, ipVerse and MCK will be able to provide our joint customers access to the industry's leading remote voice solutions with cutting-edge next-generation softswitch technology."
With its EXTender See Media Center Extender, bus extender and DOS extender. suite of products, MCK delivers business-quality remote voice solutions that enhance a corporation's investment in voice applications and the PBX. MCK allows companies to extend the feature-rich PBX to any type of remote user-- branch office, road warrior A person who frequently travels with laptop and cellphone. or full-time teleworker See telecommuting. -- over any network, circuit or packet, from POTS to broadband. By providing support for ipVerse's softswitch technology, MCK will be able to achieve another important milestone in its strategy to be the bridge for remote voice users looking to take advantage of next-generation networks and applications.
The ipVerse ControlSwitch is the first multi-protocol call control system, supporting SS7, MGCP, H.323, IPDC (Internet Protocol Device Control) A protocol for controlling media gateways developed by the Technical Advisory Committee, which was convened by Level 3 and others. , SIP and ISDN-PRI ISDN-PRI Integrated Services Digital Network Primary Rate Interface signaling systems, allowing transparent service exchange within or between service provider networks. In a world of rapidly evolving hardware standards, the ControlSwitch eliminates forklift upgrades and creates freedom of choice; users can grow their networks with equipment from various best-of-breed vendors while supporting their investments in existing infrastructure. Its simple web-based tools and XML scripts enable service providers and third-party developers to quickly create, deploy and customize new voice and data services, including applications for powerful personal call management.
"Our work with MCK adds an important addition to the Open Softswitch Alliance by helping Fortune 1000 enterprises deal with the increasing prevalence of telecommuting. By linking the ipVerse ControlSwitch with the MCK EXTender family, telecommunication service providers can now utilize their ipVerse ControlSwitch to offer outsourced telecommuting services to their enterprise customers. This unique solution can also be enhanced to add other revenue generating services," said R. Paul Singh, VP of Business Development, ipVerse Inc.
ipVerse launched the Open Softswitch Alliance (OSA) in March 2000 to promote open, interoperable, next-generation network solutions. The OSA is ipVerse's initiative to accelerate migration to next generation network infrastructures, thus enabling incumbent and competitive carriers to deliver integrated communications services to their customers. Member companies, in addition to MCK Communications, include: Tellabs, AccessLan, BroadSoft, Cognitronics, Copper Mountain Networks, Convergent Networks, General Bandwidth, Integral Access, Iperia, Shoreline Communications, TollBridge Technologies, Trillium, VocalData, Vertical Networks.
ipVerse is a supplier of next gen software-based switches that empower service providers to rapidly deploy new, revenue-generating services. By providing a smooth migration path between existing voice networks and next-generation data networks, the ipVerse ControlSwitch accelerates the convergence of voice and data communications data communications, application of telecommunications technology to the problem of transmitting data, especially to, from, or between computers. In popular usage, it is said that data communications make it possible for one computer to "talk" with another. while preserving carrier-class quality and performance. The ipVerse ControlSwitch gives service providers the freedom to choose best-of-breed products by offering complete interoperability between new and existing protocols, protecting carriers' investments in their existing infrastructures.
ipVerse is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and is privately funded by Norwest Venture Partners and Battery Ventures. For more information, please visit www.ipverse.com.
About MCK Communications
MCK Communications, Inc. develops and markets a comprehensive family of solutions that provide remote voice solutions for branch offices and telecommuters. The company, which is ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. 9001-certified, has earned a reputation for excellence and innovation by building leading-edge communications products that enhance customers' networked voice systems. Headquartered in Needham, Mass., the Company has an R&D facility in Calgary, Alberta. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.mck.com. For Investor Relations Investor relations
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Portions of this release contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. We wish to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results indicated by such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the timing and replacement of legacy PBX systems with network-hosted PBX systems, the adoption of IP networks as a medium to transport voice, market acceptance of our products including the MCK Branch product and our new IP products, our ability to keep pace with rapidly changing product requirements and factors affecting the demand for remote voice technologies, our reliance on a small number of customers for a significant portion of our revenues, and other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
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