TMCnews Featured Article
December 30, 2011
Adtran Showcases Products to Extend IP Media Server Offerings
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor
As more and more companies move to the cloud and continue to demand content rich experiences, IP media server production is stepping up to meet the demand. Adtran recently showcased a new product that extends its IP media server family tree a bit farther.
According to this Telecom Paper report, the NetVanta 644 Global VoIP Media Gateway (News - Alert) will convert TDM to IP, which will allow service providers to extend support to voice deployments used for cloud solutions. The IP media server device also works for data networking programs and for virtual mobility.
Adtran's voice quality monitoring will be included in this solution, as well as quad T1/E1 interfaces, which will handle up to 120 VoIP calls. Should a circuit failure occur, the IP media server will utilize redundant Ethernet functionality that will help regulate voice connectivity.
Providers offering SIP trunking for medium- to large-sized enterprise that must leverage PBXs will find this IP media server particularly useful. Companies that already have a data network up and running will also stand to benefit, as this IP media server is compatible to their needs, especially if they have separate voice infrastructures. This IP media server can integrate the systems and allow the voice traffic to route to IP data networks.
Another group that will find the IP media server useful includes resellers that have PSTN system capabilities for customers who have UC service. Adtran says the NetVanta 644 IP media server is perfect for transitioning to VoIP, and has two 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces. The PSNT gateway connectivity, along with its compatibility with widely used softswitches and call agents is also a perk.
In addition, the IP media server offered by Adtran includes a command line interface and voice quality monitoring. Adtran will provide on-site technical assistance to install the IP media server and test it. One industry analyst said Adtran’s introduction of the new IP media server will position the company to meet a wider spectrum of customers, geographically and otherwise.
This IP media server should help reduce costs and the complexity of switching to VoIP. Because of its simplified migration plan, service providers can support voice deployments over the data networks they have an investment in.
A product manager from Adtran said the focus on utilizing existing infrastructures of data networks for the advancement of VoIP services only adds to the value that Adtran offers. “Streamlining” the transition from TDM to IP for voice communications will be made much easier with this new IP media server offering from Adtran, providing new revenue opportunities for service providers and increased value for end users.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jamie Epstein