Officials of REDCOM (News - Alert) Labs have offered four reasons to choose their HDX softswitch:
Optimizing the central office: Rural telecom service providers want to grow revenue and reduce operational costs by investing in next-generation network services, while using existing infrastructure. Service providers who want to deliver NGN services need a next-generation Class 4/5 softswitch that leverages and preserves all the functionality and investment in legacy assets, while offering safe passage to leap-forward VoIP technology.
All-in-One VoIP & TDM platform: REDCOM’s HDX Carrier-Class 4/5 softswitch with TRANSip offers fully integrated VoIP and TDM in an all-inclusive central office platform. In the transition to VoIP, the idea of wholesale replacement of network assets is not only expensive, it is often completely unrealistic. The HDX brings VoIP connectivity to rural central offices, providing an integrated VoIP and TDM migration platform so that you don’t require additional external boxes.
Preserve your infrastructure assets: You’ve made a significant investment in your network, and the HDX helps you maximize your existing assets. The HDX maintains connectivity with voicemail, GSM, operator services, and satellite networks. Its TDM interfaces preserve your customers’ legacy equipment (including modem, fax, and Point of Sale terminals).
Transition to IP on your schedule: For the foreseeable future, legacy devices and networks must continue to be supported. The HDX with TRANSip offers a low-risk, flexible, and cost-effective transition to VoIP. With the HDX you can start with as few as 100 IP subscribers. Operating as both a softswitch and a gateway, the HDX delivers up to 2,000 IP subscribers per shelf.
TMC's (News - Alert) Stefanie Mosca had a chance to talk with Carlos Sanchez (News - Alert), vice president of sales for the Americas at REDCOM. SLICE 2100 is a converged IP communications product that is "much more than just a softswitch," as Mosca said, asking Sanchez, "What is the No. 1 reason it is so unique?"
He replied that the SLICE 2100 is so unique because "it delivers a comprehensive IP migration through its integrated With SLICE 2100 there are no expensive server boxes, no separate gateway boxes, and no separate VoIP software to load and configure. SIP Call Controller, Media Gateway (News - Alert), Media Gateway Controller, and provides VoIP and TDM interoperability."David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.
Edited by Tammy Wolf