) is one company certainly making its mark in this industry and its SLICE 2100
converged communication solution is a softswitch that gives service providers the flexibility to manage its networks at a lower operating expense.
Considered a low-cost, entry-level solution, SLICE 2100 technology lets you add IP lines to your existing platform. Each device allows up to 2,000 IP registered users. The technology is designed for companies to be able to phase-in more IP registered subscribers as they grow.
Internet telephony service providers allow businesses with PBX (News
) installed to use VoIP through the same Internet connection in a process known as session initiation protocol
(SIP) trunking. The SLICE 2100 helps to keep the infrastructure safe by providing custom-configurable SIP trunking, which is cheaper and faster than using standard phones. SIP trunking in the SLICE 2100 is also secure and scalable to fit the growth of your company.
Companies have reported that the SIP trunking in the SLICE 2100 has increased their margins due to reduced installation and configuration times. Other perks in using the device include support for a multitude of codecs, a simplified value-added service, and expansion into more markets. A TRANSip-equipped device is required to get started with SIP trunking, and SIP trunks are capable of high-quality services as long as the implementation and network assessment has been carried out properly.
The SLICE 2100 connects with voicemail, satellite networks, and operator services platforms as well as the global system for mobile communications
Telecom service providers benefit from SLICE 2100’s features, including interoperability of radio circuits and G/LSRD. The remote access interoperability feature in the device includes the GR-202 and the V5.2 solutions as well as the Broadband Loop Carrier (BLC). Better network management can be achieved with the remote operation feature by connecting to the BLC.
Another feature that adds value to the technology is the built-in IP compression. With a flexible compression feature, service providers can reduce bandwidth usage to low-revenue subscribers. This helps the provider to compete against low-cost competitors, while also keeping high-end subscribers happy with their premium services.
The technology also offers interchangeable plug-in modules with two T1/E1 digital spans, and two RS-232 ports, as well as two 10/100 BaseT Ethernet ports and two PCMCIA slots. Interface modules can be connected to two slots in the rear of the device.
The telephony features of the embedded multi-core device includes the ClusterNet network technology, CLASS features, LNP, emergency services, Centrex (IP & TDM) and percentage trunking to promote efficient communications and optimal customer satisfaction.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 Stefanie Mosca