Sangoma Technologies (News - Alert) Corporation, a provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP communications systems for both voice and data, has released the Sangoma Network Appliance (News - Alert) Provisioning (SNAP) Tool that simplifies the deployment and provisioning of TDM-to-IP gateways deployed by SIP trunking providers.
Officials with Sangoma Technologies said that SNAP, employing standard configuration profiles developed for each supported network provider, enables the provisioning and configuration of a Sangoma Vega gateway in less than two minutes.
"The SNAP Tool makes it easy for service providers and their channel partners to deliver all of the advantages of SIP trunking to businesses that want to continue using existing TDM-based phone systems," said Jeff Dworkin, director of marketing for Sangoma, in a statement.
Dworkin said that a number of regional and national SIP trunking providers have already taken advantage of the SNAP Tool to help ensure fast and efficient turn-up of new customers on their SIP networks.
Company officials said that an easy-to-use web-based application, the SNAP Tool guides the user through a simple process to select the appropriate service provider, Vega gateway model, and configuration using the service provider's product nomenclature. Depending on the provider's requirements, the user then enters between three and six credentials, and the tool returns a configuration file that can be uploaded to the Vega gateway. And all of this is easily done without specialized training or accessing the command line interface of the gateway.
According to company officials, the SNAP Tool currently supports the full Vega Gateway (News - Alert) Series and will be expanded to support the provisioning of Sangoma's recently announced line of Session Border Controllers.
Dworkin said that each service provider determines the mix of analog and digital interfaces in the gateway, and collaborates with Sangoma to create a configuration file that is fine-tuned to work on the network.
"We expect that the simple operation and assured network interoperability possible with the SNAP Tool will save time and money for service providers and their channel partners by dramatically reducing installation and troubleshooting efforts," he said.