January 11, 2014
Session Border Controller Week in Review
By Ed Silverstein
It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
The needs of smaller and medium-sized businesses are often different from those of larger enterprises. That's reflected in Edgewater Networks' newest E-SBC, the EdgeProtect 4550. With the EdgeProtect 4550, SMBs will be able to bring out a single product for video conferencing that is reliable and secure. The EdgeProtect 4550 also has support for H.323 and SIP devices, as well as mobile video client support with SIP/H.460 far-end NAT traversal, and security fit for a large enterprise user. The EdgeProtect 4550 also is designed to fit well into many current operating platforms, and is interoperable with a host of product offerings including those of Cisco, Polycom (News - Alert), Radvision and Vidyo.
In another story, DSP Group’s DECT/CAT-iq 2.0 DCX81 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) is now integrated in the advanced Triple-Play Gateways developed by Swisscom. The DSP Group’s (News - Alert) fully-integrated single-chip DECT solutions provide complete home coverage supporting multiple lines and multiple handsets providing high-definition voice quality.
In still another story it was reported how Voxox’s SIP trunking solution has been made compliant with key unified communications (UC) solutions from Avaya. The Voxox SIP trunking solution has been compliance tested by Avaya (News - Alert) for compatibility with Avaya Aura Communication Manager 6.3 and Avaya Aura Session Manager 6.3.
Also, a new report from Frost & Sullivan predicts the days of wine and roses for legacy systems may be coming to an end against unified communications (UC) and the enterprise session border controller (eSBC). The Frost & Sullivan report, “Global Enterprise Media Gateway (News - Alert) and Session Border Controller Market,” took note of what amounts to two separate parts of a market cycle in UC infrastructure: the older enterprise media gateway, and the enterprise SBC.
And Evolving Systems announced that its Dynamic SIM Allocation (DSA) solution will help a major operator in Asia to streamline number usage and improve the user experience for its subscribers. The company’s solution will optimize the use of numbers and reduce the number of SIM types distributed to the retail channel, making improvements to the operator’s SIM card logistics and supply chain. As a result, the operator will be able to cut down on cost and increase SIM distribution flexibility.