Nortel claims that it has committed itself to providing innovative carrier voice and multimedia technology to customers by incorporating over 50 new features in their new Communication Server (CS) 2000.
The new features in Nortel's (News - Alert) CS 2000 help service providers improve the way businesses and consumers communicate through cost-saving, flexible services that power new levels of mobility, collaboration and productivity. Most critically, it enables service providers to efficiently and economically manage the transformation from circuit to packet networks while protecting and extending their current investments.
According to the company, the Communication Server 2000 (CS 2000) is a Nortel Carrier Voice over IP (VoIP) superclass softswitch on the XA-Core Platform. It is an IMS-ready carrier grade softswitch operating in an open standards Nortel VoIP network. It supports a wide range of signaling, transport and control protocols including both MGCP and SIP for line gateways. Nortel deals in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for its customers, according to company officials.
The CS 2000 is built on Nortel’s innovative technology that helps customers to increase revenue and decrease operating costs. Innovative features like Mobile Extension and Converged Mobility and cost-saving capabilities such as increased capacity and upgrade time are integrated to the CS 2000 to focus on key areas such as consumer voice and multimedia, business voice and multimedia, class five evolution and transit and multimedia solutions.
Business Voice and Multimedia like Nortel's IP Powered Business solutions provide end-to-end solutions for large enterprises and small and medium sized business (SMBs). Nortel officials state that this solution delivers rich business voice features combined with unique unified communications capabilities making Nortel a better solutions provider in carrier business solutions with large Tier 1 deployments in all continents.
Nortel has added new business apps to the CS 2000. They are Mobile Extension – a fixed mobile convergence (FMC) app that turns user mobile into a business extension helping them to extend their services’ reach ability and efficiency; and SIP PBX (News - Alert) Trunking – to help businesses minimize monthly communication costs by carrying PBX voice traffic on their IP data connection and eliminating the need for a separate voice pipe back to the carrier network.
The company says that Consumer Voice and Multimedia like their IP Powered Home solution delivers proven Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) feature transparency in a carrier grade IP network as well as integrated consumer communications like video available across cable, broadband and wireless broadband networks.
They have also included consumer apps like Converged Mobility – to help users use dual mode (mobile/Wi-Fi) handsets to cut costs by enabling them to select wifi wherever possible for VoIP calls and Communications Enabled TV or PC – to give customers the advantages of personalized multimedia communications such as caller ID, click-to-call, text messaging and picture sharing on their TV or PC.
The company officials add that flexible software options, including Centrex/Centrex IP, Primary Voice, and Voice over IP Virtual Private Network (VPN), enable businesses to tailor their service portfolio to specific end-user market segments.
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Edited by Jessica Kostek