Dialogic(R) IMG Integrated Media Gateways Now Support More Services in More Network Environments



    PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 18 /CNW/ -- Dialogic Corporation ("Dialogic"), a
global provider of world-class products and technologies for multimedia and
signal processing, today announced an impressive new suite of availability and
service-enabling features on the award-winning Dialogic(R) IMG Integrated
Media Gateways.  The IMG Gateways (IMGs) help carriers leverage existing SS7
networks and connect subscribers to IP-based enhanced services.  The IMGs have
recently been extended to act as a multimedia border element with capabilities
such as SIP mediation, topology hiding and media transcoding.
    

    Extended Multimedia Border Element functionality

    
    With the introduction of Dialogic(R) IMG System Software Release 10.5.2,
the robust multimedia border element functions of the IMG Gateways have been
expanded to include new SIP mediation capabilities.  In addition to support
for SIP-to-SIP translations, the IMGs now offer SIP-to-SIP-I and SIP-to-SIP-T
interworking.  This helps carriers to satisfy their ever-increasing needs for
connectivity between networks that use incompatible SIP variants as is often
the case between wireless and wireline networks.

    "We were very pleased when Dialogic introduced their SIP-to-SIP
interworking capabilities coupled with high-density transcoding on the IMG
Gateway," says Paul Amick, Executive Vice President of PhoenixSoft, a
long-time Dialogic partner. "The IMG gives us the ability to implement
topology masking, a vital feature for our wholesale Voice over IP solution,
without having to deploy both a gateway and a session border controller.  We
are very enthusiastic about Dialogic's continued expansion of SIP mediation
and transcoding capabilities and we will continue to integrate IMG Gateways
into our Cirrus Softswitch solution."
    

    Enhanced Service Availability features

    
    With the introduction of IMG System Software Release 10.5.2, the IMGs
offer a compact 1U gateway footprint coupled with resiliency features that are
important in a carrier environment.  New capabilities designed to help improve
service availability include support for a graceful upgrade procedure in SS7
networks and N+1 redundancy for DS3 links across multiple gateways.  These
features can help service providers keep their revenue-generating VoIP
infrastructure and applications up and running with fewer interruptions while
enjoying the advantage of a space-efficient configuration.

    The ability of the IMGs to integrate with leading third party load
balancing technology will help service providers to further enhance
application availability and business continuity.

    Mr. David Aviv, Vice President Carrier Services at Radware, comments,
"The powerful combination of Radware's AppDirector load balancing switch and
Dialogic's IMG Gateways creates a highly scalable solution for leading edge
SIP applications which includes transcoding for voice, fax, and tones.  With
new features such as support for SIP-to-SIP-I, translations, Dialogic
continues to raise the bar for connectivity between wireline and wireless
networks."  He adds, "We are also impressed with the seamless fit between the
rack-and-stack architecture of the IMG Gateways and the SIP load balancing and
traffic redirection technology of Radware, which makes the products scalable
and readily adaptable to carrier environments."
    

    Broader Any to Any Connectivity capabilities

    
    With the release of IMG System Software Release 10.5.2, Dialogic also has
extended the versatile "any-to-any" network connectivity of the IMGs by adding
new signaling and service layers.  Carriers can use the newly introduced
SIGTRAN M3UA to enable subscribers on circuit-based networks to connect to
next generation enhanced services.  For unified communications applications,
revenue-generating services such as Message Waiting can now be supported with
the incorporation of  Transaction Capability Application Part (TCAP) in the
Dialogic(R) IMG 1010 Integrated Media Gateway.

    In addition, support for clear channel codecs now allows service
providers to backhaul clear channel video and data over IP networks, so they
can connect between 3G video handset users and video enabled network services.

    Harold Klett, Dialogic General Manager for Service Provider Platforms
Product Group at Dialogic, sums up the market significance of the new
capabilities of IMG System Software Release 10.5.2:  "We continue to improve
upon the robust functionality of the IMGs in order to enable our customers to
deploy more services in more network environments and with enhanced resiliency
options.  The ability to deploy innovative applications in a variety of
demanding hybrid and IP network environments gives our customers strong
competitive advantages that help ensure their success."
    

    About Dialogic Corporation

    
    Dialogic Corporation is a leading provider of world-class, innovative
technologies based on open standards that enable innovative mobile, video, IP,
and TDM solutions for Network Service Providers and Enterprise Communication
Networks. Dialogic's customers and partners rely on its leading-edge, flexible
components to rapidly deploy value-added solutions around the world.

    Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dialogic and its subsidiaries have
over twenty offices worldwide, providing local presence, knowledge and support
to serve its customers around the globe. Dialogic's research and development
centers are located in Parsippany, New Jersey; Getzville, New York; Needham,
Massachusetts; Hyannis, Massachusetts; Salem, New Hampshire; Fordingbridge,
England; Chicago, Illinois; and Renningen, Germany as well as Montreal.
    

    Information about Dialogic is available at www.dialogic.com.

    
    Dialogic is a registered trademark of Dialogic Corporation, and any other
trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners. Dialogic
encourages all users of its products to procure all necessary intellectual
property licenses required to implement their concepts or applications, which
licenses may vary from country to country
    



    




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