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Interact Selects Brooktrouts SS7 Technology for ISIS Prepaid Calling Platform

Tuesday 10 February 2004 00:13 CET | News

Interact Incorporated has selected Brooktrout Technologys NS700 SS7 platform for use in their ISIS (Interact Signaling Interface Server) prepaid calling platform. Catering to both fixed line and wireless operators, Interacts switch-independent ISIS prepaid solutions can be tailored to meet prepaid service providers needs, is deployable in either the Service Node or Intelligent Networking environment, and allows for services such as prepaid calling cards and prepaid mobile phones. Prior to partnering with Brooktrout, Interact utilized a "drop-in" SS7 signaling unit purchased from a third party manufacturer. While the unit accomplished the goal of SS7-enabling their platform, it utilized a completely different operating system from the rest of Interacts solutions, which encumbered the integration process and made troubleshooting more difficult. Utilizing Brooktrouts NS700 SS7 platform, Interact developed its own SS7 signaling solution, with many improvements over the previous solution. The new Interact ISIS runs on the same Linux operating system and customized Interact software as do the rest of Interacts enhanced calling solutions, allowing for seamless integration into Interacts solution as a whole. This also meant easier programming and management of the system, allowing greater flexibility. Interact can adapt its ISIS unit to accommodate the inevitable variations from the standard SS7 protocols that are often experienced in the remote regions where their solutions are occasionally installed. Having the ISIS run on customized software and Linux also meant better integration into the network monitoring aspects of Interacts solution, giving greater control for administration and management purposes. The ISIS was designed from the beginning to be deployed in dual-plane environment for enhanced redundancy, a key requirement for carrier networks. This customized solution utilizing Brooktrouts technology also allowed Interact to be able to accommodate SNMP (Simple Network Messaging Protocol), a standard that was not supported by the previous "drop-in" solution. Being able to support this protocol was the final key ingredient to Interact being able to provide a solution for any kind of network in the world. Brooktrout Technologys NS700 product line provides the industrys most robust SS7 feature set. Brooktrouts SS7 modules allow developers to leverage the capabilities of the SS7 network and develop carrier-grade applications for SS7 circuit-switched call control, SS7/IP convergence, GSM MAP SMS, CDMA IS- 41, and INAP Intelligent Network devices.

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