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Protocol conversion and switching platform

Protocol conversion and switching platform

Aculab will present Groomerll, its protocol conversion and switching platform, at CommunicAsia 2004. The platform is designed to help network operators, switching equipment vendors and the like address the need to support protocol conversion and complex call routing between a variety of incompatible networks around the world.

It is a flexible switching engine that can be readily customized for a variety of such application requirements, helping to reduce costs and generate revenue, Aculab says.

The platform can be deployed between private networks or PBX/ACD switches and public networks with disparate interfaces. It is marketed as a lower-cost alternative to a bespoke PBX solution. It can be used within a telco network or by an application service provider to bypass the congested local access network with a direct SS7 connection.

The platform supports SS7 and a wide range of common channel signaling like ETS300, INS 1500 and Q.SIG. It also supports channel associated signaling variants, including MF, DTMF and R2 derivatives.

It also offers external database connectivity via an ODBC interface for number portability and CLI or DDI based routing. It can be used to connect E1 and T1 networks with A-law/[micro]-law encoding conversion.

Web site: www.aculab.com

Booth: Hall 3, Stand 3G4-08

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