Remember folks, VoIP Developer Conference starts next week! For a full overview of the event, including dates & times, exhibitors, conference tracks, and more, please check out www.voipdeveloper.com
Greg Galitzine: Who is Ubiquity Software?
Gary Gray: Ubiquity Software develops and markets SIP-based communications software used by service providers to deliver telephony services, including VoIP, IP conferencing, and a range of next-generation converged voice, video, and data services. We offer a standards-based SIP platform, a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and developer tools for developing, testing, and hosting a broad range of next-gen services.
Gray: Ubiquity’s mission is to provide service providers with a robust platform to profitably deliver next-generation services to their end customers. In support of this mission, Ubiquity is focused on providing the applications that service providers need, such as VoIP and IP conferencing, to generate a return on their investment in our technology. For some of the more complex applications, Ubiquity also partners with developers, ISVs, system integrators and other technology vendors to address the broader range of applications that service providers need to fulfill their next-generation service strategies.
Galitzine: How is Ubiquity positioned in the next-generation IP Communications market?
Gray: Ubiquity has historically focused on the traditional telephony market, providing a carrier-grade platform for service providers to migrate current voice applications to an IP platform. To satisfy the stringent, “five-nines” requirements of the 100+ carriers using our platform, including BT, Bell Canada, AT&T, and Telefonica, Ubiquity has focused on call control, voice quality, scalability and performance, and manageability. Delivering a robust, configurable, carrier-grade voice platform has been critical to our success in the traditional telecommunications market.
As the IMS market continues to evolve and develop, these same attributes are equally important in delivering next-generation services based on converged multimedia applications. Ubiquity has worked diligently to integrate, test, and qualify our SIP Application Server with the leading IMS portfolio and SDP vendors such as Lucent, Nokia, Siemens, Huawei, HP, Microsoft and others. This extensive interoperability ensures the interworking of our platform with these key partners and also puts Ubiquity in a strategic position in the market by giving service providers choice and flexibility in developing their network architectures.
Galitzine: Please describe your participation at TMC’s VoIP Developer Conference.
Gray: Ubiquity will be hosting a special track covering “next-generation SIP applications,” with the goal of sharing our vision about the future of SIP applications and educating developers on today’s most relevant SIP development topics. In conjunction with TMC and the VoIP Developer Conference, we have put together a half-day program exclusively around advanced SIP.
Ubiquity will present the following sessions as part of the Next-Gen SIP track:
- Applying SOA to Real-Time Communications Application Development
Presented by Doug Tucker, CTO Americas
- Integrating Voice Web Services into Applications
Presented by Matt Darby, Sr. Systems Engineer
- Understanding Media Server Development
Presented by Kevin Glass, Sr. Developer
- The Business Opportunities for Developers in the New Converged Services Economy
Presented by John Gaffney, Director of Business Development
Galitzine: What is the Ubiquity Developer Network, and why did you choose to launch this initiative?
Gray: The Ubiquity Develop Network, or UDN, is an applications ecosystem where developers, service providers, systems integrators, and technology partners work together to develop applications that drive new and innovative revenue-generating services. Ubiquity has recognized the need in the market, based on our customers’ broad set of requirements, for new real-time SIP-based applications that exploit the capabilities of our horizontal platform. Our goal is to enable service providers to tap into the extensive development resources that exist in the Java and .Net communities to accelerate time-to-revenue through rapid service creation. Likewise we want to introduce innovative developers to the business opportunities that exist with service providers that have next-gen application requirements.
A large part of the UDN initiative is focused around the identification of developers to bring into the program, and the maturing of their skills on the Ubiquity SIP A/S platform. In line with this strategy, the UDN Web site provides a tremendous resource to developers to become productive in developing new applications. Developers gain access to free software downloads, including Ubiquity’s SIP A/S platform, developer tools, tutorials, white papers, developer forums and blogs — everything they need to become productive with Ubiquity.
Galitzine: How can people get more information on joining and participating in this community?
The UDN Web site is the best resource for information on the Ubiquity Developer Network. In conjunction with our participation at the VoIP Developer Conference, Ubiquity is offering a FREE 1-year Level 1 subscription to UDN to readers of Internet Telephony magazine
, and a FREE 1-year Level 2 subscription to VoIP Developer Conference attendees. Interested developers can simply register at https://developer.ubiquitysoftware.com/voip-developer