Convergin today announced a service capability interaction management (SCIM) solution for fixed mobile convergence and IMS. This new solution creates a unified service delivery platform for wireless, wireline and IP-based networks. The "unified" platform combining wireline, fixed mobile, WiFi, etc. is interesting since the service providers want to be able to provide seemless applications across all the varying bandwidth methods. Convergin's solutions are deeply rooted in SIP supporting SIP applications, whilch simultaneously supporting legacy SS7 networks.
Convergin Launches Service Capability Interaction Management Solution for Fixed Mobile Convergence
- Core Wireless Convergence Server enables Service Continuity across IMS Application Servers and Legacy Networks -
New York, NY - October 18, 2005 - Convergin, the leading provider of core wireless convergence servers (WCS), today announced the Service Capability Interaction Management (SCIM) solution for its Accolade WCS platform. Using these capabilities, Convergin now enables service providers to deploy application servers that act as a unified service platform for mass deployed client devices including wireline, 2G/2.G wireless, and 3G, as well as the growing segment of SIP/IMS and dual mode devices.
The IMS SCIM is known to play a key role in the deployment of service platforms in IMS networks. The SCIM functionality orchestrates service delivery among application server platforms, with their respective capabilities and service sets. Service providers require SCIM to create an evolutionary migration path to IMS ensuring comprehensive service continuity by deploying SIP-based application servers alongside existing IN service platforms, whether in next generation or legacy SS7 networks.
Deployed in an IN network, the Accolade platform interacts between IN protocols and SIP Application Servers, allowing execution of services from new, future-compatible platforms. Service providers can now avoid further investment in legacy IN service platforms by launching services using an application server and Convergin's core WCS -- placing an IMS-ready platform in today's network.
Deployed in a next generation packet network, the Accolade platform enables the interaction and concurrent execution of services among SIP Application Servers and IN Service Platforms. Service providers can launch new services in the new platforms alongside existing services in existing legacy platforms, creating a solid evolution path to their core network service delivery layer and maximizing the leverage of their existing services.
SIP Application Servers can utilize the Accolade WCS SCIM capabilities to enable enhanced services for all subscribers across mobile, fixed line and IP-based Voice over Wi-Fi clients. Using this solution, Convergin enables services such as: Voice VPN, black/white lists, private numbering plans (PNP), call treatment services, intelligent voice-assisted routing, fleet management, and wireless automated attendant (PBX) services. By enabling seamless end-to-end convergence, these wireless services can also be accessed over dual-mode phones with service continuity across domains.
"We offer a clearly beneficial path for service providers to evolve their core network and unify the service intelligence around convergence and IMS,"
said Dr. Ayal Itzkovitz, CEO of Convergin. "We see service providers excited about the ability to leverage their existing service solutions while placing new, future-compatible platforms and avoiding further investments in current vertical, legacy solutions."
Convergin is the leading provider of Wireless Convergence Servers (WCS) that seamlessly unify mobile, legacy and next-gen core network elements. Its solutions enable service providers to accelerate core network evolution towards a comprehensive SIP Mobile Convergence. The Convergin Core WCS
(Accolade) expands the reach of core switching and service platforms beyond their original domains toward IMS.