VocalTec Launches Latest Essentra Softswitch

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VocalTec Launches Latest Essentra Softswitch

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VocalTec Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:VOCL), a leading telecom equipment provider offering Next Generation VoIP solutions for carriers and service providers, today launched the newest release of its award-winning Essentra® Softswitch Platform. With this latest release carriers and service providers can bridge the gap between the reliability and scalability of current TDM networks and the innovative services delivered by Next Generation VoIP Networks. The latest release offers a high-density Class 5 alternative platform with up to 250,000 subscribers supported on a single chassis, full redundancy within a NEBS level 3 package and a highly rich IP-Centrex solution fully integrated within the softswitch.
"Carriers cite lower cost and innovative services as the primary motivators for migrating to next generation networks," commented Moti Suess, COO, VocalTec Communications Ltd. "However they expect the same 'five nines' system availability and high density scalability that they are accustomed to. Our latest Essentra solution fulfills these expectations."

Carriers can use the Essentra network platform to replace elements within an existing network, to replace an entire Class 5 switch or can deploy the Essentra side-by-side with an existing legacy network. Essentra offers residential advanced telephony services over broadband Internet access, (for example ADSL), while supporting legacy plain analog telephones, preserving the traditional set of features and offering a rich set of IP-Centrex services, including auto-attendant, operator console, corporate voice-mail, conferencing, executive phone features as well as corporate level provisioning.

The Essentra network platform is offered in a basic configuration which can expand to 20,000 subscribers, and a scaleable configuration which can grow to 250,000 subscribers in a single 8U IBM Blade Center T chassis, further expansion up until 2 million subscribers is achieved through the implementation of a unique distributed architecture.

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