Today the covers came off our new Multi-Service Business Gateway (MSBG) product and our roadmap to connecting SIP Service Providers and SIP Enterprises together.
What is an MSBG you ask? A multi-service business gateway is the union of five distinct functions that to date required separate boxes. Network Access, Routing, Session Border Controller, VoIP Gateway and Application Server all in one device.
Why one device? Today service providers and large enterprises need these separate functions, but stacking a number of boxes from different vendors has some real problems. The most significant problem is defining the point of demarcation - where does the service provider's responsibility end and the customer's responsibility begin? Installation, wiring and management are a real headache too. Each new wire is another place for a loose connection, accidental unplug or a broken cable.
What are the applications? Service providers and large distributed enterprises would benefit the most from this new product.
How do I learn more? We've put together a number of resources to help educate our readers about this new platform:
Web landing page: www.audiocodes.com/MSBG
Press Release can be found here.
We are also hosting a webinar June 4th that you can click here to register.
We're also going to have the product at the following trade shows this next month:
NXTCOMM, 16-19 June 2008 at the Walker and Associates Booth #SU10416 and the NEI Booth #SL3924
INFOCOMM, 18-20 June 2008 at the ScanSource Communications Booth #N5963
CommunicAsia, 17-20 June, 2008 Booth#4G4-07
I'd love to have you participate in either one of the webinars or events to learn more about this exciting new development.
What others are saying about the AudioCodes Mediant 1000 MSBG: