Sonus adds application development for IP/MPLS networks
Sonus Networks has introduced a major update of its IMX Multimedia Applications Platform; IMX 2.0 builds on the carrier-class support for voice-based services from the original platform version with the ability to develop advanced multimedia applications and data services for converged IP/MPLS networks.
Sonus CTO Vikram Saksena said, “IMX 2.0 opens the door for innovation by making it easier, quicker and less expensive to experiment with media-rich applications with the quality and service that’s expected from any Sonus solution.”
IMX 2.0 is a carrier-grade platform that supports high levels of scalability and delivers applications over Sonus’ field-hardened IP core, the company said. IMX 2.0 supports a broad range of applications and devices that are interoperable with Sonus’ platform today, while providing a foundation for the support of wireless and video applications.
Sonus anticipated the convergence of wired and wireless networking when it devised its system architecture, Saksena told CED.
Instant messaging (IM) and SMS messaging are completely different, making it exceedingly difficult to trade messages between PCs and cellphones in a converged environment, Saksena explained. But because Sonus architected the IMX platform with that in mind, the 2.0 version is uniquely able to pass messages from one to the other, opening the way for operators who use Sonus equipment to build unique unified messaging applications.
Sonus’ solutions have been deployed in more than 150 networks, in over 50 countries. To date, more than 35 billion minutes of voice traffic are carried on Sonus networks each month, according to the company.