Cedar Point Communications has added SIP (session initiation protocol) capabilities to its PacketCable-qualified SAFARI C³ Multimedia Switching System.
The addition will enable the device to handle advanced, third-party voice features from the surging SIP sector, including messaging, IVR and call attendant. It will also help to ease cable operators' migration toward an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture, the company said.
"By implementing SIP 'triggers' to support third-party call control, we will allow our customers to provide real differentiators in their service offerings, ranging from day-to-day voice features to fixed-mobile convergence," said Cedar Point EVP of Strategy and Market Development Dave Spear, in a statement.
Cedar Point's SAFARI C³ combines several PacketCable network elements - including the call management server, media gateway and announcement server - into one logical device.