Veraz Networks has unveiled its Multimedia Generation Network (MGN) architecture, which enables service providers to deploy customized multimedia services while preserving and extending the capabilities of legacy application suites.

The company’s MGN architecture consists of three layers – media, control and service delivery – that are tied together by a unifying management layer.

The media layer houses the Veraz I-Gate family of media gateways and the Network-adaptive Border Controller (Border Gateway Functionality). The layer provides media security, quality of service (QoS), transcoding and bandwidth optimization.

The control layer of the MGN, which includes the Veraz ControlSwitch and Network-adaptive Border Controller (Integrated Border Controller Functionality), provides optimized, secure connectivity for any mix of TDM and IP services. And the distributed architecture of the Veraz ControlSwitch enables unified control over a distributed architecture, the company said.

The service delivery layer includes Veraz’s Open Service Broker and Policy Engine and supports both Veraz-developed and third-party applications, enabling any application to be customized and delivered across any access network.

Veraz also offers a soft client, verazVirtu, which can be customized for the service provider; it offers an integrated and optimized end-user experience across a service provider’s multimedia application portfolio.

“Service providers today want to easily complement existing offerings and compete with new applications without having to forklift their network or being forced into a vendor-specific migration path,” said Doug Sabella, Veraz’s CEO. “Our MGN architecture creates a unified foundation and service delivery layer that gives our customers the flexibility needed to deploy IP-based services, such as presence-enabled video chat, alongside traditional applications.

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