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OmniVox3D now has Diameter Protocol support

Apex Voice Communication has announced on the sideline of Mobile World Congress, support for Diameter protocol, successor to Radius protocol today in Barcelona, Spain. Supported in the OmniVox3D SIP Application Server and accessed through its OmniView(R) Service Creation Environment, the new Diameter Command Icon enables online charging, including Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) functionalities.

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OmniVox3D now supports Diameter Protocol

Omnivox3D is flagship product from Apex Voice Communications which is Service Delivery Platforms (SDPs) and Application Servers for voice and video enhanced services.

“With support for Diameter in OmniVox3D, network operators around the world can now easily implement all types of online charging,” said Elhum Vahdat, executive vice president of APEX Voice Communications. “Additionally, the new Diameter Command has extensive support for vendor-specific attributes, which we know differs among the various back-end charging and billing systems.”, says the press release.

Here is the press release from Apex Voice Communication :-

APEX VOICE COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR THE DIAMETER PROTOCOL

– AAA Now a Standard Component of OmniVox3D(R) SIP Application Server –

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2010, BARCELONA, SPAIN, February 15, 2010
APEX Voice Communications (www.apexvoice.com), a global provider of Service Delivery Platforms (SDPs) and Application Servers for voice and video enhanced services, today announced support for the Diameter Protocol. Supported in the OmniVox3D SIP Application Server and accessed through its OmniView(R) Service Creation Environment, the new Diameter Command Icon enables online charging, including Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) functionalities. Diameter is the successor to the RADIUS protocol for use in SIP/IMS networks.

The new Diameter Command in OmniVox3D enables online charging using the Diameter Credit Control Application. This Command can be embedded into call dialogs using OmniView, where application developers can create services that can be charged directly to subscribers’ accounts. The incremental nature of the Diameter online charging application permits subscribers’ accounts to be charged for several services simultaneously, enabling enhanced services (such as video/multimedia content, ringtones, etc.) to be charged by an application server while a switch or CSCF/proxy bills the account for the entire call.

“With support for Diameter in OmniVox3D, network operators around the world can now easily implement all types of online charging,” said Elhum Vahdat, executive vice president of APEX Voice Communications. “Additionally, the new Diameter Command has extensive support for vendor-specific attributes, which we know differs among the various back-end charging and billing systems.”

Diameter is the protocol chosen by 3GPP for use in SIP/IMS networks, and has become the protocol of choice for interfacing 4th-generation carrier network equipment to convergent billing systems. Many new subscriber charging and billing systems for network equipment (e.g. from Ericsson, Huawei) use the Diameter Credit Control Application (Ro) as described in RFC 4006 and in 3GPP TS 32.299. Offering better overall transport, proxying, session control and security for Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) functionalities,
the Diameter Protocol is an important integration point for carrier tracking of their customers’ usage and as the basis for monthly billing.

The OmniVox3D SIP Application Server is the core component of the APEX Service Delivery Platform (APEX SDP[tm]), which is a mature, field-proven and future-proof platform that delivers immediate returns on the new generation of voice, video and data enhanced services. The APEX SDPs inherent design ensures the scalability, reliability and high-availability required by mobile and fixed-line Network Operators and VASPs, while its award-winning OmniVox3D and OmniView offer the flexibility for rapid deployment of service bundles across multiple networks – 3G, SIP/IMS, TDM/SS7, AIN/IN and converged. The APEX SDP and OmniVox3D together can process an almost unlimited number of applications, including converged Web 2.0 and Telecom services (mashups), Network IVR, Video IVR, Messaging, Real-Time Billing (Prepaid), Conference Calling and Automated Collect Calling.

About APEX Voice Communications
(www.apexvoice.com, sales@apexvoice.com, +1 818.379.8400)
APEX is a global provider of Service Delivery Platforms and SIP Application Servers to Network Operators, Value Added Service Providers (VASPs) and Value Added Resellers (VARs) for voice and video enhanced services. With over 15,000 installations across 95 countries since 1989, APEX continues to be a leader in delivering the latest solutions for mission-critical and revenue-generating services.

For more information contact:

Elhum Vahdat
APEX Voice Communications
+1 818.379.8400 x104
evahdat@apexvoice.com

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OmniVox3D is a registered trademark and APEX SDP is a trademark of APEX Voice Communications, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

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