Sonus’s Onboard Transcoding Cited as Major Advantage Over First-Generation Session Border Controllers
For Immediate Release
VELOCITY NETWORKS DEPLOYS SONUS NBS5200 SBC TO SCALE NETWORK AND EXPAND ENTERPRISE AND CARRIER CUSTOMER BASE
Sonus’s Onboard Transcoding Cited as Major Advantage Over
First-Generation Session Border Controllers
WESTFORD, Mass., September 7, 2011 –Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq : SONS), a market leader in next-generation IP-based network solutions , today announced that Velocity Networks , a growing managed technology solutions provider that offers business-grade voice and data solutions to small and medium enterprises, has selected the Sonus NBS5200 TM Network Border Switch to expand their service offering and provide improved end-user experience.
Velocity Networks, which provides hosted PBX and SIP trunks , decided to replace its legacy first-generation SBC gear in favor of the NBS5200 largely because of its onboard transcoding capability. Prior to this decision, Velocity had to overcome the lack of onboard transcoding in its previous vendor’s equipment by customizing work-around solutions.
“We chose the Sonus NBS5200 because, unlike the SBC we had in our network, it combines full SBC functionality with onboard transcoding that enable us to expand our service offering and provide our customers with an improved end-user experience,” said Kurt Wolfgang, CEO for Velocity Networks. “Our selection of Sonus gives us a technical advantage and also reassures our customers that we are making smart investments that work to their advantage. The Sonus name is well known and respected by our customers and the entire industry.”
Built on Sonus’s ConnexIP™ platform , the NBS5200represents the second generation in session border control. It is the highest density, highest scalability SBC solution in its class with integrated transcoding and media interworking as well as native support for IPv6 and IPSec encryption.
“First-generation SBCs don’t let companies scale their offerings and offer value-added services such as rich media handling,” said Bob Bradley, product line manager for security solutions at Sonus Networks. “The market dynamics are changing and the functionality required in an SBC continues to evolve with them. We believe that our networked, second-generation SBC technology will position customers like Velocity strongly for future network growth.”
Also as part of the deployment, Velocity has selected Sonus’ NetScore TM package, which is a powerful standalone solution that automatically captures, scores and analyzes Call Detail Records (CDRs) from Sonus network elements, then transforms that data into actionable information through visual reports and alerts.
About Velocity Networks
Velocity Networks is a growing national voice and data provider of Cloud IP technology solutions, including Hosted PBX, Hosted Call Center, SIP Trunking, and Broadband services, focused primarily on serving small and mid-sized companies throughout the U.S. market. With their unique solutions, Velocity Networks has been helping customers increase their business productivity and reduce the costs associated with Information Technology since 1998. Velocity Networks is headquartered in Hawthorne, CA. For more information, visit http://www.vel.net/ .
About Sonus Networks
Sonus Networks, Inc. is a leader in IP networking with proven expertise in delivering secure, reliable and scalable next-generation infrastructure and subscriber solutions. With customers in over 50 countries across the globe and over a decade of experience in transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI. Sonus products include media and signaling gateways, policy/routing servers, session border controllers and subscriber feature servers. Sonus products are supported by a global services team with experience in design, deployment and maintenance of some of the world’s largest and most complex IP networks. For more information, visit www.sonusnet.com and the Sonus in Session blog .
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