SIP will allow developers using the EXS to offer applications to softswitches, including the Lucent Softswitch.
The EXS Converged Services Platform enhances the value of Lucent's next-generation Softswitch-based architecture by giving third-party developers a quick, cost-effective way to capitalize on the shift toward IP networks," said Joe Mele, vice president and general manager of Lucent's OPENet Solutions Group.
We feel that Global eTelecom provides us with a great offering that will not only make it easier for our ISOs to attract new business but will also help them retain their current merchant base," stated Peter Scharnell, Vice President Marketing for EXS.
Since its inception, EXS has grown substantially by providing solutions for small to large businesses, major and minor league sports stadiums, nationwide chain outlets, agent bank programs and associations, with a network of over 100 affiliated offices.
Motorola chose the EXS programmable switching system specifically for its customizable EXS Call Control environment, Excel said.
This suite of comprehensive products enables carriers worldwide to offer network routing, a variety of enhanced services and Internet Protocol (IP) transport and signaling capabilities to next-generation networks and includes EXS ExchangePlus, EXS Media Gateway, the VDAC card and the EXS RAServer.
EXS Media Gateway provides service differentiation, adaptability and comprehensive protocol support with Excel's patented, open Programmable Protocol Language (PPL), at the signaling, call control, and services layers.
Next Generation Telcos have recognized the advantages of open platforms and general purpose computer technologies and EXS Media Gateway uniquely addresses the concept of an open programmable IP telephony gateway," said Robert Madonna, president and CEO of Excel.
EXS Call Control is a programming environment based on Excel's patented PPL technology, which supports custom call models running on the switch, enabling developers to quickly implement new competitive services.
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is being implemented in Excel's software procedures, enabling the EXS system software to be partitioned and downloaded incrementally.
In addition to the EXS
reliability option, Release 5.
paves the way for a whole new world of high-performance, high-capacity, distributed switching systems, and is designed to support emerging technologies such as SONET and ATM.