PortaOne Announces Interoperability of PortaSwitch with TelcoBridges Tmedia™ Gateways

Combination of PortaOne VoIP Call Control/Billing Platform and TelcoBridges’ VoIP Gateway Line Gives Service Providers Exceptional Performance Plus Room for Growth

COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA – (26/05/2010) – Global communications software company PortaOne, Inc. today announced a new partnership with TelcoBridges™, maker of Tmedia™ VoIP gateways, following successful interoperability testing between Tmedia products and PortaOne’s PortaSwitch VoIP call control and billing management software platform.  The announcement, made at International Telecommunications Week 2010, assures telecom service providers not only of seamless operation between the products, but also a combination of reliability, scalability and system flexibility suitable for today’s most demanding network and market requirements.

A recognized leader in the design and manufacture of telecommunications hardware, TelcoBridges has developed Tmedia, the industry’s highest density VoIP gateways that deliver exceptional performance, energy efficiency and interoperability.  Based on a unified technical architecture, each Tmedia VoIP/media gateway integrates T1/E1/J1, DS-3 and OC3/STM-1 connectivity and multiple concurrent signaling protocols such as SS7, ISDN, SIP, SIGTRAN, and H.248 in the same unique device.  Carriers and service providers in over 50 countries use TelcoBridges’ VoIP gateways to drive network convergence, consolidate multiple disparate devices, and more cost-effectively expand their network footprints.

By integrating with PortaSwitch, Tmedia gateways ensure the highest levels of performance are maintained.  PortaSwitch, a Class 5-level product, is able to handle the full range of call control and billing functions of a diversified digital services company, from billing and provisioning to advanced call features, monitoring and reporting.  The comprehensive product consists of a real-time billing system, class 4/5 SIP softswitch, and application servers that deliver converged VoIP billing and provisioning, SIP call control, unified messaging, IP Centrex and hosted IP PBX, callback management, IVRs, conferencing and more.

“TelcoBridges Tmedia VoIP/media gateways are renowned for their density, their support for multiple signaling and transcoding protocols in the same device, and their extremely low power requirements.  The proven interoperability of Tmedia gateways with PortaSwitch provides an unsurpassed environment for service providers,” said Roman Khalenkov, PortaOne Sales and Marketing Director.

Tmedia gateways offer a high system density for systems with limited rack availability.  In a single 1U or 2U gateway, Tmedia supports up to 2048 voice channels; it also reduces SS7 costs by having multiple point codes in a single box, or multiple boxes with a single SS7 point code.  The product’s non-blocking capabilities ensure that multiple signal protocols, as well as multiple codecs, can be run at the same time.

To both lower operating costs and provide a greener infrastructure, Tmedia gateways run on up to 2/3 less power than other gateway devices of similar capacity.  Power, cooling and data center co-location costs are all reduced, thanks to the green design.

PortaOne at ITW 2010
PortaOne is showcasing its PortaSwitch platform during International Telecommunications Week 2010, May 24-26, from its exhibit at Booth 812 in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.  Visit PortaOne at the conference, at www.portaone.com, by emailing contact@portaone.com, or calling 866 SIP VOIP (866 747 8647) or +1 604 628 2508 outside North America.

About PortaOne:
Based in Canada, PortaOne is a leading global vendor of carrier grade software for modern telecommunication service providers.  The company enables service providers and carriers to run a broad line of telecommunication services with a single software package, and offers a complete product consisting of fully converged VoIP billing and provisioning platform, class 4 and 5 SIP softswitch to support hosted IPPBX or IPCentrex services, unified messaging, IVR, conferencing applications, callbacks and more.  The company’s products are a fundamental part of the business infrastructure at over 330 service provider locations worldwide.  To learn more, visit www.portaone.com.

About TelcoBridges:
TelcoBridges is clearly defining the future of communications technologies. By supplying the industry’s best telecom platform, TelcoBridges is helping telecom developers, system integrators and service providers realize their bright ideas. Telco Bridges’ customers develop and deploy carrier-grade telecom solutions in more than 50 countries. These solutions include: mobile value-added services, location-based services, lawful intercept, video calling applications, network monitoring, media gateways, switching, IVR, unified communications solutions, and many more. TelcoBridges is a recognized leader within the telecom industry, ranked as #175 within the Deloitte North American Fast 500, thanks to its revenue growth, which exceeded 777% during the period spanning 2004-2008. For additional information, please visit http://www.telcobridges.com.


Molly Antos
S&S Public Relations Inc.
Tel.: 847-955-0700 x. 9327, e-mail: mantos@sspr.com

TelcoBridges. Inc.
Tel.: 450-655-8993 x. 170, e-mail: mmccuaig@telcobridges.com