Dialogic Expands IP Media Gateway Product Line
Dialogic ships quad T1/E1 gateway, adds more protocols and security features
December 4, 2006 — Dialogic Corporation (“Dialogic”), a global provider of world class products and technologies for media and signal processing, announced today an expanded Dialogic IP Media Gateway product line. A new quad span density T1/E1 gateway, support for additional PSTN protocols, IP security features, and expanded PBX interoperability are delivered along with a new software release, version 5.1. The software release is shipping on new gateways immediately, and allows field deployed Dialogic gateways the ability to upgrade to the new protocol and security features. The new Dialogic T1/E1-IP Media Gateway, model TIMG12000DTI, with four digital trunk interfaces began shipping to the worldwide Dialogic distribution channel at the end of November, complementing the single and dual T1/E1 models introduced earlier this year.
The Dialogic IP Media Gateway product line consists of turn-key appliance form factor units with a variety of PSTN and PBX interfaces, including the T1/E1 Media Gateways and the exclusive series of Dialogic PBX-IP Media Gateways. The Dialogic PBX-IP Media Gateways provide tight integration with legacy PBX’s by translating proprietary digital PBX protocols into the open standard SIP and H.323 VoIP protocols. These gateways are designed to interface IP Media Server applications such as unified messaging, IVR, conference and speech servers to legacy telephony equipment. The ability to translate the digital PBX protocols means advanced call handling, message waiting control and caller identification required by messaging and IVR applications are available in the IP environment. The new software release announced today adds Alcatel, Ericsson and Fujitsu to the extensive list of supported switches.
Nuance Communications, a leading supplier of speech and imaging solutions, was an early adopter of Dialogic IP Media Gateways. “We have long searched for IVR centric gateways that are easy to configure, maintain, support and cost effective to deploy,” stated Richard Lajoie, Manager of Connectivity Software for Nuance. “We have found that the Dialogic T1/E1-IP Media Gateway is simple and yet provides all the features we require.”
More Digital Protocols for More Applications
The Dialogic T1/E1-IP Media Gateways are enhanced with additional PSTN protocols which enable their deployment in more markets and for more gateway applications. In addition to the existing ISDN, Q.SIG and CAS protocols, Euro ISDN, DMS100, and 5ESS protocols have been added, enabling more direct PSTN connectivity in global markets.
“While our T1/E1 gateways already had unparalleled support for PBX protocols and interoperability, they now have more connectivity options directly between the PSTN and IP networks” stated Jim Machi, Vice President of Marketing at Dialogic. “The upcoming move to Unified Communications in the enterprise and the growth of hosted VoIP services including IP-PBX, Contact Center and basic VoIP service over broadband requires cost effective access gateways to connect to legacy PSTN networks and switches. The Dialogic T1/E1-IP Media Gateways are rapidly growing in their ability to service these burgeoning applications with the expanded protocol set delivered today.”
Addressing VoIP Security
As enterprise customers adopt VoIP infrastructure and applications in increasing numbers, security has become a greater concern. The new Dialogic IP Media Gateway software release 5.1 delivers three levels of security for VoIP signaling, RTP packets, and remote management. The entire gateway line now supports the TLS (transport layer security) standard for signaling, secure RTP for voice packet encryption, and secure HTTPS web access for management. These features provide end-to-end security for the VoIP channels and remote gateway management functions. As VoIP gateways become critical components of new unified communications systems and solutions, complementing and potentially replacing traditional PBX infrastructure altogether, the ability to provide secure and reliable voice signaling and transport increases in importance.
More information on Dialogic IP Media Gateway products and availability can be found at dialogic.com.
About Dialogic Corporation
Dialogic Corporation is a leading provider of open systems platforms to both the Enterprise and Service Provider markets. The platforms enable converged communications, allowing service providers, developers and system integrators to deliver services, content and applications using multimedia processing and signaling technologies.
Dialogic was formed when Eicon Networks Corporation completed its acquisition of Intel Corporation’s Media and Signaling business and simultaneously announced that Eicon’s name would change to Dialogic Corporation.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada Dialogic and its subsidiaries have over twenty offices worldwide, providing local presence, knowledge and support to serve its customers around the globe. Dialogic’s research and development centers are located in Parsippany, New Jersey, Buffalo, New York, London, England, Dublin, Ireland and Stuttgart, Germany as well as Montreal.
Information about Dialogic is available at www.dialogic.com.
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