COQUITLAM, British Columbia and TORONTO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Global communications infrastructure company PortaOne, Inc. and carrier-grade VoIP solutions provider MERA Systems Inc. today announced the successful completion of interoperability testing for two of the companies' key VoIP network products, MERA VoIP Transit Softswitch Pro (MVTS Pro) and PortaBilling100. Working together, the two products provide an ultra-scalable, flexible and end-to-end platform for handling VoIP transit traffic, combining high-performance management of VoIP traffic with a total billing and customer management solution.
Unveiled in Q2 of 2008, MVTS Pro is MERA Systems' class 4 softswitch and session border controller platform. Designed to fit a carrier's growing demands for scalability, redundancy and protocol support, MVTS Pro provides collection, switching and transcoding of VoIP traffic; management of signaling and media data streams; and border access control. Able to process up to 1,000 new calls per second, the product provides carriers with elaborate analysis tools for network control and resolution of quality of service (QoS) problems.
PortaBilling100, PortaOne's carrier-grade service management and billing solution, allows IP telephony providers to launch, price and provision their services immediately. PortaBilling100 uses a real-time authorization, authentication and billing engine to provide AAA services via the RADIUS protocol. It supports Caller-ID (ANI) based billing, information on priority-based and least-cost routing, CDR processing, and advanced statistics such as cost/revenue and ASR. PortaBilling100 can also be used by wholesale providers who terminate VoIP calls for other providers.
"MERA Systems and PortaOne have a long history of successful cooperation. Our two companies have demonstrated a joint commitment to providing customers with cost-effective, reliable and up-to-date solutions that develop our customers' businesses," said Konstantin Nikashov, the CEO of MERA Systems, Inc. "In this challenging economic environment, it's vitally important for carriers to benefit from traffic handling. The combination of highly reliable solutions from top-name vendors is a cornerstone of any business success."
"PortaBilling100 and MVTS Pro offer an unusually strong fit for carriers and service providers.
Their features complement each others perfectly, creating a scalable, easy-to-manage environment with painless integration using open protocols," noted Roman Khalenkov, sales and marketing director for PortaOne.
MERA Systems and PortaOne have a partnership history dating back nearly four years. For more about MERA Systems' MVTS Pro, go to www.mera-systems.com/en/mvts_pro; to learn more about PortaOne's PortaBilling100 platform, go to www.portaone.com/products/portabilling/pb100/.
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 MERA Systems:
MERA Systems develops industry-leading tandem softswitches and session border controllers for VoIP that enable carriers and service providers to manage VoIP calls circulating across their networks. To date, MERA Systems is a key provider of highly reliable and cost-effective VoIP switching and IP Centrex platforms. The company has 800+ deployments in 76 countries worldwide. MERA Systems offers carriers best-of-breed solutions that open new revenue channels bringing efficiency, scalability and rich functionality. For more information visit www.mera-systems.com.
SOURCE PortaOne, Inc.