ATLANTA, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NetGen Communications announces support for the SIP.fax media-feature tag specified in RFC 6913, released by the IETF in March. The company plans to add the feature to its Smart ATA product to support intelligent FoIP routing in SIP networks. According to Cliff Schornak, NetGen's CTO, "Less-than-optimum routing of FoIP calls by carriers is the primary reason for poor FoIP success rates in international FoIP calls. And it's not because they don't want to, it's because the SIP standards haven't supported it prior to RFC 6913."
According to the acknowledgments in Section 8 of the RFC, for the last three years, there has been unprecedented cooperation between the international carriers of the i3 Forum and the SIP Forum FoIP Task Group to perform the testing needed to get to the bottom of the poor success rate of international FoIP calls.
As reported in a May 14 press release by the SIP Forum, these organizations know that the global network can't complete the move to IP until fax over IP becomes reliable. Fortunately, the testing uncovered systemic problems that can be solved by making small but significant changes to how FoIP calls are routed by the carriers. The SIP Forum recommended a change to industry standards, resulting in RFC 6913, and the i3 Forum has published related technical documents.
"More needs to be done, but together, these initiatives will set the stage for the 'PSTN cord' to be cut," added Steve Hersee, CEO of Copia International, a Smart ATA user. Hersee continued, "The stage is set, but now the industry needs players: equipment vendors that support RFC6913 and carriers that use it in their routing decisions. Copia is pleased that NetGen is the first in the ATA industry to announce support for this significant industry milestone. We intend to lobby our service-provider partners to support it."
About NetGen Communications
NetGen Communications, Inc., a Commetrex Corporation spin-out, was founded to develop, produce and market ATA, gateway, and server products for the internet-telephony service provider. Initially, this means helping the ITSP to meet subscribers' requirements for FoIP that matches the reliability of TDM fax. Beyond that, NetGen's development focus is to leverage Commetrex' rich technology and product portfolio to bring new values to the ITSP
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SOURCE NetGen Communications