SOURCE: IntelliNet Technologies

March 27, 2007 08:00 ET

IntelliNet Technologies Announces Significant Progress in the Refinement of Key IMS Protocol

Leading Industry Players Converge for Diameter Protocol Interoperability Testing

MELBOURNE, FL and ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- IntelliNet Technologies, a leading provider of IMS technology and convergence solutions for wireless, wireline and IP networks, today announced significant progress in the continued refinement of the Diameter protocol stack as a result of a recent interoperability testing event involving 14 industry leading companies as well as the Chairs of the IETF Diameter Maintenance and Extensions Working Group. The interoperability event was held last month in Orlando, Florida.

When implementing a protocol derived from a specification, it is inevitable that there will be ambiguities that are open to interpretation. The interoperability event allowed vendors supplying the Diameter protocol and solutions based on it to test their products in a controlled setting and to rigorously test the protocol itself as well as the applications using it. Interoperability events such as this one address any issues encountered prior to real world deployment. It is expected that there will be additional interoperability events to continue the refinement of the Diameter protocol.

The Diameter protocol evolved from the RADIUS protocol and provides the critical functions of Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA), the framework for applications requiring subscriber access, charging and policy control in IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks. Originally developed by the IETF, the Diameter protocol has also been adopted by several other standards groups covering wireless, wireline and broadband cable technologies, including the 3GPP, 3GPP2, ETSI TISPAN and ITU-T.

"The Diameter protocol has become increasingly important with the adoption of the IMS architecture by major network operators and the resulting rush to supply the network elements and consumer applications that will take advantage of the capabilities of the architecture," said Hannes Tschofenig, co-chair of the Diameter Maintenance and Extensions working group of the IETF. "Interoperability testing events are critical to assure that such applications can be deployed seamlessly, fulfilling the promise of the IMS architecture."

Participants for this event included network equipment providers and application developers from Alcatel-Lucent, Aricent, Atos Origin, Condor Communications and Software Technology, Continuous Computing, DigitalRoute, IBM, Millpond Services, Motorola, Netzwert, Siemens Networks GesmbH & Co KG, Toshiba America Research, Ulticom as well as IntelliNet Technologies.

"IntelliNet's hosting of this event is an indication of our focus on IMS technology," said Anjan Ghosal, president and chief executive officer of IntelliNet Technologies. "We have combined our growing expertise in IMS technology with our many years of experience in providing convergence solutions to become a one-stop shop for equipment vendors and application developers wanting to participate in the rapidly expanding IMS market."

About IntelliNet Technologies

IntelliNet Technologies supplies IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) technology and next-generation network convergence solutions to network equipment providers, application developers, systems integrators and service bureaus. IntelliNet products and services are used by leading suppliers in the deployment of carrier grade solutions in wireless, fixed, cable and next-generation networks worldwide. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida with development offices in Bangalore, India, IntelliNet solutions leverage technical excellence and intellectual property across legacy and next-generation applications to shorten time-to-market, reduce costs, increase flexibility and minimize risk. For more information please visit: http://www.intellinet-tech.com

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