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Metaswitch Networks

September 13, 2011 09:00 ET

Metaswitch Introduces the Perimeta™ Session Border Controller

New Product Line Addresses the Access and Interconnect Demands of Multimedia Telephony and Rich Communications Services in Wireline and Wireless Networks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - Building on years of carrier infrastructure expertise and a unique understanding of next generation services, Metaswitch Networks introduced today a new class of session border controller. With the ability to independently scale signaling and media functions, Perimeta can support the explosive growth in SIP signaling traffic, brought on by services such as presence and IM, while dramatically reducing the cost associated with handling ever-increasing multimedia traffic loads.

Purpose-built for extreme scalability and deployment flexibility, Perimeta features discrete software modules for signaling and media functions which may be installed on separate hardware elements to provide a distributed solution to session border control, or combined together as an integrated appliance. This unique architecture provides the flexibility to meet rapidly growing demand for new SIP-based services that dramatically alter the balance between signaling and media, and enables substantial savings in Capex through a variety of media path optimizations. More than 30 network operators have already validated this approach and purchased Perimeta to fortify their communications networks.

"Metaswitch has a long history in developing SBC software solutions for OEM partners and deploying third party SBC platforms within our broad customer base," said Martin Taylor, Metaswitch CTO. "With the Perimeta product line, we have taken that experience and developed a high availability, carrier-grade SBC portfolio that can support today's explosive growth in VoIP deployments, rich communications and end-to-end IP networks."

Built on a powerful and flexible ATCA COTS platform, Perimeta meets the deployment standards defined within the 3GPP IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and takes full advantage of the latest multi-core, multi-threaded CPU architectures to achieve maximum performance. Fully integrated with the MetaView Service Assurance Server, Perimeta also provides comprehensive post-analysis forensic capabilities with detailed protocol decode information on every SIP message it exchanges with the network and every internal routing and processing decision it makes; insight that can dramatically reduce mean-time-to-repair metrics.

"Mobile operators are accelerating their LTE deployments, stepping up the migration from circuit to packet voice while aggressively rolling-out rich multimedia services," said Joe McGarvey, principal analyst of IP Services Infrastructure at Current Analysis. "With the adoption of VoLTE and RCS-e applications, operators will be confronted by an explosion of signaling messages and a dramatic shift in session control dynamics. Perimeta directly addresses these new requirements."

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