SOURCE: Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks

September 14, 2010 09:00 ET

Metaswitch SIP: Tough Enough for Cobham

Metaswitch's SIP Protocol Software Selected for the VIS-X Intercom System by Cobham

LONDON--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  Metaswitch today announced that it has been selected by Cobham Defence Communications to provide its DC-SIP protocol software for use in the Cobham designed VIS-X Intercom System which was recently selected by the US Army as its next generation vehicle intercom system (VIS). The Metaswitch DC-SIP protocol will provide VoIP for the Cobham system where reliability in extreme conditions is paramount.

"VIS-X will operate in very challenging environments where it is crucial that the software is ultra reliable and standards compliant, and from a supplier who has been and remains committed to providing dedicated support over the long term. The proven Metaswitch solution gave us all of that," said a Cobham spokesperson.

VIS-X provides crew members with increased command and control of onboard and external communications assets, as well as a network connection to future IP-based digital communications, and VoIP services.

"DC-SIP is seeing increasing traction in military markets, based on its track record for reliability and standards compliance," said Clive Partridge, General Manager of Metaswitch's Network Protocols Division. "We are very happy to continue to work with Cobham as they deploy SIP and VoIP in their military intercom systems, and look forward to a long and successful relationship."

Metaswitch has developed portable network protocol source code based on its N-BASE portability technology for over 25 years. The company's industry leading VoIP / IMS, Session Border Controller, MPLS, and IP Routing (unicast and multicast) solutions are architected to handle the scale and reliability requirements of the most demanding applications while providing extensibility and a full feature set. The portability and feature richness of the N-BASE protocol products, plus superb engineering and exceptional support, provide communications suppliers with an unrivaled technical solution that reduces engineering cost and greatly improves time to market.

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