PRODUCTS

1 COMMUNICATION APPLICATION SERVER

Telecom Service Providers are in the midst of massive network transformations, upgrading their networks from TDM/3G mobile to IMS/LTE. One of the key features of these next generation networks is the ability to separate the Applications from the underlying access method. Service Providers are becoming more application-centric as they migrate existing services and look for new services to leverage the tremendous capabilities of their new networks and devices.

AGNITY’s Communication Application Server (CAS) plays a key role in the separation of Application Logic from the underlying Access Networks. CAS is a SIP-centric, high-performance, carrier grade, and fault-tolerant software platform built on open standards, supporting many network protocol interfaces (SS7, IP, IMS and LTE). It supports multiple applications on a single platform and, with its routing rule engine, is capable of sophisticated application triggering and the interworking of multiple applications (both on the CAS platform and elsewhere in the core network) for any individual call.

An enhanced services platform designed for VoIP networks, it leverages the SIP servlet JSR 289 API 1.1 to provide an easily extensible set of application triggers, and a standard-based Application Programming Interface (API) for building and deploying of new applications. In addition, CAS offers a full Service Creation Environment (SCE) and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the creation of new applications.

AGNITY’s patent-pending Multiple Protocol Handler (MPH) allows CAS to facilitate sending and receiving of messages by isolating the application logic from the signalling aspects. The business logic invokes the MPH to interface with different protocols such as SIP, HTTP, INAP, CAP, etc.

CAS helps service providers to migrate existing IN applications (either by replacement) or via a Service Broker functionality and it allows the deployment of a full suite of existing AGNITY applications.
It is a new generation applications development and execution platform that lets fixed, cable, and mobile service providers accelerate time-to-market by rapidly deploying next generation IP multimedia services.

CAS Feature Descriptions
Open Standards Based
  • SIP Servlets 1.1 (JSR 289)
  • JAIN TCAP 1.0 API support
Multi Network
  • IMS (ICS), LTE 4G, SS7 (CAP, MAP, INAP, …)
  • VoIP/Internet (SIP, HTTP, Websocket)
Service Management
  • Tiered Provisioning
  • Norhtbound API’s for OSS/BSS integration
Cloud Ready
  • Virtualized Deployment: VMware, KVM
  • Multi-tenancy support
API Exposure Framework
  • Private APIs for local/trusted applications
  • Public using 3rd party API governance layer
Extensible Connector Framework
  • Add new network interfaces and capabilities
  • Powerful business cases with new resources
 CAS Feature Benefits
Truly Converged Applications
  • One business logic for all network
  • Access agnostic, one place provisioning
Carrier Grade
  • Delivers high performance and low latency
  • Lowers cost of development and deployment
Service Development
  • Stimulate innovative applications, products and services by making it easy for partners to access and benefit from valuable assets
  • Converged messaging & Conferencing Service Building Blocks
Protocol Handler Framework
  • Maximizes profitability of new and existing converged IP services
  • Protocol mediation and brokering capability
Modular Architecture
  • Highly modular, service providers can integrate different components or modules into the same system
  • Establishes vendor independence and optimizes investment

Communication Application Server

2 ACONYX SERVICE BROKER

ACONYX Service Broker enables application convergence for Communication Service Providers by offering mediation and application orchestration in a multi-network scenario. It furnishes IN Service Broker capabilities to include protocol brokering and by incorporating IM-SSF and SCIM functions as defined by IMS. The result is a solution that enables multiple networks to combine SIP and IN-based services to increase ARPU, decrease costs and provide compelling features and services while moving towards an IMS infrastructure in a logical and economical fashion.

ACONYX Service Broker Architecture

The service broker approach allows a seamless migration from legacy to an IMS network and it supports the continuity of existing services. Legacy IN services can be reached by IMS based subscribers and IMS based applications can be reached by legacy network subscribers. In addition, the CAS platform is the same platform that supports IN features and new SIP/IMS features – so migration from legacy platforms can be timed to the operators’ needs.

The ACONYX Service Broker solution has been specifically designed to enable any-to-any protocol service brokering functionality that supports legacy and next-generation protocols. It can be used for legacy-only IN-to-IN service brokering, for SIP-only service brokering (such as SCIM), and for converged legacy-to-SIP and SIP-to legacy service brokering. One paradigm for combining services fits all network types.

The solution is hosted on the AGNITY CAS fault-tolerant platform. Once deployed, the AGNIT SB solution offers telecom providers and their subscriber’s immediate value in legacy, VoIP, and 3GPP/3GPP2 networks. In these environments, ACONYX Service Broker enables legacy, next-generation IP networks, and IMS network elements to invoke multiple services for the same call and allows services on different platforms to be applied to the same call. This is an important component that opens the door to simplified subscriber experiences, improved retention rates, and new revenue-generating, IMS-capable services.

Feature Descriptions
Open Standards Based
  • SIP Servlets 1.1 (JSR 289)
Multi-Protocol
  • Protocol handoff correlation
  • SIP, Diameter, SS7 (CAP, MAP, INAP, …)
Service Management
  • Web GUI for managing service broker rules
  • Service Broker as IM SSF and R-IM SSF
Cloud Ready
  • Virtualized Deployment: VMware, KVM
  • Multi-tenancy support
 Feature Benefits
Truly Converged Applications
  • Solve your IN brokering problems to separate service logic from access networks and introduce new blended services to increase ARPU.
  • In IP networks, Services are typically deployed on Application Services which quite often are built around a java execution environment, and control plane switching is performed by the Call Session Control Function (CSCF). )
Extending Services To Multiple Domains
  • Migrate to IMS/LTE/VoLTE while at the same time minimizing the impact on subscribers during migration
  • legacy and IMS networks to attract/retain subscribers
Cost Optimization
  • Leverage new SIP-based services in legacy networks to decrease CapEx and OpEx
Service Innovation
  • Offers a new, common set of services to both prepaid and contract-based subscribers across
  • The protocols on the control plane are SIP and Diameter IP-based protocols. SIP is used for session related control and Diameter for transaction related control. So at a high level SIP replaces SS7-ISUP and Diameter replaces SS7-TCAP.

3 ACONYX NGIN

The ACONYX Next Generation Intelligent Network (NGIN) is a suite of carrier-grade, protocol independent fixed/mobile IN applications that promotes application harmonization and helps the service providers to offer the same of set of features for both legacy and 4G subscribers with same user experience. The applications include:

  • Advanced Toll Free
  • Voice VPN
  • Number Portability
  • Advanced Call Screening
  • FlexYcharge (Online Charging)

With the legacy IN SCP being discontinued by the suppliers, the AGNITY NGIN solution serves as an Intelligent Network (IN) replacement for fixed and mobile networks. It provides a very cost effective migration to new environment and enables service providers to reduce CAPEX and OPEX. The ACONYX NGIN application suite has been developed on the AGNITY CAS (Communication Application Server) platform, a carrier-grade JSR 289 compliant application server and can be tested for any call flow scenarios on the IMS testing platform.

NGIN Migration Strategy

AGNITY has a well-defined strategy to assist customers with their migration from a legacy network to an IMS/VoIP-based network. The ACONYX NGIN application suite supports SIP as well as IN/SS7 protocols with the application transparent to the underlying network protocols. Services can be migrated from legacy SCP to ACONYX NGIN solution step-by-step with a quick rollback mechanism for the complete IN replacement. ACONYX NGIN is seamlessly deployed across VoIP/IMS and 3G/4G networks.

Advanced Toll-Free (ATF)

The ACONYX Advanced Toll-Free (ATF) service is a core network application that lets callers make free phone calls to a service subscriber by dialing a special service number, such as the 8xx numbers in the USA. Such calls are billed to service subscribers. Service subscribers can specify various routing criterions for calls such as time of day, day of week, origin of the caller, or selection on a prompt and many more. The Service Provider can offer a number of pre-defined ATF feature packages to enterprises.

ATF Feature Descriptions
Routing features
  • GUI Based Routing Tree
  • GUI Based Routing Tree
  • Dial Pattern and Extension based Routing
  • Account/Authorization Code Routing
  • CRE , Alternate Routing and Percentage Based Routing
Call Distribution
  • Percentage, Round robin and Sequential distribution
  • Alternate number , Call Counters , Queuing and Transfer
  • E.164 Numbering support
Call Screening
  • Payphone and Location Based
  • Anonymous number ,Network access and Terminal type
  • ORIG number and TERM number based
  • Calling party Information Override and ANI Screening
Charging
  • Calling Party and Called Party Charging
  • Split and Setup Charging
Provisioning
  • Web based provisioning and SOAP/XML APIs
  • Self-Care (Web & IVR)

Voice Virtual Private network (VPN)

The ACONYX Voice Virtual Private Network (Voice VPN) is a core network application that lets enterprises implement their private voice network. This service helps enterprises interconnect multiple office locations using shared Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and Voice over IP (VoIP) networks. The Voice VPN lets enterprises implement a customized private numbering plan. This helps control cost by managing telephone privileges of employees. It also helps get bulk discounts from service providers. The Service Provider can offer a set of pre-defined Voice VPN packages to enterprises.

VPN Feature Descriptions
Private Numbering
  • Private Numbering Plan
  • Single-PN and PBX-PN
  • Multiple call type and Call Forwarding
  • Speed Dial and Closed User Group
  • Multi-Language support
  • Exit-PN with passcode
Call Types Supported
  • On-net to On-net, On-Net to Off-net, On-net to Forced On-net, On-net to virtual On-net and Off-net to On-net
  • Remote access
Miscellaneous
  • Call screening
    • Location based
    • Terminal
    • Incoming and outgoing restrictions
    • B/W List
  • Speed Dial, Inter-office routing, Location prefix and Two-stage Dialling
  • Custom announcements and Do not disturb
Provisioning
  • Web based provisioning
  • SOAP/XML APIs and Self-Care (Web & IVR)

Number Portability

The ACONYX Number Portability (NP) service is a network-based next-generation IP solution built on the robust carrier-grade AGNITY Communication Application Server. It lets telecommunications customers retain their telephone numbers when changing their telephone service provider. Below are some of the highlighted features of the ACONYX NP Application:

  • Analyze the dialled number to determine whether the call has been made to a mobile or a fixed line number
  • Automatic prefix correction feature for all or a selective group of calling numbers
  • Custom and default Guidance treatment in case prefix cannot be corrected
  • NP Database synchronization with National Database (NPDB) via secured FTP of XML files
  • Routing Prefix Rules: determines the terminating and originating prefixes based on the defined rules
  • Creates a Call Detail Record (CDR) for each call it processes
  • Application Enablement: the application can be triggered by other CAS applications (ATF, VPN)

Advanced Call Screening

The ACONYX™ Advanced Call Screening application allows SMB enterprise to play warning black listed or high cost destinations. For high cost destinations, user is prompted to provide PIN for authentication to continue the high cost destination call. Alternatively SMB user is redirected to operator for assistance, if he/she choose so. The application also sends email notification to the defined email address in the database whenever there is PIN change done by provisioning interface. Optionally, application also supports yellow list, comprising of destinations, which are allowed as per tariff plan. For re-direct calls the application checks in Yellow list, if entry found then call is allowed normally, else an announcement is played to user. User may continue or hang up call after an announcement. If user wishes to continue with call, application will redirect call.

CSA  Feature Descriptions
Generic Features
  • Single Solution for Multi-Networks
  • Fault Tolerance and Geo-graphic Redundancy
  • Screening pattern Based
  • Filtering Calls and Call Redirection
Application Features
  • Supports yellow list, comprising of destinations, which are allowed as per tariff plan.
  • For re-direct calls the application checks in Yellow list , if entry found then call is allowed normally, else an announcement is played to user
  • User may continue or hang up call after an announcement.
  • If user wishes to continue with call, application redirects call
  • Play warning for black listed or high cost destinations
  • User prompted to provide PIN for authentication to continue the high cost destination call
  • Optionally, SMB user redirected to operator for assistance
  • Announcement for Cost – Timeout -Replay of announcement
  • Email notification to end user on PIN change by provisioning interface
  • CDR generation
Provisioning
  • Web based provisioning and CSV file upload

FLEXYCHARGE

The ACONYX FlexYcharge application is a flexible rating and charging solution for today’s multi-service, multi-network environments. It provides Online Charging System (OCS) functionality for heterogeneous next-gen networks and enables service providers to monetize new revenue-generating multimedia and RCS-enabled services. FlexYcharge allows Mobile LTE, fixed line and cable operators to quickly deploy a complete prepaid and credit control solution including: real-time national/international call rating, wholesale/resell support, branded/custom announcements, multi-language/multi-currency support, Web-based provisioning and end-user control.

FLEXYCHARGE BENEFITS

  • Highly scalable, carrier-grade solution supporting multi-million subscribers
  • Online Charging Solution (OCS) for multiple networks: Mobile, Data, IMS, LTE
  • Ability to customize to meet service provider requirements
  • Enables LTE monetization by offering prepaid-enabled rich-media applications
  • Allows convergent billing for both prepaid and postpaid services
  • A single platform replacing silos of legacy monolithic market-specific solutions in customer network
  • Designed for virtualization (KVM, VMWare)
  • Multi-tier Web-based Management lowers OPEX
  • Wholesale/Reseller Model Support
  • Open solution with standard protocols and APIs for rapid system integration with best of breed solutions

4 ACONYX MULTIMEDIA CONFERENCING & COLLABORATION

ACONYX Multimedia Conferencing & Collaboration is a carrier-grade, network-based multimedia conferencing solution for LTE Service providers delivering Audio, HD Video and Voice conferencing services to enterprise subscribers. Developed as an open solution compliant to LTE and IMS conference specifications, it offers enterprise level customization with customizable web based client portal interface.

Standard SIP clients for the application are supported on IP Phones, Smart Phones, Desktop SIP Clients and Web phones. Web APIs are also available for easy integration with external third party systems. The solution has been developed as a SIP based application using SIP for call signalling, RTP for Media, and MSML (RFC5707) for controlling the media server, perfectly suitable for the service providers to offer this as a In-network solution.

MMC BENEFITS:

  • Next Gen Multimedia Conferencing and Collaboration for LTE and IMS networks
  • Multi-channel communications, conferencing and collaboration in one package
  • Multimedia conferencing offered as a Service Provider network-based service
  • Adherence to LTE and IMS architecture, with superior network security, authentication and end-to-end QoS
  • Coexistence with TAS for complete and seamless video conferencing experience through IR.94 clients
  • Supports service interaction with other In-Network services, increasing overall usage and subscriber stickiness
  • Easy customizability with Enterprise banding and call flow announcements
  • Flexible to integrate with existing and third party ecosystem through standards-based APIs
  • Support for multiple end-user devices, along with our iOS, Android and webRTC-enabled clients for rich experience
  • Allows service providers to compete with OTT players and monetize their IMS/LTE investments
MMC Feature Description
Organizer Conference Features
  • Schedule an instant or a future conference
  • View list of current and future conferences
  • Permanent Conference bridge for every organizer account
  • Organizer to join an instant, future and permanent conference: Audio and Video
  • Ability to monitor an ongoing conference
Conference Management Features
  • Add a participant in an ongoing conference
  • Drop single or multiple participants
  • Mute/un-mute single or multiple participants
  • Communicate with participants through IM
  • Start/stop an ongoing conference recording
  • Next Gen Multimedia Conferencing and Collaboration for LTE and IMS networks
Participant Features
  • Audio Conferencing and Video Conferencing (multi-tile screen
  • Private Instant Messaging
  • Join MMC bridge from any device and WebRTC
  • AGNITY Mobile clients – iOS and Android, other standard SIP clients
  • Highlight active speaker (Voice-activated border)
  • QoS management for ACONYX MMC Mobile clients (use of RTCP-fb)
MMC – QoS controls
    • QoS management – using RTCP-fb
    • Support for handsets and tablets, with varying video resolutions (CIF, QCIF, 720p
Collaboration
  • Screen-sharing (whole desktop or specific applications) among web and mobile users
  • SIP-based Instant Messaging among MMC web and mobile users (whole group and private IM)
  • File Transfer support ,White-boarding and Outlook Plugin support
  • Video Sharing and Voting
Carrier Grade
  • Highly scalable, carrier-grade solution supporting multi-million subscribers
  • Multi-tier Web-based Management lowers OPEX
  • Easy integration with existing Network
  • Support for multi-client environment – Web phone clients, Soft clients on smart phones and Video phones
Flexible with Security
  • Open solution with standard protocols and APIs for rapid system integration with best of breed solutions.
  • Integrated QoS, Enhanced Security and flexible charging
  • Configurable codecs and formats
  • Audio formats – G711 with A/U law ,G722, amr-wb, amr-nb, G723, G729 and opus
  • Video formats – H264 VGA/CIF/QCIF, H263 CIF/QCIF, MP4-es CIF/QCIF, HD Video
Cost Optimization
  • Reduced CAPEX and OPEX by employing standard off-the-shelf hardware for Conferencing App Sever and Media server