MERA Updates Softswitch

MERA expands capabilities of its MVTS II softswitch

June 25, 2008

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TORONTO -- MERA Systems, industry-leading developer of tandem softswitches and session border controllers for VoIP, announces the release of MVTS II v.1.2.0.

MERA VoIP Transit Softswitch II (MVTS II) is a softswitch with fully distributed modular architecture and highly intelligent traffic handling options. MVTS II is specifically designed to increase the efficiency of VoIP traffic management on large scale networks.

The new release of MERA VoIP Transit Softswitch II is focused on the improvement of the system’s billing capabilities. The innovations make invoicing more convenient and allow now adding calculable fields to the invoices. The invoicing functionality was revised and optimized. Now it is possible to:

  • Generate invoices according to predefined schedule;

  • Generate .pdf invoices in one step;

  • Calculate taxes and include the resulting tax amounts into the total invoice amount;

  • Upload currency exchange rates to the Database from external servers.

MVTS II v. 1.2.0 includes new mechanisms of Database replication and management node redundancy. Earlier, replication was provided by means of database management system (DB), now it is fully ensured by intrinsic algorithms of Traffic Manager. The improvement has not only increased the solution’s reliability but has also simplified the problem analysis. For maximum fault tolerance all Traffic Switch nodes including the management node are now backed up by launching additional nodes of the same type on separate servers.

A new node called “synchro” was introduced into Traffic Switch. The synchro node ensures synchronization of the System processes and control over the used resources. The synchro node interoperates with the signaling and Traffic Manager nodes. To enhance the System performance the newly-introduced synchro node stores current statistics and provides efficient access to statistic counters. The synchro node allows for absolute accuracy when applying equipment capacity restrictions (database storage limits of statistics on active calls could exceed the threshold earlier).

MERA Systems Inc.

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