Comverse Unveils OMP

Comverse launches Netcentrex Open Media Platform (OMP)

September 30, 2008

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NEW YORK -- Comverse, a leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services, has announced the launch of the new version of its Comverse Netcentrex Open Media Platform (OMP), an advanced, fully-featured, standards-based media platform combining Intelligent Peripheral and Media Resource Function (MRF) capabilities on the same platform.

An Intelligent Peripheral (also known as the Specialised Resource Function or SRF) is located in the service provider’s core network and provides all the resources required for applications. These include network announcements, prepaid calling cards, wireless Centrex (virtual PBX), toll free numbers and wake up calls, plus advanced features such as speech recognition, text-to-speech and VoiceXML script execution.

The OMP is an ideal replacement solution for aging Intelligent Peripherals and provides a first step in the migration to an IMS network, with an IMS Media Resource Function (MRF) on the same platform. The IMS MRF is the media resource involved in all interactive voice and video communication services in IMS networks.

“Operators who need to replace Intelligent Peripherals seek a flexible solution that will reduce maintenance costs while evolving with their needs in terms of network architecture, IMS migration and features,” cited Brian Partridge, Director of Enabling Technologies Service Provider Group of Yankee Group Research. “Most Intelligent Peripherals are expensive to operate and complicated to update which has created demand for solutions built on open platform architectures using standards-based hardware and software and which support advanced features like text to speech, speech recognition or VoiceXML script execution.”

Comverse Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSI)

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