Ottawa-based Rev D Networks today released Calling Service Node (CSN), a software device that it says enables servi...
October 7, 2003
Ottawa-based Rev D Networks today released Calling Service Node (CSN), a software device that it says enables service providers to create a series of market-based “calling communities” based on whatever collection of PSTN, wireless, IP, and VoIP services are available in their networks.
“Service providers worldwide are facing a major challenge with their voice services,” said Neil Baimel, president and CEO of Rev D Networks. “Voice revenues have been under tremendous pressure wherever national regulations have not limited competition or guaranteed rates of return. Wireless voice and VoIP threaten to completely undermine wireline voice services, yet those services still create the great majority of provider revenues.
"Without some strategy to boost voice profits and migrate customers to new and incrementally profitable new services and features, providers face serious financial pressure.”
The Rev D CSN interconnects with rather than replaces current voice infrastructure. The CSN maintains a database of the members of each calling community and the service properties and policies relating to how each member wishes to interact with others within the community, or with outside partners.
These policies are then used to control the signaling flows within and among the various physical networks that are available to link community members.
The result is a new mechanism for authoring service features that does not require changes to the current network infrastructure, and can readily extend features across service boundaries to create novel and valuable symbiotic multi-service features like automatic transfers from wireline to cellular, or call pickup across networks.