November 28, 2012
Digitcom Leverages Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director
By Sujata Garud TMCnet Contributor
Recently, Digitcom revealed that it has deployed Acme Packet's (News - Alert) Net-Net Session Director to power SureConnect by HostedPBX.ca, its new SIP trunking and hosted PBX (News - Alert) service offerings. The solution enables Digitcom to offer distinctive features such as direct dialing between hosted and premises-based extensions. The Net-Net Session Director ensures high service availability and VoIP quality by enforcing quality of service policies, re-routing sessions around network or equipment failures, and protecting against denial-of-service attacks and other service-impacting events.
The Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director session border controller provides extensive protocol interoperability and interworking functions that allow Digitcom to accelerate time to market for SureConnect by HostedPBX.ca by efficiently mediating between its Class 5 softswitch and its customer premises-based IP telephony offerings.
Acme Packet's extensible, standards-based solution enables multiple services including hosted PBX and SIP trunking services in a single platform with common administration. Digitcom has been certified as an authorized reseller in the Acme Packet Pinnacle Partner Program and will offer Acme Packet's Net-Net Enterprise Session Director Server Edition (SE) and Virtual Machine Edition (VME) enterprise session border controllers for SIP trunk termination and unified communications integration functions. These cost-effective solutions are ideal for Digitcom's small and midsize enterprise customer base, enabling support for a wide range of customer premises-based unified communications solutions, IP-PBXs, and endpoints.
Jeff Wiener, president at Digitcom, said in a statement, "We selected the Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director for our SureConnect by HostedPBX.ca after an extensive evaluation process. Acme Packet's market leadership position, superior technology, and vast experience with complex multi-vendor networks were critical decision factors."
Tim Ziemer, VP of North America and Asia Pacific Japan Sales at Acme Packet added, "In today's challenging economic climate, many small and midsize businesses are looking to hosted services to reduce telecommunications cost and complexity. Acme Packet helped Digitcom enter the rapidly growing hosted VoIP services market -- quickly and cost-effectively -- by providing a unified, highly scalable SBC product family that satisfies both service provider and enterprise requirements."
Recently, Acme Packet revealed that it has become the first to successfully complete a demonstration of a WebRTC-enabled browser, calling a mobile network subscriber by way of a multivendor IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) network and a session border controller (SBC), which provided secure, seamless interoperability between both sides of the call.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein