Newport Networks and Convedia Partner

VANCOUVER, CANADA and CHEPSTOW, UK - Newport Networks Limited and Convedia Corporation announced a partnership to create session controller solutions for carrier-class IP-based voice and multimedia networks. Newport Networks and Convedia will offer an integrated solution that addresses network traversal and media transcoding issues. Newport Networks products provide session border control for IP signaling and media, while maintaining IP network integrity and security for both IP customer access and carrier peering applications. Convedia media servers provide adjunct media processing capabilities for the transcoding of audio media packets and DTMF signaling. "Carriers need session border control solutions, facing both subscribers and peer carriers, that include critical media functions such as transcoding," said David Vant, vice president of marketing for Newport Networks. "Interoperability with Convedia's carrier class media servers allows us to offer large scale session controller solutions to interconnect IP network operators using different media encoding formats." "Transcoding media and signaling formats is an increasing need as carriers provide services via a diversity of access networks and peer directly with other carriers to deliver end-to-end IP-based services," said Grant Henderson, EVP of marketing and strategy for Convedia. "We are pleased to partner with Newport Networks, who share a vision and commitment to carrier class IP communication solutions based on open standards which overcome today's important deployment challenges."
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