Asterisk and SER based VoIP Billing Software launched by Ascent Telecom
Released on: September 25, 2008, 6:27 am
Press Release Author: Ascent Telecom
Press Release Summary: Ascent Telecom has announced launch of it’s “VoIP Billing Software” that is Pre-Integrated with Asterisk & SER Switching & PBX Telephony Platforms. Ascent’s VoIP Billing Software is a Real-Time Rating, Billing & Customer Care Management Solution that is tightly integrated with Asterisk & SER Softswitch & PBX Telephony platforms. Essentially, this makes the whole integrated solution an end-to-end VoIP network platform that lets the Service providers offer a range of VoIP Services at very low cost of ownership.
Press Release Body: The whole platform is capable of supporting range of VoIP services – PC to Phone, Device to Phone, Phone to Phone, Calling cards, Callshops, Wholesale Traffic Termination, Traffic Routing, Incoming DID. It boasts-off features & functionalities including, but not limiting to: 1. Real-Time Calculations for all the functionalities 2. 100% Web based 3. Multiple web interfaces for multiple entities like Admin, Agent, Retailer, Customer, Prepaid Account 4. Full Customization & Modular Architecture 5. Fully Automated LCR, Carrier & Routing web interfaces integrated with Asterisk & SER at the backend. 6. Prepaid & Postpaid Capabilities 7. IVR Support for IVR based calling services
In combination with Asterisk & SER, this VoIP Billing Software forms a complete end-to-end VoIP platform that is completely software based. Add-on future services can be integrated by simply integrating the add-on components in to existing network.
The solution is meant for “Service providers” who intend to offer range of Private Labeled VoIP services, in their desired market segment. Service Providers benefits with: a. Lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) - Asterisk & SER are free and so the only charge that the service providers incur, for setting their VoIP network, is of the VoIP Billing Software. All of these software gets installed on standard Intel based hardware machines. b. Instant Implementation - All the software components (Asterisk, SER, VoIP Billing, Softphone) are pre-integrated and benchmarked. These software gets installed on standard, readily available, Intel based hardware machines. All of this translates in to instant implementation. c. Total Support for end-to-end network from single point - All the required support for Asterisk, SER, VoIP Billing and Softphone are provided by Ascent Telecom. We act as a single point of contact for all your network related queries and saves you from hassles of running from pillar to post. d. Feature Richness - Asterisk is the most feature rich switching platform that you would find. Our VoIP Billing software is an 8 year old proven feature rich piece. It is extremely flexible, modular in architecture. All of this, makes the platform future-proof, whereby existing features make it rich presently and future new requirements can be incorporated easily. e. Customization / Personalization - Most potent tool that one can have, in a software or set of software, is that it can be customized as per the specific needs of the service provider. Keeping this mind, our offerings are always 100% customizable as per the customer needs.
Please visit http://www.ascenttelecom.com/voipnews_asterisk_ser-billing.htm for more information or drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT ASCENT Ascent Telecom is a Global provider of VoIP Software Products, Solutions & Services to “Service Providers”. Founded in year 2000, Ascent Telecom has more than 300 customers presence in over 30 countries. Ascent sell it’s offerings either by selling it’s software or by providing an option of Hosted VoIP Softswitch & Billing, to it’s targeted customers (Service Providers). Ascent has full range of VoIP Software, including but not limiting to – SIP Softphone, VoIP Billing & Class 5 SIP Softswitch (SIP Proxy Server & Media Proxy Server). These software collectively, lets the service providers offer a full range of VoIP services to their customers. Please visit us at www.ascenttelecom.com for further information.
ABOUT ASTERISK Asterisk is the world’s leading open source telephony engine and tool kit. Asterisk can be configured as the core of an IP or hybrid PBX, switching calls, managing routes, enabling features, and connecting callers with the outside world over IP, analog (POTS), and digital (T1/E1) connections. Asterisk runs on a wide variety of operating systems including Linux, Mac OS X, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Sun Solaris. Asterisk's architecture is designed for maximum flexibility and supports Voice over IP in many protocols, and can interoperate with almost all standards-based telephony equipment using relatively inexpensive hardware. Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs), competitive local exchange carriers (CLECS) and even first-tier incumbents have discovered the power of open source communications with Asterisk. Feature servers, hosted services clusters, voicemail systems, pre-paid calling solutions, all based on Asterisk have helped reduce costs and enabled flexibility. NOTE: About Asterisk text has been taken from www.asterisk.org
ABOUT SER (SIP EXPRESS ROUTER) SIP Express Router (SERi) is a high-performance, configurable, free SIP server licensed under the open-source GNU license . It can act as SIP (RFC 3261) registrar, proxy or redirect server. SER can be configured to serve specialized purposes such as load balancing or SIP front-end to application servers, SEMS for example. Together with the RTPproxy software it can act as media relay or Session Border Controller. SER features complete support of RFC 3261 functionality, a variety of database backends (mysql, oracle, postgres, radius, text-db), management features (remote management via XML-RPC, load-balancing), NATi traversal, telephony features (LCR, speeddial), multidomain hosting, ENUM, presence, and even more. NOTE: About SER text has been taken from www.iptel.org