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Connect with Technology and Products

Building today's and tomorrow's applications that are market-savvy and technically sound is everyone's top challenge. Day Two Session focus on the technology and products that are behind the innovation.

Session Descriptions, October 3, 2007

ATCA Super Session
The buzz is all about Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) and its promise of high availability and autonomous operations. But how can the value added services community take advantage of these new platforms? Are blades the right approach? What about AMC (advanced mezzanine cards) and microTCA solutions? What tools are needed to create value added solutions for the new world of ATCA? This session will explore the ATCA position, the requirements, and the service offerings needed for carrier-ready ATCA-based solutions. We’ll also explore NMS's view of this architecture and the applications it can serve.

Featured Presenter:
Jack Chase, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Communications Platforms, NMS
Speaker:
Sven Freudenfeld, Business Development Telecom, Kontron Communications

Topics:

ATCA Ecosystem
- The state of ATCA today
- Ecosystem players in the market

Developing with an ATCA Blade
- MG 7000A architecture overview
- ATCA features supported
- Universal port capability
- PSTN interfaces
- MG 7000A performance

The ATCA Development Environment
- Natural Access MX architecture
- Autonomous operation
- Services supported

Migrating from CompactPCI to ATCA
- CompactPCI vs. ATCA capabilities
- Choosing between DSP and HMP-based solutions
- The Natural Access to Natural Access MX migration

Developing Highly Available Applications
- Redundancy
- Failure scenarios
- The cost of high availability

Beyond ATCA
- What’s next in the industry
- What’s next for NMS


Accelerating Application Development Super Session
VoiceXML, CCXML, and MSML are all examples of new solution creation paradigms that leverage and exploit web-based models for value added services in a converged world. This session will explore the advantages of VoiceXML, CCXML, and media server mark up languages. It will cite examples of XML scripts for multimedia applications and present NMS’s strategy for rapid development of video and voice applications for converged networks.

Featured Presenter:
Dan Kozin, Director Product Marketing, Communications Platforms, NMS
Speaker:
Kipton A. Heuertz, VP Americas, Vicorp Inc.

Topics:

Introduction to VoiceXML
- Benefits
- Standards
- Market Adoption

VoiceXML Applications—Where Are They Used?
- IVR examples
- IVVR examples

Writing Applications Using VoiceXML
- Basic inbound calling
- Prompt, record and playback
- VXML Goto
- Menu (DTMF)
- Call transfer
- Outbound calling

Introduction to CCXML
- Benefits
- Applications
- Standards
- Integrating speech servers
   - Nuance
   - Loquendo

VoiceXML Web Interaction
- Basic store and retrieve
- Connection variables
- RTSP streaming

VXML Service Creation Environments


Open Access Overview and Roadmap
In their quest to lower lifecycle costs and boost profits, operators have turned up the pressure on developers and equipment providers to deliver a steady stream of new services. This presentation will review how our customers have developed leading applications with the Open Access family. The session will also explore the Open Access product roadmap of the future.

Featured Presenter:
Jamie Warter, Vice President Product Marketing, Communications Platforms, NMS


Enhancing the IP Call Center Value with Vision

As IP-based telephony net­works are being deployed, the reality is that the number of IP installations is miniscule compared to the installed base of PSTN circuit switches using SS7 signaling. In order to reach this vast pool of circuit-based users, IP telephony and enhanced SIP service net­works must be connected to the PSTN and SS7 networks via gateway equipment. This session will show how NMS’s media gateway and signaling server resources can be configured to address global connectivity for IP-based hosted enterprise contact centers.

Featured Presenter:
Jerry Gavin, Director System Engineering, NMS


The Evolution of Signaling
Challenges abound for application developers and equipment providers creating communications solutions that must interoperate with the large installed base of traditional wireless and PSTN networks — particularly when it comes to signaling. As these solutions evolve to support the requirements of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and other next generation networks, Sigtran and BICC are two of the signaling protocols that are emerging to support this diverse network landscape. This session discusses the basics of Sigtran and BICC and how NMS will provide you with enabling technologies to address evolving network architectures.

Featured Presenter:
Jeff DeMent, Principal Architect, NMS


IMS Lessons Learned
Not unlike the Intelligent Network before it, the goal of IMS is to facilitate developing and deploying new applications. But as an evolving set of standards, the term IMS is today applied to a variety of next generation networks—just about any configuration that involves IP and SIP. What's an application developer to do so their media rich application is deployable today, tomorrow, and in the fully-evolved IMS networks of the future? The session will begin with an overview of the evolving world of IMS and then focus on the current status of several real-world applications. The session will also consider practical approaches for applications that mix combinations of IMS-based video sharing, 3G video calling, WAP, MMS, and voice telephony. In all cases, the emphasis will be on end-to-end technical requirements from concept to delivery.

Featured Presenter:
Brough Turner, Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, NMS

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