AirOpen Router is First Available Implementation of Component Based Architecture Providing Practical Path for IMS Implementation and SIP Multi-Domain Communications



[USPRwire, Sat Mar 11 2006] Airwide Solutions, a global leader in providing mobile infrastructure software to enable, enhance and ensure mobile communications for wireless operators, today unveiled Fusion, the next generation of its messaging architecture. The open architecture integrates legacy messaging networks with the core building blocks for IMS, and uses a component-based framework to eliminate the silos of traditional messaging architectures. Fusion utilizes web services and SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) as a communications protocol, providing a holistic view for all messaging domains. It provides the perfect environment to introduce integrated multimedia applications offering a much richer user experience. This flexible, highly-scalable architecture enables mobile operators to deliver services more quickly, blending existing and future messaging architectures and lowering the end to end delivery cost-per-message.

Airwide’s Fusion architecture represents a breakthrough for mobile operators by providing an open, non-proprietary IP architecture that facilitates migration to an IMS environment. The new architecture provides a unique integration point between the messaging infrastructure and other parts of the mobile network by consolidating business logic into a centralized component. For mobile operators, this provides a pragmatic fusion of current messaging systems with future components, and a fusion of content and multimedia applications with the messaging infrastructure.

Airwide also announced the AirOpen Router, the first product to implement Fusion’s architectural design. The Linux-based AirOpen Router optimizes the messaging infrastructure by incorporating first delivery attempt, load-distribution and routing intelligence, so that traffic can be dynamically allocated across the network’s messaging elements in the most efficient manner. The AirOpen router is designed to leverage application layer protocols such as SIP, as well as SMPP (short message peer-to-peer protocol) and MM1. Available in four configurations, AirOpen Router provides a highly flexible approach for operators looking to gain enhanced security capabilities including content barring, antispam, antispoof and blacklisting. Features such as virtual mobile, presence and location interrogation provide an array of enhanced capabilities to improve the subscriber’s experience. AirOpen Router also allows operators to more effectively monitor and manage relationships with value-added partners such as MVNOs, aggregators, and content providers.

“Airwide’s new Fusion architecture and AirOpen Router break new ground in helping mobile operators address the conflicting challenges of incorporating IMS into their existing messaging architecture, enhancing the capacity of their networks to support increasing message traffic, lowering delivery cost-per-message, maintaining security, and adding value to attract and retain subscribers,” said Vincent Kadar, Airwide Solutions’ chief technology officer. “With the introduction of these next generation technologies, Airwide is enabling mobile operators to more easily create new revenue streams and deliver exciting new entertainment and information services for their customers.”

About Airwide Solutions
Airwide Solutions is a global leader in providing mobile infrastructure software to enable, enhance and ensure mobile communications for more than 70 wireless operators worldwide. Airwide Solutions has a rich tradition of innovation and providing custom solutions for mobile operators. Airwide sent the first commercial SMS (short message service) in 1992 and deployed the first A2P (application-to-person) MMS push gateway in 2004. Airwide’s mobile security products secure more than 200 million mobile devices globally. Airwide Solutions has regional offices in England, Canada, Australia, Singapore and the United States. For more information on Airwide Solutions, please visit www.airwidesolutions.com.

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