MetaSphere Multimedia Telephony App Server
The Metasphere MTAS leverages the flexibility of SIP to enable a broad array of services, ranging from stand-alone residential or hosted business voice communications and messaging to complete multimedia telephony. The MetaSphere MTAS resides within the applications layer of emerging next generation networks that are transitioning to all-IP ETSI/TISPAN or PacketCable 2.0 IMS cores, extending a full suite of multimedia supplementary services to client endpoints.
A critical core component for delivering IMS centralized services, the MetaSphere MTAS interacts with call session control functions across the ISC reference interface. By supporting a generic user profile database and employing standard control protocols, it delivers one-number service parity and synchronization across classic circuit switch (CS) and wireline or wireless VoIP packet switch (PS) domains.
Employing a single SIP session, the MetaSphere MTAS controls the entire end-user communications experience from establishing a call to adding or transferring rich media, such as video. The MTAS also manages calls across disparate user equipment and networks, enabling dynamic session continuity. Calls can be jumped from standard narrowband telephones to broadband PC clients, dual radio mobile handsets or single radio devices, such as WiFi enabled tablets or 4G endpoints, with enriched on-demand media.
Superior scalability and industry-leading analytics
Highly scalable and resilient, the MetaSphere MTAS is designed to provide a high degree of flexibility in whatever network it is deployed, whether the network is large or small, self-contained (vertically-integrated) or decoupled (horizontally-integrated). With geographical redundancy options across individual components, and with the MetaView network management system - a common platform for operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning, combined with proactive and reactive analytics - operators can quickly and easily deploy classic telephony services or innovative new multimedia applications with the confidence of carrier-class availability.
An evolutionary telephony application server platform
The MetaSphere MTAS can be deployed in either pre-IMS or IMS network infrastructures to deliver:
- PSTN emulation sub-system (PES) services
- Call Server and Access Gateway Control Function
- Complete consumer local calling features
- Class 5 subscriber-side call handling
- Tandem and long distance core switching
- Class 4 inter-office trunks and call routing
- Comprehensive hosted business telephony
- SIPConnect SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX (HPBX)
- Ubiquitous unified messaging capabilities
- With the CommPortal suite of applications
- Unified communications mobility offerings
- Accession Communicator for mobile and desktop