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Lindenbaum Unveils New MRF Platform Based on MicroTCA Technology

July 24, 2012

Lindenbaum, a provider of carrier-grade audio and web conferencing solution as well as a platform for service providers, announced that its new Lindenbaum Media Resource Function (MRF) carrier grade platform is based on MicroTCA technology and can be deployed to realize affordable voice and conferencing solutions in Next-generation Networks (NGN).

Lindenbaum explained that its conferencing platform is an advanced carrier-grade multipoint platform for real-time conferencing for IP and TDM networks, protocols and devices. The ready-made products are scalable and adaptable to meet users’ requirements.The new MRF platform’ IP-based open communication architecture ensures a perfect fit with IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture and its gateway’s various app development interfaces can be used to build new voice and conferencing services.

The MRF solution can process millions of phone calls every day because it is scalable and it can be configured with several MicroTCA 19 inch chassis depending on the demanded port capacity. The company reportedly placed its emphasis on redundancy, maintenance and an intelligent server system to ensure around the clock availability. MicroTCA technology also enables true “green” applications, thanks to energy efficiency and flexibility, especially compared to other form factors.

Some of the benefits MRF platform gets to enjoy by using MicroTCA technology are: flexibility and vendor independent system configuration; scalable up to 20,000 audio ports depending on chassis size; maintenance redundancy and 99.99 percent availability; high performance communication; uses SSL-encrypted data transfer for enhanced security; and more.

For a robust MRF solution, Lindenbaum supposedly opted for Erlang and the Open Telephony Platform (OTP). Erlang is used for developing massively scalable soft real-time systems with high availability requirements. OTP is stated to be a set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middleware to develop these systems.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman