The Mediatrix VoIP platforms have successfully completed Skype for Business interoperability testing with Wipro, a Microsoft TechNet accredited test lab
The Mediatrix enhanced VoIP gateways have been accredited a certification for Skype for Business. The tests were performed by the Microsoft approved test lab Wipro, between September and October 2017, with all Mediatrix media gateways and VoIP adaptor series, and have proved full compatibility with the Skype for Business platform.
The Mediatrix™ Media Gateways and ATAs, powered by M5 Technologies , integrate a complete portfolio of on-premise access devices to connect telephony equipment to Cloud-based networks. Wipro compatibility testing for Skype for Business is a globally recognised interoperability certification standard, which proves that Mediatrix platforms integrate smoothly and are hassle-free with Skype for Business deployments.
According to Eric Beaudoin, product manager of Mediatrix gateways product line, “operators, integrators, and businesses aiming to deploy Skype for Business will find in Mediatrix platforms the most reliable, cost-effective, and interoperable solution to connect this collaborative tool”.
“Mediatrix products are suitable for either hybrid or pure IP networks, on-premise or hosted Skype for Business. Migrating to this high-powered communication platform with Mediatrix ensures mobility, teamwork, and customer engagement for enterprises seeking for more productivity and better outcomes”, states Mr. Beaudoin.
“The successful approval of the Wipro compatibility test with SfB endorses M5 Technologies commitment towards robust and mature technology communications to the ITC global industry. It is imperative for organisations to assure the use of proven interoperable OEM hardware when adapting Skype for Business, in order to avoid any detrimental impact on service performance. We are happy to assist M5 Technologies in its endeavors towards promoting a better way to make business communication worldwide through the successful completion of this test”, Shadab K Subhan, Project Manager for Qualification Services at Wipro.
The Mediatrix S7 Series of analog VoIP adapters – ATA – offers the ability to smoothly connect all analog equipment to a hosted or on-premise IP-PBX. These telephone adapters are also the ideal solution to integrate traditional PBXs and phones into an IP core network without impacting the current customer base.
For many enterprises in different industries, fax and modem transmissions remain one of the most important communication methods. In areas such as finance, government, law, health, real estate, offshore, etc., fax and modem over IP are one of the essential ways to transfer a large number of documents and data, on a daily basis.
Keeping the reliability and quality of those communications without risk while migrating from TDM-based PBXs to IP telephony networks can be a challenge. During the transition from traditional telephony lines to VoIP in the operator network, or the existing legacy telephony systems to the IP-PBX and IP-phones inside enterprises, some interoperability issues may occur between different fax protocols and standards used by the VoIP systems and the enterprise.
M5 Technologies Expertise – What We Offer
M5 Technologies VoIP Adaptors (ATAs), Media Gateways and Session Border Controllers (SBCs) overcome IP fax and modem interoperability challenge by normalising the transmission across the networks, ensuring great flexibility, cost savings and high quality of service.
When it comes to faxes and modems, reliability and security are pre-requirements for many businesses that cannot suffer from failure or loosing data. M5 Technologies solutions offer trustful connectivity and communications to the new IP telephony infrastructure in many scenarios and are adaptable to specific enterprise needs.
- Highly interoperable with hundreds of faxes and modem models.
- Zero touch configuration and easy installation.
- Portfolio with several ATAs, Media Gateways and SBC models to address operators’ needs of deployment.
- Compatibility with all SIP protocols and all codecs for fax and modem, such as G.711 and T.38.
- Survivability: No risk of failure and poor communication during the PSTN replacement.
- Flexibility to deploy the equipment at the service provider or enterprise, on the edge or in the network, according to the requirements.
- QoS control for data transmission quality.
- Cost savings made possible when keeping the existing legacy investments.
A Partner for Reliable Deployments
Due to the high interoperability and quality of M5 Technologies products, the major telecom operators doing PSTN replacement in the world choose M5 Technologies for their deployments:
- SIP Trunking: M5 Technologies gateways connect to legacy PBX (PRI/BRI);
- IP Centrex: M5 Technologies ATAs connect multiple analog ports to phones, faxes, and modems;
- PSTN Replacement.
Regardless of the use case or scenario, M5 Technologies has the best solutions with VoIP adaptors, media gateways, and SBCs to keep the communication through faxes and modems reliable and cost effective for operators and enterprises.
Fax and Modem over IP – Quality Assurance
For each new firmware release, M5 Technologies technologies go through a complete Quality Assurance Test Plan ensuring improved quality to the launch:
- Software Stability tests
- Behavior – We make sure that the user experience does not change
- Features set – We make sure that all fax and modem features perform at their best
- Audio quality
- Image quality
- Modem Connection Reliability
- Regression tests – We make sure that new releases behave the same way, and better, than older ones
M5 Technologies has a complete in-house lab where all the tests are made reproducing real life scenarios based on the most complex deployments and, more than this, going further and beyond customers real use cases.
This way we guarantee the durability and resilience of our products to offer the highest quality of service regardless of how M5 Technologies units are used.
Our stringent test procedures for Faxes and Modems include:
- SIP over TLS, TCP and UDP
- Secure audio: SRTP
- Non-secure audio: RTP
- FAX over PCMA, PCMU, and T.38
- Modem over PCMA and PCMU
- Speed tests range from 7200 BPS up to 57.600 BPS
Access media5corp.com/mediatrix-access-devices/ to learn more about our complete product set for connecting fax and modem over IP.
- Fax and modem tests take more than 600 hours per each release and minimum of 10 pages per each fax sent/received.
- Interoperability tests are performed with any fax devices against detailed profiles of 147 V.17 and 27 V.34 fax machines and modems.
- Release criteria are 99% of success: no image errors are allowed in fax transmissions.
- More than 3000 fax/modem calls for each release.
- Less than 10 failures in 3000 calls: less than 0.3%.
Decades of Experience
M5 Technologies has a long history of technical innovation. Our expertise in analog and digital audio processing started in 1992 as a sound card manufacturer. This in-depth experience with voice digitalization, tone analyzing and firmware development was the definite basis for M5 Technologies to get into the VoIP market in the mid-90s.
M5 Technologies has cumulated 20 years of experience since it entered the IP Telephony industry. The company became one of the pioneers in SIP protocol development standards and has consequently been improving fax and modem transmissions throughout decades.
- Formally certified in 50 countries with deployments in more than 75 countries
- Carrier-grade quality software and hardware with very low RMA level – below 1%
- In-house software development, M5 Technologies owns full IPR on its core software
- Expertise with legacy equipment
M5 Technologies offers a rich portfolio of CPEs and mobile applications to meet the demand for real time communications and collaboration tools for Unified Communications solutions.
System Integrators can rely on Sentinel’s Virtual Machine for integration of 3rd Party Applications, and deploy their own solutions into a carrier grade CPE, optimizing hardware infrastructure on-premise while addressing multi-service needs for customers.
With IP technology, Mobile Application Developers and OEMs/ODMs can provide high quality solutions, including voice, video, messaging, and media sharing to their customers. Our Software Development Kits (SDKs) offer a complete range of functionalities easily configured for field deployment.
They are proven interoperable with major telecom manufacturers and softswitch/IMS vendors. M5 Technologies’s software has been deployed in millions of devices worldwide due its compliance with the stringent international standards, allowing quick time-to-market, easy implementation, and cost saving for developers.
Seamlessly connect PSTN lines and legacy PBX systems to Voice over IP (VoIP) Networks.
The Mediatrix S7 LP is the leading ATA to deploy cloud telephony services for demanding wiring conditions and over-voltage exposure applications. It provides secondary over-voltage protection and enhanced power feeding to meet requirements for large buildings and outdoor deployments.
The Mediatrix C7 offers a series of VoIP gateways featuring analog FXS, FXO, and ISDN BRI S0 T0 ports. Secure and reliable, the C7 VoIP gateways are the most price-effective solution for branch offices and SMBs, ensuring a simple and transparent connection to the PSTN and analog terminals.
Seamlessly connect analog telephones, modems, point of sales, and fax machines to Voice over IP (VoIP) Networks.
Although SIP Trunking deployments represent a significant revenue stream for carriers and service providers, it also comes with many concerns about service quality. M5 Technologies allows you to lower costs by providing a less expensive infrastructure and enabling scalable and secure communications networks.
On the customer’s side, operators must provide a reliable and secure environment for their IP communications to ensure a high service quality while taking care of issues that may occur between carriers’ systems and customers’ CPEs.
Our portfolio enables carriers to deliver the best customer experience with reliable survivability, interoperability and protection in addition to easy Media Gateway and SBC deployment, integration and management.
- Low-cost deployment and management
- Protect both Service Provider’s network and Customer’s network
- Ensure quality of service due to the high survivability
- Solve SIP interoperability issues between Service Provider and IP-PBX
Reduce SIP Trunking deployments costs with Virtuo, an easy management tool
The efficiency of SIP Trunking deployments and maintenance activities not only reduces operating costs but also leverages the customer’s perception of first class support services.
Mediatrix focuses on the innovation of CPE management to enhance the provisioning and troubleshooting processes. Comprehensive configuration templates and custom factory profiles, offering carriers and service providers great tools to shorten service activation and reduce maintenance costs.
Protect the Edge of Your Network
The public network offers Service Providers the possibility to expand their offering without any frontiers. This is also an opportunity for intruders to exploit security weaknesses at the edge of the network and make fraudulent use of the services.
Unprotected networks are also subject to several attacks like denial of service and breach of confidentiality.
Mediatrix provides advanced SIP and IP Security mechanisms to protect the edge of the network, providing powerful security features to monitor and control any attempt to access the network.
Offer Survivability and Quality of Service
Service quality and continuity are paramount to a successful service provider business. In case of WAN failure, Mediatrix will ensure the internal call control while redirecting external calls to a secondary, geo-redundant server or to the PSTN, if available. Failover and fallback are completely seamless and transparent to the phones and PBXs in the enterprise.
Traffic shaping and call admission control ensure that the user experience is safeguarded.
Connect any device to your network
While the core infrastructure is 100% prepared to deliver communication services, the equipment sitting at customers’ premises may not be that ready to enable SIP Trunking or Hosted Services right away.
When the transition to a full IP solution is not an option, Mediatrix multi-service platforms allows for the conversion of any legacy and SIP-based communication systems into a single and normalized SIP interface.
- Virtual Machine – Run your 3rd party applications with Sentinel 400
- Zero Touch Configuration – Save time and money with easy deployment
- Pay-as-you-go – Cost-effective modular device
Virtual Machine – Integration with Third Party Applications
Sentinel 400 provides an open environment allowing customers to bundle their own applications into a business-class multi-service platform, optimizing CPE investment while addressing complex customer solution needs.
Mediatrix technologies provide a reliable hardware infrastructure, facilitating value-added applications and reducing CAPEX by using a single device to run 3rd party apps inside it.
Zero Touch Configuration
Provisioning for SBC multi-service devices may require advanced technical knowledge and complex configuration procedures. Mediatrix provides customized factory settings allowing a device to self-configure at the initial startup. Furthermore, Sentinel 400 introduces innovative pre-defined Rulesets to accelerate the installation process and simplify technical complexity for easier system management and troubleshooting.
These Rulesets allow administrators to easily manage service activations, saving both time and money. A Ruleset Editor also allows administrators to create new Rulesets or modify existing Rulesets to adjust configuration settings as needed.
The Mediatrix Sentinel 400 also provides advanced troubleshooting tools for resolving problems, monitoring operational activities, and collecting relevant service administration information.
Protect CAPEX & OPEX
With pricing competition from Over The Top providers, Service Providers can now sharpen their operational structure and ensure profitability while preserving customer satisfaction with an outstanding quality of service. Migration to VoIP is a well-known strategy, but infrastructure investment and manpower training can represent significant challenges to a successful service launch.
Sentinel 400 offers a competitive pricing structure and can be initially deployed as a single chassis with a basic configuration. Sentinel 400 can be field-upgraded by adding telephony cards or SBC licenses according to the specific needs of each enterprise customer. This positions Sentinel 400 as a pay-as-you-go solution that allows customers to align their infrastructure investment with the changing demand for services.
The operators or service providers that have just migrated their customers to SIP, or are in the process, can trust Sentinel 400 as a modular device for every phase of deployment. Learn more on why Sentinel 400 is a complete and profitable solution for SIP migration.
The Mediatrix 4102S is a VoIP adaptor that interconnects analog telephones, faxes, and modems to SIP based systems. This ATA allows operators to shorten deployment time and ensure a highly secure environment to enable cloud telephony services into branch offices and SMBs.
M5 Technologies offers a complete set of products and services for SIP-based solutions, including CPEs for on-premise deployments, mobile applications for collaboration and social networks, and professional services for the development of SIP-enabled devices.