|[February 06, 2013]
Interop Technologies Adds RCS Version 5 Features to Cloud Technology
FORT MYERS, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced
messaging, over-the-air handset management, and connectivity gateways,
today announced that its Rich
Communication Services (RCS) solution now supports a network address
book and social presence. The network address book synchronizes a user's
contacts among different devices including mobile phones, tablets, and
PCs. With social presence, RCS users receive rich, real-time
information, such as availability, location, favorite link, and portrait
icon, for each of their contacts.
Interop (News - Alert) Technologies is demonstrating its enhanced RCS solution at OMA
Demo Day on February 27 during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The network address book and social presence features are aligned with
the GSMA (News - Alert)-managed RCS Blackbird and Crane releases, which include subsets
of priority RCS version 5 features. Using an XML document management
server (XDMS) and presence server, the Interop solution stores social
presence and service capability information and makes it available in
real time to RCS users. Since My 2012, the fully compliant, cloud-based
Interop RCS solution has also supported legacy messaging interworking,
an RCS version 5 feature providing backward compatibility with Short
Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS).
Interop has made the enhancements available in its interoperability
testing (IOT) environment currently in use by multiple RCS client
vendors and smartphone manufacturers. As client and handset vendors
release new versions of RCS client software, they can continue to test
against the Interop RCS solution to ensure that standards compliance and
interoperability are achieved.
RCS, branded as "joyn"
by the GSMA, gives subscribers innovative communication options
including video chat, one-to-one and group messaging, file transfer, and
real-time exchange of image or video files during communication
sessions. Because the Interop solution enables operators to offer RCS
without a costly and complex IP Multimedia Subsystem (News - Alert) (IMS) core,
operators can compete with popular "over-the-top"
(OTT) services without expensive changes to their current network.
In addition, Interop's cloud technology option minimizes up-front costs
and speeds time to market.
"Our client-agnostic, cloud-based solution now includes multiple RCS
version 5 capabilities in line with the Blackbird and Crane releases,
resulting in the most advanced, feature-rich RCS solution available
today," said Steve Zitnik, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology
Officer, Interop Technologies. "By deploying in the cloud, operators can
provide their subscribers with this state-of-the-art communication
option quickly and cost effectively."
For more information or to schedule a meeting during Mobile World
Congress, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Interop Technologies
Interop Technologies (www.interoptechnologies.com)
is a leading provider of advanced messaging, over-the-air handset
management, and connectivity gateway solutions for mobile network
operators worldwide. With a range of flexible deployment options
including cloud, private cloud, and turnkey, Interop enables operators
of all sizes to launch new communication services quickly. Interop
designs, develops, and supports all solutions in house, providing
modular, scalable architecture that makes migration to next-generation
technology simple. Interop Technologies maintains its corporate
headquarters and a network operations center (NOC (News - Alert)) in Fort Myers, FL,
with a fully redundant NOC and offices in Dallas, TX.
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