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FORT MYERS, FL—EMBARGOED till Oct. 6, 2010—Interop Technologies, a provider of core solutions for messaging, device management, and connectivity gateways, announced today that it has successfully completed testing of its 4G-ready Short Message Service Center (SMSC) 4 Series with the ARRIS Mobility Application Server (MAS). ARRIS specializes in the design, engineering, and supply of technology supporting triple- and quad-play broadband services worldwide.
The successful outcome of the integration testing ensures that any mobile network operator running the ARRIS MAS and the Interop Technologies SMSC 4 Series can support IP-based messaging protocols as well as SS7-based, legacy messaging.
The ARRIS MAS provides full SIP-based Dual Mode Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) with support for seamless roaming and handover between circuit-switched and IP networks. Offloading voice, messaging, and data services to IP networks reduces operators’ costs and provides opportunities to offer competitive service packages.
Operators running the ARRIS MAS and the Interop Technologies SMSC 4 Series have the added assurance that all messages will be delivered. If, for any reason, mobile services are not available via the 4G/Wi-Fi network, message traffic can successfully fall back to the SS7 network.
“Integration testing has proven that the Interop Technologies SMSC 4 Series is a viable messaging solution for operators running our MAS. Together, the technologies will provide operators with a powerful network and message delivery system,” said Jay Bestermann, Senior Director of Product Development, ARRIS.
“Interop Technologies is looking forward to working with ARRIS on upcoming implementations. This successful integration test reinforces our commitment to provide clients with best-in-class solutions,” said Steve Zitnik, Senior Vice President of Technology and New Ventures, Interop Technologies.
Due to the complexities involved with implementing different technologies, integration testing is key for operators launching crucial revenue-generating services, such as messaging. By ensuring that existing and future messaging technologies work together, Interop can help operators reduce implementation costs and more quickly realize a return on their investments.
About Interop Technologies
Interop Technologies (www.interoptechnologies.com) provides core wireless solutions for messaging, device management, and connectivity gateways. The company's unmatched deployment flexibility enables operators of all sizes to compete immediately, and 4G-ready architecture makes migration to next-generation technology simple. With a lengthy history in the wireless service provider business, Interop is a trusted partner to wireless and broadband operators worldwide. Interop provides the world's fastest SMSC, a massively scalable MMSC, next-gen 4G messaging solutions, “one-click fix” SCOPE™ Device Management, a state-of-the-art Common Short Code Gateway, and a WAP Gateway with comprehensive toolset. Interop Technologies maintains its headquarters and a network operations center (NOC) in Fort Myers, FL, with a fully redundant NOC and office in Dallas, TX, and offices in Hong Kong.
ARRIS (www.arrisi.com) is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering, and supply of technology that supports broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver carrier-grade telephony, network video processing, whole home video, demand-driven video, next-generation advertising, network and workforce management solutions, access and transport architectures and ultra high-speed data services. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Kirkland, WA; State College, PA; Wallingford, CT; Waltham, MA; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world.