PALM's SS7-IP Signaling Gateway (SS7IPGW) is a software
product that handles all SS7 ISUP signaling and exports a simple interface
to call control applications. The SS7IPGW can be purchased as a binary
process that runs along side your applicatoins in the same processor as
a COM service, or can be run as a separate, black box, attached to your
LAN. PALM will provide additional consulting services to fully integrate
this product into you application suite and OSS by interfacing to your
OAM&P system. Use your own Media Gateway or one provided by PALM to
act as a presentation level content manager that changes incoming circuits
to IP traffic streams or interfaces the telephone network to your switching
A simplfied call control interface is available whether the SS7IPGW operates
in its own system, providing a separate "SS7 in a box" solution
or as a peer process within the same system as the call control application.
Call control applications that are co-located with the Gateway can use
the convenient COM interface. Remote call control applications can access
the Gateway using DCOM or IP. For IP, the RCCP is available (Remote Call
Control Protocol ®) developed by PALM Associates, Inc. RCCP can operate
over TCP, UDP or Secure/Reliable UDP protocol layers.
Future releases of this product will include TCAP support as well.
Additional features include remote administration and monitoring, local
control panel, Remote/Local provisioning, power/fail restart, and dual
system fail over.
Call Control Application Interfaces
A variety of interfaces are possible for applications program developers.
When the Gateway is collocated with the application, a COM interface
is possible. For situations where the call control application is external
then the RCCP© Protocol over TCP or UDP is used, or alternatively
DCOM is available.
By combining the SS7 Signaling Gateway with a Media Gateway, a full
IP Telephony solution can be built or an Intelligent Peripheral such
as a Fax Server or IVR application can be attached to a switch.
The optional fault tolerant, distributed implementation using the ForemanÔ
Management Framework, console and agents, can provide high performance
For Dialogic platforms, CT Media can be used to manage the media streaming
through the Media Gateway.
This product is intended primarily for small to medium size installations
or to be used for developing applications for enterprise level services.