MicrotronixÂ® Datacom Ltd. has announced it is teaming up with advanced OSS/BSS software solutions provider, Martin Group to deliver a cost effective IP based solution for customerâ€™s with legacy network switches. The Microtronix AMATPS Collection System supports collection of AMA data per GR-385-Core from AMATPS compatible elements used in Telco public and private telephone systems.
The Microtronix AMATPS Collection Manager not only includes an AMATPS Record Collection System suite of software, it also includes a BX.25-TCP/IP Gateway. â€œMicrotronix was able to offer a complete turn-key solution for Martin Groupâ€™s customers,â€ says Philippe Morin, vice-president of Sales and Marketing. â€œThe Microtronix AMATPS Collection Manager System is scalable for any number of Network Elements and the system can be managed from anywhere, using Microtronixâ€™s web based management softwareâ€
â€œThe Microtronix AMATPS Collection System will enable our clients to poll Network Elements much faster than their current modem polling solution,â€ says Jim Odom, President and CEO of Martin Group. â€œSome of our clients have elected not to upgrade their switch to support IP, due to the high costs involved. With Microtronix, we are able to offer our clients an effective and affordable solution,â€ Odom adds.
The AMATPS Collection Manager polls Network Elements for primary and secondary AMA data. Primary AMA data collection can be scheduled daily or multiple times per day while demand polling for primary and secondary data is supported at any time. Collected AMA data files are made available to the Billing Application Processor via FTP push or pull. AMA files are archived and rotated with a user-definable schedule.
Multiple Network Elements (AMATs) can be polled simultaneously up to the maximum throughput supported by the BX.25 port of each AMAT, reducing collection time significantly compared to limited-throughput modems.
The web-based GUI gives configuration and management capabilities to a standard desktop internet browser. Command/shell access is also available locally or remotely via Telnet.
This unique Collection Manager application incorporates support for the BX.25/AMATPS protocol encapsulation over TCP/IP. The Microtronix Access 3000 BX.25/TCP Gateway connects directly to the BX.25 port of the switch and the local IP network, eliminating the need for expensive X.25 switching equipment and/or modems with leased/dial lines (and their associated support costs). The benefits of this arrangement results in the collapse of the X.25 parallel network, and the need for specialized (often obsolete) X.25 cards.
The Microtronix solution will also provide users access to other IP based solutions (AMADNS) at a small fraction of the price to upgrade customerâ€™s telephone switches.â€
Since 1977, Microtronix has pioneered the X.25 protocol for the telecommunication market. Today, Microtronix continues to lead the industry in innovation with its AMATPS, X.25/TCP Gateways, and SMDI/SIP Solutions. Microtronix is also spearheading the embedded engineering design revolution with its complete range of services from engineering design to manufacturing. Microtronix also specializes in the rapid development of Intellectual Property and embedded applications for FPGA devices.
Much has changed since 1977 but our mission to provide the same high quality embedded engineering solutions to answer today’s problems, using faster embedded platforms, operating systems and high-speed connectivity that support our customers’ business and strategic objectives remains unchanged.
Microtronix is headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada and has offices in Europe. For additional information, visit www.microtronix.com
About Martin Group
Martin Group is the nationwide leader of Software, Business Services, and Engineering that address operational and marketplace challenges faced by communications providers. Martin Groupâ€™s advanced OSS/BSS software provides communications providers with the tools to manage revenue effectively and efficiently. Martin Groupâ€™s Business Services help communications providers minimize exposure to capital, human and technological risks associated with in-house solutions. Martin Groupâ€™s Engineering team has been assisting service providers plan and engineer their infrastructure for 35 years with innovative solutions, practical designs, and expert implementations. Martin Group is headquartered in Mitchell, SD and has regional offices spanning across the US. For additional information, visit www.martin-group.com.