Metaswitch SIP: Tough Enough for Cobham
Metaswitch’s SIP protocol software selected for the VIS-X Intercom System by Cobham
London, UK, September 14, 2010 —
Metaswitch today announced that it has been selected by Cobham Defence Communications to provide its DC-SIP protocol software for use in the Cobham designed VIS-X Intercom System which was recently selected by the US Army as its next generation vehicle intercom system (VIS). The Metaswitch DC-SIP protocol will provide VoIP for the Cobham system where reliability in extreme conditions is paramount.
"VIS-X will operate in very challenging environments where it is crucial that the software is ultra reliable
and standards compliant, and from a supplier who has been and remains committed to providing dedicated support
over the long term. The proven Metaswitch solution gave us all of that" said a Cobham spokesperson.
VIS-X provides crew members with increased command and control of onboard and external communications assets, as
well as a network connection to future IP-based digital communications, and VoIP services.
"DC-SIP is seeing increasing traction in military markets, based on its track record for reliability and
standards compliance," said Clive Partridge, General Manager of Metaswitch’s Network Protocols
Division. "We are very happy to continue to work with Cobham as they deploy SIP and VoIP in their military
intercom systems, and look forward to a long and successful relationship."
Metaswitch has developed portable network protocol source code based on its N-BASE network architecture for over
twenty years. The company's industry leading VoIP / IMS,
Session Border Controller (SBC), MPLS, and
IP Routing (unicast and multicast)
solutions are architected to handle the scale and reliability requirements of the most demanding applications
while providing extensibility and a full feature set. The portability and feature richness of the N-BASE protocol
products, plus superb engineering and exceptional support, provide communications suppliers with an unrivaled
technical solution that reduces engineering cost and greatly improves time to market.
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