XOP Networks Enables Prepaid Audio Conferencing in Cellular Networks
Cellular Operators can now instantaneously enable prepaid audio conferencing on their subscriber's cellular accounts
XOP Networks, Inc., a developer of Value Added Service (VAS) software based platforms and Audio Conference Bridges announces successful integration with Acision’s Pre-delivery Services Agent (PSA) Charging Gateway product.
The PSA Charging Gateway allows a cellular service provider to offer different subscription plans (Gold, Silver, and Bronze etc) across both pre- and post-paid subscriber bases. The simplified charging architecture allows an operator to easily trial new VAS applications before commercially launching them into the market.
XOP Networks’ Universal Service Node(USN) product supports multiple Value Added Services including Audio Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Video Conferencing, Visual Voicemail and Mass Notification. The USN now supports a XML based interface for integrating with Acision’s PSA Charging Gateway. This allows a cellular service provider to easily set up Pre or Post-paid monthly subscription charges and per minute usage rate plans for any of the VAS applications that are available on the USN.
“Cellular operators that have deployed Acision’s PSA can now offer Pre-paid Audio Conferencing to their subscribers using our USN”, said Sudhir Gupta, CEO of XOP Networks.
“We continue to add VAS applications on our USN platform. Mobile service providers can now leverage their existing pre-paid charging infrastructure to offer multiple pre-paid VAS applications to their subscribers”, added Doug Jacobs, VP Marketing at XOP Networks.
About XOP Networks
Beginning in 2003, XOP Networks embarked on developing a next generation IP based service and application platform. Realizing this vision, it shipped its first product, a Digital Collaboration Bridge (DCB) in 2004. A DCB combines rich Audio Conferencing with Desktop sharing, Document sharing and White boarding, thus creating a collaborative experience for the end users. Leveraging the success of the DCB, the product portfolio was expanded in 2005 to include the Group Alerting and Conferencing Server (GACS). The GACS allows mass notification messages to be dispatched over a variety of communications networks, while it brings an organization's brain trust into a quick audio conference. Year 2006 saw the addition of the enhanced Voice Mail Server (VMS) to the product line. In 2007 XOP Networks launched its Universal Service Node (USN) which offers multiple value added services on one platform. In 2008, we added support for Hoot and Holler conferencing over TDM and VoIP networks on our USN platform. In 2009 we introduced Ring down Firebar Conference (RFCS) that allows a conference to be set up simply by lifting a handset on an analog or IP phone. Several other enhancements were introduced including support for Secure conferencing, SMS driven instant-conferencing, Group SMS and Voice SMS. In 2010 the product line was further hardened for use in defense networks and received the coveted JITC certification from the US Department of Defense. In 2011, Desktop Video Conferencing and One Number Service were added to the product line.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, XOP Networks was founded in 2002 and is backed by a seasoned management team. Deployed at multiple Fortune 100 companies, CLEC/IOC customers, Government organizations, DOD networks (Air Force, Army and Navy) XOP Networks' products allow customers to improve employee productivity, increase business efficiency and enhance emergency communications. Having both TDM and VoIP interfaces, XOP products allow customers to seamlessly transition their value added services from legacy circuit switched networks to VoIP based packet switched networks.