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Multibel deploys the FRAFOS ABC WebRTC Gateway for extending its alarming and emergency solutions with WebRTC capabilities

BERLIN, Germany, April 24, 2015 – FRAFOS an innovative developer of Session Border Control and WebRTC solutions, today announced that Multibel, a leading provider of alarming and emergency software solutions, has deployed the FRAFOS ABC WebRTC Gateway in order to enhance its current solution portfolio with WebRTC capabilities.

With its open interfaces and flexible architecture, the ABC WebRTC Gateway acts as a gateway between the worlds of VoIP and WebRTC. Beside the ability to translate between the protocols used in the two worlds, the ABC WebRTC Gateway provides enterprises and VoIP operators with the needed security and access control mechanisms as well as monitoring capabilities for optimally extending their VoIP services to include WebRTC applications in a secure and controllable manner.

“We are very excited about the Multibel deployment. Integrating WebRTC into specialized applications shows not only the wide applicability of this innovative technology but also the flexibility of the ABC WebRTC Gateway and its capability to satisfy the needs of diverse usage scenarios.” said Berthold Butscher, CEO, FRAFOS.

The ABC WebRTC Gateway is a highly flexible solution that combines high performance with a small footprint. With its out of the box support for cloud deployments and its open interfaces, the ABC WebRTC Gateway offers enterprises and service providers the needed intelligence for integrating web applications and support customized solutions.

Redhat deploys FRAFOS SBC and WebRTC solution

Berlin, Germany — April 10, 2015: FRAFOS GmbH announced today, that the linux pioneer, Redhat (NYSE: RHT), has deployed FRAFOS Adaptive Border Controller, ABC-SBC. The ABC-SBC is helping to manage secured routing of video calls and inter-connects SIP devices, WebRTC browsers and third-party SIPs services.

FRAFOS CEO, Berthold Butscher, commented: “Adoption of FRAFOS linux-based technology by a technology savvy linux pioneer is quite a statement. At the same time it is not just the built-in functionality with which we win our customers: our long-term value proposition lies in rapid integration with the complex IT landscape. Virtualization and cloud computing makes growing deployments manageable in real time, RESTful interfaces in ABC-SBC allow for integration with existing web applications such as CRM or productivity applications.”

About Frafos GmbH

Frafos GmbH is provides Session Border Controllers and WebRTC servers, deployable on virtual machines, hardware and on top of different cloud technologies. The technology provides for safe and robust interconnection between SIP devices, PBXs, PSTN gateways and WebRTC. The product line is a serial industry award winner and has collected the 2015 WebRTC Product of the Year, 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year, and 2014 Red Herring Winner awards.

FRAFOS Receives 2015 WebRTC Product of the Year Award for its Exceptional Innovation

Berlin, Germany — FRAFOS announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, has named the ABC WebRTC Gateway as a 2015 WebRTC Product of the Year Award winner.

Deployed as a component of FRAFOS’s award winning ABC SBC or as a dedicated WebRTC to SIP gateway, the ABC WebRTC gateway enables VoIP operators and enterprises to extend the scope of their services from SIP and PSTN to browser based applications in a seamless manner. The ABC WebRTC Gateway can be deployed on native hardware or in a cloud –a free trial is available on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud under http://go.areteasea.com/

“WebRTC technology is the final step towards a complete integration of real time applications and data. Until now, extending a web application required proprietary plugin-ins or additional applications. With WebRTC, adding a video telephony service to a website will be just as easy as adding an email link”, said Berthold Butscher, CEO of FRAFOS.“The ABC WebRTC gateway is a highly scalable and redundant software solution. In order to satisfy the varying needs of enterprises and VoIP operators, we designed the ABC WebRTC gateway to not only bridge WebRTC and SIP services but also to provide security, access control and DoS protection for WebRTC services. Anyone interested in testing the ABC WebRTC Gateway is welcome to do so on our cloud deployment”

The ABC WebRTC gateway is a software based solution that functions as a virtualized or on-the-box software solution. Beside the ability to translate between SIP and WebRTC protocols, the ABC WebRTC gateway provides VoIP operators with the needed security and access control mechanisms as well as monitoring capabilities, transcoding, rate limiting and signaling and media security using SRTP, DTLS and TLS.

“It gives me great pleasure to honor FRAFOS as a 2015 recipient of the WebRTC Product of the Year Award for their innovative product, ABC WebRTC Gateway,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by FRAFOS in their groundbreaking work on the ABC WebRTC Gateway.”

Telio Telecom of Norway deploys the FRAFOS ABC SBC for securing and simplifying its VoIP service expansion.

BERLIN, Germany, March 15, 2015 – FRAFOS an innovative developer of Session Border Control and WebRTC solutions, today announced that Telio, a leading VoIP service provider in Scandinavia and the Netherlands, has deployed the FRAFOS ABC SBC in order to expand and simplify its VoIP network infrastructure and enhance its security.

The ABC SBC  is a highly flexible session border controller that protects VoIP service providers offering telephony services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). With its out of the box support for WebRTC, cloud deployments and its open interfaces, the ABC SBC offers VoIP service providers the needed intelligence for integrating web applications and support customized solutions. A free trial is available

The ABC SBC represents the next generation in border control. Beside its scalability and small footprint the ABC SBC integrates session border control features with media applications such as recording and announcement services.

With its support for media services such as announcements and recording the ABC SBC reduces the load on and hence the costs of using VoIP application servers. Playing announcements like “Number not available in this network” or “Network currently overloaded” can be done already at the border of the network by the ABC SBC without having to route the call through the operator’s VoIP components. This not only reduces the load on the operator’s network but also simplifies the network structure and saves costs incurred by occupying expensive resources at the application servers.

“With the ABC SBC VoIP service providers and enterprises deploy a scalable session border controller that was designed to run on top of high end hardware as well as appliances and virtual machines.” said Berthold Butscher, CEO, FRAFOS.

Andreas Kaschner, Vice President Network Operations, Telio Telecom AS, said „ Stream lining call flows in a complex VoIP environment has always been an enormous challenge – with the ABC SBC we found a powerful and performant tool to help us to accomplish our goals in a tough market.”

FRAFOS redefines the role of SBCs and adds announcements, recording and monitoring to the ABC SBC

10.11.2014, Berlin, Germany – FRAFOS announced today the release of the latest version of its award winning ABC session border controller.
With integrated announcements and recording services as well as elaborate monitoring and call tracing features, the ABC SBC 2.3 goes beyond what current session border controllers in the market offer.
With the announcements and recording applications, the ABC SBC reduces the load on and hence the costs of using VoIP application servers. Playing announcements like “Number not available in this network” or “Network currently overloaded” is done already at the border of the network by the ABC SBC without having to route the call through the operator’s VoIP components. This not only reduces the load on the operator’s network but also simplifies the network structure and the costs incurred by occupying expensive resources at the application servers.
The elaborate monitoring features of the ABC SBC enable operators to collect and display call traces and have a deeper insight of the status of their VoIP services. As one of the few components in the VoIP network that process both signaling and media traffic, session border controllers have a much deeper insight of what is going on in the network than any other VoIP component or even passive monitoring solutions. By placing the monitoring features directly on the border of the network, the operator can detect anomalies and collect load and performance information at the place where it hurts the most.
The ABC SBC is a carrier grade session border controller that provides SIP session control, border security and high availability and performance with an easy to use GUI-based management. With its out of the box support for cloud deployments, WebRTC and its open interfaces, the ABC SBC offers VoIP service providers the needed intelligence for protecting their networks and integrating web applications.
“Some features should be deployed at the place where they are most needed. Replying to a call with an announcement such as “Caller not found” or monitoring the status of active calls is best done at the border of the network. This way, the ABC SBC reduces unnecessary load on the internal components and provides the most accurate information.” said Berthold Butscher, CEO, FRAFOS.

FRAFOS enables seamless integration of VoIP and WebRTC applications

Berlin, Germany, September 16, 2014 – FRAFOS, an innovative developer of Session Border Control solutions, announced today the release of the ABC WebRTC gateway. Deployed as a component of FRAFOS’s award winning ABC SBC or as a dedicated WebRTC to SIP gateway, the ABC WebRTC gateway enables VoIP operators and enterprises to extend the scope of their services from SIP and PSTN to browser based applications in a seamless manner. Deploying the ABC WebRTC gateway protects the investment of VoIP service providers and enterprises by enabling them to quickly extend the reach and breadth of their offerings to include rich multimedia directly from any web browser – including voice, video, IM and presence. Following the latest standards, the ABC WebRTC gateway provides the needed transcoding capabilities for the transparent integration of SIP and WebRTC services.
“WebRTC technology is the final step towards a complete integration of real time applications and data. Until now, extending a web application required proprietary plugin-ins or additional applications. With WebRTC, adding a video telephony service to a website will be just as easy as adding an email link”, said Berthold Butscher, CEO of FRAFOS. “The ABC WebRTC gateway is a highly scalable and redundant software solution. In order to satisfy the varying needs of enterprises and VoIP operators, we designed the ABC WebRTC gateway to not only bridge WebRTC and SIP services but also to provide security, access control and DoS protection for WebRTC services.”
The ABC WebRTC gateway is a software based solution that functions as a virtualized or on-the-box software solution. Beside the ability to translate between SIP and WebRTC protocols, the ABC WebRTC gateway provides VoIP operators with the needed security and access control mechanisms as well as monitoring capabilities, transcoding, rate limiting and signaling and media security using SRTP, DTLS and TLS.

FRAFOS Receives 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award for the ABC Session Border Controller

Berlin, Germany, 27.01.2014 — FRAFOS announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named its ABC Session Border Controller as a recipient of a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

The ABC SBC is a highly flexible session border controller that protects VoIP service providers offering telephony services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). With its out of the box support for cloud deployments and its open interfaces, the ABC SBC offers VoIP service providers the needed intelligence for protecting their networks integrating web applications and powerful monitoring features.

“With the ABC SBC VoIP service providers and enterprises deploy a scalable session border controller that was designed to provide utmost security and to run on top of high end hardware as well as appliances and virtual machines. While less than two years on the market the ABC SBC has already attracted not only tremendous interest and praise but also customers all around the world. Receiving Product of the Year award from Internet Telephony Magazine is yet another sign of the innovation and success of the ABC SBC,” said Berthold Butscher, CEO, FRAFOS.

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize FRAFOS with a 2014 Product of the Year Award for its commitment to excellence and innovation,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “In the opinion of our distinguished judges, the ABC SBC has proven to be among the best communications and technology solutions on the market in 2014. I look forward to continued innovation from FRAFOS.

The winners of the 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year are featured in the January/February 2014 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine and online at www.itmag.com.

For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

 About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine

INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space.  For more information, please visit www.itmag.com.

FRAFOS Presents its WebRTC Vision at WebRTC Paris 2013

11.12.2013, Paris, France – FRAFOS presents its vision about the integration of SIP and WebRTC at the WebRTC Conference 2013 in Paris.

With the WebRTC initiatives of the W3C and IETF standardisation groups browsers will not only be used by users to send and receive textual data but also real time audio and video content. This will allow web applications to natively integrate real-time media (audio and video) and hence increase the scope and possibilities of web applications considerably. In short, next time when we want to reach a phone number depicted in a web page we will no longer need to start a separate application or type the number in our phones.

In order to extend the reach of WebRTC application to VoIP and PSTN services close integration of both SIP and WebRTC technologies is needed.

The FRAFOS ABC session border controller (SBC) is a highly flexible session border controller that protects VoIP service providers offering telephony services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). With its out of the box support for cloud deployments and its open interfaces, the ABC SBC offers VoIP service providers the needed intelligence for integrating web applications and powerful monitoring features.

With its open interfaces and flexible architecture, the ABC SBC is designated as a gateway between the worlds of VoIP and WebRTC. Beside the ability to translate between the protocols used in the two worlds, the ABC SBC provides VoIP operators with the needed security and access control mechanisms as well as monitoring capabilities for optimally extending the VoIP service to include WebRTC services in a secure and controllable manner.

Twelve Telecom and FRAFOS Pass the British Telecom Wholesale’s IP Exchange Service Conformance Tests

Berlin, Germany, September 15, 2013 – FRAFOS, a provider of innovative VoIP border control solutions, and Twelve Telecom, a provider of rich business communication solutions, announced that they have successfully completed testing with BT Wholesale’s IP Exchange service. Twelve Telecom is now able to offer this new service to all of its resellers wishing to reach number ranges beyond their own network, without the need for complex interoperability agreements.

To secure the interface to British Telecom, Twelve Telecom is deploying the ABC Session Border Controller (SBC) provided by FRAFOS. The ABC SBC is a highly flexible session border controller that protects VoIP service providers offering telephony services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). With its out of the box support for cloud deployments and its open interfaces, the ABC SBC offers VoIP service providers the needed intelligence for integrating web applications and powerful monitoring features.

“This accomplishment demonstrates the readiness of the ABC SBC for immediate deployment in BT IP-Exchange and other environments, providing accelerated implementation, standard interoperability, and high flexibility and security for operators and resellers,” said Berthold Butscher, CEO, FRAFOS.
Paris Karatzas, CEO, Twelve Telecom, said, “we are delighted with the ABC SBC provided by FRAFOS. The support is exceptional and we were able to interconnect with BT’s IP Exchange platform with minimum effort and optimal results. We are confident that Frafos can support us in the long term and offer us the latest technology and features’’

About Twelve Telecom Ltd:
Twelve Telecom’s mission is to transform the way communications services, whether voice or data, are conceived, developed and managed. We achieve this by offering a wide range of telecoms products and services to other operators and resellers on a white label basis based on cutting edge VoIP infrastructure and software. Our clients can operate with the benefits of being a carrier without the overheads of acquiring and managing complex switching infrastructure and service development.

FRAFOS Releases Its Award Winning ABC Session Border Controller as a Freely Downloadable Trial Version

Berlin, Germany, April 20, 2013 – FRAFOS announced today the availability of its award winning ABC session border controller as a freely downloadable trial version.

The ABC SBC is a highly flexible session border controller that protects VoIP service providers offering telephony services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). With its out of the box support for cloud deployments and its open interfaces, the ABC SBC offers VoIP service providers the needed intelligence for integrating web applications and powerful monitoring features.

FRAFOS provides the ABC SBC as a free trial version that offers all that one expects from a carrier grade session border controller and more, namely, GUI-based management, SIP session control, border access control, high availability and performance and network monitoring features.

“With the ABC SBC VoIP service providers and enterprises will deploy a scalable session border controller that was designed to run on top of high end hardware as well as appliances and virtual machines. Instead of launching expensive marketing campaigns we want to give VoIP operators an easy and transparent way to discover for themselves what the ABC SBC offers and how it can solve their problems,” said Berthold Butscher, CEO, FRAFOS.

The trial version is provided pre-configured as a virtual machine with only a small difference from the commercial version: Calls are limited to 90 seconds.

For more information check http://www.frafos.com/free-trial