Seamless integration of BNS and IP endpoints
Today, corporate BNS and IP networks are often isolated from each other. Important Network Elements on the BNS network are inaccessible to IP endpoints, and important Network Elements on the IP network are inaccessible to BNS endpoints. This segregation of network devices hinders productivity. Corporate network evolution becomes more complex and costly when the current network is not one cohesive unit.
Connectivity between a BNS network and an IP network may now be accomplished using the Universal Mediation Interface Module (UMI).
What is the Universal Mediation Interface?
The UMI is both a replacement and enhancement of the LCS60 product. It allows both synchronous and asynchronous endpoints connected to a BNS network to access endpoints on an IP network. Similarly, endpoints on an IP network can access both synchronous and asynchronous endpoints on a BNS network. The UMI can be located anywhere between the BNS and IP networks, simplifying configuration, administration and maintenance without affecting operation or connectivity.
The UMI supports the notion of a Closed User Group (CUG). This is an important feature for protecting sensitive endpoints in a corporate-wide network without the burden of special “security servers”.
The UMI supports the concept of a Hunt Group, which allows it to steer calls to individual members of a group of devices sharing a common address.
Host Name Mapping
The UMI can maintain a set of mnemonic host names for “dialing” into the IP network. This allows the UMI to perform a translation between a user-provided name and its associated IP address and TCP port number.
Field Software Upgrades
Field software updates are made available as new features and enhancements come out. These upgrades can be initiated from a remote location, and take place while the UMI is in service and transporting data.
- 10 LAN Interface – The 10BaseT port is a trunk port that is used for interfacing with an IP-based network. It simultaneously supports IP-DSU style DDS BNS-2000/BNS-2000 VCS trunks, and TCP/IP peer-level protocols.
- RJ45 Console Port -The Console is used for initial configuration, if necessary.