VoIP Peering Projects Available SourceForge

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The OSP Toolkit and RAMS OSP test server are now available on SourceForge as open source projects. The two projects are client and server implementations of the OSP protocol used for secure authorization and accounting of peer to peer VoIP communications.

TransNexus, Inc. has made the OSP Toolkit and RAMS open source projects publicly available on SourceForge. The OSP Toolkit is a client side implementation of the OSP peering protocol. The OSP Toolkit, written in C, is a mature open source project begun in 1999 and has been integrated into numerous commercial and open source VoIP products. The RAMS OSP server is a java based OSP server developed for testing and as a reference implementation.

The Open Settlement Protocol (OSP) is an IP Operations and Billing Support Systems (OSS/BSS) protocol defined by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI TISPAN), http://www.etsi.org. OSP is officially known as ETSI Technical Specification 101321 for inter-domain pricing, authorization and usage exchange. OSP is unique because the way it uses PKI services to enable secure peer to peer communication between VoIP networks. "The OSP protocol was developed to enable direct multi-lateral peering among VoIP networks. OSP provides secure inter-domain access control and eliminates costly network bottlenecks", stated Richard Brennan, Chairman of ETSI TISPAN Next Generation Network Architecture working group.

The OSP Toolkit is available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/osp-toolkit/ and the RAMS OSP test server is available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/rams. A free version of the TransNexus commercial OSP based peering server is available at http://www.transnexus.com.

About TransNexus

TransNexus has been an innovator of commercial and open source VoIP Operations and Billing Support Systems (OSS/BSS) since 1997. Deployment of the TransNexus OSS/BSS solution provides VoIP carriers with an immediate increase in operational profits. Key features include Least Cost Routing, Quality of Service controls, secure multi-lateral peering, multi-currency rating, traffic analysis and billing reports, automated credit controls, new revenues from wholesale services, and lower cost back-office operations.



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