Press Centre - Iskratel
11. 5. 2010

Iskratel Announces the SI3000 Peso

The 32-port VoIP Carrier-Grade Terminal Adapter

Kranj, Slovenia – 6 May 2010 – Iskratel, d.o.o., Kranj, a leading solution and network-equipment provider for broadband connectivity and converged communications, has developed the SI3000 Peso, a 1U Carrier-Grade VoIP terminal adapter. The SI3000 Peso is a size- and cost-optimized media converter between the circuit and packet networks. It provides signaling interworking between the PSTN lines and SIP network interfaces.
Iskratel is launching the SI3000 Peso to answer the market needs for distributed POTS deployment and voice subscriber migration from TDM-based to the IP-based infrastructure. The SI3000 Peso terminal adapter is deployed in a 1U housing with passive cooling. It is thus optimal for deployments in residential buildings, cellars, attics, garages or indoor cabinets. The SI3000 Peso is well adjusted to harsh environments – it works at temperatures from below freezing point up to 55°C. The product is also suitable for enterprise deployments.

The newly developed product is built on the same platform as the widely deployed SI3000 MSAN access node. It therefore ensures carrier-grade stability, manageability and superb performance. Using the same signaling protocols, it features proven interoperability with all the major softswitch vendors, including the Iskratel SI3000 CS. The SI3000 Peso is a perfect solution, enabling operators and enterprises to upgrade their cores to a next-generation IP network, while still keeping the existing subscriber infrastructure and terminals in place.

When compared to similar products in the market, the SI3000 Peso offers a clear point of differentiation. It is equipped with an optical upstream interface and is consequently ready for future all-optical access network infrastructure.

"The market demand for compact VoIP terminal adapters is increasing. The operators are trying to find a cost-optimized solution to migrate the largest possible share of their existing POTS subscribers to the IP-based infrastructure. The SI3000 Peso is the answer: the install-it-anywhere POTS subscriber box solves the legacy voice issues," said Jernej Roblek, Access Product Line Manager at Iskratel.

Iskratel’s SI3000 Peso is going to be officially announced this month at the Sviaz/Expocomm 2010 fair in Moscow. Mass deployments are scheduled for this summer.