Next week I'll be attending and speaking at Spring VON 2007 in San Jose. If you'd like to connect, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or IM me on Skype (brough). I'm arriving Monday afternoon and leaving Thursday mid-day.
I'm speaking on Tuesday afternoon (3:15pm) on the panel, Lessons Learned in Implementing IMS. While our implementation is not complete, I'll be talking about what we've learned so far as we adapt our MyCaller Ringback Tone service to fit an IMS environment.
NMS is also exhibiting at VON (Booth 1019) focusing on our developer products including:
- Vision Media Gateway with Signaling, a complete, scalable, highly available solution for connecting IP-based value-added services to legacy PSTN networks, just being introduced at VON,
- Vision VoiceXML Server, unique as an integrated video and voice server for rapid deployment of IVR and IVVR systems,
- AdvancedTCA media solutions, i.e. our MG 7000A media blade.
In addition, we have a pod devoted to video development platforms as video is a big part of this show and NMS has a significant presence in mobile video. Among other things, I'm hoping we'll be able to approximate the Mobile TV demo we routinely run in Europe and Asia based on the live service on the Hong Kong CSL network. In Barcelona last month we were directly calling a backdoor number in Hong Kong (I still haven't seen the roaming bills for that week!). Unfortunately in the US, the only 3GSM, i.e. UMTS, network is Cingular's and, so far, Cingular is the first and only 3GSM network in the world to roll out 3G without support for 3G-324M mobile video telephony. So if we get the demo running in time, it will be running on mobile handsets using WiFi.
It's sad that the US is so far behind the rest of the world in mobile features, especially as we lead in minutes of use (i.e. talking)!
See you in San Jose next week.