Leveraging Unified Communications on IMS networks

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Today, Unified Communication is the term of choice. While solutions for UC are abundant today, there will be a need to glue them all together. IMS offers the glue with its standardized architecture …

Today, Unified Communication is the term of choice. While solutions for UC are abundant today, there will be a need to glue them all together. IMS offers the glue with its standardized architecture that fits native IP communications. IMS offers ways in which IMS enhances the UC experience, which will be explored in this presentation.

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  • 1. Leveraging Unified Communications on IMS networks
    Sagi Subocki
    Products Manager, Head of IMS segment
  • 2. Unified Communication Services
    User Mobility
    Rich Presence
    Telephony (voice, fax, etc.)
    Voicemail/unified messaging
    Conferencing (voice, video and web)
    Instant messaging
  • 3. Unified Communication and IMS
    Enhancing the communication experience
    New advanced services
    Enabling enterprise communication services anytime, anywhere
    IMS enables connecting UC islands
    Service Providers piloting IMS-based UC-like services.
  • 4. UC services over IMS
    Both IMS and UC heavily rely on SIP
    SIP: Open, Stable, Standard and Interoperable Foundation
    Presence is the new Dialtone!
  • 5. UC service utilizing IMS
    Enhancing enterprise UC applications.
    Federated Presence and Directory service
    City's Crisis Management Plan
  • 6. Elements of Presence-based Services
    Based on Open Standards
    Includes the following:
    Presence – IETF/OMA SIMPLE
    Configuration for Contact lists, Preferences, Privacy, Security – OMA XDM/IETF XCAP
    Instant Messaging, File and Image Transfer – IETF MSRP
  • 7. Applications of Presence-based Services
    SIP Networks
    IMS/NGN Networks
    Mobile phones/PDA
    PC and embedded voice/video/chat clients
    Set-top boxes and IPTV clients
    Video-share applications
    Interactive TV
    Gaming applications and appliances
    Collaboration solutions
    IP PBX
    IMS Rich Communication Suite (RCS)
  • 8. IMS RCS (Rich Communication Suite)
    RCS – Initiative by GSMA
    RCS goal: facilitate services such as instant messages, buddy lists and video sharing among users and devices across different networks.
    Main elements of RCS:
    Enhanced Phonebook
    Enhanced Messaging
    Enriched Call
  • 9. Advanced Services Framework Architecture
    Advanced Services / RCS Application
    Advanced Services Framework
    SIP/IMS Core
  • 10. ASF Components: SIMPLE Toolkit(SIP Toolkit + SIMPLE Add-On)
    Implements full set of SIMPLE-related RFCs, 3GPP and OMA specifications
    Can be used for development of any Presence and Instance Messaging application
    Main features:
    Serves as a Presence Engine for SIP/IMS applications
    Establishes presence subscriptions for remote parties and maintains remote party presence information
    Establishes WINFO subscriptions and maintains a “WINFO derived” buddy lists
    Maintains and publishes a local presence state
  • 11. ASF Components: MSRP Toolkit
    Supports session and message-based Instant Messaging, as well as File Transfer and Image Sharing
    Can be used to build wide variety of applications from cell phones to the fixed clients and high-end servers.
    Implements IETF RFC4975
    Main features:
    Supports session-based operations
    Supports message-based operations
    Supports boundary-based message framing
  • 12. ASF Components: XDM Toolkit
    XDM is used to access and manipulate various XML document stored across the network, all with established identity, authorization and appropriate security
    Complies with OMA definitions
    Main features:
    Enables the Application to send XCAP requests and receive responses to perform XDM operations on documents stored on the network
    Supports Contact List Management
    Supports Presence State Management
    Fully supports XML parsing
    Supports the use of both HTTP and HTTPS transports
  • 13. Service Network Architecture
  • 14. ASF Optional Component: FW/NAT Traversal TK
    Supports set of open standards for FW/NAT Traversal including:
    STUN (Simple Transfer of UDP through NATs)
    TURN (Traversal Using Relay NATs)
    ICE (Interactive Connectivity Establishment)
    Easily integrated with the SIP Toolkit
    Interoperable with wide variety of STUN and TURN servers
  • 15. IMS Express™ - RADVISION’s NGN Developer Suite
    Full IMS compliancy - 3GPP, TISPAN, PacketCable 2.0, LTE, WiMAX
    IMS/NGN Protocol Toolkits
    IMS SIP Developer Suite
    IMS SIP Toolkit
    MSRP Toolkit
    XDM Toolkit
    ICE/STUN/TURN NAT Traversal Toolkit
    IMS DIAMETER Toolkit
    IMS MEGACO/H.248 Toolkit
    IMS Advanced-RTP/RTCP Toolkit
    IMS Server Platform
    IMS Client Suite
    ProLab™ IMS Testing Solution
    IMS Server Platform
    IMS Client Suite
    ProLabTM IMS Test Solution
    MEGACO/H.248 Toolkit
    IMS Advanced RTP/RTCPToolkit
  • 16. Sagi Subocki