PortaOne - A Thoroughbred At The Core
The key strength of Active SoftSwitch is that it has PortaSwitch Prosinctus at the core of its service, which PortaOne describe as offering “the ultimate combination of all our available products and technologies built around a comprehensive converged VoIP billing software platform, to achieve the top level of the performance and reliability".
Resellers and other ITSP's looking for hosted IP solutions, hosted PortaOne, hosted Porta Switch, PortaOne Partitions or PortaOne Environments need look no further.
Each business critical component of Procinctus (which means “ready for battle” in Latin) is placed in a cluster of multiple servers to deliver exceptional redundancy and transparent load-sharing. This increases the capacity level of the whole system.
Class 4 Features
PortaOne has developed over the course of some 30 major releases into a formidable Class 4 and Class 5 featured switch.
The main function of a class 4 switch is the routing of large volumes of long distance VoIP calls, so its most important characteristics come from the way it handles protocol support and conversion, transcoding, calls per second rate, average time of one call routing, the way it deals with high volumes of concurrent calls. These features are perfect for our Professional Plan.
Class 5 Features
However Porta Switch also offers a full set of class 5 features essential for any service more closely associated with the end user, so for example IP Centrex and hosted IP PBX Features. These include Call Transfer, Hunt Groups, Call Divert, Follow me, Call Waiting, Three Way Calling, Call Forwarding, Group Call Pickup, Teleconferencing and many other class 5 features which make PortaOne perfect for our Enterprise Plan.
With more than 100,000 customers relying on Active SoftSwitch for VoIP service on five different continents, uptime is critical. The introduction in 2011 of the configuration server in the Procinctus server cluster has led to significant improvement in the scheduled voice session availability score which is now delivered at more than 99.99%, with other elements creating an overall availability rate of 99.96%.
Support 24 x 7
Active SoftSwitch is supported 24/7 and this is possible as PortaOne provide the same level of support to our engineers when escalations are required.
Application Protocol Interface
Active SoftSwitch exists outside the PortaOne API so any changes during the Major Release Upgrade process leave Active SoftSwitch completely unaffected.
Real Time Billing
When offering services like IP Centrex and hosted IP PBX, customers can communicate more efficiently while retaining their existing technology and phone numbers. Using a high-speed Internet connection, users are able to customise features and control settings online and provide full billing functionality in real time, from anywhere in the world.
So it’s clear that with Active SoftSwitch you really do get two great brands for the price of one.