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Border Elements – Our Powerful Session Border Controller (SBC)

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The Voice Elements Platform’s Powerful Session Border Controller

Border Elements, part of the Voice Elements Platform, is a software implementation that runs as a Windows Service and accesses a SQL Server database for making call routing decisions.

Software that runs as a Windows Service

This programmable virtualized SBC stands above all others.  You have complete control over all features and can tailor it to fit your needs.

Border Elements’ Features

You can quickly and easily set up Border Elements and unlock all of its features.

  • Edge Border Controller that allows for authentication of SIP traffic
  • Least Cost Routing (including LRN) across Virtual network of carriers
  • Routing of public to private SIP traffic (across any combo of NIC’s)
  • Bypass of carriers for direct IN-Network devices
  • Built in NAT Traversal
  • Payload agnostic – allows for G.711, G.729, alaw, mulaw, high def etc.
  • Redundancy (Inbound and Outbound)
  • Become your own Cloud SIP Trunking Carrier (connections to carriers are virtualized)
  • TDM could be part of the network with any TDM to SIP device or Sangoma boards and NetExpress software.
  • Capitalize on VTN’s for large footprint of free calls (Any ANI for outbound)
  • Billing and Call Detail Recording
  • Forwarding List of SIP devices based on DNIS + failover to VE Server
  • Supports Registration of Client Devices

Four Entity Types Are Defined To The Border Elements Network

Web of Carriers

One of the elegant features of the Border Elements Server is its ability to route between Border Elements Servers to capitalize on various carrier agreements.

For example, if I had a colocation site at Global Crossing and a Border Elements Server was in place there, then any authenticated Voice Elements Server in the cloud could route traffic out that carrier.

This allows the creation of a SIP Trunking carrier where the underlying carrier service is built on a virtual web of carrier agreements.

Applications

  • Carrier Bypass
  • Virtual PBX
  • Call Center
  • SIP Trunking carrier
  • Cell Phone bypass — Cell phone connectivity
  • Softswitch
  • Redundancy of Voice Elements Servers

Future:

  • Load Balancing of VE Servers (Inbound traffic)
  • Control how many ports customer has access to

Click here to see the Border Elements database schema.

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