Today, corporate BNS networks are often isolated from
their IP network. Important Network Elements on the
BNS network are inaccessible to IP endpoints and
important Network Elements on the IP network are
inaccessible to BNS endpoints.This disunion of network
devices hinders daily productivity. Corporate network
evolution becomes more complicated and strenuous
when the current network is not one cohesive unit.
Connectivity between a BNS network and an IP
network is accomplished using the Universal Mediation
Interface Module (UMI).
What is the Universal Mediation Interface?
The UMI is both a replacement and enhancement of the
LCS60 product. It allows both synchronous and
asynchronous endpoints connected to a BNS network to
access endpoints on an IP network. Similarly, endpoints
on an IP network can access both synchronous and
asynchronous endpoints on a BNS network.
The UMI can be located anywhere in both the BNS and IP
networks, simplifying the configuration, administration, and
maintenance without affecting operation or connectivity.
The UMI supports the notion of a Closed User Group
(CUG).This is an important feature for protecting
sensitive endpoints in a corporate wide network
without the burden of special "security servers".
The UMI supports the concept of a Hunt Group which
allows it to receive calls at a common address.
Host Name Mapping
The UMI can maintain a set of mnemonic host names
for dialing the IP network.This allows the UMI to
perform a translation between a user provided name
and its associated IP address and TCP port number.