The network architecture of the IMS platform deployed at the EIA-FR.
Since the month of August 2009, the EIA-FR deploys an IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) network provided by Empirix, the leading provider of service quality assurance solutions for new IP communications.
deployment of an IMS network at the EIA-FR aims to teach students and
professors to master some of the main challenges of rolling out IMS
platforms and to develop innovative services involving this new
IMS network is used during the “Next-generation IP Networks” course
offered by the ICT Department of the EIA-FR in order to demonstrate the
main functionalities of the infrastructure and to test and monitor the
services deployed. The IMS network offers the unique opportunity to
students to develop innovative services for the ICT domain and many
projects have been developed in collaboration with some
telecommunication operators and other Universities.
The EIA-FR encourages and
supports the students to learn and develop innovative services to deploy
in the IMS platform. Thanks to IMS network of the EIA-FR, many students
have experienced the challenge to develop, deploy and test new IMS
services in a real environment.
The full documentation about the IMS platform deployed by the EIA-FR is available in the Share Point of the ICT Department.
The EIA-FR has also
equipped the PCs of the ICT Laboratory with the latest version of the
Ericsson IMS Development environment, the SDS 4.2 (Service Development
Studio). The students are so able to simulate an IMS network core and to
simulate their services.
The ICT Laboratory is equipped with different kind of SIP terminals:
- Linksys IP Phone SPA922
- CounterPath eyeBeam softphone
- CounterPath X-Lite softphone
- iPhone and Android OS softphone