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For Immediate Release: October 31, 2013

Contact: Marcella Wolfe
Manager, Public Relations &
Marketing Communications
Phone: (202) 434-8851
Email: mwolfe@atis.org

ATIS Device Solutions Initiative Streamlines Network Innovation

WASHINGTON — ATIS today announced the launch of the Device Solutions Initiative (DSI), an initiative that will host a range of projects to develop network and protocol-agnostic, client-side bindings that will make real-time communications more accessible to web developers. DSI projects will simplify WebRTC functions and offer service providers the ability to streamline access to not-yet-standardized network capabilities. The tools being created by the Initiative will offer developers a code-once, run anywhere approach, replacing the need for carrier-specific coding to add functions such as basic call signaling and network control to applications. DSI will focus initially on call signaling but is expected to advance from there to address other network-specific functions.

The first project under the DSI has already started. In July, ATIS launched ORCA, which stands for Open Real-Time Communications APIs, an open source project that will mask the complexity of end-to-end signaling for real-time communication, allowing developers to focus on embedding innovative new functionality to their applications, such as high-quality voice and/or video calls. ORCA has successfully developed initial client-side software called orca.js, with the “.js” denoting creation of a JavaScript library. The client-side binding is network- and protocol- independent, linking to supporting implementation libraries to allow developers consistent access to the robust services provided by IMS networks.

“DSI is where open source meets the ICT standards community,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “It makes service providers’ advanced capabilities consistently and more easily accessible to developers, and provides the essential tools to position service providers to strategically benefit from the anticipated growth in WebRTC applications.”

DSI members include: Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, CenturyLink, Ericsson, and Sprint. Companies that are DSI members participate in the operation of the open source project, prioritize applications for future adoption across DSI member companies, define network-facing functionality needed to operationalize projects, and evaluate new projects in emerging markets, such as M2M. To join the DSI, please visit www.ATIS.org/DSI. The DSI’s first meeting will be held Thursday, November 21, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST. Register here.

About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most-pressing business priorities. Through ATIS committees and forums, nearly 200 companies address cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M communications, cyber security, ehealth, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle — from design and innovation through solutions that include standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of oneM2M, a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio and Telecommunications sectors, and a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org.

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