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Orga Systems paves the way for next-generation “localised” mobile services

Orga Systems unveils convergent online charging mechanisms for location dependent mobile services

(PresseBox) (Paderborn, Germany/Niagara Falls, Canada, ) Orga Systems, the leading expert in converged real-time billing, has presented new convergent online charging mechanisms to handle charging of context-aware mobile services. The presentation was done at the international workshop on “Service Oriented Architectures in Converging Networked Environments“ (SOCNE 2007). The results shown were achieved within the ongoing research project “Local Mobile Services” (LOMS) being part of the ITEA program on Information Technology for European Advancement.

The key challenge to overcome was finding a way to allow Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to open up networks to third party service providers, a necessary factor to delivering innovative services quickly and effectively, yet retain a single bill for all services. A special focus was put on innovative personalized and context-aware services, which include location information and preferences of the mobile user. Orga Systems proposed a series of interfaces to allow third party serviceproviders to charge their customers via the MNO’s existing charging and billing system. The presented interfaces are build upon international standards like IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Parlay X and are implemented as Web Services, and are fully applicable in SOA-based environments.

Within the LOMS project Orga Systems is teaming up with several companies and research institutes to define and develop open service architectures for seamless deployment of localised mobile services.

Orga Systems is committed to progress next generation products and customer-specific solutions in cooperative research projects. With a dedicated team of onsite researchers and developers, Orga Systems is continuously looking to explore future technologies in cooperation with experts from related industries. Participation in international projects allows Orga Systems to stay ahead of emerging market trends.

“We believe that easy to use convergent online charging mechanisms will boost the revenue of MNOs when offering context-dependent third party services for dedicated user communities.” says Dr. Jürgen Tacken, Project Manager Research & Development, Orga Systems.