This is the only book you need if you are tasked with designing, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting a converged network built with Nortel's Multimedia Concentration Server 5100, and Multimedia Communications Portfolio (MCP) products. With this book, you'll be able to design, build, secure, and maintaining a cutting-edge converged network to satisfy all of your business requirements.
This book begins with a discussion of the current protocols used for transmitting converged data over IP as well as an overview of Nortel's hardware and software solutions for converged networks. In this section, readers will learn how H.323 allows dissimilar communication devices to communicate with each other, and how SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is used to establish, modify, and terminate multimedia sessions including VOIP telephone calls. The next sections introduce the reader to the Multimedia Concentration Server 5100, and Nortel's entire suite of Multimedia Communications Portfolio (MCP) products. The following chapters of the book teach the reader how to design, install, configure, and troubleshoot the entire Nortel product line including coverage of i2004 IP Phones, PC Client, Personal Agent, Call Pilot, and Meet Me. The next section of the book details advanced and configurations and troubleshooting scenarios including wireless deployments. In the final chapter, you will learn to secure your entire multimedia network from malicious attacks.
About the Author Larry Chaffin
is the CEO/Chairman of Pluto Networks, a worldwide network consulting company specializing in VoIP,WLAN, and security. Larry is an accomplished author, and in addition to writing this book, he has contributed to Syngress Publishing’s Managing Cisco Secure Networks (ISBN: 1-93183-656-6), Skype Me (ISBN: 1-59749-032-6), and Practical VoIP Security (ISBN: 1-59749-060-1). He has also coauthored/ghostwritten 11 other technology books on VoIP,WLAN, security, and optical technologies. Larry has more than 29 vendor certifications from companies such as Avaya, Cisco, HP, IBM, isc2, Juniper, Microsoft, Nortel, PMI, and VMware. He has been a principal architect designing VoIP, security, WLAN, and optical networks for many Fortune 100 companies in 22 countries. He is one of the most well respected experts in the field of VoIP in the world. Larry has spent countless hours teaching and conducting seminars/workshops around the world in the field of voice/VoIP and wireless networks. Larry is currently working on a Nortel MCS 5100 Service provider network and rollout scheduled for September 30, 2006, in Columbus, OH.