To-be-IN: Object-Oriented Telecommunications Services Testbed System

Koji HINO  Hideaki TANI  Kenji TAKEDA  Shin'ichi ISHIHARA  Takeshi NISHIDA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E77-B   No.11   pp.1332-1341
Publication Date: 1994/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Distributed Architecture for Next Generation Communication Networks)
object-oriented,  communication,  network,  service,  intelligent network,  testbed,  

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This paper first proposes an object-oriented service network model, which is composed of application, server and resource object groups, from both viewpoints of rapid and smooth introduction and effective execution of the next generation IN services. The paper also, proposes a testbed system, which is referred to as "To-be-IN (Testbed on Object-oriented and B-ISDN Environment for IN)", for evaluating network architecture based on the proposed model. Using the testbed, several technical issues can be solved such as object-oriented realization of IN services, a provision of distribution transparent environment and a transition strategy from today's IN network. The testbed system is constructed on a currently available computing environment in which a distribution transparency mechanism is added. This system provides Service Creation Environment (SCE) for a purpose of achieving seamless software transfer from a development phase to an operation phase in the object-oriented service network model. The paper finally summarizes some results of an experimental implementation of the system.