How Northbound Integration Works
VOSS-4-UC provides a single pane view of all UC applications, services, end points and network infrastructure. It offers full feature parity and management of the latest UC applications (single stack: Microsoft and Cisco), and user provisioning through a web portal, workflows (Quick Add Subscriber), bulk loaders (customer provisioning), and APIs.
NBI monitors the VOSS-4-UC Transaction Log for subscriber changes. Whenever a change is detected, a billing information payload is generated in near real-time and sent to the northbound system – ensuring all UC services that are configured and consumed are correctly charged for – with no surprises. The payload is defined in a standard JSON format and can be configured to the needs of each individual provider and their respective OSS/BSS systems.
NBI runs as an appliance under the Ubuntu operating system, has a small footprint to limit disruption to existing services, and offloads billing activities from the main VOSS-4-UC application.