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Advanced Mediation
  Overview | Modules & Features | Supported Formats
Collections
  • File Validations (size, content, time, name etc.)
  • Appending/trimming files (sometime you need to include/exclude some header/footer in collected data/files)
  • Scheduling
  • Visualization and Detailed logs
  • Filtering (on file level, may be few files are not for mediation)
   

Mediation

  • CDRs Validation (filtering, may be something not relevant to mediation)
  • CDR inter-relations (CDRs in different files may be interrelated)
  • Auto-Correction of CDRs (on some defined rules)
  • Split CDRs (one complete record spread on multiple CDRs
  • Co-relating different attributes within CDRs
  • Visualization of Mediation (Graphical Interface)
  • Duplication Checks
  • Change of format (for any attribute)
  • Rules to extract "only what's required" from CDRs
  • Transformation in to any other defined format (depending on defined business rules)
  • Audit Trail for Transparency (Data IN/OUT)
  • Accounting Principles (Most popular compliance is with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX))
  • Data Cloning
  • Fail Safe modeling
  • Alarms and Alerts Mechanism
Dispatch/Distribution
  • To other OSS solutions (like billing, rating, data warehouse)
  • Store in some database table
  • To any other third party application on any specific protocol
Processor Module
  • It processes data according to the rules defined by the users
  • Filters data properly through customized filters
  • Removes any type of duplication from the data and modify it as per the requirements
Data Collection
  • Advanced Mediation Server gathers usage data from all types of network elements without any limitation
  • It is capable enough to support large number of network elements simultaneously
Scheduling
Advanced Mediation Server facilitates both time and event based scheduling. It is a central point that monitors users’ requests and audit trails for each event. Mediation Server supports following three types of scheduling:
Periodic Scheduling: It offers periodic scheduling on weekly, daily and timely basis.
File Close Scheduling: It allows number of files/bytes based scheduling.
External Request: It also provides scheduling on external request basis.
Manual Trigger
Advanced Mediation Server is smart enough to accept manually transferred CDRs to the server. The entire process can be automated to fetch the data files from various storage media (Magnetic Tape, Optical Disk, USB Storage etc.).  
Post Collection Processing
Advanced Mediation Server not only receives and distributes CDRs but also provides highly efficient post-collection processing of data files through distributors.

  • It allows modifications on the usage data before transmitting it further to end applications.
  • It ensures availability of multiple distributors within the system
Data Accuracy
  • It validates sequence numbers of received CDRs to ensure accuracy and avoid data loss
  • In case of records’ misplacement, it allows you to identify the missing data before further processing.
  • Prior to the sequence numbers assigned to CDRs by NEs (Network Elements), Advanced Mediation also inserts a unique ID to each CDR that can be required by Monitoring System for further processing
Erroneous CDR Handling
  • It validates CDRs on the basis of user defined criteria
  • Eliminates unwanted CDRs as per user’s choice.
  • It also provides support for logical or business-rules validations.
Flexible Distribution
Advanced Mediation Server is highly flexible in terms of files distribution. It can transfer multiple streams of CDR files to another mediation system as well as monitoring systems and post processing systems. Prior to that, it also allows creating a new file or modifying the existing ones depending on the format supported by the monitoring system.
It transmits data directly either through FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or record data on tape(s) and send them to the destinations such as Billing Systems, Lawful Intercept, Fraud Detection, Service Assurance, Marketing Analysis etc.
Time Delay Detection
It ensures acceptable time difference between CDRs collection and also permits to verify the minimum and maximum gaps between two CDRs. 
Efficient Monitoring
Advanced Mediation Server offers highly efficient monitoring system that allows users to view active jobs and take appropriate action.
CDRs Assignment

Mediation Server offers a powerful functionality for assigning CDRs. It allows:

  • changing order of the CDRs
  • Removing fields from CDRs as per user requirement(s)
  • Adding new fields
  • Assigning values to different fields
  • Modifying the existing records.
Parallel Processing

To improve throughput of CDR, it allows configuring more than one mediation node for different pool of input files. In case of over loading at one stream, it is capable of shifting control to other configured streams.

Security Management
  • Advanced Mediation Server supports security profile(s) configuration.
  • Roles and responsibilities in the profiles can be created and modified according to the requirement(s).
  • It maintains complete records for audit messages for high-quality managemen
Integration with 3rd Party Systems

AdvOSS Mediation can easily be integrated with any third party OSS/BSS solution.