Description

• Clear, concise and comprehensive view of IMS and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) for developers

• Shows how to use RCS to create innovative applications for rapid uptake by end-users

• Covers service and operator scenarios for the IMS architecture

• Explains IMS architecture and protocols, from an application developer’s perspective

IMS Application Developer’s Handbook gives a hands-on view of exactly what needs to be done by IMS application developers to develop an application and take it "live" on an operator’s network. It offers practical guidance on building innovative applications using the features and capabilities of the IMS network, and shows how the rapidly changing development environment is impacting on the business models employed in the industry and how existing network solutions can be moved towards IMS. Elaborating on how IMS applies basic VoIP principles and techniques to realize a true multi-access, and multimedia network, this book ensures that developers know how to use IMS most effectively for applications.

Written by established experts in the IMS core network and IMS service layer, with roots in ISDN and GSM, with experience from working at Ericsson, who have been active in standardisation and technology development and who have been involved in many customer projects for the implementation of fixed mobile converged IMS network and service. The authors of this book bring their in-depth and extensive knowledge in the organizations involved in the IMS standardization and its architecture.

Key Features

  • Clear, concise and comprehensive view of the IMS and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) for developers
  • Written by established experts in the IMS services layer, who have been involved in many customer projects for the implementation of fixed mobile converged IMS network and service
  • Covers potential service and operator scenarios for the IMS architecture; it is significantly more than merely a description of the IMS standards

Readership

Developers employed by network operators, service providers, or network equipment manufacturers; developers employed by IT companies, systems integrators, and software houses; Computer Science students studying mobile communications and applications development

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

About the Authors

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. Why was IMS Developed?

1.2. Observations

1.3. Network Vision: Enable and Simplify

1.4. IMS Architecture for those that Don’t Need to KNOW

1.5. Setting the Scene: The Story So Far

1.6. Doing Useful Work: The Service Story

1.7. The Concept Applied

1.8. Multimedia Telephony

1.9. Summary

Chapter 2. Business Modeling for a Digital Planet

2.1. Introduction

2.2. Basic Economic Concepts for Developers

2.3. Value Creation and Capture in Modern Communications Industries

2.4. The Business Case For IMS

2.5. Business Models for a Digital Planet

2.6. Toward a Diagramming Technique

2.7. Practical Examples – Application to IMS

2.8. Conclusions

Chapter 3. Service Deployment Patterns

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Back to Basics

3.3. Client-Side Application

3.4. Server-Side End-Point Application

3.5. Web Server-Side End-Point Application

3.6. Web Client-Side End-Point Application

3.7. Mid-Point Application

3.8. Client-Side Application, Building on a Standardized Service

3.9. To-Do List

3.10. Summary

Chapter 4. Applications in the IP Multimedia Subsystem

4.1. Introduction

4.2. IMS Service Creation

4.3. IMS Service Composition

4.4. IMS Application Servers

4.5. Conclusions

Chapter 5. Service Development

5.1. Virtual Call Center Use-Case

5.2. Web-Based Do-Not-Disturb Use-Case

5.3. Conclusions

Chapter 6. Introduction to IP-Based Real-Time Communications

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Basics of Voice Over IP

6.3. Registration

6.4. Locating the Registrar

6.5. Registration Relationships

6.6. Network Domain

Details

No. of pages:
504
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123821928
Electronic ISBN:
9780123821935