NAMS BMX (Billing Media Exchange)

The NAMS BMX (Billing Media Exchange) - CMSI’s collection and mediation solution supports many switch interfaces, communication protocols and record formats. Our collection and mediation products have been used reliably worldwide since 1988. BMX collection systems can be ordered in redundant or non-redundant configurations. Our BMX collection systems can be delivered fully NEBS Level 3 certified or on more economical hardware depending on the requirements of the user. Collection and Mediation servers can be ordered with redundant AC or DC power supplies.

The NAMS BMX solutions have been proven reliable for billing collection and mediation since 1988...
  • Data mediation
  • Billing Transport
  • Direct Replacement for BMC
  • Direct Replacement for CODC
  • Support for Legacy Switches
  • Support for SoftSwitches

Collection & Data Mediation

The NAMS BMX is one of our most mature products having first been deployed in 1988. The collection application supports many protocols and can be configured in several ways depending on the requirements of the customer. The mediation software supports many file formats and can be easily configured to automatically deliver all or only selected billing records to multiple platforms simultaneously. Billing transfers utilize a CMSI developed Self Recovering Protocol that makes billing record transfers extremely reliable by enabling the system to overcome (LAN/WAN) network outages.

Billing Transport

Transport and distribution of the AMA/CDR/ISR is automated and supports many different formats and configurations. Automated file transfers to downstream systems utilize the NAMS Self Recovering FTP application which eases the work load on IT professionals. Network outages that occur during regularly scheduled outages normally interrupt file transfers leaving incomplete files on downstream systems. The NAMS Self Recovering FTP Transfer application will automatically re-transfer incomplete files when network connectivity has been restored. All CMSI collectors include extensive logging capabilities that aid the customer and CMSI support personnel by providing sophisticated diagnostic capabilities.

Flat File Call Search

Flat File Call Search is a web based application that allows the user to perform call searches on BAF (GR-1100-CORE) call records and/or any fixed length call record. This allows near real-time searches that NOC personnel can use to effectively troubleshoot network problems.

Supported switches

Soft switches   Legacy switches
Nortel Succession
CopperCom CSX
Alcatel- Lucent
  Nortel DMS-10, 100, 250, 300, 500, GSP, SL-100
Ericsson AXE-10
Lucent 5ESS

Supported Hardware/Protocol/Communications Interfaces

HDLC, BX.25, PollMaster, Pertec, FTAM, AMATPS / AMADNS, V.35, RS 232, Cook 2200/2216 (Mag Tape Emulation), LAN, Serial, BiSync 3780, FTP, AFT

Telecom Standards Compliance

GR-1343-CORE AMADNS, GR-1100-CORE Billing AMA Format (BAF), GR-385-CORE AMATPS, EMI Exchange Message Interface, Telcordia AMA 297-1001-830, GR303

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