What is a Class 4 Switch?
A class 4 switch is a computer device used by the U.S. telephone company to interconnect local exchange carrier offices for long distance calls. More commonly known as a Tandem telephone switch, it connects class 5 switches to a larger network. It is a telephone central office switch used to connect the end offices of telephone service networks together. Class 4 switches can only deal with high-speed digital four-wire connections.
The V1 VoIP Class 4 Softswitch
V1 VoIP provides a high performance Class 4 Softswitch for both carrier and enterprise markets looking to interconnect their VoIP servers. Our Class 4 Softswitch secures the delivery of VoIP traffic or services over multiple IP networks and includes full component redundancy. For VoIP providers, a Class 4 Softswitch can replicate what a class 4 switch does for land line telephone calls.
Features of a Class 4 Softswitch:
1. Intelligent Call Routing – Uses sophisticated algorithms to reduce cost, latency, congestion, and improve the overall quality of VoIP calls
2. Easy to use User Interface – Provides a simple user interface for local or remote control management of maintenance, configuration, monitoring resources, software updates, firewall management, etc. Choose between a web based GUI or a command line interface
3. Billing Interface – Overview of services provided including Call Data Records (CDRs)
4. External Routing APIs – Fully control routing through the use of applications with an integrated SVI in the existing infrastructure
5. Security Features – Integrated Firewall, password and user name protection, secure external protocols, and reports of any unauthorized access