The FUNLTM data collection system for telecommunications switches* allows you to collect data from network elements, distribute network information, and collect data in real time and via polling. FUNL is an invaluable tool for cellular, rental, and real-time (hot) billing, and fraud control application, while performing regular data collection.
Osage Software Systems, Inc. FUNL system:
assures delivery of switch data to your applications systems,
collects data from a variety of manufacturers’ systems using the highest-speed ports and protocols available
retains and retransmits data, when data-receiving systems are not accessible.
The patented data-delivery-assurance protocol licensed for FUNL assures delivery of all your data to specific destinations without loss. This reliability also includes a high degree of flexibility. You can set subject codes or use wildcards for every record you receive, and subsequently route to any application. For example, to receive operator-assisted calls originating on certain switches, you select the subject strings identifying these calls and then receive only the data you specify into your application or file.
This unique subject-based data routing enables you to collect the data and ensure everything is delivered to your billing operation, and authorize users in your network to select any subset of the entire real-time and polled data flow, and receive the data whenever your programs are running.
FUNL provides you data-gathering systems located with your switches, each system with up to three input pathways including a BELLCORE X.25, a high-speed synchronous data link connection, and an asynchronous connection. At a central site, one or more data collecting systems receive the incoming data streams and pass the required data to one or more data consumer application systems, which can be dedicated or ad-hoc collector applications.
The flexible FUNL data collection and forwarding system currently provides data delivery to applications via TCP/IP or UDP transmissions, NFS file sharing, FTP file transfer, or direct SQL database updates.
* Contact Osage Software Systems for information on which switches are currently supported.