RCS enhances consumer VoIP services by adding a whole suite of new features going beyond voice and simple text communication. The emphasis is on a contact oriented approach where a user can not only initiate conversation but can also see his contacts interest, mood, location and willingness to communicate.
VoipSwitch’s RCS is a complete platform consisting of a mobile and desktop clients and the server part with RCS node. In addition there is an RCS Portal offering all RCS features directly from a browser. It supports also WebRTC for audio and video calling.
The RCS backend network elements are responsible for all ONNET (free) communication and special features while paid services are realized by a separate softswitch and billing system.
This separation of RCS node and softswitch allows for integration not only with the VoipSwitch’s class 5 softswitch but also with most of 3rd party softswitches.
The system has been deployed so far with several popular class 5 softswitches as well as calling card platforms.
Main Rich Communication Suite features (VoipSwitch implementation)
Private user identity with associated multiple public identities: nickname/alias, phone number, social network ID
Sharing one account on multiple devices, inbound calls and IM forking
SIM phone number provisioning, SMS and callback verification process
Sign up with service ID for desktop and tablets, optional on smartphones
Enhanced Address Book on device showing RCS users
Converged Network Address Book stored on the server and shared on all user devices
Presence showing availability and free text (status)
Social profile information with avatar and personal details
Multimedia files transfer (video, audio notes, pictures)
Instant messaging (chats)
Message inbox (for offline messages)
Voicemail inbox with voicemail to email delivery
Find friends – public directory, search by email, name, id, number etc.
PUSH support – calls and messages reach the user even when the app is closed
HD audio and video calling, WebRTC compatible
Peer to peer calling with fallback to media relay (ICE, TURN)
Audio multiparty conference
Video multiparty conference (desktop version only)
Encryption for signalling, chats, audio and video