IMS Client versus IMS Softphone

Q: What is the difference between an IMS Client and an IMS Softphone ?
A: Well, an IMS Client is basically an IMS Softphone that comes with a lot of additionnal features. While an IMS Softphone will be dedicated to telephony (audio/video) features, an IMS Client will handle things such as IM chat, file transfers, network based address book, presence, service activation, image/video sharing, etc. But, more and more, IMS Softphones are becoming IMS Clients. The ultimate goal is to provide an integrated and simple access to the various IMS services, now and in the future.


Inexbee joins the OpenIMSCore project

Inexbee is pleased to announce that one of the Mercuro's technical team member, Laurent Etiemble, has joined the OpenIMSCore project as a commiter. Most of the effort will be focused on the Gm and Ut interfaces (TLS, IPSec, etc.). Inexbee fully supports Open Source and is proud to allocate resources to such a successful project.

New Release of Mercuro IMS Client (4.0.1202)

The latest release of Mercuro IMS Client(Version 4.0.1202) is now available for download at http://www.mercuro.net/.
This release comes with a some fixes and improvements. Here is a non-exhaustive list:

- Improve SHA-1 computation for MSRP file transfer
- Allow MSRP file transfer with unknown size
- Allow MSRP chunk size with arbitrary size
- Improve memory usage of audio codecs (G.711, GSM, iLBC)
- Fix crash when using Remote Desktop or Terminal Services
- Fix the invalid transaction Id in MSRP Report responses
- Fix a wrong feedback for 407 errors
- Fix invalid order in SDP attributes
- Fix MSRP byte range parsing for edge cases
- Fix MSRP session negociation when accept-types don't match
- Fix Allow header in SIP OPTIONS
- Fix SDP handling, when offer is not done in INVITE (as per RFC 3261)

- Fix a wrong escaping of the GSMA option tags
- Improve capabilities query with in-dialog SIP OPTIONS
- Fix User-Agent to be compliant with OMA specifications

Your feedback is welcomed (http://feedback.mercuro.net/).


IMS Client for Windows Mobile

After the success of Mercuro IMS Client on Windows XP/Vista, Inexbee has launched Mercuro Pocket.

Mercuro Pocket is fully compliant with main 3GPP/IETF specifications and can be used to make voice calls over wireless connection (Both IPv4 and IPv6 networks are supported).

This IMS client includes OMA/IETF XDM features that make possible to store your buddy list on a remote server using XCAP protocol, and get the presence information.

Inexbee has incorporated a special mechanism that routes the audio streams for the SIP/IMS calls to the handset's earpiece instead of the handset's speaker. This results in high quality audio on all major handsets (HTC, BenQ, Samsung, HP, …).

GSMA Image Sharing and Video Sharing features are under development and will be released soon.

Mercuro Pocket can be used as a normal SIP /VoIP client and is now available for download at http://www.mercuro.net.


New Release of Mercuro IMS Client (4.0.1178)

The latest release of Mercuro IMS Client(Version 4.0.1078) is now available for download at http://www.mercuro.net/.
This release comes with a some fixes and improvements. Here is a non-exhaustive list:

- Fix the update check to report if the check was successfull
- Fix a crash with MSRP chunk overflow
- Improve MSRP transfer speed

- Fix the DNS NAPTR when used on a mixed IP stack (IPv4/Ipv6)
- Fix configuration import/export
- Fix crash when Auto-Answer is enabled
- Fix emoticons egdes
- Enhance call transfer dialog
- Add support for CPIM (Common Presence and Instant Messaging)
- Add ability to set the Operator Identifier and AMF values

- Add ESP (Null, AES, CBC) support for IPSec for IPv4 and IPv6 on Windows XP and Vista.

Your feedback is welcomed (http://feedback.mercuro.net/).


Commercial version of Mercuro IMS Client is now available

Inexbee’s Mercuro IMS Client is the result of more than four years of expertise in telecom and convergence software development. Today, the Mercuro IMS Client is the most complete and 3GPP/IMS/RCS compliant softphone available. After several months of live testing and thanks to the active contribution of many of you, the beta version is withdrawn to give birth to a Bronze, Silver and Gold edition on Windows and Windows Mobile.

Mercuro Bronze Edition

Inexbee is providing a free version of the Mercuro IMS Client. The Bronze edition is the entry level version that offers all of the most common features of IMS. It is perfect to begin IMS testing and deployment.

The Mercuro Bronze edition is downloadable for free directly from our website: www.mercuro.net

Mercuro Silver Edition + Mercuro Pocket (beta)

The Mercuro IMS Client Silver edition is our most complete version of IMS Client. It includes all of the features of the Bronze edition. Additionaly, it is compliant with the latest security Networks and is carrying OMA XDMS support. It can be used in carrier-grade IMS environment.

Be among the first to buy the Mercuro Silver Edition and get the beta Mercuro Pocket Silver edition (for Windows Mobile) for free.

You can buy it directly from our website: www.mercuro.net

Mercuro Gold Edition (On Request)

Fully customizable, the Gold edition is available on request and is dedicated to large deployments and provides custom branding, QoS features and high quality codec.

For further information please refer to: www.mercuro.net

About Mercuro

Inexbee is a worldwide leader in software development for multimedia convergence and interoperability. Mercuro team is part of a large community of companies and independent engineers setting up the standards of the next Rich Communication Suite and bringing to life the concept of Multimedia Convergence Service.

For further information please refer to: www.mercuro.net

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