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IMS

(1) See IP Multimedia Subsystem.

(2) (IMs) Instant messages. See instant messaging.

(3) (Information Management System) An early IBM hierarchical DBMS for IBM mainframes. IMS was widely implemented throughout the 1970s under MVS and continues to be used under z/OS. IMS/DB (IMS/DataBase) is the back end database part, and either IMS/TM (IMS/Transaction Manager) or CICS provides the front end online interaction.

IMS/TM, formerly IMS/DC (IMS/Data Communications), runs each transaction in its own address space and allows for more precise tuning than CICS, which runs all transactions in a region. IMS/TM is also used to access DB2 databases, and Java applications can access IMS databases. See CICS.
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With the convergence of applications and services, achieving IMS interoperability is an important step toward providing next generation multimedia services to consumers and businesses," said Ed Miller, Vice President of Advanced Network Systems for CableLabs.
When deployed in conjunction with the EAGLE 5 ISS and Tekelec service mediation solution, TekCore provides operators with a way to gracefully migrate to IMS at the signaling layer.
CONSULTING: IMS has conducted and delivered hundreds of custom studies that leverage the company's rich disease and treatment insights, across all major therapeutic areas and multiple geographies.
com) software tools provide secure, access independent, remote connectivity to the Internet and IMS services for converged handsets.
IMS brings a level of credibility and knowledge of this market to clients that is world-classCoenabling us to become their partner of choice as they launch and manage their products in an evolving market.
I am impressed with the IMS Forum's commitment to collaborating and working with other groups and standards bodies for the continued advancement of IMS architecture, and to ensuring that there is no duplication of efforts within the industry," said Ronald Gruia, senior telecom analyst, Frost & Sullivan.
It is that kind of commitment that has helped IMS grow from a two-person operation earning $50 a job to a $14 million a year corporation with 53 employees and offices in Atlanta, Seattle, Orlando, Florida, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Malaysia.
She went on to add that "products such as Visual Basic(TM), PowerBuilder(TM), SQL Windows(TM), C++(TM), and Visual C++(TM) can now be used with IMS CS to link directly to mainframe IMS applications and functionality.
The RADVISION IMS DIAMETER Toolkit is a powerful software tool for the development of IMS DIAMETER-compliant network elements.
IBM also announced the planned availability and additional enhancements for two mainframe IMS products, IMS/ESA (A) Transaction Manager (IMS TM) and IMS/ESA Database Manager (IMS DB).
BARCELONA, Spain -- RADVISION (Nasdaq: RVSN), a leading provider of video network infrastructure and developer tools for unified visual communications over IP, 3G, and emerging next-generation IMS networks, will be demonstrating its latest range of IMS developer and testing solutions, IMS-ready video platforms and a variety of available interactive video applications for UMTS, CDMA EV-DO, Cable, converged and other IP networks at 3GSM World Congress 2007, Stand 1D01, Hall 1.
Initial IMS deployments are beginning in both the mobile and fixed-line operator segments.