Parlay training, developing and testing help from Ericsson
by Ericsson Staff
Ericsson offers all the support you need to launch Parlay/OSA applications.
Start with our Parlay/OSA introduction and training, and then use our free
software development kit (SDK) to develop and test your application using our
simulator. We even offer live network testing and technical consultation.
Get an overview of the benefits and business opportunities of building wireless
applications using Parlay/OSA with Ericsson's online video series.
Overview of the Parlay market.
2. Deployments and examples of Parlay applications
3. Developing Parlay applications
The tools you can use to build Parlay applications, and where to find
Ericsson's Network Resource Gateway (NRG) SDK has the necessary tools and
information to develop, test and demonstrate your Parlay/OSA applications. It
contains documentation, JAVA software libraries, an NRG simulator, and automated
test tools and example applications.
A helping hand
In addition to the SDK and testing, Ericsson offers training for
Parlay/OSA application development. Colin Larkin, a Parlay/OSA trainer at
Ericsson, says: "We make it as easy as possible to create your applications.
"We focus on NRG to give you the knowledge and hands-on experience for
developing applications according to the latest standards. With the NRG course
you can become productive over an extremely short time span."
During the course students implement simple applications that cover most
situations they will encounter with their applications. All they have to do is
integrate these small exercises to create the solution they are trying to build.
The NRG SDK and Parlay API sets, which abstract the underlying CORBA protocols,
are used extensively in the course. Larkin says: "Rather than focus on pure
Parlay messages towards the Parlay gateway, which takes longer and makes it far
more complicated to build applications, the NRG SDK simplifies and speeds up
development time. "
"For example, when connecting to the OSA framework on the NRG it typically
requires about 10 separate messages between the NRG and your application to
negotiate the connection. With the SDK, only one simple operation is required –
the SDK does the rest."
Put it to the test
Ericsson can remotely test your Parlay/OSA application in a real NRG environment.
This comprehensive offering connects your application to such enablers as
MMS-Cs, SMS-Cs, mobile positioning centers, WAP gateways and service switching
For further hands-on testing and verifying, Ericsson has a rent-a-lab program
that includes technical consultation. This gives you round-the-clock remote
access to the NRG lab in Stockholm, Sweden.
The lab is connected to our global network of Ericsson
Mobility World centers, which are constantly looking for applications on
behalf of our customers, mobile operators.