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Signal

To convey information through a firm's actions. The more costly it is to provide a signal, the more credibility it has. For example, to call a press conference and tell everyone that the firm's prospects have improved is less effective than saying the same thing and raising the dividend.

Signal

An indication of a company's health and/or actions. Signaling a certain state or action may cause a company's stock to rise or fall in price. Generally speaking, the more money a signal costs a company to make, the stronger the signal is thought to be. For example, a company may make a statement indicating financial distress, but reducing its dividends is thought to be a stronger signal.

signal

To provide information to. For example, an unexpected dividend increase may signal investors that a firm's directors are more optimistic about future profits than previously thought. Likewise, the announcement of a new equity issue may signal investors that directors consider a firm's stock to be fully valued.
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About Tekelec EAGLE 5 Integrated Signaling System (ISS)
SERIAL ATA-BEYOND BETTER SIGNALING CHARACTERISTICS.
The SC, SF and SD support highly scalable, hardware-based TLS and IPSec encryption for SIP signaling.
The unique distributed architecture of the iNAV 9400 allows parallel processing of SS7 and SIGTRAN signaling traffic via all SS7 links and IP interfaces available on the system and provides scalability limited only by hardware capacity.
Tekelec is a leading developer of now and next-generation signaling and switching telecommunications solutions, business intelligence tools and value-added applications.
It provides security for the IMS core in terms of signaling information by implementing a Topology-Hiding Inter-network Gateway (THIG) sub-function.
Monty Johnson, president and general manager of Tekelec's Network Signaling Division, added, "This purchase demonstrates how seamlessly our signaling platform and network performance applications combine to provide value to our IOC customers.
Topology hiding and privacy: Complete infrastructure topology hiding at all protocol layers for confidentiality and attack prevention security, as well as modification, removal or insertion of call signaling application headers and fields.
The XO deployment expands Tekelec's successful partnership with TNS, which has deployed two EAGLE platforms in the TNS signaling network.
With the announcement of the SG-HA we have now added STP functionality to our range of Signaling Gateways," said Barry Zuckerman, President of Adax Inc.
Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), a leading developer of telecommunications products for next-generation fixed, mobile, and packet networks, today announced that Cingular Wireless has deployed the Tekelec EAGLE(R) 5 Signaling Application System (SAS) and G-Flex home location register (HLR) manager solutions in the service provider's new signaling architecture.
Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), a leading developer of telecom switching and signaling solutions for fixed, mobile, and next-generation networks, announced today that Bharti Tele-Ventures (BTVL) has purchased the EAGLE(R) 5 SAS to enhance its signaling network in India.