SpiderSLM is an innovative feature that allows SS7 communication devices based on the Motorola MPC860 microprocessor to increase the number of T1/E1 interface channels available as signaling links from four to 16. In turn, an increase in accessible SS7 links means a significant decrease in the hardware necessary for a given application. Current SS7 implementations rely on microcode within the MPC860 processor to manage tasks on the first and second layers of the SS7 protocol (MTP1 and MTP2). However, this code expends a large portion of the on-chip memory, limiting the number of SS7 links available. SpiderSLM removes this restriction by replacing the functionality in the processor with a software solution. SpiderSLM will be included in the standard SpiderSS7 pricing. No additional fees will be associated with the purchase of this software. In addition to the MCP860, the company has expressed plans to establish SpiderSLM support for other processors in the near future.