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October 22, 2007

Dialogic Customers Expand their Video Solutions



By Tim Gray
TMCnet Web Editor


Dialogic (News - Alert) Corporation announced today that it is releasing additional enhancements to its media processing software.


The move, which includes significant upgrades to Dialogic Host Media Processing Software Release 3.1 for Linux, now allows customers using Dialogic HMP Software to significantly increase density when deploying the company’s video solutions.

Dialogic HMP Software 3.1's support for 3G-324M also allow solution providers who build on Dialogic to enter the 3G wireless service market to tap into a wide spectrum of opportunities, from high-density conferencing solutions to video-enabled mobile applications.

“This flexibility combined with the ability to rapidly deploy innovative mobile video and voice applications in a variety of TDM, hybrid and IP network environments creates strong competitive advantages that help ensure our customers' success,” Jim Machi, Dialogic vice president of Marketing, said.

Dialogic HMP Software 3.1 is a software-only product that can be deployed on a broad range of low cost, standard based Linux server platforms. The new enhancements announced today provide for as much as a 100 percent increase in port density, according to Machi.

"As the popularity of mobile video applications explodes, we are pleased offer our customers the ability to scale up their solutions cost-effectively,” said Machi.

The software now supports up to 1000 concurrent user sessions per system for voice applications that use G.711, 480 concurrent sessions using low bit-rate coders, or 480 half-duplex channels of video play/record, according to the company.

Developers have been quick to integrating the the video and 3G wireless capabilities of the software into their solutions in an effort to expand their business reach.

Ramesh Krishnan, director of Content Solutions at Bharti Telesoft, said his company is using Dialogic HMP Software 3.1 for all of its next generation multimedia products like Video Portal and Video Mail for 3G/2.5G and broadband networks.

"Our base platform is based on Dialogic HMP Software 3.1 and Dialogic Global Call APIs. Dialogic HMP Software 3.1 is feature rich especially in media handling, very stable and easy to use, allowing us to develop new services quickly,” Krishnan said. “For us, Dialogic has been a reliable partner. Dialogic and its local partners are prompt in responding.”

In addition, the software is expected to help developers build IP and 3G media server configurations that increase the range of their solutions to capture market share in fast-growing services segments such as video portals, video surveillance applications, video-enabled IVR and video messaging.

Ideally, the benefit from the support for 3G-324M provided by Dialogic HMP Software 3.1 gives developers flexibility to create advanced mobile services, said the company.

"Flexibility and high performance are key requirements for our customer's platforms,” said Greg Steer, president and CEO of OASIS Systems. "By utilizing Dialogic's HMP Software in the OASIS Media Server, we are able to deliver high availability, carrier grade application platforms for value added services. The OASIS platform is generating revenue for operators today in voice, and we will shortly deliver video enabling platforms as well.”

With 3G-324M capability and support for the AMR-NB coder in addition to the existing SIP, telephony media and H.263 video capabilities of HMP Software 3.1, applications can be created which provide voice and video services to 3G wireless devices as well as IP soft client, video phone endpoints.

Dialogic HMP Software 3.1 can also be used as a platform to provide 3G/2G gateway functionality for video-enabled applications by delivering just the audio portion of a video call to an audio-only 2G endpoint.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To see more of his articles, please visit Tim Gray’s columnist page.

 

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