, a U.K.-based provider of enabling technology for the communications market, has some good news for VoIP developers of media processing products
seeking more secure communications.
The company announced
that it’s offering ITU-T V.150.1 protocol support in its Prosody family
The V.150.1, a modem over IP, aids the transmission of modem communications over IP networks. Aculab (News
) officials said the V.150.1 technology has largely been adopted by the military and government sectors to support their growing expansion into IP-based communications.
For example, the U.S. military uses “Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol,” or SCIP, and “Warfighter Information Network-Tactical,” or WIN-T – two standards that incorporate the V.150.1 protocol for secure communications. These standards, Aculab officials said, help forces maintain secure communications and control on the fly.
The interconnection of multiple communications networks, such as wireless, wired PSTN, and IP networks, is an important capability for the military. Aculab’s V.150.1 is a key component of that solution, officials said.
Ian Colville (News
), product manager for Aculab, said V.150.1 is especially useful for military communications because it is “the standard for enabling the use of secure telephones over IP networks.”
“A PSTN-to-IP gateway that is based upon Prosody X provides the protocol and codec support required by government entities for modern secure battlefield connectivity,” Colville said.
Aculab’s Prosody X media processing boards
are designed for media processing in IP, TDM, or mixed IP/TDM-based networks for developers, integrators and telecommunications equipment manufacturers to be implemented in communications solutions from small to large enterprises. Aculab offers the hardware and software tools solution providers and VoIP developers
need for high performance, wired and wireless communications solutions.
Defense communications providers also rely on V.150.1 for its efficiency to transport modem signals across the IP network. That is especially useful when compared to G.711 technology – a standard for speech codecs that provides toll quality audio at 64 Kbps using A-Law or mu-Law PCM methods – which can be inefficient and sometimes unreliable, officials said.
The addition of V.150.1 protocol support to the Prosody portfolio supports Aculab’s commitment to support a variety of standard protocols and codecs that application developers, defence contractors and systems integrators use to create effective communications solutions for military, government and commercial use, officials said.
Amy Tierney is a Web editor for TMCnet, covering unified communications, telepresence, IP communications industry trends and mobile technologies. To read more of Amy's articles, please visit her columnist page.