September 14, 2010
Aculab Releases AMS Server Application Development Platform with API Support for C# and Python
By Divya Narain, TMCnet Contributor
Milton Keynes-based provider of enabling technology for the global communications market Aculab has announced the release of its AMS Server application development platform. The platform allows developers to access the powerful telephony and media server functionality of Aculab’s (News - Alert) Prosody S Host Media Processing platform using high-level object-oriented programming languages.
“Implementing support for high-level languages such as C# for the .Net environment and Python for open-source and Linux users enables developers to bring telephony-based applications and services to market faster and with less cost,” commented Ian Colville (News - Alert), product manager at Aculab. “By combining these high-level languages with Aculab’s robust application programming interface (API), AMS Server can reduce development time by two orders of magnitude. In addition, it offers these efficiencies at a substantially lower cost compared to traditional development platforms.” he added.
Aculab’s AMS Server provides focused API support for the prolific C# and Python telephony developer communities. The core functionality of Aculab’s HMP platform is controlled through a C language API. With the C# and Python APIs, it is possible to abstract the complex, low-level telephony processes inherent in the underlying C language structure and capabilities. Thus developers don’t have to bother with these issues while accessing or controlling the media server or telephony functions.
“In the fast paced world of business and telephony application development, nimbleness and responsiveness are essential requirements,” said Ronald Gruia (News - Alert), Frost and Sullivan principal telecommunications analyst. “There is absolutely a shift from hardware- to software-based service platforms in the telecommunications sector. It is refreshing to see a company with a hardware legacy like Aculab demonstrate its commitment to riding this wave. The ability to transition application development from a hardware platform to a server-based environment provides developers with several significant advantages. In addition, improving service agility for providers will help to address evolving demands from the marketplace and fuel technology growth.”
“Enabling developers to focus on writing applications and not worrying about hardware integration is another tangible benefit of the AMS Server solution,” concluded Colville. “The development community is showing a strong preference for portability between servers, and in the flexibility and scalability of distributed networks. AMS delivers a powerful and compelling development solution that meets these evolving demands.”
In related news, TMCnet reported that Aculab has broadened its Codec Portfolio for HD Voice.
To find out more about Aculab, visit the company at ITEXPO West 2010. To be held Oct. 4 to 6 in Los Angeles, ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the world’s premier IP communications event. Visit Aculab in booth 306. Don’t wait. Register now.
Divya Narain is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Divya’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Juliana Kenny