October 06, 2010
ITEXPO: Ditech Networks Brings Voice Quality Algorithms to Asterisk
By Tammy Wolf, TMCnet Copy Editor
Voice quality has just gotten easier, as Ditech Networks, a provider of voice quality solutions to operators around the world, has introduced to Asterisk (News - Alert) users its Voice Quality Algorithms, “VQA,” a voice quality monitoring solution. A Platinum sponsor of this week’s ITEXPO in Los Angeles, Ditech Networks (News - Alert) is now displaying at booth 401 at the conference.
By utilizing VQA, an administrator has the ability to identify any issues within the voice path, including noise, echo, level mismatches, compression artifacts, packet delay and jitter. VQA has proven it can improve the calling experience, as it enhanced average voice quality by up to 0.5 MOS points during network tests.
“The Asterisk PBX (News - Alert) platform has had a profound influence on the evolution of the telecommunications industry, and it has facilitated Web/telephony applications that would have been cost-prohibitive if attempted on traditional telephony platforms,” said Chad Madison, who was in charge of the VQA for Asterisk initiative at Ditech Networks, in a statement. “In the spirit of promoting software-based telephony excellence, Ditech Networks has ported its hardware-based voice quality algorithms, and created an easy-to-install software module for Asterisk.”
Asterisk users can visit Ditech Network’s website to download the plug-in.
In anticipation of carriers offering voicemail-to-text services to their users, Ditech recently entered into a relationship with Simulscribe, also known as PhoneTag, as reported by TMCnet. With the PhoneTag service, Ditech Networks is expecting to approach or exceed $1 million of recurring revenue in the current quarter.