aTelo Media Server (aMS)
2107 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 301
Arlington, VA 22201
The aTelo Media Server
(aMS) is a packet-based, software-only media processor designed to
simplify the development and deployment of next-generation telephony
services. The aMS provides a full set of media processing functionality,
including recording, playback, DTMF, speech recognition, text to speech,
and conferencing. All aMS functionality can be accessed using standard Web
development tools, allowing the large community of Web developers to
leverage their skills to create feature rich telephony services. The
software-only design of the aMS, its HTTP-based application programming
interface, and the fact that it is a fully functional SIP endpoint afford
a number of advantages, including:
ï¿½ Easy application development;
ï¿½ Freedom from proprietary hardware requirements;
ï¿½ Deployment flexibility;
ï¿½ Carrier grade scalability and reliability; and
ï¿½ Customizable functionality.
aTelo believes that its software-only approach to media processing is
the direction in which the industry must migrate as it leverages advances
in VoIP technologies and CPU design to deliver more powerful media
Cognitronics Exchange Series
3 Corporate Dr.
Danbury, CT 06810
The Cognitronics Exchange Series is a family of scalable,
standards-based media servers, designed to deliver the full range of voice
and media services solutions in both traditional circuit switched networks
and the most advanced VoIP and ATM packet switched environments.
CX Series Network Media Servers are NEBS compliant, carrier class
platforms, delivering high levels of performance and reliability. CX
Series systems provide N+1 redundancy at the component and system level
providing a zero downtime environment in properly configured redundant
systems installations. The CX Series offers a flexible and affordable
growth path in a wide range of circuit switched and packet network
environments. The CX Series can grow with a networkï¿½s performance,
capacity, and reliability needs, and features:
ï¿½ Multiple simultaneous switch interfaces;
ï¿½ Standards based interfaces;
ï¿½ Packet network support;
ï¿½ AIN Intelligent Peripheral support;
ï¿½ Multiple network interfaces;
ï¿½ Multiple simultaneous applications;
ï¿½ Advanced network management;
ï¿½ Affordable, scalable family of products; and
ï¿½ N+K redundant components and systems.
Application Services Broker 3.0
Ubiquity Software Corporation
3 Lagoon Dr., Ste. 345
Redwood City, CA 94065
Ubiquity Software recently unveiled SIP application server support for
3G mobile networks with its latest offering, Application Services Broker
3.0 (ASB 3.0). The new version enriches the platformï¿½s service creation
toolkit and extends support to the mobile marketplace by implementing the
3GPP standards-based ISC interface. These new capabilities enable the ASB
to serve as the application server for 3G mobile networks, enabling
cost-effective, efficient deployment of IP multimedia services over both
mobile as well as fixed-line networks.
ASB 3.0 also brings forth new application development tools that enable
delivery of services such as Programmable IVR and Rich Media Conferencing,
in addition to the rich set of tools already available such as Presence
Management and Instant Messaging to enable developers to quickly build
real world converged applications.
2890 Zanker Rd., Ste. 200
San Jose, CA 95134
AudioCodesï¿½ IPmedia platform is designed to allow OEMs to provide
sophisticated content and services that create revenue streams and
customer loyalty. The IPmedia platforms interface both IP and
switched-circuit telephony modules, saving footprint and slot space while
providing voice and fax processing capabilities to enable an architecture
for development and deployment of services.
AudioCodesï¿½ IPmedia 2000 is the entry-level member of the AudioCodes
family of market-ready, standards compliant media server systems. The
IPmedia 2000 addresses the cost sensitive lower end of service deployments
with flexible densities of up to 480 ports. It is capable of supporting a
variety of media processing functions such as DTMF, prompts and
announcements playback, audio recording, conferencing, transcoding, and
speech recognition. As such, the IPmedia 2000 is designed to meet the
needs of a wide range of VoIP applications in a 1U chassis at a
competitive price point.
The IPmedia 2000 ranges in densities from 64 ports to 480 ports and is
controlled by a variety of control protocols including SIP, MGCP, and
Megaco. In addition, extensive media processing functions are supported
including DTMF, Voice Activity Detection (VAD), Automatic Gain Control (AGC),
T.38 and T.37 fax, conference mixing, transcoding of various vocoders
including G.723, G.726, G.729, GSM, AMR, EVRC, QCELP, and audio playback
4190 Still Creek Dr., Ste. 300
Canada, V5C 6C6
Convediaï¿½s CMS-6000 Media Server is a carrier-class VoIP enhanced
service media processor designed for use in a broad range of traditional
and emerging enhanced services delivered over cable, wireline, and
wireless networks. Designed specifically for next generation packet
networks, the CMS-6000 gives service providers a modular, softswitch
compliant platform for delivering media-intensive, real-time enhanced
services such as multimedia conferencing, speech processing, interactive
voice response, unified messaging, voice portals, IP Centrex, and
announcement services. Delivering up to 18,000 ports in a single shelf,
Convediaï¿½s CMS-6000 offers unparalleled scalability, performance, and
Total cost of ownership is reduced by consolidating the functions of
traditional announcement servers, conference bridges, interactive voice
response units (IVR/VRU), messaging platforms, and speech platforms onto a
single, scalable platform purpose-built for IP media processing.
Convediaï¿½s CMS-6000 acts as a shared media processing resource controlled
by softswitches or application servers in a voice over packet next
generation network. Functionality is controlled using industry standard
control protocols including MGCP, SIP/VoiceXML, PacketCable NCS, or Megaco/H.248.
snom 4S Media Server
snom technology America
ABP International, Inc.
1203 Crestside Dr.
Coppell, TX 75019
The snom 4S media server is a turnkey solution for handling media in
SIP environments. Using the SIP protocol the media server can be used with
software solutions like Microsoft Messenger or with a variety of hard
phones like the snom 100 and 200. The media server can be used with the
snom 4S SIP Proxy/Registrar as well as with other SIP proxies, registrars,
and location servers. It is able to play and record audio, to react on
user input, and to control the calls.
Its behavior is controlled with XML files, which make it a flexible
solution to a wide range of requirements. The media server detects both
inband and out of band DTMF (RFC2833). Callers can use different codecs
like G.711 and GSM (G.729A in preparation). Both Windows and Linux
operating systems based on Intel 386 compatible CPUs are supported.
Experienced users can extend the functionality of the media server by
recording new WAV audio files and by setting up own account types in XML
files. This way functions like wake up services and calling card can be
implemented. Using the media server together with a forking proxy like the
snom 4S Proxy/Registrar, call distribution can be implemented. The media
server can be used in a server farm for maximum scalability. It supports
DNS SRV, loose routing, and TCP transport layer for maximum compatibility
with other SIP components.
475 Sycamore Dr.
Milpitas, CA 95035
The Harmony6000 media server is designed for high-speed, high-volume
media processing. The carrier grade platform is specifically designed to
overcome the challenges of delivering services such as interactive voice
response (IVR), conference bridge, tones, announcements, recording,
automated speech recognition, transcoding, text-to-speech, fax, and the
like, on a single platform. The Harmony6000 consists of a multi-slot
NEBS-compliant chassis with redundant controller and media-processing
The Harmony6000 media server communicates using industry standard
protocols and can be controlled by any softswitch or application server.
The Harmony6000 media server is a stateless platform that facilitates
implementation of third-party development without additional changes to
the software framework and promotes customization for enhanced services.
IP Unityï¿½s Harmony6000 is designed for central office environments; the
unit meets or exceeds all applicable NEBS Level 1-3 and other regulatory
requirements, as well as provides the 99.999 percent reliability that is
truly carrier class.
8200 Dixie Road
Canada L6T 5P6
Nortelï¿½s Interactive Multimedia Server (IMS) is a carrier-grade
application server designed to run on an open computing platform. The IMS
supports true carrier-grade reliability, scalability, and manageability.
SIP-based services delivered from the IMS are largely independent of the
accessing technology -- giving users the option of delivering services
across wireline, wireless, carrier, and enterprise networks.
The Interactive Multimedia Server is designed to enable a vast array of
new services that enhance personal productivity, mobility, and
personalization. Collaborative services, such as multimedia conferencing
and screen sharing, increase productivity. ï¿½Anywhereï¿½ access to services
-- independent of location and network type -- enhances mobility and
freedom. A simplified Web interface, customizable by the user,
personalizes the communications experience. Specific functionality
includes session management, user authentication, subscriber databases,
user agent management, system management, and a programmability toolkit.
285 Billerica Rd.
Chelmsford, MA 01824
The SnowShore N20 media server is a carrier-class, IP optimized media
processing platform that enables service providers to rapidly develop,
deploy, and manage multiple enhanced services in next generation networks.
Capable of supporting single or multiple application servers, the
SnowShore N20 is a core element of the emerging service-ready network.
The N20 Media Server features a carrier-class, purpose-built hardware
design, open protocols, flexible software architecture and unique media
processing resources. It is a future-proof platform that enables service
providers to deploy traditional enhanced telephony applications, such as
conferencing and messaging, as well as next generation converged services,
such as voice portals and network gaming.
The N20 supports multiple control protocols including SIP, VXML, and
MGCP enabling carriers to rapidly deploy multiple, innovative applications
from best in class third-party developers. Because the N20 IP interfaces
are compatible with a wide range of access gateways, these applications
can be deployed across heterogeneous access (wireline, wireless,
broadband) networks, realizing the IP promise of any service to any
Voyant Technologies, Inc.
1765 West 121st Ave.
Westminster, CO 80234
InnoVox 4000 extends the capabilities of ReadiVoice, Voyantï¿½s on-demand
reservation-less conferencing application, to provide customers with a
large capacity solution in the most space-efficient footprint.
InnoVox 4000 offers up to 4,032-port capacity per single bridge,
occupying less than 30 percent of a standard 19-inch equipment rack.
Customers can also deploy multiple bridges to achieve up to 20,000 ports
in a single system, using Voyantï¿½s SS7 call routing technology. Since
ReadiVoice supports both non-routed and routed calls, customers receive
optimal performance, increased reliability and maximum uptime from each
and every system. ReadiVoice is completely compatible with all of Voyantï¿½s
existing conferencing media servers, including the latest InnoVox 4000 and
previously released InnoVox 480. Therefore, customers can select the most
appropriate media server based on their needs, which will allow for
greater flexibility in each deployment of ReadiVoice. In addition, InnoVox
4000 will offer a wide range of connectivity options (DS3, T1, E1, J1 and
IP) and a 95 percent reduction in cable complexity, creating a more
serviceable, reliable, cost-effective system.
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