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May 16, 2006

PIKA Announces New PCI Gateway Board and AllOnHost Capabilities for MonteCarlo SDK

By Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Associate Editor


PIKA Technologies, manufacturer of media processing hardware and software, made two announcements today: the initial release of AllOnHost capabilities for the company’s MonteCarlo Software Development Kit, and the release of a new digital gateway board.
AllOnHost for MonteCarlo SDK
In a press release, the company said adding AllOnHost capabilities to the MonteCarlo SDK means that “standard voice, tone, and modem applications that have traditionally run only on DSPs can now also run on the host without loss of quality or performance.”
The AllOnHost technology offers the following advantages:
  • Incorporates interfaces for both IP and TDM networks
  • Allows applications to make and receive calls
  • Provides media processing capabilities, including play and record, tone and DTMF detection/generation, conference summing and low latency switching
  • Support for G.711 and G.729 codecs
Doug Petty, PIKA’s Vice President of Technology and Operations, commented that now, “Developers can choose between AllOnBoard (DSP-based) media processing, AllOnHost media processing, or a blend of both depending on application requirements. We provide access to both from the same SDK.”
Petty continued: “Throughout the design and development process for the host-based technology, we have set aggressive targets for performance and reliability. For example, in a Windows or Linux environment, depending on the application, PIKA AllOnHost can provide up to 600 active channels.” 
The company said that the new functionality has successfully passed tests in both Windows and Linux environments, using Intel (News - Alert) and AMD processors.
MonteCarlo SDK with AllOnHost processing capabilities will be available at the end of June, 2006.
Digital PCI Gateway Board
PIKA also today announced a June launch for its next-generation Digital PCI Gateway Board, which has been optimized for use with AllOnHost software resources.
In a press release, the company said that the board “provides up to four T1/E1 digital interfaces on a 5.3 inch card and will be released first in a PCI format.” 
This is the first in a series of gateway boards PIKA plans to roll out during the next year. Future products in the series include a PCI Express analog board, and a PCI Express version of the digital gateway board.
Mae Kowalke previously wrote for Cleveland Magazine in Ohio and The Burlington Free Press in Vermont. To see more of her articles, please visit Mae Kowalke’s columnist page.

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