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November 12, 2008

Eyeball NAT Traversal Solution to be used in CableLabs' PacketCable Application Lab

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor


Eyeball Networks (News - Alert) announced today that its NAT Traversal Solutions will be used in CableLabs’ Packetcable Application Lab.
The Vancouver-based Eyeball Networks, a leading developer of NAT-traversal solutions, and voice, video, IM software, will now provide Eyeball’s AnyFirewall Server and Engine to be used for performance and compliance testing of VoIP NAT-traversal based on PacketCable 2.0 specification.
"Cable MSOs lead the residential VoIP market in North America with aggregate market share of more than 70 percent, and CableLabs (News - Alert) plays a key role in this success by developing common industry specifications and facilitating demonstration and interoperability tests," said Dr. Shahadat Khan (News - Alert), CTO of Eyeball Networks.
CableLabs has been a pioneer in adopting Internet Engineering Task Force STUN, TURN and ICE technologies in the PacketCable 2.0 specification. Now, Eyeball AnyFirewall Server is a scalable, carrier-grade STUN and TURN server ready for mass deployment within the application.
"We are looking forward to working with cable MSOs and third-party VoIP solution vendors in the PacketCable Application Lab to guarantee 100 percent completion of VoIP calls through NATs and firewalls," said Khan.
Eyeball AnyFirewall Engine is the industry's leading NAT traversal Software Development Kit (SDK) for guaranteed VoIP and video call completion across NATs, firewalls, and web-proxies, according to Khan.
Together these two products will provide a comprehensive and standards-based NAT traversal solution that can be readily deployed by cable MSOs and other VoIP service providers.
The PacketCable project is a CableLabs-led initiative to develop interoperable interface specifications for delivering advanced, real-time multimedia services over two-way cable plant.
Built on top of the industry's highly successful DOCSIS cable modem infrastructure, PacketCable networks use Internet protocol (IP) technology to enable a wide range of multimedia services, such as IP telephony, multimedia conferencing, interactive gaming, and general multimedia applications.
Working with CableLabs member companies and technology suppliers, the PacketCable project addresses issues such as device interoperability and product compliance with the PacketCable specifications.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim�s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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