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AudioCodes Chips Now Deliver VoIP Wideband Vocoding
[March 09, 2006]

AudioCodes Chips Now Deliver VoIP Wideband Vocoding

TMCnet Contributing Editor
Provider of Voice over Packet technologies AudioCodes today announced the addition of Wideband Vocoding to its VoIPerfect DSP software to enhance the voice quality for VoIP Media Gateways, IP PBXs, IP phones, Residential Gateways and ATA products.

"With the rapid deployment of Voice over IP globally, wideband speech coding with efficient packet loss concealment, jitter management and wideband echo cancellation will become a dominant factor in VoIP services," said Shaul Weissman, vice president, VoIP processors at AudioCodes (News - Alert). "Using our renowned VoIPerfect DSP software with integrated wideband vocoding, allows vendors to better differentiate themselves in a market that is quickly commoditizing."

VoIP wideband vocoding adds more than better digital audio. According to AudioCodes' news release, "compared to narrowband telephony, wideband contributes a sense of presence, enabling a natural and comfortable conversation. Usage of Wideband Vocoding also increases the complexity of other related VoIP algorithms such as Echo Cancellation, Tone detection and generation and more."
In related news, AudioCodes also introduced the MediaPack MP-202 Telephone Adapter. The MP-202 is a 2-line SIP gateway allowing residential and SOHO subscribers to connect ordinary POTS telephones or fax machines, and is interoperable with most Softswitches and SIP Application Servers for enabling legacy phone services such as caller ID, call waiting, and call forwarding. In addition, the MP-202 includes an internal router with DHCP, NAT and PPPoE capabilities enabling subscribers to connect their home PC or LAN hub/switch to it.
The MP-202 allows simple plug-and-play installation, as well as Web-based management tools for subscribers and for remote management by operators. Using automatic software and configuration upgrade through periodic network updates, the MP-202 is designed for mass deployment.
AudioCodes Ltd.

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