IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Mar, 29 2004

1. Mindspeed Introduces High Density Voice Processor
Mindspeed Technologies has introduced Comcerto Carrier Convergence Processor M82710, a high density voice processor that consists of a DSP, a packet processing engine, a security processor and streaming interfaces including UTOPIA, POS, and Ethernet.

The processor delivers 2 GHz of DSP power and is capable of processing more than 500 channels of VoIP for wireline applications. It can process up to 512 simultaneous voice channels. The technology includes an echo canceller and intelligent speech transcoding technology that minimizes delays between wireless and wireline protocols.

The security processor performs RC4, AES, DES and 3DES voice payload encryption, secure RTP encapsulation and MMH and SHA-1 authentication.

For wireless applications, the M82710 can process more than 100 channels of Mindspeed’s own CDMA selectable mode vocoder (SMV). A complete suite of voice codecs and protocols for GSM and W-CDMA wireless networks are offered. The processor supports complete implementations of TFO and TrFO.

In CDMA2000 networks, additional software is offered that includes enhanced 64-way conferencing, media forking for CALEA, caller ID detection and generation and announcement server functions.

Combined with Mindspeed’s software, the M82710 is a SoC for VoIP and VoATM AAL1, AAl2 and AAL5 applications in next generation wireline; and GSM, CDMA2000 and W-CDMA wireless networks.

The software suite supports G.711, G.723.1, G.726, G.728, G.729a/b/e, QCELP8K, QCELP13K, EVRC, SMV, GSM FR/EFR, AMR and AMR-WB voice CODECs, as well as T.38 fax and modem relay. The technology supports packet to TDM, packet to packet, or TDM to TDM operation across the entire range of IP and ATM protocols and modulations. Dedicated signaling TDM busses provide transparent transport and processing of CAS telephony signaling between the TDM and packet networks.

Mindspeed’s Comcerto family of processors are designed for use in a variety of communications equipment including voice and media gateways; optical network terminals and optical line terminals for passive optical networks, wireless base transceiver stations and Node-Bs, base station controllers, radio network controllers, mobile switching centers, digital loop carriers, DSLAMs, Class 4 and 5 switches, IADs, IP PBXs, ATM switches and IP routers.

The processor is currently sampling. General availability is scheduled for Q3 of this year. The M82710 will be packaged in a 19mm FPBGA. The processor will be priced at $399 per unit in OEM volumes of 10,000.


3. Lucent to Include Cisco’s Gateways in IP Mobile Solution
Lucent Technologies will include Cisco’s MGX 8000 Series media gateways in combination with Lucent’s softswitch, as part of its VoIP and multimedia communications solution that it offers mobile service providers. The companies have been testing product interoperability for VoIP and VoATM since last year.

Lucent Technologies

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5. AudioCodes Unveils Small to Mid Density Media Server
AudioCodes has introduced IPmedia 3000, a small to mid density media that supports from 480 to 2,016 low bit rate VoIP/VoATM channels of media processing. The technology can be used to provide centralized announcements, conferencing, vocoding, IVR media transactions, IP multicasting/IP forking, record and playback, and web based playback. The server can be deployed in IP, ATM, and mixed IP/ATM core networks, as well as an optional PSTN inteface.

The IPmedia 3000 supports a variety of wireless and wireline vocoders, signaling and call control, echo cancellation, and T.38 fax.

The media server, available at a height of 2U, will be released in the second quarter of this year.


7. M5T Introduces SIP Stack with Extensive Security Features
M5T has introduced SAFE (Security Advanced Feature Edition), a SIP User Agent stack that provides advanced security for IP based systems including support for TLS, S-MIME, SRTP, SIMPLE, Server Authentication Support and STUN. The technology has a plug in architecture that allows SIP services to be dynamically integrated to the core of the stack.


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