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Epygi Quadro IP PBX 2.4 Lets Users Mix IP and Analog Phones

December 8, 2004


Epygi’s new IP PBX 2.4 softrware allows analog users easy migration to a VoIP PBX by allowing both to work on the same network.

Epygi Technologies, Ltd announced the 2.4 upgrade of its Quadro All-In-One-Box IP PBX, gateway and stand alone voice router, which combines analog lines and phones with IP phones and VoIP carriers in one product with no moving parts.

Existing analog phones gain IP capabilities and IP phones work seamlessly with Quadro IP PBXs, allowing small businesses, SOHOs and teleworkers to to grow using IP phones while still being able to derive value from their analog equipment. Supported IP phones include Cisco, Polycom, Snom, IP Dialog, Swissvoice and Aastra.

Quadro 2.4 features include a streamlined GUI, least cost routing, SIP server support, H.323 signaling, G.723 and iLBC CODECs and RADIUS billing (for service operators). The all-solid-state solution makes the product highly robust and cost effective, according to the company.

Epygi is building a world-wide network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Plano, Texas (North Dallas), it has sales and development offices in the US, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, UK, Armenia and Japan. The company uses a sales organization of distributors and resellers. Its products include IP PBXs, conference servers, and gateways.

Freescale Processor Enables V2IP — Video and Voice over IP

November 9, 2004


Freescale Semiconductor announced the availability of a new Video and Voice over-IP (V2IP) platform based on its i.MX21 processor optimized for WiFi and wired devices.

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is delivering a new video and voice over-IP (V2IP) platform to enable rapid development of devices supporting emerging multimedia services over the Internet Protocol. Freescale, Trinity Convergence, RADVISION and Metrowerks have collaborated to design, port and optimize a complete V2IP solution for the Freescale i.MX21 multimedia applications processor using the Linux operating system.

This platform will, for example, allow a video phone call in progress over a WiFi over-IP handheld to be converted into a videoconference on demand, which can then be extended to a local television set for sharing with a wider audience.

Video and audio is processed, encoded, decoded and processed again based on the Freescale multimedia features portfolio. This includes H.263 and MPEG-4 video, JPEG imaging, audio codecs, mirroring, zooming, rotation and more. The VeriCall Edge modular framework from Trinity Convergence provides voice processing for G.711, G.729, G.723 and AMR codecs, voice and video synchronization, SIP call control, and integrates the latest RADVISION H.323 v.4 call control stack with a full suite of H.450 supplementary services that provides stable protocol management and efficient two-way communication over IP.

The Freescale platform incorporates video encode and decode hardware acceleration and low-power, high-quality, real-time videoconferencing. The i.MX21 30 frames-per-second CIF resolution has very few rivals in the low-power mobile market, according to the company.

Freescale believes its customers can create and launch a new V2IP wired or wireless device in just a few months. The beta release of the V2IP platform is available for lead customers and partners. Interoperability testing (IOT) is due to be completed before end of the year and the first customer device based on the V2IP platform is expected to be commercially available in the first half of 2005.

Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004 after more than 50 years as part of Motorola, Inc (NYSE:MOT). The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale Semiconductor’s 2003 sales were $4.9 billion (US).

MediaExtractor helps troubleshoot Voice, Fax & Vid. over IP

October 5, 2004


MediaExtractor© testing software extracts audio, fax and video over IP from network traffic, to improve Quality Assurance, Security and Engineering productivity.

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 29, 2004 — Ecotronics Ventures LLC launched MediaExtractor, a software application that captures network traffic and automatically extracts voice, video and fax communications in real-time. MediaExtractor© software is intended primarily for organizations developing solutions or providing services using Voice, Video or Fax over IP.

“Media-over-IP is a growing technology that requires testing, debugging and measurement applications,” said Martin Cadirola, President of Ecotronics.“Through MediaExtractor©, we address problems commonly found in Voice/Fax/Video over IP-based communications systems, enhancing the toolset available to engineers working behind the scenes”.

Some of the many applications of MediaExtractor© include Homeland and Enterprise Security systems, Quality Assurance (QA) and Compliance and Interoperability applications. The tool extracts codecs frequently used in IP telecommunications networks: Voice: G.711 (A and mu-law), G.723, G.729, GSM 6.10; Video: H.261, H.263; Fax: T.38.