Tag Archives: H.323

Telchemy Software Embedded in Pivetal’s New VoIP Speech Quality Monitors

December 6, 2004

 

telchemyPivetal will provide real-time VoIP-specific monitoring of user-perceived quality, thanks to Telchemy’s call quality analysis software.

Telchemy, Inc and Pivetal, Ltd announced today that Pivetal has embedded Telchemy’s VQmon/SA Stream Analysis call quality algorithms in Pivetal’s new QspeeQ family of VoIP Speech Quality Monitoring products, allowing Pivetal customers to assesses user-perceived VoIP quality in real time.

This new VoIP-specific capability further enhances the ability of Pivetal’s Cortex Service Assurance Suite to identify and fix network issues before they impact on service quality levels. This meets the needs of service providers, large and small, to monitor and enforce SLAs (Service Level Agreements) at the customer premise, as they begin rolling out real-time multimedia services such as VoIP.

Traditional call quality management systems have not so far provided the diagnostic tools needed to support the SLAs for new IP-based services, generating a demand for more sophisticated capabilities.

Telchemy’s VQmon provides real-time analysis of VoIP calls, generating quality metrics including listening and conversational quality scores, and detailed diagnostic information on the severity and distribution of packet loss, discards and jitter. VQmon is standards-based call quality monitoring software that supports the IETF RFC 3611 (RTCP XR) Protocol and the new QoS reporting protocols for ITU’s H.323, H.248 and G.799.1 standards.

Interstar Launches XMediusFAX Express 4.1 Software-Only Fax-over-IP

November 29, 2004

 

The shrink-wrapped, rapid-install 1 to 4-channel fax server for T.38 IP Fax can be bundled by telecom resellers and carriers for lower-traffic fax users or SMBs.

Interstar Technologies Inc announced the release of version 4.1 of its XMediusFAX Express T.38 Fax-over-IP boardless server software, designed to provide from 1 to 4 channels of centrally managed fax for converged IP networks.

By seamlessly integrating into IP-PBX and IP-voice mail systems, XMediusFAX is designed to offer centralized faxing from the desktop or a multifunction device (MFD), as well as automatic inbound routing, all without fax hardware or leased lines.

Long-distance charges are eliminated by routing the faxes over IP in TIFF or PDF format to a VoIP branch office closest to the destination area code, using VPN encryption for security.

The product supports 3Com, Cisco and Alcatel gateways, as well as Microsoft Exchange / Windows / Office 2003. It includes support for H.323 and SIP for compatibility, as well as SMTP-compliant email clients, G4 (Group 4) fax, and HTML email notification.

Interstar introduced its hardware-based LightningFAX fax server in 1996, and the first version of the boardless XMediusFAX in 2002. The company maintains technology partnerships with Microsoft, Cisco Systems, IBM, HP, Lotus, Pitney Bowes, Brooktrout, Groupe SAGEM, Artisoft, Bell Canada, SAP and Onset Technology.

Telchemy releases new VQMON/EP Release 2.1

June 8, 2004

 

VQmon/EP 2.1 Software Supports RFC3611 and QoS Reporting Requirements for G.799.1, H.323 and Megaco

SUWANEE, Georgia –June 7, 2004 – Telchemy (R) Incorporated, the global leader in VoIP performance management technology, today announced VQmon (R) /EP (End Point) Release 2.1 which provides integrated call quality monitoring and reporting for IP phones and media/trunking gateways. As more service providers and enterprises deploy VoIP, real-time performance monitoring becomes critical for reliable service operation. VQmon/EP 2.1 supports RFC3611 (RTCP XR) and QoS reporting requirements for IP phones and gateways — including the new G.799.1 trunking gateway standard.

Other key features of VQmon/EP Release 2.1 include:

• full extended E model (G.107 with TS 101 329-5 Annex E)

• real-time alert generation

• support for jitter buffers that discard fractional packets

• dynamic configuration of VQmon-based probes, including Telchemy’s new SQprobe (TM).

VQmon/EP 2.1 will be available July 31, 2004.

About VQmon/EP

A member of Telchemy’s VQmon family of software performance management products, VQmon/EP is used in IP endpoints, such as IP phones and media/trunking gateways, to monitor the quality of live calls and provide the call quality and diagnostic metrics needed to support management protocols and problem diagnosis. VQmon/EP supports real-time thresholding, generates and interprets RTCP XR payloads and provides the metrics for signaling-based QoS reports. The software is fast, efficient, scalable and highly portable which minimizes costly implementation time and reduces time to market. VQmon is fully compatible with VQmon(R) /SA (Stream Analysis) and a wide range of VoIP test equipment.

Popular Telephony Launches Peerio 444

May 26, 2004

 

Company will be the first to integrate true peer-to-peer technology in a free Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) product for consumers; expects to introduce competitively priced peer-to-peer telephony product for the enterprise based on this technology later this year.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 26, 2004 Popular Telephony Inc., a telecommunications middleware company, today announced Peerio444(TM) — the first Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) application powered by true serverless peer-to-peer technology. Peerio444 marks the company’s introduction of a consumer application for serverless peer-to-peer telephony, with plans to introduce a separate enterprise application based on this technology at SuperComm 2004, Chicago, IL, June 22-24, 2004. Expected to completely transform traditional telecommunication infrastructures by eliminating the need for servers and associated hardware, the patent-pending technology behind both applications will also address previous scalability, security, redundancy and system issues inherent in a peer-to-peer network.

Currently in beta testing on a limited basis and expected to be generally available via free download at www.peerio.com in the coming weeks, Peerio444 turns a PC into a fully functioning telephone that allows users to make unlimited, free calls via the Internet to other PCs, as well as low-cost PC-to-phone calls. Inspired by the principles of peer-to-peer computing, the forthcoming enterprise application will enable companies to create and deploy a wide-scale serverless IP telephony network. Popular Telephony’s groundbreaking technology will enable application developers to create VoIP-enabled applications to bring peer-to-peer telephony to a wide audience.

“We anticipate that within ten years there will only be peer-to-peer calls placed over the telephony network, making it the de-facto standard for next generation telecommunications,” said Dmitry Goroshevsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Popular Telephony Inc. “Built on open standards and inspired by the principles of true peer-to-peer computing, we expect the enabling technology behind Peerio444 to become a basic platform for peer-to-peer telecommunications. Peerio444 will be forever free to consumers and is phase one of Popular Telephony’s plan to become the leader in peer-to-peer telephony.”

Calls placed using Peerio444 technology will be connected to any PC or telephone number — including mobile phones, 800 and international numbers — via a built-in telephony interface. The technology is currently compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems, with plans to add Macintosh compatibility later this year, and provides users with more free features than a traditional landline phone, including voicemail, call waiting, call hold, call transfer, contact management and filters. Unlike existing peer-to-peer VoIP technology, Peerio444 is not monitored by switchboards or Spyware, does not contain Adware or other backdoor profit tools and does not restrict users to call only other standard VoIP applications.

Compatible with industry standards for VoIP, including H.323 and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Peerio444 is relevant to both consumers and application developers:

— For consumers, the technology can be applied as ready-to-use, downloadable, standards-based, feature-rich client software for peer-to-peer communication.

— For developers, the open source application and the proprietary Peerio444 core library will enable them to create an enhanced peer-to-peer application for voice communications. The highly portable core library will be supported by a dedicated team at Popular Telephony, ensuring a high level of technical support, product updates, roadmaps and documentation.

“With VoIP services gaining significant momentum in today’s markets, evidenced by the number of legacy telecommunications firms that have recently launched VoIP divisions, Popular Telephony is helping to bring a cutting-edge technology to a wider audience,” said Stanley Blau, Managing Director of PS Capital, a member of the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and Vice Chair of the Enterprise Communications Association (www.encomm.org). Blau, who is also a member of Popular Telephony’s advisory board, added, “This move, coupled with additional growth plans in 2004, strongly positions Popular Telephony as a leader in the peer-to-peer telephony market.”