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AT&T and TI Team Up to Accelerate VoIP Teminal Adapter and Gateway Development

January 6, 2005

 

attNew Texas Instruments silicon and software will be compatible with AT&T’s CallVantage service, via AT&T’s certification lab testing.

AT&T (NYSE:T) is partnering with Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) to help VoIP equipment designers and manufacturers develop new platforms compatible with AT&T’s CallVantage Service over its global IP network.

Texas Instruments will deliver AT&T-compatible reference designs for voice gateways and terminal adapters, thus speeding to market OEM products for the CallVantage Service all over the world.

One of the first TI-based VoIP products that will be available through AT&T’s CallVantage Service is VTech Communications’ VoIP 6322 2.4GHz DSS Dual Line Corded/Cordless Broadband Telephone System, which can be used with both traditional and broadband phone services, and is expandable up to eight cordless handsets.

SPIRIT Introduces Prosodic VoIP Conferencing Software

November 29, 2004

 

SPIRIT Corp introduced its new Multi-PASS embedded conferencing software designed for server-based and serverless peer-to-peer PC VoIP communication and conferencing.

SPIRIT Corp‘s Multi-PASS is a conferencing solution providing both server-based and serverless peer-to-peer and multipoint conferencing, based on SPIRIT’s Prosodic Active Speaker Selection (PASS) algorithm.

Prosody is the study of patterns of stress and intonation in language. By combining prosodic analysis with with dynamic utterance modeling, SPIRIT says it has made speaker activity estimation more accurate, enabling each speaker to get the best chance or time to speak, to be heard, and to hear all the meaningful speech of others.

The software enables any number of conferences and unlimited number of participants per conference, without degradation of speech quality and user experience, preserving clarity as in a face-to-face conversation, according to the company. The analysis is performed on each speaker’s side and does not load server CPU.

Controlled by the PASS software info, the conferencing engine optimally passes voice data from active speakers to the other participants. Broad bandwidth is not required, and due to smart traffic channeling, voice traffic and channel usage are optimized to reduce CPU load.

The company’s objective is to provide better-than-PSTN quality at low cost, thus enabling it to serve the exectutive conferencing market, as well as all other conferencing needs, all via VoIP.

SPIRIT communication software works within hardware solutions from clients including Agere, Atmel, Furuno, JRC, NEC, Nortel Networks, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Tadiran, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba among 100+ other OEMs. Texas Instruments is shipping SPIRIT’s software ROM-ed into TI C54CST processor.