Seizing on upward trends in IP multimedia, a Montreal-based provider of open standards-based technologies today unveiled software that’s designed to help application developers create rich voice and video solutions on a single Linux server platform that supports 248 video conference callers or up to 600 voice conference callers.
Officials at Dialogic (News - Alert) Corporation – a company that focuses on mobile, video, IP, and TDM solutions for network service providers and enterprise communications – say their so-called “Dialogic Host Media Processing Software Release 4.1LIN” includes video transcoding, transrating, conferencing and 3G-324M video-enabled mobile applications.
According to Jim Machi, senior vice president of marketing at Dialogic, many have already started integrating the latest capabilities of Dialogic HMP Software 4.1 into their solutions to expand their business reach from voice only applications to both video and voice applications.
“Developers are creating innovative solutions such as video portals, multimedia conferencing, video surveillance applications, video-enabled call centers and video-enabled social networking,” he said. “We are delighted by the overwhelming global support of the beta trial customers from India, China, Sri Lanka, Korea, Thailand, Australia and the United States, as well as countries throughout Northern Europe and the Americas.”
If the world’s largest maker of computer networking equipment – Cisco Systems – is right, he’ll be even more delighted with the software’s proliferation.
Recently, Cisco (News - Alert) put out a study which found that IP network traffic is expected to grow five times its current size through 2013. Most of that growth will come from video on the Internet Cisco’s Visual Networking Index Forecast said. And by 2013, video, including TV, VoD, Internet video, and peer-to-peer, will make up 90 percent of all global consumer IP traffic, according to the company.
The report found that by 2013, Internet traffic will reach about 56 exabytes per month, up from about nine exabytes per month in 2008. That includes content from televisions and mobile phones. Globally, IP traffic will hit exabytes, or two-thirds of a zettabyte by 2013, the study said. A zettabyte is a trillion gigabytes, according to Cisco.
Asia Pacific will lead the pack in terms of traffic with 21 exabytes per month by 2013, followed by North America at 13 exabytes per month and Western Europe, which will reach 12.5 exabytes per month.
What’s fueling the growth? Consumer broadband usage and global IP network traffic is climbing at an upward pace mostly because of new forms and expanded usage of interactive media, and the explosion of video content across multiple devices, Cisco said.
And that’s good news for companies such as Dialogic.
The Montreal company’s new software is expected to help service providers build up to 248 port advanced video gateways to transcode H.263 to MPEG4, or an innovative video portal that streams 600 channels of different video content. Dialogic HMP Software 4.1 also contains patent-pending software that has been developed by Dialogic Media Labs to enhance the quality of mobile video with improved bit-rate control.
One VAS provider, D. Arunun, Founder & Managing Director at Baytalkitec, said it’s essential to develop mobile video services in order to generate more revenue, but the underlying challenge is to create video platforms that easily migrate from voice service to video service.
“We decided to use Dialogic HMP 4.1 and it has proven to be a revolutionary framework for creating 3G video applications,” Arunum said. “The rich APIs provided in HMP4.1 make it possible to write end-to-end applications, ranging from ring back tones to IVVRs. My sincere thanks to Dialogic for providing great support during the beta testing of this product.”
Michael Dinan is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Michael's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Michael Dinan