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BroadLight, AudioCodes Deliver Advanced VoIP Over GPON

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June 26, 2008

BroadLight, AudioCodes Deliver Advanced VoIP Over GPON

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

BroadLight and AudioCodes (News - Alert) announced today that they’ve joined hands to deliver high-performance Voice over Internet Protocol solutions over GPON networks.

AudioCodes’ “VoIPerfect” engine will be designed to run on BroadLight’s BL2348 GPON Residential Gateway (News - Alert) System-on-Chip, according to the companies. BroadLight will thus enable service providers to offer advanced VoIP services over high-bandwidth GPON networks, officials say.
The GPON technology enables customers to enjoy unprecedented voice quality by allowing the use of High Definition Voice in the residential gateway. By leveraging the addition of AudioCodes’ VoIPerfectHD software to the BL2348, service providers will be able to excel the PSTN voice quality and offer additional value-add services on the same platform.
BroadLight Vice President of Business Development and Product Management Doron Tal said that by complementing their industry-leading GPON processors with AudioCodes’ widely deployed VoIP technology, equipment companies can easily migrate from external DSP to the BL2348 integrated DSP and offer feature-rich toll-quality voice services while maintaining their existing voice application software.
Tal said that GPON’s speed and QoS performance enables high-speed triple play services with uncompromising VoIP quality.
AudioCodes Vice President of VoIP Processors Shaul Weissman said that both BroadLight and AudioCodes provide field-proven technology which has a high rate of deployment in the marketplace today. Weissman said that the combination of the companies’ respective technologies and market leadership will provide customers with powerful and feature-rich VoIP technology over GPON.
BroadLight’s BL2348 GPON Residential Gateway System-on-Chip can provide the performance, integration and functions needed for the new breed of cost-effective residential gateways connecting the high-speed digital home to FTTH services.
By leveraging its field proven PONRunner network processor, the unique SoC can perform bridging and routing functions with throughputs of 1Gbps. Company officials say that its embedded GPON MAC, integrated VoIP DSP, Ethernet switch and interfaces for WiFi (News - Alert) and USB creates a cost-effective single chip solution in a 19x19 mm PBGA-441 package, working at industrial temperature range.
The VoIPerfect platform provides the main technology building blocks of the company’s entire product line. The platform’s unique architecture boasts feature-rich VoP (Voice over Packet) DSP software and highly-optimized media streaming embedded software, integrated PSTN signaling protocols and VoIP standard control protocols, provisioning and management engines, and additional features enabling carrier-grade quality and high-availability.
Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
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