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Aculab Adds T.38 Fax to Prosody S HMP Offering


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December 10, 2007

Aculab Adds T.38 Fax to Prosody S HMP Offering

By Greg Galitzine, Group Editorial Director

Aculab (News - Alert) has announced the latest version of Prosody S, the company’s host media processing (HMP) platform. Among the key features of version 2.4 of the software is comprehensive support for T.38 fax over IP termination, which makes this solution suitable for unified messaging and other types of IP telephony applications requiring fax.

Prosody S is a software-only HMP platform from Aculab that provides VoIP developers with the ability to perform a broad range of media processing algorithms on any commercially available host processor from Intel (News - Alert) or AMD.
Matrix voice conferencing, T.38 fax termination, DTMF generation and detection, live speaker/answering machine detection, packet loss concealment (PLC), call progress tone detection, voice activity detection (VAD), comfort noise generation (CNG), voice recording/playback, transcoding between numerous voice codecs are all functions that VoIP developers can find in the Prosody S HMP solution.
Announcing the results of pre-launch testing, Aculab said that Prosody S version 2.4 is capable of processing beyond 600 full-duplex VoIP channels or 100 T.38 fax terminations on a host machine equipped with an Intel 2x Dual Core Xeon 5160 CPU, results that compare favorably with other solutions o n the market.
Furthermore Prosody S provides VoIP call control, with both Aculab’s SIP and H.323 stacks included. Support for third-party stacks is also provided.
According to Aculab, host media processing software is used to create a wide range of enterprise and telco level communications solutions including: IVR; IP media servers; conferencing servers; unified messaging and presence services; online collaboration; and gaming platforms.
The ability to use generic off-the shelf hardware for these IP telephony solutions means a reduction in cost, greater deployment flexibility and a faster time to market.
Herman Abel (News - Alert), the company’s product manager responsible for the Prosody product lines said, “The Prosody S product is recognized by communications solutions developers for providing the highest operational performance, deployment scalability and the complete set of media processing and call control functions. Ever expanding functionality set, product stability and the technical support provided by Aculab, combined with the low cost per channel and simple pricing structure, all contribute to the fact that Prosody S HMP has been chosen by several major IP telephony service providers for their next-generation platforms.”
Aculab is offering four-channel evaluation licenses of Prosody S free for a period of 45 days via download from the company’s Web site.
Greg Galitzine (News - Alert) is editorial director of TMCnet. To read more of Greg’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
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