This week at VoiceCon, Polycom also underlined the use of its Siren 14/G.7221C voice codec by Vivox.
Vivox, the market leader in providing voice services for developers of online games, virtual words and “the social web,” said it delivers voice chat to over 16 million users and support billions of minutes of chat per month. The company expects to see exponential growth in the next 12 months due to a growing customer base and the launch of Vivix Voice on Facebook application.
Founded in 2005, Vivox is currently clocking over two billion minutes of voice chat per month and supplies services to name brands including CCP Games, Electronic Arts, Gaia Online, Icarus Studios, Linden Lab, NCsoft, Realtime Worlds, Sony Online Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast.
Aside from being royalty-free, the Siren 14 (G.722.1C) codec delivers four times the fidelity of a conventional (i.e. PSTN) voice connection. It is a low CPU solution, translating to better battery life in combination with the appropriate CPU. It also can handle speech, music and natural sound with ease (Hmm, take that SILK!) and operates at bit rates of 24, 32 and 48 Kbps.