Acme Packet adds hardware transcoding NIU for Net-NET SBCs


Acme Packet ( has added a hardware transcoding unit to its Net-Net 3820 and 4500 Session Border Control (SBC) Platforms.

The Transcoding Network Interface Unit (NIU), one of two announced today, adds hardware-based transcoding to Acme Packet’s 1RU (1 rack unit) platform family.  The NIU family features onboard QoS monitoring and reporting and four […]

Acme Packet lines up HD voice transcoding with AMR-WB, G.722 and EVRC-B


Acme Packet (, the dominant name in the session border control (SBC) space has rolled out heavy-duty support for HD voice, including codec management functions and transcoding functions for its Net-Net family.  One big surprise is support for EVRC-B, a narrowband voice codec for the CDMA world.

The new set of capabilities, called HD […]

Acme Packet gives lip-service to HD voice in the LTE world


In a column at RCR Wireless News, an Acme Packet ( employee drops one of our most favorite phrases – ironic, given the major role Acme Packet’s SBC hardware is supposedly playing in SIP/HD voice peering.

Looking at “Voice over LTE: How soon is now?,” Solutions Marketing Director Kevin Mitchell notes that the LTE […]