CES 2011–DSP Group pushes CAT-iq potential, additional HD voice capabilities


Off the hype-laden floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center, DSP Group (www.dspg.com) was across the street showing off its vision for DECT through CAT-iq and the use of its chips in a multimedia, multi-screen home environment.    However, the company is also quietly rolling in numerous improvements to its voice offerings with more wideband […]

TMC launches HD voice channel


Technology Marketing Corporation (www.tmcnet.com) has launched an HD voice channel.

London-based Howler Technology (www.howlertech.com) is sponsoring the site.  Howler offers a number of software and hardware-accelerated transcoding solutions using IBM’s Cell processor; the Cell can be found in a range of platforms from Sony’s PS3 Playstation to IBM’s RoadRunner supercomputer. On the software […]

GIPS calls HD voice & video chat on iPad


Global IP Solutions (www.gipscorp.com) has announced that it has made HD and super-wideband voice, plus one-way video chat on the Apple iPad.

The capabilities comes from GIPS VideoEngine Mobile and provides iPad developers a high-level API to provide videoconferencing/video chat capabilities. Interesting, there’s a line about “As video access becomes available from Apple” – […]

Large HD voice codec deployments in soft clients


Estimating numbers for the proliferation of HD voice codes (that aren’t G.722/AMR-WB) via soft clients gets to be a very slippery slope in short order.

Global IP Solutions (www.gipscorp.com) was very frank with HD Voice News in the challenges of providing an accurate estimate of softclient numbers.

“You [are] absolutely right that GIPS technology […]

Dialogic adds HD voice codecs to HMP software


Dialogic (www.dialogic.com) has officially announced support for wideband codecs in its Host Media Processing(HMP) Software release 4.1LIN; the release also includes support for new codecs (go read about that on www.hdvconfnews.com).

New wideband support includes both G.722 and AMR-WB/G.722.2.

Dialogic HMP 4.1LIN is a high-density multimedia processing software for building communications solutions on […]

Skype releases source code for SILK


Credit where credit is due: @voiploser and Michael Graves provided this tip

In its latest filing with the ITEF, Skype (www.skype.com) released the source code to SILK under an open license, with the code presented as an appendix to the filing.

Codec junkies can review “draft-vos-silk-01” at http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-vos-silk-01, with the fixed-point C code starting […]

Aculab adds more HD Voice codec support


Aculab has announced its Prosody X and Prosody media products now support more wideband codecs.  The company has officially added support for G.722, G.722.1 and G.722.2/AMR-WB.

In a press release this morning, Aculab says the inclusion of the G.722 series codecs gives its Prosody X media processing boards and the Prosody S software platform […]