Texas Instruments Participating in OpenVoB's First 'Any-to-Any' Interoperability Showcase at DSLcon Spring 2001

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Texas Instruments Incorporated

    DENVER, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieving another milestone in its
 commitment to deliver open standards-based voice over digital subscriber line
 (VoDSL) solutions, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:   TXN)
 successfully completed OpenVoB(TM)'s CallFest II(TM) Interoperability Testing,
 qualifying to participate in the first public demonstration of "any-to-any"
 interoperability at the OpenVoB Interoperability Showcase(TM) being held at
 DSLcon Spring, April 10-12, 2001 in Denver, CO. (Booth #535)  TI also will
 showcase its DSL infrastructure and customer premise system solutions in the
 TI booth #826.
     TI's integrated VoDSL solution successfully passed a series of rigorous
 interoperability tests with multi-vendor broadband gateways and integrated
 access devices (IADs). These gateways and IADs formed a single standards-based
 VoDSL network configured according to OpenVoB's D1 Implementation Model and
 based on the ATM Forum's AAL2 Loop Emulation Service (LES) (also known as
 Broadband Loop Emulation Service, BLES). The interoperability testing was
 conducted at CallFest II held March 26-30, 2001 at the University of New
 Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory in Durham, N.H.
     "TI's ability to demonstrate 'any-to-any' interoperability with leading
 equipment manufacturers is indicative of its commitment to provide future-
 proof VoDSL solutions that offer not only toll-quality voice, but the
 flexibility and programmability needed to meet the demand for next-generation
 broadband services," said Brian Glinsman, executive director, product
 management, Telogy Networks, A Texas Instruments Company.
     TI's demonstration at DSLcon showcases TI's 6E/4000R CPE evaluation
 platform, featuring TI's Telogy Software(TM) products with BLES support and
 world-leading programmable TMS320C54x(TM) digital signal processors (DSPs).
 Telogy Software products lead the market in field-proven VoIP software
 including both PCM/ADPCM and Low Bit Rate (LBR) voice codecs. With as much as
 an 8:1 reduction in bandwidth per voice channel, LBR codecs enable gateways
 and IADs to better utilize their local loop and WAN bandwidth resources. The
 combination of TI's LBR codecs and software features offer optimal performance
 and bandwidth utilization, allowing customers to deliver bundled voice and
 data services more efficiently.
     In addition, TI's VoDSL solution implements open industry standards such
 as ATM Forum BLES, the first open standard to promote interoperability for
 VoDSL. BLES provides a standards-based mechanism to enable VoDSL equipment to
 support multiple derived voice channels over a single loop, eliminating the
 need for additional loops. TI's VoDSL solutions support both central office
 and customer premise equipment applications.
     OpenVoB is an independent special interest group dedicated to the
 deployment of standards-based voice over broadband services by facilitating
 multi-vendor, system-level interoperability. Its goal is to foster a
 collaborative environment among vendors and serve as a catalyst for VoB
 interoperability and deployment.
     To learn more about TI's VoDSL solutions visit http://www.telogy.com/vodsl
 or http://www.ti.com/sc/adsl .
 
     About OpenVoB
     OpenVoB was formed in May 2000, to meet the expressed needs of service
 providers planning to deploy voice over broadband services by facilitating
 multi-vendor, system-level interoperability of packetized voice services based
 on existing and emerging industry specifications. The group leverages a
 cooperative engineering approach to create deployment models and test plans
 that enable and promote the development of valid implementations of
 interoperable gateways, IADs and other VoB products from multiple equipment
 vendors.  For more information contact Michael Ares at m.ares@openvob.org.
 
     About Texas Instruments
     Texas Instruments Incorporated is the world leader in digital signal
 processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet
 age. The company's businesses also include Sensors and Controls, and
 Educational and Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas
 and has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 28 countries.
     Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 symbol TXN. More information is located on the web site at http://www.ti.com .
 
     Trademarks
     All trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective
 owners. Telogy Software(TM) and TMS320C54x(TM) are trademarks of Texas
 Instruments Incorporated. OpenVoB(TM), CallFest(TM) II and OpenVoB
 Interoperability Showcase(TM) are trademarks of OpenVoB.
 
 

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated
    DENVER, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieving another milestone in its
 commitment to deliver open standards-based voice over digital subscriber line
 (VoDSL) solutions, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:   TXN)
 successfully completed OpenVoB(TM)'s CallFest II(TM) Interoperability Testing,
 qualifying to participate in the first public demonstration of "any-to-any"
 interoperability at the OpenVoB Interoperability Showcase(TM) being held at
 DSLcon Spring, April 10-12, 2001 in Denver, CO. (Booth #535)  TI also will
 showcase its DSL infrastructure and customer premise system solutions in the
 TI booth #826.
     TI's integrated VoDSL solution successfully passed a series of rigorous
 interoperability tests with multi-vendor broadband gateways and integrated
 access devices (IADs). These gateways and IADs formed a single standards-based
 VoDSL network configured according to OpenVoB's D1 Implementation Model and
 based on the ATM Forum's AAL2 Loop Emulation Service (LES) (also known as
 Broadband Loop Emulation Service, BLES). The interoperability testing was
 conducted at CallFest II held March 26-30, 2001 at the University of New
 Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory in Durham, N.H.
     "TI's ability to demonstrate 'any-to-any' interoperability with leading
 equipment manufacturers is indicative of its commitment to provide future-
 proof VoDSL solutions that offer not only toll-quality voice, but the
 flexibility and programmability needed to meet the demand for next-generation
 broadband services," said Brian Glinsman, executive director, product
 management, Telogy Networks, A Texas Instruments Company.
     TI's demonstration at DSLcon showcases TI's 6E/4000R CPE evaluation
 platform, featuring TI's Telogy Software(TM) products with BLES support and
 world-leading programmable TMS320C54x(TM) digital signal processors (DSPs).
 Telogy Software products lead the market in field-proven VoIP software
 including both PCM/ADPCM and Low Bit Rate (LBR) voice codecs. With as much as
 an 8:1 reduction in bandwidth per voice channel, LBR codecs enable gateways
 and IADs to better utilize their local loop and WAN bandwidth resources. The
 combination of TI's LBR codecs and software features offer optimal performance
 and bandwidth utilization, allowing customers to deliver bundled voice and
 data services more efficiently.
     In addition, TI's VoDSL solution implements open industry standards such
 as ATM Forum BLES, the first open standard to promote interoperability for
 VoDSL. BLES provides a standards-based mechanism to enable VoDSL equipment to
 support multiple derived voice channels over a single loop, eliminating the
 need for additional loops. TI's VoDSL solutions support both central office
 and customer premise equipment applications.
     OpenVoB is an independent special interest group dedicated to the
 deployment of standards-based voice over broadband services by facilitating
 multi-vendor, system-level interoperability. Its goal is to foster a
 collaborative environment among vendors and serve as a catalyst for VoB
 interoperability and deployment.
     To learn more about TI's VoDSL solutions visit http://www.telogy.com/vodsl
 or http://www.ti.com/sc/adsl .
 
     About OpenVoB
     OpenVoB was formed in May 2000, to meet the expressed needs of service
 providers planning to deploy voice over broadband services by facilitating
 multi-vendor, system-level interoperability of packetized voice services based
 on existing and emerging industry specifications. The group leverages a
 cooperative engineering approach to create deployment models and test plans
 that enable and promote the development of valid implementations of
 interoperable gateways, IADs and other VoB products from multiple equipment
 vendors.  For more information contact Michael Ares at m.ares@openvob.org.
 
     About Texas Instruments
     Texas Instruments Incorporated is the world leader in digital signal
 processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet
 age. The company's businesses also include Sensors and Controls, and
 Educational and Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas
 and has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 28 countries.
     Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 symbol TXN. More information is located on the web site at http://www.ti.com .
 
     Trademarks
     All trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective
 owners. Telogy Software(TM) and TMS320C54x(TM) are trademarks of Texas
 Instruments Incorporated. OpenVoB(TM), CallFest(TM) II and OpenVoB
 Interoperability Showcase(TM) are trademarks of OpenVoB.
 
 SOURCE  Texas Instruments Incorporated

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