VoiceAge Provides Voice Compression Technology to Vovida.org

G.729 (A) Codec Available to the Global VoIP Development Community



Sep 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from VoiceAge Corporation

    MONTREAL, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The open source movement got another
 boost today as VoiceAge announced that a freely available developers' version
 of their G.729 (A) codec software is available at Vovida.org, the open source
 communications web site sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc. By providing their
 G.729 (A) high quality, low complexity, voice compression software
 implementation to Vovida.org, VoiceAge Corporation of Montreal is contributing
 to the efforts of the open source developers' community focused on developing
 Voice over IP (VoIP) applications where quality, delay and bandwidth are
 important.  This 'G.729 (A) Initiative' is provided with G.729 IPR
 (Intellectual Property Rights) Indemnification; developers wishing to make
 commercial use with this implementation are governed by recognized IPR
 procedures.
     G.729 (A) is quickly becoming an accepted standard for voice compression.
 Being only an 8 kbps codec, it offers opportunities for significant increases
 in bandwidth utilization to existing telephony and wireless applications and
 codec offers functionality such as toll quality, low complexity (MIPS, RAM,
 ROM) and low delay (10ms). VoiceAge's decision to offer a developers version
 of its G.729 (A) codec will hasten adoption of the standard within the
 communications industry.
     According to Laurent Amar, Vice President Strategic Planning and Business
 Alliances at VoiceAge, "Contributing part of our technological portfolio to
 Vovida.org became the only logical choice when considering our dissemination
 objectives for a targeted, globally centric VoIP development community. We're
 excited to contribute our advanced voice compression technology to facilitate
 development of new and innovative communications features, services and
 applications."
     "The goal of Vovida.org is to promote the development and adoption of
 communications products, features and services on Internet Protocol (IP)
 centric networks. We feel that the 'G.729 (A) Initiative' will enable our
 development community to take advantage of a powerful, stable and widely
 deployed codec in their testing and development efforts.  We see this
 contribution as a win-win situation for vendors, service providers and
 developers," said Alan Knitowski, Director of Marketing, Cisco Systems and
 Co-Founder of Vovida.org.
 
     About VoiceAge
     VoiceAge, develops narrow and wideband, low bit rate voice and multimedia
 compression solutions applied to wireless 2G, 2.5G, 3G and Voice over the
 Internet industry. Designed around the renowned ACELP(R) technology,
 VoiceAge's products ensure unsurpassed audio quality in both standard and
 proprietary based platforms experienced daily by hundreds of millions of users
 worldwide.
 
     About Vovida.org
     Vovida.org, a communications community site sponsored by Cisco Systems,
 Inc., is dedicated to providing a forum for open source software used in
 datacom and telecom environments; the only site to provide a Linux- and
 Solaris-based open sourced communications system (VOCAL), developmental
 protocols including MGCP, RTP, RTSP, SIP, COPS, RADIUS, OpenOSP and TRIP, and
 links to Open Source information sites.
 
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SOURCE VoiceAge Corporation
    MONTREAL, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The open source movement got another
 boost today as VoiceAge announced that a freely available developers' version
 of their G.729 (A) codec software is available at Vovida.org, the open source
 communications web site sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc. By providing their
 G.729 (A) high quality, low complexity, voice compression software
 implementation to Vovida.org, VoiceAge Corporation of Montreal is contributing
 to the efforts of the open source developers' community focused on developing
 Voice over IP (VoIP) applications where quality, delay and bandwidth are
 important.  This 'G.729 (A) Initiative' is provided with G.729 IPR
 (Intellectual Property Rights) Indemnification; developers wishing to make
 commercial use with this implementation are governed by recognized IPR
 procedures.
     G.729 (A) is quickly becoming an accepted standard for voice compression.
 Being only an 8 kbps codec, it offers opportunities for significant increases
 in bandwidth utilization to existing telephony and wireless applications and
 codec offers functionality such as toll quality, low complexity (MIPS, RAM,
 ROM) and low delay (10ms). VoiceAge's decision to offer a developers version
 of its G.729 (A) codec will hasten adoption of the standard within the
 communications industry.
     According to Laurent Amar, Vice President Strategic Planning and Business
 Alliances at VoiceAge, "Contributing part of our technological portfolio to
 Vovida.org became the only logical choice when considering our dissemination
 objectives for a targeted, globally centric VoIP development community. We're
 excited to contribute our advanced voice compression technology to facilitate
 development of new and innovative communications features, services and
 applications."
     "The goal of Vovida.org is to promote the development and adoption of
 communications products, features and services on Internet Protocol (IP)
 centric networks. We feel that the 'G.729 (A) Initiative' will enable our
 development community to take advantage of a powerful, stable and widely
 deployed codec in their testing and development efforts.  We see this
 contribution as a win-win situation for vendors, service providers and
 developers," said Alan Knitowski, Director of Marketing, Cisco Systems and
 Co-Founder of Vovida.org.
 
     About VoiceAge
     VoiceAge, develops narrow and wideband, low bit rate voice and multimedia
 compression solutions applied to wireless 2G, 2.5G, 3G and Voice over the
 Internet industry. Designed around the renowned ACELP(R) technology,
 VoiceAge's products ensure unsurpassed audio quality in both standard and
 proprietary based platforms experienced daily by hundreds of millions of users
 worldwide.
 
     About Vovida.org
     Vovida.org, a communications community site sponsored by Cisco Systems,
 Inc., is dedicated to providing a forum for open source software used in
 datacom and telecom environments; the only site to provide a Linux- and
 Solaris-based open sourced communications system (VOCAL), developmental
 protocols including MGCP, RTP, RTSP, SIP, COPS, RADIUS, OpenOSP and TRIP, and
 links to Open Source information sites.
 
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 SOURCE  VoiceAge Corporation