Networking

The Latest Look at Media Servers

by Jim Machi March 25, 2015 Business
Dialogic

We’re delighted with the informative byline article that our own, Jim Machi, senior vice president of product management and marketing at Dialogic, had published in Internet Telephony recently. A true thought leader, Jim has been publishing articles on telecomm infrastructure and technology for over a decade, and just in case you missed his latest piece […]

Does Microsoft Want to Kill WebRTC?

by Chad Hart March 23, 2015 Cloud Computing
Dialogic

Does Microsoft care about WebRTC? Is Microsoft trying to kill or delay WebRTC? These are questions that have been asked since WebRTC became a more mainstream buzzword and ones that I am asked all the time. I will address both of these topics below along with Microsoft’s new WebRTC prototype it announced last Friday. Microsoft […]

A Journey to Media Server Enlightenment

by Jeremy Burton March 17, 2015 Business
Dialogic

Dialogic has introduced an ongoing video blog series titled, “A Journey to Media Server Enlightenment”.  This blog series will discuss various topics surrounding Dialogic’s PowerMedia™ XMS  software-based media server including overviews on developing, testing and deploying media processing solutions. Dialogic’s PowerMedia™ XMS is a powerful next-generation software media server that enables standards-based, real-time multimedia communications solutions […]

WebRTC Codec Survey Results

by Chad Hart March 16, 2015 Cloud Computing
Dialogic

The results of Dialogic’s survey on WebRTC Codecs are in! We targeted the survey at Dialogic’s developer community and received over 60 responses in less than a week. Respondents included an equitable mix of developers from traditional service providers, established systems integrators, and newer upstarts. Thank you to all who participated as your feedback is […]

Why Would Any Network Need to Support Transcoding and Transrating?

by Hamid Bahadori March 16, 2015 Business
Dialogic

How do you take a sample of analog voice and digitize it? This is what a codec basically does, and there are several different codec flavors used in telecommunications networks to transport voice and video across IP networks. What is the reason for this multitude of coding/decoding (thus the term codec) approaches? The way that […]

UCC Professionals Need AV Integrators… and Vice Versa

by Jimmi Leigh Griffin March 12, 2015 Business

I just came across a white paper published by InfoComm International that immediately caught my attention.  The paper’s title is “The Role of the Audiovisual Industry in Unified Communications and Collaboration.”  Considering we have a targeted focus within the ScanSource Communications business unit on both the Pro AV and the UC technology segment I thought […]

Media Servers Will Play an Increasingly Important Role for Telco Apps

by Jim Machi March 11, 2015 Cloud Computing
Dialogic

Media servers play an important role in enabling many of the real-time communications applications many of us use every day. When you retrieve a voice mail, have an email read back to you while in the car or get on a conference call, a media server is involved. Media servers provide the back-end voice and/or […]

Why Carriers and WebRTC Don’t Have to be the Same Magnet Polarization and Can be Partners Part II

by Jeremy Burton March 4, 2015 Business

Last week, I started exploring why WebRTC is interesting for carriers and wrote about extending existing applications with WebRTC to keep the offerings fresh.   But WebRTC may also be a way to compete with OTT apps that are riding on top of their network.   Apps that are free and don’t provide revenue to the carriers. […]

WebRTC Video Codec Debate: A Transcoding Vendor’s Perpective

by Chad Hart March 4, 2015 Cloud Computing
Dialogic

Here we go again. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is scheduled to discuss WebRTC Mandatory to Implement (MTI) codecs again this week at IETF 91. We have been here a few times before – the community failed to reach a consensus on this issue last year. Will this time be any different? What does […]

Polycom VBP Is Back! What it Means for SMEs

by LaVonda Huskey March 3, 2015 Market Segments
Polycom

One of the greatest changes to enterprise businesses in the past decade has to be the introduction of video conferencing. Allowing large companies to cut travel costs, boost productivity and improve collaboration between teams has made it possible for businesses to become even more widespread while maintaining ever-improving connections. But what about smaller companies? With […]