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The Era of Hardware-based Media Servers is Over – Scaling Software-based Media Servers

by Jim Machi March 27, 2015 Cloud Computing
Dialogic

As the telecom world moves closer and closer to software- based infrastructure, many questions are being asked about scalability of these software-based infrastructure solutions. After all, when there are hardware cards full of Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) you could simply plug in more boards or add more systems (at greater cost) to get to the […]

What is MSRP?

by Jolene Pierangeli March 26, 2015 Business
Dialogic

What is MSRP? What are the advantages? Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP) is a protocol for text or multimedia instant messaging (SMS), which exchanges a series of related instant messages across an IP Network in the context of a session. There are many ways to do messaging, but MSRP offers some unique advantages like: Transmission […]

SmartPhoneMan and His Interaction with Media Servers on St. Patrick’s Day

by Jim Machi March 26, 2015 Business
Dialogic

Last week we made it about halfway through SmartPhoneMan’s day. Let’s finish his day. Right now, he’s in a rush to get home for the fantasy baseball draft. Everyone is scattered across the country and uses different methods to call in – people call in from POTS phone, though not as many as the year […]

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 […]