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Aculab adds video capability to Prosody.



Summary: Aculab, a leading provider of enabling technology for the communications market, has announced support for video in its highly successful Prosody prosody: see versification.
prosody

Study of the elements of language, especially metre, that contribute to rhythmic and acoustic effects in poetry.
 family of media processing See media control.  products. This additional capability opens new opportunities for service providers, application developers and enterprises using Prosody X hardware platforms Each hardware platform, or CPU family, has a unique machine language. All software presented to the computer for execution must be in the binary coded machine language of that CPU. Following is a list of the major hardware platforms in existence today. See platform.  and Prosody S host media processing In the past, when you wanted to connect a computer to a telco network, it was always necessary to have a physical interface, a telco socket. This could mean an analog phone line (see PSTN), or in the case of digital networks an ISDN or T1/E1 line.  software.

Aculab, a leading provider of enabling technology for the communications market, has announced support for video in its highly successful Prosody family of media processing products. This additional capability opens new opportunities for service providers, application developers and enterprises using Prosody X hardware platforms and Prosody S host media processing software."The continual expansion of video enabled wireless devices is helping drive consumer demand for video and multimedia services", noted Andrew Nicholson, Product Manager for Aculab. "In addition, the proliferation of desktop and device-based video conferencing See videoconferencing.

(communications) video conferencing - A discussion between two or more groups of people who are in different places but can see and hear each other using electronic communications.
, and video call centres, is also generating increased interest in this technology. The enhanced video capabilities now available through Prosody products enable providers to tap new revenue streams and deliver a richer feature set to their customers."Aculab's video support capabilities extend far beyond providing consumers with the capability to download and view sports and entertainment clips. Aculab's philosophy is to allow its customers to leverage both existing and emerging commercial and consumer applications for video. These applications require broad codec (1) (enCOder/DECoder) A hardware circuit that performs analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) conversion. When analog signals are entered into a computer, cellphone or other device via a microphone or video source such as VHS tape or analog TV,  and protocol support making the Prosody products ideally suited. Aculab's video capability includes support for most of the current codecs The following is a list of codecs. Audio codecs
Non-compression formats
  • Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF, container format)
  • Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF, container format)
 used in video communications.Among these emerging uses of video, are the consumer functions of video messaging and real-time video telephony See videophone. , as well as commercial uses such as video enabled contact centres and robust on-the-fly video conferencing. The video features enabled by both Prosody X and Prosody S provide the scalability and performance flexibility required by services providers, applications developers and enterprises.Video support for Prosody S is available now from Aculab and authorised partners. More information is available on Aculab website www.aculab.comAbout AculabAculab enables developers and systems integrators to produce a variety of high performance communications solutions. Aculab's portfolio offers an exceptional mix of capabilities that are easy to integrate and bring real value - reduced costs, increased customer satisfaction and competitive advantage. A complete range of open standards building block technologies for use within telco or enterprise environments, as well as essential support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services , are offered. Products include media resources, digital network access, VoIP, fax, speech processing and conferencing. Support is available to help developers through each stage of their product's life cycle including pre-sales consultancy, technical support, training and marketing.Aculab's head office is located in Milton Keynes, UK with offices in the USA, Germany and Australia. 2009 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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