Hitachi Selects Octasic’s Vocallo Media Gateway for Hybrid IP-PBX

Combining both data networks and TDM voice networks seamlessly


MONTREAL, Canada and TOKYO, JapanJuly 26, 2012 -- Octasic Inc., a leading innovator of media processing and wireless solutions, today announced that its Vocallo Media Gateway (MGW) multi-core DSP platform has been selected by Hitachi for use in its hybrid IP-PBX NETTOWER CX-01 targeted at large and medium-sized enterprises. Using Octasic’s Vocallo MGW, Hitachi was able to build the NETTOWER CX-01 to provide enterprise customers the option to seamlessly combine both corporate data networks and TDM voice networks.

The NETTOWER CX-01 offers an IP-PBX that meets current enterprise requirements in reliability and flexible scalability. Software upgrades can add or improve features and they provide a flexible architecture to the NETTOWER CX-01, making it easily adaptable to changes in market demands. Support for Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) features and smartphones enables the NETTOWER CX-01 to provide mobile phone users added convenience in their day-to-day work.

Hitachi has integrated Octasic's multi-core processor into NETTOWER CX-01 for voice media processing in VoIP. Octasic also provides the complete software for its processor and acts as a single source vendor to Hitachi. Customers of Hitachi will also benefit from the industry’s leading echo cancellation and voice quality enhancement technology.

The Vocallo MGW software package includes voice processing with support for a wide range of wideband codecs such as AMR-WB (G.722.2), G.722, G.722.1, G.729.1, and SILK. Video conferencing capabilities can be added to the same platform in a cost-effective manner through a software upgrade. Vocallo MGW’s video solutions support all popular codecs including H.263, MPEG-4, and H.264.

“Octasic’s Vocallo MGW platform provides both the highest voice quality and video capabilities within a single DSP. We are happy that Hitachi has chosen Vocallo MGW for our state-of-the-art algorithms. This again proves that we offer the most flexible solutions on the market,” said James Awad, Director of Marketing at Octasic. "We continue to be the vendor of choice for enterprise PBX developers.”

About Octasic
Octasic Inc. is a global provider of media and wireless baseband processing silicon and software solutions for the converged carrier, enterprise and end-point communication equipment markets. The company's leading quality VoIP, HD video and multi-standard wireless base station multi-core DSP solutions are based on Opus, a unique asynchronous DSP architecture. Octasic allows next-generation equipment manufacturers to significantly reduce system costs by offering unmatched performance in terms of density and power consumption. Founded in 1998, Octasic is a privately-held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

About Hitachi
Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com/.

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Octasic Japan
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