OpenVox Selects Octasic’s Vocallo MGW for Superior Voice/Video Transcoding

MONTREAL, Canada and SHENZHEN, China – March 22, 2011 -- Octasic Inc., a leading innovator of media processing and wireless solutions, today announced that its Vocallo MGW multi-core processor has been chosen by OpenVox Communication Co. Ltd, a leading global provider of unified communications equipment and open source Asterisk® telephony hardware and software products. OpenVox has incorporated Octasic’s Vocallo MGW into its DE430P line of PCIe cards for Asterisk® and other open source software, as well as for proprietary PBX, Switch, IVR, and VoIP gateway applications.

The OpenVox DE430P is the latest upgrade to OpenVox’ DE410P solution, which is a four-port T1/E1/J1 PCI card for high-performance voice and data applications. By equipping the DE430P with Octasic’s Vocallo MGW multi-core processor for voice and video over IP, OpenVox can provide its customers with a flexible, low cost solution for superior voice transcoding and offer the ability to add video capabilities as needed. Taking advantage of Vocallo’s patented echo cancellation and voice quality enhancement algorithms, the OpenVox DE430P delivers superior voice quality over T1, E1 and J1 interfaces, enabling users to eliminate echo tails up to 128ms across all 128 channels in E1 mode or 96 channels in T1/J1 modes.

“OpenVox is committed to leading the way in the evolving voice/video applications market, so choosing Octasic’s Vocallo MGW solution was a logical next step for us,” said Lin Miao, president of OpenVox. “With the ability to transcode more than 400 channels from G.711 to G.729AB on a single DSP while consuming less than 2 watts of power, the Vocallo MGW offers amazing performance, allowing us to deliver the highest channel density, best voice quality and lowest power consumption all in one complete solution.”

As the industry’s most complete Media Gateway DSP platform, Octasic’s Vocallo MGW solution enables OpenVox to reduce its system cost by delivering the lowest power per channel, as well as by offering optimal pricing scalability. With a software package that includes wideband audio processing, voice quality enhancement, and video processing for real-time communications, Vocallo MGW provides OpenVox with an optimal solution for today’s latest voice and video applications.

“Octasic’s solutions have been particularly valuable to our customers and partners whose product families are evolving from one application to multiple technologies and applications,” said Fabio Gambacorta, vice president sales and business development at Octasic. “That’s why we’re particularly pleased to have our Vocallo MGW incorporated into OpenVox’s latest enterprise-class solution for voice and video transcoding. This new hybrid card will satisfy their customers’ diversified needs for voice, while also allowing them a smooth migration path for video support.”

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 OpenVox
Founded in 2002, OpenVox is a leading global provider of open source telephony hardware and software products. Serving small and medium businesses and the open source community, OpenVox delivers innovative and cost-effective solutions that lower communications costs, increase system flexibility and enhance productivity in building PBX, Call Center, IVR, and firewall applications.

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