SOURCE: Octasic inc.

Octasic Inc.

February 22, 2012 14:40 ET

Italtel Chooses Octasic for Its QoS Network Interconnection Product Line

Italtel and Octasic Showcasing the NetMatch Product Line at Mobile World Congress 2012

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS Octasic Inc., a leading innovator of media processing and wireless solutions, today announced that its Vocallo MGW multi-core DSP platform has been chosen by Italtel, a leading developer and designer of solutions for Next Generation Network and Next Generation Service (NGN/NGS). Italtel has integrated Octasic's Vocallo MGW platform into their latest NetMatch product line.

Italtel NetMatch is a family of products that provides carriers with a smooth migration from TDM to IP and from existing mobile networks to LTE. It provides both voice and HD video capabilities, along with all necessary protocol adaptations, making it easier to offer audio conferencing, video conferencing, and telepresence capabilities.

"The idea behind NetMatch was to have a flexible, multi-purpose solution that is future-proof. Market requirements led us to design a product that guarantees high performance and allows our customer to effectively manage the complexity involved in the interconnection between different networks and handle the related exchange of information," said Federico Descalzo, Head of Smart Networks & Products Unit at Italtel. "We chose Octasic's Opus-based chips to handle all media processing in NetMatch products because we appreciated the flexibility that their technology offers us while keeping a high density to power ratio. We are currently using the OCT1010 chipset for audio and fax management. Future product releases will adopt the newer OCT2224M chipset, which more than doubles transcoding capacity and provides effective high quality video processing."

The NetMatch product line demonstrates the flexibility of Octasic's Vocallo MGW solution. The NetMatch-M provides the highest density TDM to IP media gateway. The NetMatch-B provides a cost-efficient border gateway. Finally, for the fast-growing SBC market, the NetMatch-S leverages Octasic's expertise to offer the best voice quality, low latency transcoding, and unmatched port density.

"We are glad that Italtel found the right fit for their NetMatch product line with our Vocallo MGW products," said James Awad, Director of Marketing at Octasic. "The ability to run both voice and video channels on the same chip gives our customers an unparalleled advantage over their competition. The OCT2224M device with the Vocallo MGW software is the only solution on the market that supports a complete voice and HD video media gateway on the same device. Competing solutions using hardware acceleration or external co-processors are limited to their purpose-built feature set and cannot be software-upgraded to add new features or capabilities, making it harder to implement a mix of audio and video on the same card. We make it easier for carriers to deploy Next Generation services by offering efficient hardware today that will not become obsolete as demand for video services increase."

The OCT2224M is based on Octasic's power-efficient, asynchronous Opus DSP core technology, offering the industry's lowest power per channel for voice and video DSP processing. Italtel and Octasic will be showcasing the NetMatch and OCT2224M video solutions at Mobile World Congress from February 27th to March 1st at booth 2H58 of Hall 2.

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 Italtel
Italtel designs, develops, implements solutions for NGN and NGS; Professional Services dedicated to the design and maintenance of networks; IT System Integration Services; Network Integration and migration activities. Italtel counts among its customers more than 40 of the world's top TLC Operators and SPs. In Italy Italtel is also reference partner of Enterprises and Public Sector for the deployment of IP Next-Generation Networks and for the development of multimedia convergent services for their customers. Italtel is present in 25 countries including France, UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.

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