SOURCE: Octasic Semiconductor

Octasic Semiconductor

November 16, 2010 08:30 ET

NEC Infrontia Selects Octasic's Multi-Core DSP Platform to Integrate With New UNIVERGE Aspire X

IP PBX Solution Uses Vocallo MGW to Deliver Flexible Features for Traditional, IP and Hybrid Networks

MONTREAL and TOKYO--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) -  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 NEC Infrontia Corporation, a related company of NEC Corporation responsible for development and manufacturing advanced network, communications and information technology systems. NEC Infrontia has integrated Octasic's Vocallo MGW platform into its new enterprise system UNIVERGE Aspire X for the Japanese market to deliver flexible and affordable features for businesses as they transition from traditional to all IP networks.

NEC Infrontia's newly launched UNIVERGE Aspire X allows enterprises to converge their voice and data networks. Using Aspire X, businesses can deploy traditional circuit-switched technology, VoIP, or a combination of both, all in one system. Aspire X can function in and support a "hybrid" network with traditional digital/analog switching, IP/TDM/IP switching and pure peer-to-peer IP switching, meaning users can continue to utilize their existing equipment while they begin to phase in IP Telephony and lay the foundation for current and future networks.

NEC Infrontia utilizes Octasic's Vocallo MGW multi-core processor in its UNIVERGE Aspire X solution to manage the media processing of voice over IP. As the industry's most versatile DSP platform for voice and video over IP applications, Vocallo MGW allows NEC Infrontia to reduce the overall system and development cost of its Aspire X solution by delivering the lowest power per channel and offering a complete hardware and software solution from one vendor. With support for wideband codecs becoming increasingly important in enterprise settings, the Vocallo MGW software package includes voice processing with support for AMR-WB (G.722.2), G.722, G.722.1c, and G.729.1. This flexible solution of Vocallo MGW can also provide video transcoding and conferencing solutions across all popular codecs including H.263, MPEG-4, and H.264, meaning video conferencing capabilities are supported in a cost-effective manner. All of this is based on Octasic's ultra-low power Opus DSP, core architecture.

"Having the flexibility to upgrade or expand your network at your own pace is extremely important to customers as they look to maximize their existing technology investments," said Kenji Segawa, associate senior vice president, NEC Infrontia Corporation. "We found Octasic's Vocallo MGW to be the perfect solution for accommodating the needs of any network, whether it be traditional, IP or somewhere in between. It is an advantage to know we can easily add capabilities, like video conferencing, as our customers require."

"NEC Infrontia's reputation for delivering innovative solutions to its customers is unrivaled and we couldn't be happier about our Vocallo MGW being incorporated into its latest PBX solution," said Fabio Gambacorta, vice president sales at Octasic. "Equipment manufacturers continually look for ways to reduce the cost of their platforms. With our Vocallo MGW, they get the advantage of having a complete solution, including the hardware and software components, from a single vendor, meaning they can eliminate the extra costs associated with having to integrate multiple solutions."

About NEC Infrontia Corporation
NEC Infrontia Corporation is a leader in the development and manufacturing of IT and network systems that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC Infrontia's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC Infrontia brings more than 90 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. 

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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 basestation 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.

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