Yesterday, Octasic announced plans for new Vocallo MGW product capabilities to engage an ever-evolving community of mobile video users by signing a license agreement with video coding specialist, Dicas.

These developments, when compete, should significantly enhance the company’s mobile video product portfolio to meet the growing demands of gateway manufactures and content adaptation solutions providers.

“The next wave of telecommunications products and services will focus on mobile video. A recent Infonetics report on IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) found that more than half of the service provider respondents plan to deploy video telephony and converged mobile/fixed-line services over the next 12 to 18 months (IMS Plans: Global Service Provider Survey, August 2009),” Octasic said in their press release.

The enhanced Vocallo MGW will be designed to meet demand for:

  • video messaging adaptation and optimization
  • video mail servers
  • on-demand transcoding
  • mobile video conferencing
  • 3G-324M gateways
  • video surveillance
  • Interactive Voice and Video Response (IVVR) with
    • sophisticated mixing capabilities
    • picture-in-picture (PIP), or branded video streams

The licensing agreement with Dicas should ensure that Octasic customers receive the most robust video platform for manufacturers and end users, as Dicas are known experts in MPEG video coding. By integrating Dicas’ field-proven H.264 decoder,  interoperability with the broad range of H.264 encoders found on mobile devices and the web will be ensured.

The Vocallo MGW will provide a complete video processing solution, controlled via a packet-based API—no DSP programming required! Each video stream will be independently configured and controlled for each mobile subscriber.

Vocallo MGW will supports transcoding of H.263, MPEG-4 and H.264 video codecs; provides an adaptive jitter buffer and coordination with audio streams; and a full set of wireless and wireline audio codecs.

Keep an eye on the VoIPon blog as our vendors announce products making use of this new technology option from Octasic.