Artesyn and Vantrix Demonstrate New Voice Codec Capability that Enables Up to 3X Speech Transcoding Density
Barcelona, Spain. [2 March, 2015] — At Mobile World Congress today, Artesyn Embedded Technologies and Vantrix are showcasing new voice codec capability on Intel® Architecture processors that delivers up to three times the speech transcoding capability of existing purpose-built media processing platforms. The companies are showing how the combination of high performance Intel® processors with integrated graphics, combined with software-based speech processing, can yield up to 3000 speech encoding sessions per processor. These advancements will bring new efficiencies to voice transcoding applications in operator networks and enterprises.
A proof-of-concept demonstration on the Intel booth (8.1E41) will enable processing of up to 140,000 channels of G.711 to G.729 transcoding in an Artesyn carrier-grade server, the highest density per rack unit (RU) in a standards-based server. This solution combines software expertise from Vantrix and Artesyn’s high density computing hardware system, which leverages removable SharpStreamer™ PCI Express media accelerator cards that can be used in a range of Artesyn or third party platforms.
Stephen Dow, president, Artesyn Embedded Technologies, said: “This integrated solution will deliver tremendous flexibility for our customers, who need to deploy virtual network functions or VNFs across multiple hardware platforms. Our approach scales from edge to core with the highest density per RU to help carriers lower their OpEx.”
Sandra Rivera, vice president and general manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, said: “By using Intel® processors, Artesyn and Vantrix have the performance needed to deliver impressive speech transcoding capabilities. This gives customers the flexibility to deploy applications such as VoLTE, session border controllers, and media gateways as virtual network functions.”
Jean Mayrand, chief executive officer Vantrix, said: “Vantrix is excited to showcase next-generation real-time speech capabilities on Intel® processors. These ultra-high-density processing improvements available from Artesyn, together with our cloud-based media processing solution, will help operators and enterprises be more profitable and efficient for real-time communications, including via WebRTC and VoLTE.”
About Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Artesyn Embedded Technologies is a global leader in the design and manufacture of highly reliable power conversion and embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries including communications, computing, medical, military, aerospace and industrial. For more than 40 years, customers have trusted Artesyn to help them accelerate time-to-market and reduce risk with cost-effective advanced network computing and power conversion solutions. Artesyn has over 20,000 employees worldwide across nine engineering centers of excellence, four world-class manufacturing facilities, and global sales and support offices.
About Vantrix Corporation
Vantrix software enables content owners and service operators to optimize their media processing operations and give their customers high-quality media experiences on any device, at the lowest possible cost. Pioneers in media optimization since 1994, Vantrix technology is helping top mobile operators and video service providers across the globe successfully converge traditional linear business models with OTT multiscreen delivery. Vantrix Media Platform is a software-defined video-processing, optimization, caching and analytics platform that can be deployed as a turnkey appliance on premise or in the cloud. Visit www.vantrix.com