Thursday, May 19, 2005

Netcentrex Enhances its Softswitching with Video, SIP, and Triple Play Integration

Netcentrex has enhanced its "MyCall" Residential Services with new capabilities for video telephony, enhanced triple play and fixed-mobile convergence. MyCall version 3 provides interworking of video services between fixed or mobile video terminals, such as fixed video phones, 3G mobile video phones, and PC-based video clients. It could also be used to extend voice and video applications over 3G and broadband networks. In addition to the previously available H.323 video, the latest release adds the capability of implementing video services using SIP. Video applications such as Video Mail and Video Conferencing have also been added and are available as an upgrade to existing MyCall platforms.

NetCentrex said new functionality in MyCall v3 allows the owner of a MyCall solution to share the platform among different Application Service Providers (ASPs), each of them delivering its own service bundles to its subscribers. The ASPs can also provide services on different access technologies (DSL, Cable, Fiber, WiFi etc.), in different countries and different languages.

MyCall uses open APIs for integration into a triple play solution to enable an end-to-end solution for MPEG2, MPEG4 or future High Definition TV, or mobile IPTV & VOD, and an integrated User Portal which can manage TV programs, VOD purchasing, video game features, IP telephony services and voice or video mail messages. Following the previous integration with Envivio, MyCall now also ensures integration with Thales Broadcast and Multimedia Smartvision TV middleware, for the delivery of a centralized TV self-care portal, caller ID presentation on TV and call rejection from the TV interface.

NetCentrex claims an installed base of more than 1.5 Million subscribers/ Its customer list includes FastWeb, which is using MyCall to deliver residential IP Telephony, video telephony, and triple play services.

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