PIKA Technologies Launches Enhanced VoIP Portfolio and Initiatives in Host Media Processing
PIKA Technologies will release an integrated SIP stack for VoIP signaling to developers this June. The company also unveiled its host media processing (HMP) technology, which is slated for initial release later this year.
By way of PIKA MonteCarlo SDK, application developers gain access to reliable media processing building blocks for the converged TDM/IP environment. This June, a SIP stack will be integrated into the SDK and will have a programming interface common to existing SDK functions.
The SIP stack will enable VoIP signaling in conjunction with real-time transport protocol streaming (RTP). It is a mechanism that enables IP-based solutions to make and receive voice calls.
The PIKA SIP stack will allow developers to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the converged network space, such as:
- In IP PBX environments, SIP-enabled VoIP allows developers to offer desktop functionality.
- In IP PBX environments, developers can use media processing building blocks from PIKA Technologies to IP-enable call processing, automated attendant, voicemail, fax, and unified messaging. PIKA building blocks are also applicable for special purpose VoIP gateway applications.
- In IVR and voice portal environments, developers can link distributed branch offices via an IP-based local or wide area network.
Developers can offer their enterprise customers flexibility and cost efficiency.
PIKA Technologies will also include fax services in the next release of the MonteCarlo SDK. The enhancements will include fax as well as combination voice/fax environments in a computer chassis.
PIKA MonteCarlo SDK, Release 6.3, will be available for general distribution in June. MonteCarlo 6.3 will enable SIP and fax services on PIKA digital T1/E1 boards and PIKA analog boards. Most MonteCarlo 6.1- and 6.2-based applications will run on 6.3 with a recompile only.
PIKA Technologies also unveiled its initiatives in HMP. In the early life of the company, as part of the product strategy, the design team made the architectural decision to power the call control stacks on the computer's host processor. They are enabling current DSP-based media processing algorithms to run on the host as well.
In an IP environment, PIKA Technologies' patent-pending technology, called AllOnHost media processing, will run on the host processor thereby eliminating the requirement for voice boards. The company is targeting to have AllOnHost technology in developers' hands later this year.