Dialogic Announces Availability of the DiaStar™ Server, Release 2.0

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Expanding Asterisk/Open Source Developers’ Access to Advanced Video Functionality

Parsippany, NJ - March 10, 2010 - Dialogic Corporation ("Dialogic"), a global provider of world-class products and technologies for multimedia and signal processing, today announced the general availability of the DiaStarTM Server, release 2.0. This new release brings a variety of video features from the Dialogic® product portfolio to the Open Source/Asterisk® marketplace. New / enhanced features of the DiaStar Server include:

  • Call Progress Analysis (CPA) Enhancements -User-Defined Tone Detection with detection results available in both Asterisk Dialplan and the Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)
  • Robust support of SIP Video from the Asterisk Dialplan, including:
    • Play and Record Audio and Video
    • H.263 Support
    • MPEG4 Support
  • Video Transcoding between H.263 and MPEG-4
  • Video Transrating
  • Video scaling to enable playback of video on different sized video screens
  • SIGTRAN signaling support
  • Native media bridging

These new features and enhancements continue to expand Asterisk developers' ability to utilize the DiaStar Server to create applications such as IVVR systems, Video Surveillance Systems, Video Gateways, Mobile Advertising and Banking, Multimedia Social Networking and basic Video Call Completion.

"The 2.0 release of the DiaStar Server delivers truly differentiating technology from Dialogic to the Open Source community," said Franz-Josef Eberle, Vice President and General Manager for the Enterprise Market Group at Dialogic. "We believe that by allowing developers to access Dialogic® Video and Signaling Technology in their native programming environment, we will see exciting and innovative video applications emerge from this exceptionally creative community."

Project DiaStarTM is an open source project sponsored by Dialogic Corporation, providing access to Dialogic's enhanced media and signaling functionality from existing open source platforms such as Asterisk via the Woomera protocol.

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About Dialogic Corporation
Dialogic Corporation is a leading provider of world-class, innovative technologies based on open standards that enable innovative mobile, video, IP, and TDM solutions for Network Service Providers and Enterprise Communication Networks. Dialogic's customers and partners rely on its leading-edge, flexible components to rapidly deploy value-added solutions around the world.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dialogic and its subsidiaries have over twenty offices worldwide, providing local presence, knowledge and support to serve its customers around the globe. Dialogic's research and development centers are located in Parsippany, New Jersey; Getzville, New York; Needham, Massachusetts; Hyannis, Massachusetts; Salem, New Hampshire; Chicago, Illinois; Fordingbridge, England; and Renningen, Germany as well as Montreal.

Information about Dialogic is available at http://www.dialogic.com/. Also, join our social networking community, the Dialogic Exchange Network (DEN), at www.dialogic.com/den or visit our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages for additional Dialogic news and updates.

Dialogic is a registered trademark, and DiaStar a trademark, of Dialogic Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners. Dialogic and its subsidiaries encourage all users of their products to procure all necessary intellectual property licenses required to implement their concepts or applications, which licenses may vary from country to country.

Dialogic Contact:
Kristen Perry