- CT Media(tm) spurs development of standards-based communications solutions for Next Generation Networks -
CeBIT, Hannover, March 22 - (Booth located at Hall 17, Booth C70) - Dialogic, an Intel(r) company, today announces the release of a new free Software Development Kit (SDK) and Resource Development Kit (RDK) for version 2.1 of its CT(tm) Media server software.
Made to simplify the process of building applications and creating resources for CT Media(tm) 2.1 servers, the new development kits allow resource developers to quickly and affordably design the network interfaces and media processing required by next generation networks, along with the applications to run on them.
To spur the adoption of standards-based platforms by a wide range of developers, Dialogic is now offering both the SDK and the RDK - previously priced at 48.200 EURO - at no charge.
CT Media 2.1 Server Software
CT Media is a standards-based telephony server software that makes it possible for organizations to build communications systems like they build computing systems today: by buying a base hardware/software platform and then mixing-and-matching different communications applications from different vendors on this platform to meet their precise requirements.
The software is unique in its ability to allow applications to be written once and deployed without modification on systems of different sizes, using different network protocols and even different network fabrics. This makes it possible for a single converged communications server to support applications from different vendors and migrate those applications from PSTN networks to IP networks at any time.
SDK: An Administration Framework
The new CT Media 2.1 SDK provides an administration framework that for the first time allows application developers to design their CT Media applications to share system level data. This not only gives users a central point for managing their entire system, but also makes it possible for changes to ripple throughout the system automatically, even if applications on the system come from different vendors.
"The openness of CT Media creates a unique opportunity,” explained Dirk Roziers, senior product marketing manager at Dialogic. " A CT Media system might have a softPBX from vendor X, a unified messaging system from vendor Y and a contact center from vendor Z. Normally, all these applications will have in some way their own copy of the administration data that they need. But, if these applications are written to the CT Media 2.1 Administration Framework, the system administrator only has to add/move/change administration data once, and all the applications on the system are updated. With this simple, centralized administration available, customers can now concentrate on providing value instead of on the mechanics of system administration."
The CT Media 2.1 SDK supports an expanded line of PCI Dialogic SpringWare(tm) and DM3 family hardware, including building blocks for IP, media processing, network interface, fax, station interface, and conferencing. Dialogic has also incorporated numerous customer feature requests, including ISDN enhancements and improvements in call progress analysis.
Resource Development Kit
CT Media’s architecture is not just open for application developers, but for resource developers as well. Using the CT Media 2.x RDK, resources for CT Media 2.1 have been developed by Dialogic, speech technology developers, and other third party resource vendors - including Dialogic competitors. CT Media applications can use these additional resources, typically without any change to the application.
The CT Media 2.x RDK allows any telephony resource, hardware or host-based, to be used within a CT Media 2.x server. Multiple CT Media-based applications from different suppliers can then use these additional resources.
"Offering the CT Media 2.x Resource Developers Kit for free completely changes the competitive landscape. Developers can choose the resource that meets their specific needs, not just the resources their vendor happens to offer,” explained Jim Machi, director, product management, Converged Communication Server Products Dialogic.
“The RDK opens up the CT Media application market to technology developers with innovative solutions including speech algorithms, ATM boards, DSL boards, or other networking technologies.”
CT Media ISV partners
Leading Dialogic EMEA ISV alliances such as Envox, Novavox, Connect-IT, Parity, Infitel and Time Communications are offering CT Media-based applications or toolkits and will be present at Dialogic’s booth at CeBIT to provide hands-on demonstrations of real-world products developed for this modular, interoperaple framework. In total, twelve companies have already used the CT Media 2.x RDK to provide CT Media support for their resources.
“We’ve been excited about the possibilities that CT Media enables for many years,” states Anders Linden, President of Envox EMEA. “Envox was an early adopter of CT Media and pleased to work with Intel to beta test recent product versions. Today, CT Media is an integral part of Envox 4.0, our industry-leading communications development platform, and plays a key role in making the building of flexible Next Generation Network and enterprise solutions that little bit easier".
Pricing and Availability
A full four-port version of the CT Media 2.1 SDK is now available for free download from www.dialogic.com and on CD-ROM from Dialogic representatives and distributors. Applications built with the free version run unchanged on larger systems. The SDK is also available in an Enterprise Edition and as part of CT Media Starter Kits.
The CT Media 2.x RDK is now available for free download from www.dialogic.com and from Dialogic representatives. Prior versions of the CT Media RDK package included a JumpStart service from Dialogic Consulting Services. This custom on-site service "jump starts" customers' RDK development efforts on their unique resources, and is now available separately for 26.800 EURO.
About Dialogic, an Intel Company
Dialogic, an Intel company, provides the crucial building blocks and technical services that enable its customers to develop solutions serving the converging Internet and telecommunications market segments. Dialogic products are used in voice, fax, data, speech recognition and synthesis, call center management, and Internet protocol (IP) telephony applications in both public network and customer premise equipment (CPE) environments. For more information visit http://www.dialogic.com
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