Faster video calling for mobile devices with OMAP processors
Posted on 16-Feb-2004 21:29
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A new H.324M/3G-324M stack for video-telephony and conferencing software is now available on the Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP platform, coming from Dilithium Networks. The implementation includes Dilithium Networks' patent-pending AnswerFast technology, which can reduce call set-up times by 4-8 seconds compared to other protocol stack implementations. The H.324M protocol is an ITU-T standard, which has been adopted by both 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards bodies, and enables real-time streaming and conversational video services over wireless networks.
"The H.324M/3G-324M protocol is the multimedia protocol of choice for leading 3G operators to deliver conversational voice and video services to its customers. There is an increasing interest among handset vendors to offer 3G-324M enabled handsets to the market to support richer applications like video-telephony, videomail and streaming. We are happy to collaborate with TI and introduce our solution for 3G multimedia phones on TI's OMAP platform," said Art Bailey, vice president of worldwide engineering for Dilithium Networks. "Our 3G-324M stack incorporates a very valuable technology called AnswerFast that significantly reduces call set-up time and thereby enhances user experience with mobile video services," he added.
Dilithium Networks' H.324M/3G-324M and H.323 stacks have been available to customers since 1999. The company has been an active participant of the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium's (IMTC) H.324M interoperability group since its origin over three years ago.
The company is also a member of TI's OMAP Developer Network, a group of software developers porting applications to TI's OMAP processors. The OMAP platform has been selected by manufacturers such as Nokia, NEC, Fujitsu, LG Electronics, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Palm, Motorola and many more, for their 2.5 and 3G wireless devices.