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Media server supports Linux-based SIP telephony clients

Oct 30, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Berlin — (press release excerpt) — snom technology today released its latest component of the snom 4S SIP soft switch: the media server. The media server offers mailbox, auto attendant, conferencing, music on hold, error-explanation and other media related services to SIP clients. Together with a SIP PSTN gateway and SIP phones customers can run their telephony infrastructure with up to 500 users based on the snom 4S solution.

The media server is based on snom's proven SIP stack which is already being used by the snom phones. This makes it compliant to Microsoft Messenger, Cisco SIP equipment, and components from other vendors which are compatible with the latest SIP RFC 3261. The behavior description in XML makes it very flexible for customizations. The built-in web server simplifies the usage and reduces the time for installation to a few minutes.

The transcoding unit converts media streams with different codecs in real time. This makes it possible to mix media streams of conference participants with different high and low rate codecs. This is an important feature when the media server runs in the Internet where bandwidth efficiency is important. Supporting both UDP and TCP transport layer, DNS SRV, loose routing maximizes compatibility with other SIP devices.

Its built-in multi-language support allows easy adaptation to different languages. By default, the media server comes in US English. The media server runs on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and several Linux flavors. Customized versions can also run on Sun Solaris. Installed on a standard PC, the media server implements an IPBX at a very attractive price/performance ratio.

Further destails are available via the Media Server data sheet (PDF download).

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