Aculab Adds Video Capability to Prosody

Aculab, a leading provider of enabling technology for the communications market, has announced support for video in its highly successful Prosody family of media processing products. This additional capability opens new opportunities for services providers, applications developers and enterprises using Prosody X hardware platforms and Prosody S host media processing software.

“The continual expansion of video enabled wireless devices is helping drive consumer demand for video and multimedia services”, noted Andrew Nicholson, Product Manager for Aculab. “In addition, the proliferation of desktop and device-based video conferencing, and video call centres, is also generating increased interest in this technology. The enhanced video capabilities now available through Prosody products enable providers to tap new revenue streams and deliver a richer feature set to their customers.”

Aculab’s video support capabilities extend far beyond providing consumers with the capability to download and view sports and entertainment clips. Aculab’s philosophy is to allow its customers to leverage both existing and emerging commercial and consumer applications for video. These applications require broad codec and protocol support making the Prosody products ideally suited. Aculab’s video capability includes support for most of the current codecs used in video communications.

Among these emerging uses of video, are the consumer functions of video messaging and real-time video telephony, as well as commercial uses such as video enabled contact centres and robust on-the-fly video conferencing. The video features enabled by both Prosody X and Prosody S provide the scalability and performance flexibility required by services providers, applications developers and enterprises.