Dialogic Blog

MWC 2017 Ready

by Chika Kim

Feb 17, 2017 11:08:51 AM

Mobile World Congress is right around the corner. Once again, Dialogic will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress on Feb 27 to March 2 in Hall 6 B62. We’ve prepared some exciting demos featuring our PowerVille Applications, media processing enabling technology, and innovative capabilities from our Dialogic Applications Lab that bring together real-time communications and IoT. We’ll also be  hosting a developer’s meet up and will be participating in the MWC IoT Tour. Here are some details on what we’re doing at Mobile World Congress this year.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Events, Signaling, Internet of Things

ITExpo 2017 – Where Communications and IoT Intersect

by Alan Percy

Feb 15, 2017 9:33:16 AM

If you keep up to date with the latest innovations in communications technology, ITEXPO has always been one of the places to learn, meet key vendors, and network.  With a regular winter event in southern Florida every year, it’s hard to say “no” to attending.  This year did not disappoint, especially with the addition of a co-located Internet of Things (IoT) event and even more to see and experience during your trip to Florida.  A few key observations:

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Events, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, Signaling, Internet of Things

What to Expect at MWC 2017

by Jim Machi

Feb 14, 2017 11:35:27 AM

Mobile World Congress is coming up soon and it’s always fun to speculate on industry marketing trends one might expect to see.  First of all, with a generally poor 2016 for telecom infrastructure vendors, which comprise the bulk of the companies with MWC booths, we’ll probably see an overall muting of far out expensive “come look here” marketing and parties. I do expect to see three main trends, though

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Topics: Events, Internet of Things, Communications Application Development

OTT and the Enterprise and the Impact on Service Providers

by Jim Machi

Feb 7, 2017 9:42:34 AM

Service Providers don’t just provide services to consumer subscribers like you and me.  Service providers also provide a lot of services to enterprises. And the revenue derived from these services, such as text messaging, other messaging, and voice services, has declined as data usage has soared, the same trend they saw with consumer subscribers. 

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, Signaling

Benefits of a Hybrid SFU-MCU WebRTC Architecture

by Jim Machi

Jan 31, 2017 9:44:04 AM

Multipoint control unit architectures are ideal for when compute and bandwidth are limited and there is a need for interoperability with disparate networks, but come at a cost of high server load and limiting video layout. On the other hand, selective forwarding unit topologies are ideal for high server performance and maximum flexibility for the client UI but come at a cost of requiring all connecting clients to share the same codec, frame-rate,

A hybrid-SFU/MCU topology allows for the media stream to be delivered based on the preference optimized for the individual client.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS

WebRTC SFU Architecture = Champion of Large Scale Video Conferences

by Jim Machi

Jan 24, 2017 10:03:36 AM

Whether it’s one bad connection degrading the quality of the entire conference, or problems with the underlying media server or conference call architecture, a poor conferencing experience is avoidable. For large scale video conferences, the Selective Forwarding Unit (SFU) architecture may be a good way to go.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS

WebRTC MCU Architecture - All For One And One For All

by Jim Machi

Jan 17, 2017 10:01:07 AM

The conferencing market is huge. It was expected to be over $2B in size in 2016.  And with good reason – it fulfills a business need to talk to, and interact with each other through voice and video and various collaboration techniques such as whiteboarding.  But we’ve all been on large conference calls at work where people are added and then you can very visibly tell that the performance had degraded.  And then we’re all in for a bad experience.  Many times this has to do with a slow connection – one bad apple ruining the rest.  But this can also have something to do either with the underlying media server being used, or with the conference call architecture being used. Either way, this is avoidable. 

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS

An Adventurer’s Communication Survival Guide

by Alan Percy

Jan 16, 2017 10:37:57 AM

I’m sure many of you do a lot of travel for work and like me, you likely have your own “routine” as to what you take along during your travels.  Laptop, phone, headset, cables, and chargers usually fill my backpack, allowing for communications virtually anywhere.  Over the holiday break, my family celebrated my wife and my 30th anniversary with a two-week trip to the Galapagos Islands, a remote collection of rocky islands off the coast of Ecuador made famous by Darwin and his scientific observations on evolution.  The remoteness of this type of travel brings a whole new challenge to communicating with family, friends, and work.

A few observations and suggestions:

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Topics: Guides: How-to's, Infographics, and more, Communications Application Development

Riding the Media Processing Waves

by Vince Puglia

Jan 11, 2017 10:54:52 AM

'The Third Wave' by Steve Case is a good read from a discernibly credible individual (AOL being a key disrupter of its time) where he analyzes the evolution of the internet and how companies wanting to do business in today's connected world need to adapt and re-think where & how it is done. This got me thinking about where & how the media processing has evolved over the years and has rode its own 'waves' to where we are today.

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud, Guides: How-to's, Infographics, and more

IoT + Real Time Communications = Internet of Real Time Communications

by Jim Machi

Jan 10, 2017 8:57:52 AM

 

Over the summer, I wrote about how Internet of Things will sometimes need to merge with Real Time Communications.  Dialogic even created an infographic on this concept.  Let me explain more since I’ve had a few questions come in since then.

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Topics: Internet of Things

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