Dialogic Blog

XMS 3.3 – High Capacity Video Recording

by Alan Percy

May 15, 2017 11:19:40 AM

This is the third in a multi-part blog series, explaining some of the many features and functions found in the newly released PowerMedia XMS 3.3 software.

If there is any question to the value of recording video, take note of any one of the viral videos of airline customer service “interactions” posted on YouTube.

The emergence of inexpensive storage completely changed customer service interaction and identity verification. Voice-only contact centers almost universally record all customer interactions – thus the pre-call warning that “this call may be recorded for quality and training purposes.”  You should expect the same will be true with video customer care interactions.  Recording helps resolve potential conflicts of “he said – she said” disputes with financial transactions.  Contact centers, banking, legal, and other industries require by policy or regulation that all customer interactions are archived, requiring the capability to record video interactions.

However, recording video is significantly more resource intensive than a voice-only recorder. 

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Communications Application Development

XMS 3.3 – Outbound Calling and Notification

by Alan Percy

May 5, 2017 2:18:05 PM

This is the second of a multi-part blog series, explaining some of the many features and functions found in the newly released PowerMedia XMS 3.3 software.

Outbound calling applications – reverse 911, contact center call-backs, medication reminder notifications, and conferencing applications all depend on detecting whether an outbound call was completed, and then, whether it was answered by a person or a machine.   Correctly detecting the success (or failure) of an outbound call allows an application to decide whether to retry the call, leave a voice message or connect the call to an agent.  Dialogic has been a leader in developing reliable Call Progress Analysis (CPA) algorithms since the early board-level DSP products, carrying this expertise to XMS. 

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, NFV/SDN & Cloud, Communications Application Development

XMS 3.3 – Scaling Video Applications with SFU

by Alan Percy

May 3, 2017 12:50:23 PM

This is the first of a multi-part blog series, explaining some of the many features and functions found in the newly released PowerMedia XMS 3.3 software.

Based on a quick survey of our developer community, a major area of new application development is Multi-party video applications – bringing one-way or two-way video to contact center, education, transportation, and security applications.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, NFV/SDN & Cloud, Communications Application Development

Is It Over for SMS?

by Jim Machi

May 2, 2017 10:13:58 AM

According to some research from the GSMA, all is not lost with the SMS battle against the IP messaging services. With WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and WeChat at about 1 billion monthly active users, it would seem that it’s just a matter of time before SMS becomes extinct.  However, according to this report, “SMS retains its lead in markets that were early adopters of unlimited SMS bundles,” which makes sense.  Start using it and you get used to it, especially if there are no extra charges.

What does this mean for service providers? 

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Legacy - Voice, Fax, Modem, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, Signaling

AI, Bots, and Machine Learning - A Team for Future Communication Success

by Ben Levy

Apr 28, 2017 9:49:11 AM

Artificial Intelligence, bots, and machine learning is starting to touch our daily lives. We have robots that clean our floors, cars that self-park, and an intelligent personal assistant on our phone that answers any of our questions.  How will these technologies affect our lives next? Soon, you will be interacting more with bots because it will assist our communication with other people. 

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Communications Application Development

Consumers’ Evolving Communications Use Will Drive Enterprises To Change Their Customer Interaction Strategies

by Pamela Clark-Dickson

Apr 28, 2017 9:47:56 AM

Personal digital communications services are evolving rapidly. Consumers are now just as likely to use a chat app as they are to use a telco service to send a message or make a voice call. In addition, a number of chat apps have recently added video calling (among other features), taking their communications capabilities far beyond what most telcos offer, and further threatening telco revenues from their core services.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, Communications Application Development

The Intersection of Real-time Voice and AI - Can Service Providers Turn Dumb Pipes Into Differentiated Services?

by Peter Kuciak

Apr 28, 2017 9:47:27 AM


Ah, the pain of being called “boring,”, “not innovative,” “commodity,” or “dumb pipe,” and recently being spanked
 by the CRTC
(Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission – the equivalent of the FCC in US) for trying to offer a “free data” ride to certain OTT services to differentiate and attract users.  Can we say the service providers are struggling?  Yup! It has been tough and not a lot of fun.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, NFV/SDN & Cloud, Internet of Things, Communications Application Development

A ‘TAD’ Bit of Hustle Goes a Long Way – TADHack and Enterprise Connect 2017

by Vince Puglia

Mar 29, 2017 2:04:55 PM

I respect hustle, and in my opinion, hard work trumps talent. Gary Vee (Gary Vaynerchuk) said it best: WORK. That’s how you get it. But often the most difficult part for any venture is taking the first step and not knowing where to start.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Communications Application Development

The New Guard in Telecom: Amazon and Facebook

by Jim Machi

Mar 28, 2017 9:40:49 AM

Mobile World Congress, for me, has always been a combination of looking forward towards our future while at the same time reflecting on the massive changes I’ve seen in this industry.  I mean, years ago, who would have thought that Microsoft today would be both a large service provider and  an enterprise PBX behemoth via Skype for Business / Lync? (And I remember when Microsoft insisted Lync or whatever they called it back then was NOT a PBX.)  More recently we’ve seen Facebook and Amazon respectively become huge movers and shakers.  I saw it all in full force at MWC.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, NFV/SDN & Cloud

Unified Experience in a Unified Communications World

by Miguel Lopes

Mar 15, 2017 9:50:21 AM

Unified Communications (UC), more than a buzz word, has become such a loose term that everyone uses it without thinking twice when referring to any sort of enterprise voice and video services.

 

But what is the true meaning of UC and, more importantly, what are the implications to achieve true UC? Conversations focus so much on the technology that participants tend to lose track of what is the ultimate goal. The goal is to simplify the way enterprises communicate through different channels and to not add additional complexity.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, IPX, Communications Application Development

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