Dialogic Blog

Decoder Rings and Cipher Wheels and Secret Conversations

by Daniel LoPresti

Jan 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When my daughters were younger, I remember getting them a secret agent kit. One of the activities in the kit was to build a cipher wheel, which basically consisted of a smaller disk and larger disk fastened together. In my daughters’ kit, both disks had the alphabet printed on them, but they could also contain numbers or symbols. Once  a cipher key was selected, for example, the letter 'O' on the inner disk might correspond to the letter 'J' on the outer disk, my daughters then had a pattern set up that allowed them encode and decode secret messages.

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Topics: Media Server Software, Security

7%-38%-55% Rule—An Evolutionary Edge?

by Daniel LoPresti

Jan 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

I am currently reading the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. It's a great read on humanity and evolution. One interesting detail is that there were several different species of humans that lived on the earth. Eventually all other species disappeared. Homo sapiens won out in the end, but why?

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Topics: Unified Communications and Collaboration, Voice and Video

The End and Beginning of a Good Thing

by Jim Machi

Jan 10, 2018 9:44:20 AM

 

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Topics: Fax, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi

The Evolution of the Software Media Server

by Jim Machi

Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 AM

As part of Intel in the late 1990’s the Dialogic division saw a window into the incredible processing power of the forthcoming Intel CPUs and decided to port the media processing DSP functions such as echo cancel, play/record, codec creation, conferencing and speech processing, to name a few, to the Intel processor.

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Topics: WebRTC, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, NFV/SDN & Cloud, Communications Application Development, Voice and Video, Internet and Web

STPs keep going

by Jim Machi

Jan 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM

When I’m meeting with customers, usually I do a brief overview of our product line.  While we have all the cool software and NFV and AWS based network infrastructure, we also have some more traditional products.   And when our customers find out we sell Signaling Transfer Points (STP) and other SS7 products, they sometimes are astounded these nodes are still being sold.

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Topics: 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, NFV/SDN & Cloud

Considerations for Cloud Based SBC's, Part 2

by Jim Machi

Jan 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM

 

As Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) takes hold, which means there are key communications infrastructure nodes running your business that are now out of your physical control because they are running in the cloud, the ability to understand how these nodes are performing is more critical than ever. 

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Topics: 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, NFV/SDN & Cloud, Analytics

Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) Helps Define Our Digital Persona

by Thomas Schroer

Jan 2, 2018 5:00:00 AM

“Data” and its big sister, “Information”, are fast becoming core components of cloud-based services. David Reinsel, Senior VP with IDC, was sharing the state of all things data and pointed out a few interesting predictions at the recent IDC Tech Outlook 2017 in Austin.

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Topics: VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, Analytics, Machine Learning

Top 10 of 2017 - The Number One Blog Topic Should Not Surprise You!

by Thomas Schroer

Jan 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM

 

To close out 2017, I want to recap and share with you the top 10 blogs published this last year in case you missed them. It's no suprise that WebRTC, AI and IoT dominate the headlines. Enjoy!

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Topics: WebRTC, Internet of Things, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence

Considerations for Cloud Based SBCs, Part 1

by Jim Machi

Dec 19, 2017 10:30:00 AM

As more and more enterprises are turning away from CPE based equipment to cloud-based services, Infrastructure as a Service is becoming more prevalent.  One of the key infrastructure nodes that will be required on these enterprise IP-based virtual networks will be SBCs.  These SBCs will still be required to serve their traditional roles including securing the network border and media transcoding for the cloud-based services, such as Unified Communications, that they support.  

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Topics: 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, NFV/SDN & Cloud

2018 (likely wrong) Predictions

by Jim Machi

Dec 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Last year, I refrained from making any telecom predictions.   And no one complained.  And this year I was content to continue down that path.  However, I got an offer I couldn’t refuse regarding making 2018 predictions for the Fast Mode 2018 Trends and Outlook, so I did. The full article is linked below.

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Topics: 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, NFV/SDN & Cloud, Internet of Things