Dialogic Blog

The Evolution of the Software Media Server

by Jim Machi

Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Dialogic PowerMedia #1 Software Media ServerAs 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.

In those New Jersey labs on Route 10, the software media server was born.  These functions were running on a host based server and our incredible marketing department at the time came up with the term Host Media Processing (HMP).   It stuck.

Dialogic has continued to drive software media servers forward from those early days, with software media server innovations continuing for almost 20 years.  We have been at the forefront of software based video processing, media server scalability, IMS MRF and WebRTC.  We decided to create this simple infographic, which you can download here, as a way to show some of these achievements.  We hope you like it.

Topics: Media Server Software, WebRTC, NFV/SDN & Cloud, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS