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New compression software from TriaGnoSys enables cheaper calls

1st June 2009 - 18:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


TriaGnoSys has launched VoCeM, which it claims is the world’s most efficient satellite communications compression software. Currently, voice over IP (VoIP) calls use up to 96 kbit/s, GSM use up to 30 kbit/s; using VoCeM, each call will only use 6 kbit/s. Satellite costs will therefore be reduced significantly, meaning call costs for the end user can be much lower.

Not only does VoCeM reduce the kbit rate for calls, it also increases the number of simultaneous calls each satellite link can handle. Using the VoCeM compressor, Inmarsat or Ku-band payload usage can be increased by a factor of between 5 and 10.

The VoCeM software has been designed to be installed on existing GSM, 3G/UMTS and VoIP communications servers, so no hardware upgrades are involved. In addition, the considerable cost savings mean VoCeM provides a quick return on investment.

VoCeM can be used for all forms of remote communications systems, including passenger and crew GSM and VoIP services on cargo and cruise ships, aircraft, and remote terrestrial sites, such as oil fields and mines.

Axel Jahn, managing director of TriaGnoSys, explained. “Any one already providing either GSM or VoIP services on ships, aeroplanes or in remote areas on land knows how important those services are. What we can do with VoCeM is cut call costs and increase the number of simultaneous calls available. And all it takes is a simple software upgrade," he noted. "It is not magic – it is the application of state-of-the-art transcoding and compression techniques combined with innovative kilobit transmission technology.

“The promise of onboard and remote communications services has always been that the experience will be the same as standard terrestrial services. The technology to make that happen has been available for some time, but at a cost. The introduction of VoCeM, bringing down call costs, means the promise is now reality,” Jahn added.


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