September 13, 2011

IVVR Farming for 3G Streaming Live Video Services

The 3rd Generation Video Telephony value added service providers have seen the benefits of centralizing equipment as it reduces maintenance costs (everything is now managed as a whole) and increases equipment use, since equipment (such as Video IVR ports) can now be shared among 3G operators, thus lowering the overall number of required ports. Wireless telecommunication operators are rolling out UMTS / 3G networks and providing broadband internet speeds and ability for service providers / customers to access IVVR rich services such as video streaming and mobile TV. Live Video like TV contents are delivered thru RTSP streaming servers and prerecorded MP4 / VXML contends thru NAS systems. The proposed architecture basically supports any single point of failure. Thus, videocalls will continue to be processed even after a failure.   The following high availability features are: Dual SIP routers: OpenSER […]
September 21, 2009

Voxbone and I6NET Complete Interoperability Test for 3G Video-to-Mobile-Phone Services

Voxbone’s Call Origination Services Certified to Work With I6NET VXI* IVVR 3G Video Telephony Solutions BRUSSELS, Belgium and MADRID, Spain – Sept. 21, 2009 – Voxbone, a leading provider of international VoIP origination services and DID (direct inward dialed) numbers, and I6NET, a global software vendor for interactive voice and video software platforms, today announced completion of interoperability testing between their offerings.  The successful teaming of the partners’ services and platform opens up the potential for wireless carriers to bring mobile video services to market quickly. The success of their test proved that calls from 3G mobile phones to Voxbone DIDs can retrieve and play chosen video content through I6NET’s voice and video browser, using a wireless voice channel. The teamed technology does not require the caller to have a data plan, or to download any software. In the application tested, […]
September 4, 2009

3G-UMTS Mobile Phone Standards and Technology

Thanks again to Christoph K. for this new article about 3G Telephony Technology 3G systems were designed with the notion of enabling a single global standard to fulfil the needs of anywhere and anytime communication (Etoh). Compared to 2G (Second generation mobile networks, services and technologies) systems, 3G systems focus more on multimedia communication such as video conferencing and multimedia streaming. ITU (International Telecommunication Union) defined IMT-2000 as a global standard for 3G wireless communications and, within this framework, 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) developed UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) as one of today’s 3G systems. W-CDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) is the main 3G air interface for UMTS (Holma and Toskala) implementing various person-to-person, circuit-switched services such as video telephony. The high-level UMTS network architecture from 3GPP-R5 is described in documents from its Technical Specification Group in the […]
July 27, 2009

Flash Videocall and IP communications convergence over 3G

This demo shows IP Convergence is not a buzzword… Thanks to Luis C. from Celudan for  this crazy video demo using many telecom building blocks over an 3G data connection. The VXI* VoiceXML browser for Asterisk is managing the main video service and mixing all protocols, medias all interacting thru SIP, Flash Streaming, RTSP, direct video mp4,… The videocall is launched from a Samsung Omnia mobile phone (3G data connected to Internet) with just a simple Skyfire mobile browser executing a web video telephony service where the web flash ZMS softphone take a videocall… then a new world of IP communications convergence over 3G starts here… to access to any phone, operator, IP cams, any videoportals, any interactive communication, phone calls, softphones… etc
July 23, 2009

Sharing Video IP Cameras with VXI* VoiceXML for 3G-UMTS videocalls and VoIP SIP

We are please to present a new update of the IP Cam Xtras addon for VXI*, one of most interesting feature for 3G/SIP videocalling services is to access to an IP camera. This module allows to code with VoiceXML a hosted video portal to access to many IP cameras in multi-session mode. This mean many users can share any camera connected to the service. 3G videocall’s advantages: No 3G data contrat required (you don’t need Internet plan for your mobile phone) No previous software  application/ SMS instalation required No specific mobile phone setup and configuration, just make a videocall! Video streaming optimized for Mobile Wireless Communication Real-time bidirectional  mode always available Works with all 3G mobile phones (videocall enabled, most of them are today) Works with all 3G UMTS wireless operators Works in roadming mode thru another 3G UMTS operator […]
July 2, 2009

Multimedia Codecs, Compression, and Streaming in 3G-324m

Thanks to Christoph K. for this clear and expert post about 3G videocalling 3G video telephony generally operates over a single 64 kbit/s connection where both parties need to share the available bandwidth. Effectively, the application then is left with 60 kbit/s, or less that are dedicated for both media types, since H.245 call control messages reduce the gross bandwidth. In 3G-324M systems, the bandwidth is allocated dynamically; however, generally said, every party has 50% of the bandwidth available for sending audio and video signals. In a typical unidirectional scenario, 12.2 kbit/s are allocated for the speech codec, and a bitrate of 43-48 kbit/s is allowed for the video data (Sang-Bong, Tae-Jung and Jae-Won). By employing rate control methods in the media encoders, the network can dynamically change these bitrates depending on network conditions and application demand. When two parties […]
May 5, 2009

VXI* IVVR VoiceXML demo service using 3G videocalling with Hand Free Speech Recognition

Speech Recognition with dynamic grammars are very easy to manage with VXI* VoiceXML browser for Asterisk, this demo shows how easy it is to code a simple VoiceXML script to develop a small video interactive portal for 3G wireless networks. This video service is coded with only one XML script and manage both TTS and ASR. The Speech Engine technologies available for our VXI* VoiceXML browser are ready to work in hand free mode. Of course, possibilities of this kind of services over VXI* are endless… We let you imagine the next generation of speech recognition self-services with 3G real-time videocalling … The only one script VoiceXML source code of this demo is: <?xml version="1.0"?> <vxml version="2.0" xmlns="" xml:lang="en-US"> <property value="15s" name= "termtimeout" /> <property value="dtmf voice" name= "inputmodes" /> <form id = "service"> <field name="country"> <audio src="video/service.3gp"/> <option dtmf="1" value="france">France</option> <option dtmf="2" […]
April 29, 2009

I6NET and Orizom partners to provide 3G videocall solutions with smart Image Recognition

Madrid/Sevilla – Spain, April 27th, 2009 – I6NET provider of 3G/IP IVR / IVVR VoiceXML communications components and Orizom / VisualCentury an innovative company that provide advanced image recognition and multimedia products, have chosen to create together new value added mobile services. The Feelterz software from Orizom / VisualCentury is a high performance Image Recognition engine that allows to find and link products with information in a matter of seconds. Using this software with an interactive video VoiceXML service allows to manage new possibilities of business. An example of a 3G videocall service powered by VXI* and Feelterz is a tourism monuments or places information phone number to provide text, voice or video information about different city’s places. You just make a simple videocall with your 3G mobile phone and this video self-service will recognize automatically the monument in front of […]
April 26, 2009

Talking about 3G Video Telephony and Security at Brussels

Thank you to all who attended the 2009 3G Connectivity conference! Last Friday, was a  fantastic Spring’s day at Brussels to talk with experts about 3G video telephony and security. Over the course of the next few days, participants will receive PDF presentations of all the keynotes from speakers. Interoperability for 3G wireless network was shown in this conference, partners companies will make soon new announcements about it. Stay tuned at  and our website / blog. Thank you to Guy Romanus from iWatel for the organization as well  all our sponsors whose generous support made this event possible: iWatel International Wave and Telecommunications i6net Solutions and Tecnologies Seris Security ACIC, Intelligent Vision Systems Voxbone, The Inbound Operator
April 20, 2009

3G FACTORY™ and I6NET unveils their common video calling solutions

France – Spain, April 20th, 2009 – I6NET provider of 3G/IP IVR / IVVR VoiceXML communications components and 3G FACTORY™, the innovative french company that leads 3G video applications market, have successfully integrated their solution. The VXI* VoiceXML browser gives the ability to rapidly develop and deploy innovative voice and video applications via IP, PSTN, and 3G-324M networks. VXI* is fully compliant with the W3C’s VoiceXML 2.0+ specification and is integrated with automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech software to enable advanced voice and video solutions, and real-time video calling applications. The 3G FACTORY VISIODIOTEL™ service, which made it possible to launch interactive video services such as friendship sites, information portals, video blogs, image transmission sites, distance voting, tourist information services, etc. now comes complete with solutions for automatic payment, such as Credit Cards, SMS+, Scratch Card, etc. After two successful years, […]