OTTAWA, April 15 /PRNewswire/ - PIKA Technologies Inc., a developer of media-processing hardware and software, today announced that its entire family of analog and digital host media processing (HMP) boards is now compatible with FreeSWITCH, an open-source telephony platform typically used by large telecommunications companies deploying soft switches and other voice applications.
OTTAWA, April 15 /PRNewswire/ – PIKA Technologies Inc., a developer of media-processing hardware and software, today announced that its entire family of analog and digital host media processing (HMP) boards is now compatible with FreeSWITCH, an open-source telephony platform typically used by large telecommunications companies deploying soft switches and other voice applications.
This is the latest partnership that PIKA has announced as part of its mission to support open-source-telephony application developers, having previously announced compatibility with the Asterisk platform.
"PIKA is thrilled to be partners with the FreeSWITCH community. This will mean more options for application development companies across the globe who are building FreeSWITCH-based solutions," said Terry Atwood, vice president of sales, marketing and customer care at PIKA. "Now, FreeSWITCH users will have access to PIKA's robust media-processing software and hardware, and as a result, be able to stabilize as well as add incremental value to their applications."
FreeSWITCH is designed to facilitate the creation of voice and chat-driven products scaling from a soft phone up to a soft switch. It can be used as a simple switching engine, a PBX, a media gateway or a media server to host IVR applications using simple scripts or XML to control the call flow.
"I was really excited to get PIKA hardware working in FreeSWITCH," said Anthony Minessale, Lead Developer and author of FreeSWITCH. "It's a welcome edition to our spec sheet. It's been long anticipated by our user base and I'm pleased to announce we have it working in time for our May 26th 1.0 release. I'm looking forward to meeting with PIKA in person this August at Clue Con 2008 http://www.cluecon.com."
The PIKA product suite comprises a range of hardware and software designed to support applications built on open-source platforms. These building blocks are designed to provide cost-effective and reliable network connectivity to bridge between legacy TDM networks and open source-based IP telephony applications. With the PIKA Daytona analog FXO (trunk) and FXS (station) boards, and the PrimeNet digital T1/E1 boards, FreeSWITCH developers can select the hardware that meets their application's particular needs.
The full suite of open source-based products has been developed using PIKA's time proven media-processing platform, including software-based echo cancellation that has been successfully deployed in thousands of installations around the world over the past seven years.
For more information on PIKA boards for open source deployments or to download datasheets, visit http://www.pikatechnologies.com/english/view.asp?x=347
About PIKA Technologies
PIKA Technologies for over 20 years has been providing developers with the tools they need to build advanced voice and fax applications like IP PBX, fax broadcast and self-service IVR. As the technology landscape has changed, so too has PIKA, building out its product offering so its customers can choose the right tool set for their applications. Whether building applications using board-based media processing or using host-based solutions, application developers of all kinds turn to PIKA for their development tools.
In addition to its traditional line of hardware and software solutions, PIKA now offers a family of gateways and appliances that provide top-quality performance out of the box. PIKA sells these products directly and also makes them available through its growing network of resellers and distributors. Known for its exceptional customer service, PIKA's customers can expect the same high level of personalized, fast and free support that the company has always delivered. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, the company has ranked in The Branham 300, an authoritative ranking of successful Canadian high tech firms, for six consecutive years. Visit www.pikatechnologies.com or call +1-613-591-1555 for more information.
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