Software Media Server delivers collaboration services.

Press Release Summary:

Software-based SnowShore IP Media Server(TM) v1.4 provides capacity for large-scale audio conferencing sessions, ability to process up to 200 Kbps video streams for multimedia and messaging services, and collaboration feature support for contact center applications. Along with flexible deployment options, product features capacity of up to 500 sessions per server blade. Release supports Red Hat 4.0 ES and is controlled via standard network and programming interfaces.

Original Press Release:

Brooktrout Debuts New Release of Software Media Server to Deliver Next Generation Collaboration Services

Release Features High Scale Audio Conferencing Capabilities, Video Processing Performance Boosts and Broad Hardware Support; Optimized for Delivery of Carrier-Grade Multimedia Collaboration Applications

Fall VON, BOSTON, Booth #321, Sept. 19 -- Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of media processing and call- control products, today announced the general availability of a new release of its software-based SnowShore IP Media Server(TM) with increased scalability and video processing performance boosts and a new set of rich multimedia features. Release 1.4 of the SnowShore IP Media Server provides carriers and Brooktrout application partners with unprecedented capacity expansion for large scale audio conferencing sessions, high performance processing of large bandwidth video streams for multimedia and messaging services and advanced collaboration feature support for contact center applications.

"Due to the open development framework of the emerging IMS architecture, today's SIP applications along with traditional voice-only services like conferencing and call center applications, can be transformed into converged, multimedia collaboration services incorporating disparate applications such as IP video, audio conferencing, and real-time chat features," said Peter Vescuso, vice president of market development. "The SnowShore IP Media Server plays a critical role, providing enhanced media processing, conference mixing and video streaming capabilities that mold separate applications into a single, converged real-time application."

High Capacity Audio Conferencing

The new Brooktrout SnowShore IP Media Server software release features carrier-grade collaboration support optimized to scale, manage and deliver high capacity audio conferencing applications. By leveraging this new capability, carriers can rapidly expand small 3-way conferencing sessions to large conferencing sessions with thousands of active and passive participants via single and multiple clusters of SnowShore IP media servers.

"Brooktrout's new conferencing release addresses scalability requirements for flexible capacity expansion from smaller 'on-the fly' multi-person conferences to larger, town meeting style conferencing sessions," said Jeff Liebl, vice president of marketing at Ubiquity Software.

Multimedia Collaboration Features

Brooktrout partner Transera Communications(TM), a pioneer in collaborative call management software, will leverage new multimedia collaboration features within the new release to support its collaborative call management solutions. Transera will utilize the platform's "coach whisper" feature, 3-way conferencing and call leg muting functionality to provide call monitoring and multi-party conferencing by call center agents during active calls, while remaining invisible to the end customer. In addition, the platform's core media server functions enable Transera to offer global contact center functionality, including call queuing, dynamic call treatments, announcement, routing and recording.

"As a leading provider of advanced call management and collaboration solutions, Transera requires a flexible, open standards-based media server that offers the robust functionality required to scale our services and allow our customers to communicate across multiple enterprise sites and geographies," said Prem Uppaluru, co-founder and CEO of Transera. "We selected Brooktrout's new media server platform based on the company's field-proven success in delivering advanced IP multimedia services to the service provider market."

High Performance Video Processing

Brooktrout's new software release features dramatic video processing performance boosts enabling the processing of high bandwidth video streams up to 200 Kbps, ensuring video messaging and conferencing partners can deliver real-time, low latency, high resolution IP video services across fixed or mobile networks to diverse endpoints devices. This level of performance gives wireless and wireline carriers greater flexibility and broader application reach enabling them to offer high quality low bandwidth "narrow band" and high bandwidth "broadband" video applications tailored to the requirements of subscriber endpoint devices -- cell phones, PDAs and desktops.

Software Flexibility & Carrier Grade Capacity

Brooktrout's new software release delivers higher capacity and offers flexible deployment options. It features an expanded session capacity up to 500 sessions per server blade. Application partners or carriers can embed the Brooktrout media server within single applications or deploy it across a broad array of standard-based carrier-grade NEBS compliant systems including commercial off the shelf servers (COTS), blade servers and AdvancedTCA platforms. The release supports Red Hat 4.0 ES and is controlled via standard network and programming interfaces SIP and VoiceXML. It is interoperable with a broad range of third-party application servers and access infrastructures in next-generation fixed, wireless and broadband network environments.

The SnowShore IP Media Server Release 1.4 is available today. A demonstration version of the software will be available on CD at Brooktrout's exhibit booth #321 at the Fall VON Conference.

About Brooktrout Technology

Brooktrout Technology is a leading supplier of media processing, network interface, call control and signal processing products that enable the development of applications, systems and services for both the New Network(TM) (packet-based) and the traditional telephone (TDM) network. The company's strategy is to partner with our customers and collaborate closely with them to help accelerate their delivery of new applications and services, increase their existing business, and expand into new markets. For more information, visit Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKT).

Brooktrout, Brooktrout Technology, New Network, and SnowShore IP Media Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Laura Often, +1-781-453-4858,, or Lida Joly, + 32 2 658-5190,, both of Brooktrout Technology

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