Motorola Teams with Dilithium Networks to Deliver Advanced Voice and Video Gateway Solutions for Wireless Markets

10/21/2002 - Dilithium Networks and Motorola Computer Group announced that they have joined forces to offer a line of building blocks for wireless voice and video media gateways. The two companies will collaborate to enable vendors of multimedia gateways, softswitches and mobile switching centers to rapidly deploy unique transcoding technology that can significantly increase channel density, reduce power use and improve voice quality.

The first product from this collaboration will be a 'plug-on' wireless media gateway that targets telecom equipment vendors who have a history of using proprietary chassis and architectures. The module is based on an industry-standard PCI Telecom Mezzanine Card (PTMC) hardware form factor—the ComStructTM WTRM300—integrated with Dilithium Networks' patent-pending Unicoding technology. This solution can be easily integrated into proprietary architectures to enable equipment vendors to quickly and cost-effectively embed leading-edge functionality into their existing systems. This new functionality will include gateway support for H324M/3GPP-324M, H.323 and SIP. Media transcoding support will include GSM-AMR, GSM-EFR, GSM-FR, GSM-HR, EVRC, SMV, G.723.1, G.729 for voice and MPEG2, MPEG4, H.261 and H.263 for video.

"Combining Motorola's high-density DSP platforms with our advanced transcoding solutions will enable customers to build extremely high density systems bridging the wireless and wireline worlds," said Paul Zuber, chairman and CEO of Dilithium Networks. "We already offer complete media gateway solutions but many customers cannot upgrade the whole shelf. With products such as the ComStruct WTRM300 PTMC module from Motorola we can now provide them with the best of both worlds, the performance and cost advantages of the latest technology while re-using much of their existing infrastructure. This enables rapid deployment in wireless and wireline networks leading to enhanced revenue streams for voice and multimedia services."

Pete Rendek, director of media solutions marketing at Motorola Computer Group said, "Dilithium's breakthrough Unicoding technology dramatically increases channel density without degradation of quality, thereby reducing the costs to deploy equipment for the VoIP, video and multimedia markets. Instead of the normal tandem approach, which involves complete decode to PCM, the Dilithium Unicoding solution directly converts between voice standards in the code space. The traditional problem with this approach is that voice quality can suffer. However, with the Dilithium Networks solution, voice quality Mean Opinion Scores are maintained and - for certain scenarios - actually improved."

About Motorola
Motorola Computer Group is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). It is the world's leading supplier of embedded computing platforms for equipment manufacturers in telecommunications, military and aerospace, medical equipment and industrial automation, with core competencies in services and training, design, manufacturing and systems integration capabilities. IESS is a leading provider of advanced electronic products and systems for customers integrating electronics into their products. Motorola IESS solutions provide the brains that make electronic systems simpler, safer, smarter and more synchronized. Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion.

About Dilithium Networks
Dilithium Networks is a leading provider of solutions for interconnecting networks and devices to enable efficient transport of voice, video, and data. Dilithium Networks' products facilitate interconnectivity between diverse networks and a high level of interoperability between a range of multimedia network devices including mobile, IP, POTS, PDAs, and ISDN terminals. The Company is the market leader in H.324M/3GPP-324M solutions and advanced audio and video transcoding solutions. Dilithium Networks' global customer base includes network equipment suppliers, device manufacturers, and carriers.

MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Dilithium Networks and Unicoding are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. All other product or service names are property of their respective owners.

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