GateHouse Manages the Flow of Shipping Traffic with Brooktrout’s TR1000 Media Resource Platform

11/27/2002 - Brooktrout Technology, a leading provider of innovative hardware and software platforms that enable applications for the New NetworkTM, announced that GateHouse A/S, an independent developer of technical software for the telecommunications and space industries, has developed a communications system using Brooktrout’s TR1000TM media resource platform to manage the flow of shipping traffic along the Rhine, one of Europe’s busiest rivers.

The ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communications system consists of a ten-mile (16Km) long network of low-powered transmitters linked together by ISDN leased lines installed along the banks of the Rhine near Nijmegen. At the heart of the system is a digital switch powered by Brooktrout’s TR1000 platform. The system automatically routes calls through the best available receiver and on to the radio operators. At each working position, the work channel is recorded and the audio files are accessible in near real-time. Traffic controllers can replay part of a call that might, for example, contain cargo data that they can then enter into the registration database.

Brooktrout’s TR1000 is used to record voice messages that can be broadcast to all traffic or to the traffic in a particular river sector. The TR1000 media resource platform is full-featured with enhanced conferencing support and call control, plus the highest level of on-the-board echo cancellation available, which provides the system with clearer communications and recordings.

“We selected Brooktrout’s TR1000 platform because of the advanced recording and conferencing features that provide a degree of call routing flexibility not often seen in coast station communications systems,” said Lars Mohr Jensen, project manager of GateHouse. “Throughout the project, Brooktrout provided exceptional professional assistance and guidance, allowing us to complete the project on schedule.”

The TR1000 platform is an open systems, board-level platform for carrier-grade enhanced services applications. The TR1000 platform is available in a variety of configurations, ideally suited for advanced messaging, conferencing, speech recognition and fax applications.

“This GateHouse communications system is an excellent example of how standards-based technology can help speed time to market for new applications,” said Peter Vescuso, vice president of Market Development for Brooktrout Technology. “By relying on Brooktrout’s TR1000 media platform, Gatehouse was able to re-allocate their engineering resources to develop the additional features and functionality required, allowing them to complete the project on time.”

About GateHouse
GateHouse A/S is an independent software development company established in 1992 offering solutions within technical software development for telecommunication, where more than 100 man-years of experience are accumulated.

GateHouse has specific experience with embedded systems, protocols for telecommunications, software test systems and high reliability systems. GateHouse is working with specific focus on Quality, Time schedule and Cost. All projects are based on CMM.

About Brooktrout Technology
Brooktrout Technology delivers innovative hardware and software platforms that enable the development of New NetworkTM applications, systems and services in targeted market segments, including voice over packet gateways and switches, enhanced services platforms, wireless infrastructure, messaging, and contact centers. The company’s strategy is to collaborate with its partners to help them increase existing business, expand into new markets and accelerate the delivery of new applications and services. Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKT)

Brooktrout, Brooktrout Technology, New Network and TR1000 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc.

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