Motorola Rolls Out FACT-SERVER to Lower Cost Per Port

2/12/2003 - Motorola Computer Group, a part of Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), launched FACT-SERVER, powerful call control software that enables network equipment providers to easily deploy the lowest cost-per-port ComStructTM packet voice hardware. FACT-SERVER is a text-based protocol that integrates easily with existing call agent applications to offer control and management using an IP control socket.

The new software enables packet voice applications to control multiple high-performance ComStruct CompactPCI® packet voice resource boards. Call agent applications with FACT-SERVER can also control ComStruct PTMC modules mounted on custom carriers. PTMC (PCI telecom mezzanine card) is a telecom-specific extension of the popular PMC specification.

A packet voice application with FACT-SERVER sees each board or module as an individual resource and can control it with text commands. FACT-SERVER is built on top of Motorola's FACT-MG software, which includes carrier-class packet voice processing capabilities, allowing you to run your existing call agent application in the environment of your choice independently of the packet voice resources.

"FACT-SERVER abstracts our customer's application from lower level software and hardware resources, so they can reduce their cost per port without major changes to their application. Simple Megaco-like text commands provide access to robust and optimized voice processing resources such as all the common G series codecs selectable on a call-by-call basis," said Nigel Forrester, product marketing manager, Motorola Computer Group. "To make the implementation process even smoother, we also include optional indemnification for codec patent infringement."

The software includes tone detection and generation capability, packet voice playout and an advanced jitter buffer to deal with delayed or lost packets. FACT-SERVER incorporates an echo-canceller that has been verified as suitable for carrier class usage with features such as 128 ms tail length and dynamic path tracking.

Pricing and availability
FACT-SERVER developer software is available now at a list price of $9995.

About Motorola
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