3/5/2003 - Dilithium Networks, the leading provider of 3G multimedia solutions, and Ridgeway Systems, the leading vendor of boundary traversal solutions, announced they had successfully demonstrated videotelephony calls between 3G-324M terminals and PC based H.323 videoconferencing terminals overcoming the problems traditionally associated with network translation and access through corporate firewalls. Using Dilithium Networks' DCT 2000 carrier-class multimedia gateway and the Ridgeway Systems' proven IPFreedom(tm) Boundary Traversal solution, the companies have demonstrated seamless connection of video calls from a 3G circuit network to corporate IP networks.
"Customers of 2.5G and 3G networks are demanding multimedia services and any to any connectivity across both wireless and fixed networks. As operators rush to offer 3G multimedia services, the ability to connect to the existing base of PC capable videotelephony systems and clients on corporate networks will be crucial to mass market success. We are pleased to be working with Ridgeway to solve issues associated with navigating corporate firewalls and network address translation (NAT) routers," said Lee Ellison, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Dilithium Networks. "This interconnectivity between a circuit-based wireless network and an IP based corporate network is an important milestone in the future of videotelephony services between 3G mobile users and corporate employees."
Dilithium Networks' DCT 2000 is a multimedia gateway that incorporates Dilithium's "Unicoding" (intelligent transcoding) technology resulting in up to 700% increase in channel density and thereby minimizing long term cost of ownership. Dilithium Networks' Unicoding solutions achieve this unparalleled efficiency in voice and video transcoding while maintaining the same level of quality as the traditional tandem transcoding based solutions.
IPFreedom enables end-to-end IP voice and video by securely traversing network firewalls and NATs. IPFreedom supports both SIP and H.323 protocols, and extends the reach of secure, real-time, end-to-end IP voice and video beyond the confines of the private IP network or backbone. Most notably, the Ridgeway solution enables seamless connectivity with no compromise to security or the overall integrity of the end-to end connection.
Tim Rubert, vice president of business development, Ridgeway Systems added "For 3G service providers, videotelephony is a key differentiator from existing 2.5G services. Dilithium Networks clearly has the premier wireless multimedia gateway, which is a key enabler of this service. We are happy to be part of the solution to extend videoconferencing to corporate networks. Ridgeway has already achieved considerable success in helping customers solve the obstacles and challenges presented by firewalls and network address translation during multi-site IP videoconferencing rollouts."
About Dilithium Networks
Dilithium Networks is the leading provider of solutions for interconnecting networks and terminals to enable seamless, efficient transport of voice and video. Dilithium Networks is the market leader in H.324M/3G-324M solutions and advanced voice and video transcoding solutions. The company's products include multimedia transcoding gateways, protocol stacks and 3G test tools. Dilithium Networks' global customer base includes network equipment suppliers, terminal manufacturers, and mobile operators. Dilithium Networks is headquartered in Larkspur, California near Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit - www.dilithiumnetworks.com.
About Ridgeway Systems
Ridgeway Systems & Software, Inc., is the world's leading provider of multi-boundary traversal solutions for secure, end-to-end IP voice (VoIP) and video communications. Ridgeway's patent-pending software products, IP Freedom(tm), securely traverse multiple network firewalls and NAT (Network Address Translation) routers, enabling a new generation of IP connectivity -- ubiquitous IP voice and video between any and all IP endpoints. Ridgeway is the only company focused exclusively on enabling and empowering end-to-end, any-to-any IP voice and IP video communications, by SECURELY traversing the multiple, private and public boundaries of the global internet. www.ridgewaysystems.com
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