Brooktrout's SnowShore Media Server Supports H.263 Video Compression

10/25/2004 - Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of media processing and call control products, announced that its SnowShore Media Server now supports the H.263 video compression standard for video messaging and video portal applications. TMN, Portugal’s largest mobile operator, has recently deployed the SnowShore Media Server as part of their new 3G Videomail service with Openwave. The system allows TMN’s 3G subscribers to view and purchase video content as well as send, receive, store and manage voice and video messages.

Recent industry reports show that the video messaging market is poised for rapid growth over the next several years. “With support for new video features and our experience in real world deployments, Brooktrout’s SnowShore Media Server is an excellent choice for service providers looking for IP-based network components, particularly for 3G wireless and broadband messaging,” said Brooktrout’s President, Eric Giler.

Brooktrout’s SnowShore Media Server provides flexible media processing resources that can support a broad range of applications, from basic messaging and multiparty conferencing to prepaid services and network announcements. Because it utilizes industry-standard server platforms and standards-based IP protocols such as SIP and MSCML, the SnowShore Media Server can leverage the ongoing evolution of network architectures and processor technology to deliver a flexible media processing solution for next-generation IP applications. The SnowShore Media Server is software technology that runs on industry standard Intel servers, allowing for more flexible deployment options and automatic performance gains resulting from expected processor improvements.

In addition to support for H.263 video compression, the new release of the SnowShore Media Server supports a number of other features including:

Brooktrout’s SnowShore Media Server Release 1.2 software is available now. For more information, contact Brooktrout Technology in the US at +1 781 449-4100, in Europe at +32 2 658 0170, in Japan at 03-3518-3530 or visit

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™ (packet-based) and the traditional telephone (TDM) network. The Company’s strategy is to partner with its 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 Media Server are trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc.

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