Dilithium Networks, NetCentrex Partner for Enhanced 3G Video Services

3/2/2004 - Dilithium Networks, the leading supplier of 3G multimedia solutions and NetCentrexTM, the leading enabler of converged voice-video-data networks, announced a partnership to support end-to-end solutions enabling new 3G video enhanced services including mobile to fixed-network conversational video services, and 3G video multi-conferencing applications.

The Dilithium-NetCentrex partnership agreement brings together best-of-breed products and technologies including the Dilithium Networks’ DTG 2000 gateway and a range of core infrastructure solutions from NetCentrex including Softswitch and media servers, to the rapidly developing 3G market and offers universal access to a wide range of access terminals. It will enable service providers to build next-generation converged voice-video networks and create revenue-generating services, including video portal, video mail, and video telephony.

Lee Ellison, Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing of Dilithium Networks stated “We are excited to combine our solution with NetCentrex Residential and Enterprise solutions. Mobile Operators require a robust, feature rich platforms to enable the video services application that include both class 4 and class 5 functions.”

“Dilithium Networks is recognized as a leader in 3G video-telephony solutions. Our expertise in deploying VoIP networks and voice/video next generation solutions, combined with Dilithium Networks’ unique technology will provide a proven high-end platform which offers the scalability needed by the mobile network and fixed network operators deploying services across converged networks”, comments Pierre-Yves Le Berre, Business Development Vice-President of NetCentrex.

Dilithium DTG 2000
The DTG 2000 is a carrier class, multimedia gateway supports a variety of voice and video protocols, and features smart end-points capability processing to provide transcoding tailored to end-points such as mobile phones, PDAs, IP terminals etc. The DTG 2000 incorporates Dilithium Networks' UnicodingTM technology which enables fast, efficient transcoding while significantly reducing the time delay and compute resources required to transcode between any two media standards. Delay is an important and perceptible element of voice and video quality and low delays are essential for a pleasant user experience.

NetCentrex solutions
The NetCentrex solutions provide a comprehensive set of high valued added communications services that can be deployed quickly with minimal integration overhead. Theses solutions include broadband residential video and telephony communications, IP Centrex, multiservice VPN, network-based contact centers, voice and video portal.

About Dilithium Networks (www.dilithiumnetworks.com)
Dilithium Networks is a leader in delivering multimedia solutions to much of the world’s mobile infrastructure industry. The company’s products include multimedia transcoding gateways, 3G-324M protocol analysis test tools, and protocol stacks. Dilithium Networks is headquartered in Larkspur, California and has a global customer base including network equipment suppliers, terminal manufacturers and mobile operators.

About NetCentrex (www.netcentrex.net)
NetCentrexTM develops next-generation networking products and network-based applications for 3 main markets: business communications, customer interactions and broadband residential communications. NetCentrex’ solutions include voice portals, network-based multimedia contact centers, voice and video over IP virtual private networks (VPN), IP Centrex services, business trunking, infrastructure and class IV solution and residential broadband communication services. The solutions enable both service providers and enterprises to build converged networks and to deploy a wide variety of advanced, high value-added communication services which have minimum installation requirements and lower operational costs. All solutions are built on the NetCentrex Softswitch and Media Server platforms that provide core infrastructure and network connectivity.

Founded in 1998, NetCentrex has over 200 customers worldwide, including Comunitel, Contactel, Equant, France Telecom, FastWeb, Inclarity, LatAmNap Lyse Tele, MTU-Intel, Orbitel, Prosodie, Telecom Italia, Telefonica Deutschland, TransTeleCom and Xpedite. International partners include Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Intel. Leading European and U.S. venture capital firms back the privately held company.

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