June 24, 2008

MetaSwitch Adopts TI’s Voice Quality Analysis Technology

MetaSwitch, a vendor of switching and applications for packet and circuit-switched networks, has selected voice quality analysis technology from Texas Instruments to enhance the network monitoring capabilities of its MetaView network management system.

MetaSwitch has said that with the addition of this monitoring and reporting feature across its entire media gateway product line, service provider networks will be alerted to potential call quality issues -- even while the call is still connected. This real-time feature will allow service providers to address a wide range of network problems.

According to MetaSwitch, the real-time VoIP quality monitoring feature is a key element of TI's PIQUA software, and leverages the IETF RFC 3611, real time control protocol extended reports (RTCP-XR) standard, providing a call by call, standards-based quality metric calculation and reporting mechanism.

John Smrstik, manager of high density core networks at Texas Instruments, said: "This standards-based quality metric reporting is a foundational capability of our quality management system, and we are proud to see MetaSwitch taking a market leadership role through the implementation and promotion of this RFC 3611 standard."