SURF Drives Incumbent SIP/H.323 Video Conferencing into the Future

SURF Communication Solutions has unveiled ORION-HMP, a NFV-ready multimedia-conferencing platform consolidating WebRTC and legacy deployments for the first time. Leveraging the power of Intel processors' GPU, the software-based ORION-HMP offers up to 4K resolutions, industry-high density of concurrent calls and participants per server, full collaboration, and a 90% reduction in processing-related costs.
By: SURF Communications Solutions
YOQNEAM, Israel - April 12, 2016 - PRLog -- Surf Communications Solutions, a developer of media processing, transcoding and video collaboration technologies, has announced the release of ORION-HMP, a video and voice-conferencing platform that fully bridges between WebRTC and legacy environments. Leveraging upon 20 years' expertise in media processing, ORION-HMP enables service providers and Enterprise IT to capitalize on the capabilities of next-gen NFV/SDN and WebRTC technologies, by bridging modern H.265, VP8 and VP9 codecs with legacy SIP and H.323 standards.

ORION-HMP distinguishes itself from other conferencing platforms by exploiting the Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) of standard, COTS Intel server CPUs, while utilizing just 10% of the energy consumed by comparable CPU-based applications. This setup dramatically increases conference and participant density by 5X times per server, while cutting energy consumption and required server usage by as much as 90%. Furthermore, the GPU accelerated servers enable ORION-HMP to reach 4K/1080p resolutions@60 FPS, while keeping latency to under 1 frame (less than 30mSec).

By interconnecting SIP, H.323 and WebRTC protocols on a single GPU accelerated server, ORION-HMP brings telecom providers a unique, hybrid interoperability concept with existing technologies and standards.

Avi Fisher, SURF's CEO commented, "ORION-HMP is the first video conferencing platform designed specifically for scalability and collaboration. In a world with untold devices, codecs and bandwidths, ORION-HMP bridges the communication gap between everyone, enabling cost-effective and high-quality video conferencing."

ORION-HMP's modular design comes as software-only, or pre-mounted on a NUC server, accommodating both small and large scale deployments. It integrates with on-premise or cloud-based installations, while acting as a plug-and-play solution with internal billing control, scheduling and collaboration, email invitation, full administrator functionality with real-time statistics and more.

Providers can quickly ramp-up and deploy a complete conferencing solution, and seamlessly add more processing capabilities via a pay-per-use module. And unlike room-based, closed-loop video conferencing systems of today, ORION-HMP enables BYOD conferencing from any location or device, while maintaining the high-quality and latency-free capabilities people demand.

Ariel Linker, SURF's VP Sales and Marketing explained, "While service providers have seen margins cut by the commoditization of services, ORION-HMP is bringing new possibilities for growth by enabling the quick deployment of high-margin services, and allowing providers to reap all the benefits that come with the transition to next-gen NFV/SDN and WebRTC technologies."

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Ariel Linker
Tags:Webrtc, NFV, Sdn, Telecommunications, Video Conference, Mobile, Transcoding, Codecs, Gpu, Server
Industry:Mobile, Multimedia, Software, Technology, Telecom
Location:Yoqneam - Haifa - Israel
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