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Cable Television Laboratories tests new VoIP technologies

Cable Television Laboratories tests new VoIP technologies
Telecommunications industry titans Panasonic Corp. and Samsung Electronics were among an asset of enterprises that have experimented and tested new VoIP associated hardware and equipment at Cable Television Laboratories Inc. in Louisville during December.
The VoIP technology tests are providing vital assistance to cable industry create a new standard for the voice over Internet protocol.

CableLabs, is a nonprofit organization that possess and manage research and development laboratories for the telecommunications industry, stated that new technology contains digitally as much as twice the amount of speech information of a standard phone call. A numerous suppliers are working on the equipment that drastically improves voice quality. CableLabs signed a cooperation agreement with the industry group Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications Forum.

"Our working together will help drive the adoption of DECT HD Voice worldwide, leveraging CableLabs' premier research and development lab facility," Mike Rude, chairman of the DECT Forum U.S. working group, said in the statement.

Such phone equipment companies as Binatone, BroadSoft, CCT, DSP Group, Lantiq, RTX, SMC Networks, Technicolor and VTech also are working during the tests on common phone features such as paging, caller ID display, call waiting notification and multiline applications. The expected outcome is, that companies will roll out new handsets for users that will be fully compatible with cable access.

"This event represents a significant milestone in proving the technology choices for enabling HD Voice for consumers in North America," Daniel Rice, vice president, access network technology, at Cable Labs, said in the statement.

CableLabs was born in 1988 by several members of the cable television industry. Cable operators from around the world are members and participants of internal programs.

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