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Comrex Accesses BRIC TS

Firmware upgrade makes Access IP codecs compatible with BRIC Traversal Server.

(click thumbnail)Codec manufacturer Comrex is releasing an Access 2.5 firmware upgrade. It is aimed at making Access IP codecs compatible with the upcoming BRIC Traversal Server (TS) service.

The BRIC TS is designed to ease operation of Access codecs; it will seek to introduce simplified point-and-click destinations, address sharing and other features for eliminating complex codec terminology and practices. The BRIC TS will be a free and easily accessed Web site, the manufacturer said.

According to Tom Hartnett, technical director for Comrex: “We knew from the beginning of BRIC development that the traversal server was a key ingredient. If this technology is to be successful, IP audio must be as easy to use as a telephone. By providing a way to seamlessly bridge routers and to find other users, BRIC TS removes the requirement that the user learn all the details of IP networks to take advantage of the benefits it can offer.”

Also part of the firmware upgrade will be an AAC-ELD option for upgrading codec compression performance.

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