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Date / Time: Thursday, October 8, 2015, 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
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Jim Hodges, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading

Rob MacLeod, Senior Media Engine Product Manager, Radisys Corporation

The accelerating deployment of VoLTE, VoWiFi and WebRTC interactive services are introducing a new generation of HD audio and video codecs into the network. To maintain interoperability between legacy and new generation services will require real-time transcoding in the media path between devices. The challenge for network operators is traditional transcoding architectures are not keeping up with modern service demands, hence new approaches need to be considered.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • How the scale and complexity of real-time transcoding is changing
  • Why traditional approaches for delivering transcoding in SBC and MGW equipment have limitations resulting in increasing network operating costs
  • How an adjunct transcoding architecture using an IMS Media Resource Function (MRF), compatible with existing SBC and MGW infrastructure, can deliver improved economics


 

Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Jim has worked in telecommunications for more than 20 years, with experience in both marketing and technology roles. His primary areas of research coverage at Heavy Reading include the media and control plane impact of NFV and SDN on core and edge network components such as the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), and Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs). Jim is also focused on the impact of NFV and SDN on data center evolution, including the role of application delivery controllers (ADCs). Other areas of research include managed services evolution, subscriber data management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and worked on the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional industry experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Rob MacLeod, Senior Media Engine Product Manager, Radisys Corporation
Rob MacLeod is a Senior Media Engine Product Manager for Radisys Corporation, with his primary focus being on hardware platforms for Radisys’ media server, Media Resource Function and transcoding products. Prior to his role at Radisys, Rob spent 5 years at Acme Packet as the platform product manager for their Session Border Controllers, including media processing. Rob has 30 years of experience in product management in communications equipment beginning with a Satellite Communications system for the US Air Force, followed by voice and fax development platforms at Brooktrout Technology and Media Gateways at Sonus Networks. Mr. MacLeod holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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