Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Octasic’s SoftEcho Eliminates Background Noise in Asterisk with ANR

For immediate release

For more information, contact:
Nicole Buono
MRB Public Relations
732-758-1100 ext. 111
nbuono@mrb-pr.com


MONTREAL, Quebec, May 15, 2007 – Octasic, the voice quality experts, today announced the availability of Adaptive Noise Reduction (ANR), an add-on feature for Asterisk®-based IP PBX systems. Adding the ANR feature to SoftEcho, the industry leading Echo Cancellation software, makes this the clearest voice quality in the Asterisk market.

“Through the addition of ANR, Octasic continues to improve it’s SoftEcho for Asterisk, offering an even more crystal clear, noise-free experience,” said Frédéric Bourget, Director of Product Management for Octasic. “Although we are getting very good feedback from current customers, we will continue to provide added value free of charge.”

SoftEcho ANR will significantly improve sound quality on the Asterisk system, eliminating much of the noise one hears on a phone call, specifically when in a loud environment. Conferencing applications where multiple callers are on the line will benefit tremendously by the noticeable reduction in background noise.

Within this latest release Octasic has also improved performance of the echo cancellation algorithm reducing CPU usage for up to 16 channels while maintaining the same praised quality.

SoftEcho is available for download, with ANR, for $10 per channel at www.octware.net. For those already using SoftEcho, the ANR feature download is free.


About Octasic, Inc.
Octasic Inc. develops silicon and software solutions that deliver exceptional sound quality for network and end-point equipment manufacturers within the wireless, VoP, and TDM segments of the telecommunications industry. Octasic's innovative algorithms, processors and modules are optimized to perform three key functions: echo cancellation, packetization, and compression.

OctWare is a subsidiary of Octasic that provides software solutions for VoIP end-user communication equipment. Its flagship product, SoftEcho, is optimized for softphones, Asterisk IP PBXs, IP & speaker phones, hand-held devices, and internet access devices.

With Octasic's specialized scalable solutions, next-generation communication equipment manufacturers benefit from optimal flexibility and unmatched performance in terms of density, cost and power consumption.

OctWare, Octasic, the Octasic logo, and the OctWare logo are trademarks of Octasic.
® Asterisk is a registered trademark of Digium, Inc.