SURF drives incumbent SIP/H.323 video conferencing into future

Surf Communications Solutions has announced the release of ORION-HMP, a video and voice-conferencing platform that bridges between WebRTC and legacy environments, the company said.

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 percent 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 percent. 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.

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.