D2 Technologies' vPort products are designed, company officials say, to deliver the voice quality, tuned system implementation and broad OS and IC support necessary for manufacturers to build VoIP products.
With vPort, OEMs and ODMs can develop a range of VoIP-enabled devices without being distracted from product platform design and branding, say D2 officials, adding that it's a flexible platform that supports multiple services, such as SIP-based VoIP and VoIM (PC-based IM/P2P voice such as Skype GoogleTalk, Yahoo! and MSN).
In addition, it's being billed as something to lower costs by enabling the use of "softDSP," which provides OS and IC flexibility by abstracting the software layer, and improves performance by eliminating latency inherent in other options.
VPort can be used for enabling networking, signaling and voice processing functions to execute as an integrated product on a single processor. This in turn offers substantial advantages in bill-of-materials cost, power consumption and ease of integration, company officials say.
Recently TMC's CEO, Rich Tehrani, interviewed Altus Learning's Director of Marketing, Tim Hughan. The company does searchable enterprise video. "What we do is take video, and a video in the enterprise can be video from a flip camera," or pretty much anything. "We take that video, we transcribe it, and we index it so the video's fully searchable."
In the Altus world, he said, "what we're doing, is we're making video as accessible to the organization as any document." As far as usability goes, Hughan said, "first of all, you can find it. So you can search for a specific term in a video, you can get to that exact sentence that you're interested in."
Enterprise video tends to be long, he noted, maybe 47, 53 minutes, adding that "if I have to watch the beginning of that whole thing, I'm likely not going to watch the video because I don't know what is there. So with searchability, it's fully accessible. It means I can get to the exact point of interest."
Recently TMC's CEO, Rich Tehrani, sat down for an interview with Bradley Antsis, vice president of Technical Strategy of M86 Security. The company concentrates on providing "real-time security controls. For us, that means providing a variety of security controls, across all different network segments that people need around e-mail and Web, and for cloud."
When asked about the difference between proactive and reactive approaches, he explained that "reactive controls are the historical controls that most organizations, typically, have used in the past." These would include the likes of AV scanning, based on signatures, "reactive where you have to be able to see a threat and analyze it, before you can protect people against it. Those are reactive. What people need to be moving towards today are more the proactive controls."
Antsis said "just the vast amount of malware" demands it and that "all the new attacks happening all the time, polymorphic viruses which change themselves all the time, this is all driving people to need proactive security controls."
Recently TMC's CEO, Rich Tehrani, sat down for an interview with Benny Czarny, CEO of Opswat. The company delivers development tools, he said, aimed at software engineers and product managers but also CTOs and other people.
They sell libraries of XML files, executables and other such products. They have two major products, Czarny said. One is The OESIS Framework, a set of libraries that enable client applications to assess, classify and manage security applications.
The other product, he said, is Metascan, which is a scanning product that helps software engineers detect viruses and other threats, using "eight different antivirus engines." Czarny explained that his company consolidates the updates to all the engines into one, and sends them out from their servers.