Dialogic has announced that the company’s Diva media processing boards will support Asterisk. These boards will help Asterisk systems scale and moreover increase reliability while reducing strain on the CPU. The functions handled by the Diva board include DTMF recognition/generation, PULSE detection, tone detection/generation, fax, echo cancellation, and multi-party conferencing.
In addition the Diva board can conference up to 120 active callers without causing load on the CPU.
Some of the media features of Diva boards include echo cancellation (up to 256ms), DTMF detection/clamping and modem or fax support. Some of their signaling features include worldwide support of protocols and services, including most Q-SIG flavors and SS7 (ITU-T).
If you are interested, you should know that the company is providing some heavy discounts as part of an Asterisk Starter Kit. Here are the details.