SoftBank to invest in WebRTC-based web conferencing application

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SoftBank has decided to make investment in WebRTC-based web conferencing application that will replace aging legacy video equipment and services for its employees.

The Japanese telecom operator holds regular sales and training conferences with many of its 17,000 employees in Japan.

As part of the investment plan, SoftBank has selected Dialogic PowerMedia XMS software media server as a core network element of its new multimedia web conferencing solution, supporting SoftBank’s video conferencing and chat room capabilities.

Yosuke Ochiai, manager of Multimedia Development at SoftBank’s Information System Division, said: “We have currently rolled out this solution to internal stakeholders with plans to make this commercially available in the near future.”

Dialogic PowerMedia XMS delivers HD voice and video codecs with features like automated speech recognition (ASR), text to speech (TTS), facial recognition and other advanced intelligent features.

SoftBank is utilizing Dialogic’s video encoder sharing’ technology to reduce compute resources by 30-50 percent thus reaching far beyond typical conference densities.

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