Cleveland - Apr 9, 2008 - Telos Systems is now shipping the Zephyr/IP, an IP codec optimized for operation over the public Internet and mobile phone data services. Zephyr/IP utilizes ACT (Agile Connection Technology), which combines loss detection and concealment with dynamic buffering and auto-varying bit-rate functions to continuously adapt to network conditions, minimizing the effects of packet loss, varying bandwidth and jitter that occur on real-world networks. Z/IP also works directly with high-speed mobile phone data networks; a PC card slot accepts standard mobile data cards. Z/IP also includes the AAC-ELD coding algorithm.
The Z/IP family includes a studio codec and a PC-based server that addresses firewall and NAT (Network Address Translation) issues. Firewalls and NAT devices often found at the edges of LANs can prevent audio streams from flowing, but Telos Z/IP Server solves this by keeping track of users' online status and IP address information so that making connections is as simple as selecting from an on-screen list.