EVS Codec and How It Will Impact Everyday Phone Conversations
When consumers and technology enthusiasts drool over the newest smartphones, they’re generally ogling things like screen size, processing power and storage. The original feature of every phone, making and receiving calls, has become an afterthought. Despite not being the focus of popular attention, call clarity is still a hugely important part of modern smartphones and network technologies. Experts in telecommunications are still working towards improved voice stability and clarity. The Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) Codec, which has been improving calls since 2014, boasts a lot of benefits for HD voice:
- Greater bandwidth for voice
- Reduced delay jitters
- Packet-loss prevention
Is There a Downside of EVS?Potentially – on the network side. EVS is great for consumers as it provides what is essentially music-quality voice, making it a highly desired feature in both 4G and 5G networks. EVS also uses less bandwidth and capacity, which means extended coverage and network resilience (more reliable calling and quality). However, implementing EVS is hardware intensive and can result in high processing capacity per watt costs for media gateways and session border controllers.
Penguin Edge’s Server Add-in PCIe Cards for High Density Vo5G and VoLTEEVS deployment isn’t always affordable, which is why some networks have held off mass implementation. Penguin Edge’s media processing accelerator PCIe card (PCIE-8130) offers a cost-effective way to increase channel density without adding additional servers for high-density audio application transcoding. Networks can now drastically increase their voice channel density without completely overhauling existing systems, which is an ideal solution when power and space are finite.
Why Is the PCIE-8130 an Ideal Solution for VoLTE and Vo5G Accelerated Transcoding?
- Available in full- or half-height cards
- Modular for scaling when subscriber base or needs grow
- Can be deployed to centralized cloud or edge
- Packet-based API saves on development time
- Flexible form factor makes the accelerator deployable in nearly any server platform
- 4, 6 or 12 Octasic OCT3032 DSPs configurations
Octasic Vocallo firmware
- Broad CODEC support
- Field proven in carrier networks
- Echo cancellation and voice quality enhancement