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SURF Bridges WebRTC and Legacy Communications with ORION-HMP

By Rory Lidstone April 13, 2016

SURF Communication Solutions is a developer of media processing, transcoding and video collaboration technologies that has been focusing on the promise of NFV lately. Just last week, Vertical Communications began using the SURF-HMP media processing platform to support NFV for its virtual IP-PBX solution. This week, SURF has followed up with the release of ORION-HMP, a video and voice conferencing platform that fully bridges WebRTC and legacy environments.

The ORION-HMP platform draws heavily on SURF’s extensive expertise in media processing to enable service providers and enterprise IT to capitalize on the capabilities of next generation NFV/SDN and WebRTC technologies. That’s because ORION-HMP is capable of bridging modern H.265, VP8 and VP9 codecs with legacy SIP and H.323 standards.

If that wasn’t enough, ORION-HMP further distinguishes itself from other conferencing platforms by leveraging the graphics processing unit (GPU) of standard, COTS Intel server CPUs, leveraging only 10 percent of the energy of comparable CPU-based applications all the while. This method dramatically increases conference and participant density by five times per server, while reducing energy consumption and required server usage by up to 90 percent.

GPU-accelerated servers enable ORION-HMP to achieve 1080p and 4K resolutions at 60 frames per second with latency under one frame. In other words, interconnecting SIP, H.323 and WebRTC protocols on a single GPU accelerated server enables ORION-HMP to provide telecom providers with a unique, hybrid interoperability concept with existing technologies and standards.

“ORION-HMP is the first video conferencing platform designed specifically for scalability and collaboration. In a world with untold devices, codecs and bandwidths, ORION-HMP bridges the communication gap between everyone, enabling cost-effective and high-quality video conferencing,” said Avi Fisher, SURF's CEO.

ORION-HMP features a modular design available as software only, or pre-mounted on a NUC server to accommodate deployments large and small. It’s also capable of integrating with on-premises and cloud-based installations, acting as a plug-and-play solution with internal billing control, scheduling and collaboration, e-mail invitation, full administrator functionality with real-time statistics, and more.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

Contributing Writer

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