Media server

Media Server:

In a PacketCable environment (and other VOIP networks) a Media Server processesses and generates media streams (usually RTP).

It handles functions like:

  • decoding DTMF tones
  • bridging multiple media streams into a conference
  • playing announcemnts (e.g. "This number is not in service")
  • processing VoiceXML scripts
  • speech recognition
  • text to speech
  • recording audio
  • etc.

A Media Server is typically controlled using SIP messages sent by a softswitch or application server.
An IVR system would typically be composed of an Media Server, and an Application Server.

Media Server Vendors:

  • Asterisk: The Open Source PBX includes various media server features

See also

Created by: jht2, Last modification: Fri 13 of Apr, 2012 (16:47 UTC) by rkelley
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