ITXC Gets Vo-IP Call Management Patent

Voice-over Internet Protocol (Vo-IP) wholesaler ITXC has
received a patent that covers monitoring, evaluating and managing voice
quality in data network-based telephony networks.

With the patent win, the New Jersey-based ITXC said it would accelerate
technological improvements in the way telephony services are routed and
managed over Web-based IP networks.

With the telco giants swiftly integrating Vo-IP networks into their
traditional telephone services, the ability to quickly detect problems such
as congestion and re-route calls over the Internet are key to building out
reliable networks. The company said both aspects of its network management
products are covered under U.S Patent number 6,404,864 B1.

“This rerouting can take place even in mid-call without manual intervention
and is undetectable by the caller. Many aspects of the inventions described
in the patent are already implemented in ITXC’s network worldwide including
the company’s BestValue Routing technology and help ITXC achieve tier 1
quality over the public Internet,” the company said.

It said the patent win helps to legitimize its technological advances in
Internet telephony. More importantly, it gives ITXC a leg up on competitors
like Net2Phone and Deltathree .
“(It) gives ITXC the right to prevent any other entity from utilizing the
methods and
systems covered by the patent, even if developed completely independently,”
the company said.

“Sending voice over the public Internet requires the use of a highly managed
overlay network. Without careful management, voice quality is not
predictable and is often unacceptable. ITXC has, therefore, developed highly
sophisticated policies, procedures, and technology for controlling voice
quality,” it added.

The company said other patent wins cover some aspects of call-routing
technology as well as various other voice over IP capabilities.

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