CARROLLTON, Tex.--Blue Wave Systems Inc. here and Texas Instruments Inc.'s recently acquired Telogy Networks subsidiary today announced a marketing alliance to promote platforms for voice/fax/data over the Internet. The partnership covers Telogy's embedded software, TI's 320C54x digital signal processors, and Blue Wave's DSP resource boards.
"This relationship will enable us to deliver better solutions to our mutual customers, the system providers at the forefront of the voice and data convergence wave," said Kevin Parslow, vice president of sales and marketing for Blue Wave Systems in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton. "Our new ComStruct architecture, based on TI's C54x DSP generation, has been designed to allow Telogy's customers to move to a very powerful and fully deployable system quickly and easily."
TI acquired Telogy for $435 million in stock during the summer in a move to expand its reach into Internet telephony (see June 2 story). Based in Germantown, Md., 10-year-old Telogy sells embedded voice, fax, and data over IP (V/F/DoIP) software, called Gateway.
The new integrated platforms using TI's DSP chips and the Telogy software result in a high-density voice, fax, and data gateway processing engine for CompactPCI (CPCI) platforms, according to Blue Wave Systems. The marketing agreement is intended to foster close cooperation in sales, promotion, and engineering of solutions for the CPCI environment, said the companies.
Worldwide revenues for Internet-based telephony equipment are expected to reach $3.16 billion by 2002, increasing at 150% compound annual growth rate, according to a recent forecast by Frost and Sullivan.
"As telecom equipment developers and service providers proliferate, the need for a competitive edge is becoming more intense -- requiring equipment with greater capabilities and efficiencies, yet at lower costs and development risk," said Nancy Goguen, vice president of marketing for Telogy. The marketing pact is intended to help those customers speed development and reduce risks, she added.