BT, Dolby enhance audio and video conferencing

BT Conferencing has joined hands with Dolby Laboratories on a technology trial designed to make audio conference calls more effective by making them sound and feel like in-person meetings. BT has upgraded to a VoIP-based platform and is a key part of BT’s audio and video conferencing solutions. It is also fully integrated into the BT One portfolio of unified communications solutions delivered to global corporations and government organizations by BT Global Services.

‘The trial promises to improve business communication by combining Dolby expertise in core signal processing and human psychoacoustic perception with BT’s world-class capabilities in the field of unified communications,” claimed a release. The core BT MeetMe conferencing service was initially supported by traditional TDM (Time-division multiplexing) based audio conferencing bridge equipment.

Dave Hobday, managing director, BT Enterprises said, ‘BT has been a long-time innovator in offering productive conferencing services to our global business customers. We are looking forward to this trial. Our objective is for all conference call attendees to become productive participants, engaging more naturally in conversation and generating better outcomes from meetings. We hope the trial of Dolby Voice can provide a unique and improved experience for conference call users, which we hope will lead to us deploying it as part of the BT MeetMe service for conferencing customers in due course.’

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