Penta Chooses Dialogic for Large Commuter Rail Communications Platform

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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PARSIPPANY, NJ: Provider of solutions for cloud-optimized applications and infrastructure solutions— Dialogic announced that provider of voice and data control solutions for the transportation industry– Penta Corporation preferred PowerMedia™ software based media server solution from Dialogic as a section of their latest dispatch and communications systems for the transit and light and heavy rail industry. The Penta Media Exchange (PMx) leverages Dialogic's PowerMedia technology to deliver an agile, flexible and highly reliable and scalable dispatching solution.

Penta chose Dialogic's solution to manage the intricate diversely inter-connectivity requirements of a significant northeast commuter railroad. Evolution of communication over time calls for better connectivity between various devices. Penta products provide two-way communications, conferencing, data transmission, remote equipment management, public address and synchronous distribution of digitized voice and visual announcements. They concurrently handle any combination of electronic communication from complex radio networks, PBX/PSTN extensions, intercoms, and legacy circuits to fiber optic circuits, carrier systems, and cellular networks.

"Dialogic is a trusted partner of ours, and we've built our communications control systems on Dialogic solutions for over fifteen years," reports Herb Forster, General Manager of Penta Communications. "Dialogic's PowerMedia technology provides us the rock-solid platform for building our high-reliability dispatch system that transit systems demand, including a recent installation at a major commuter rail line in the Northeast. Our solutions allow rail systems to effectively manage dispatcher to radio, telephone, emergency lines, passenger communications, and today's cellular technologies with leading edge IP and server based technology. With this solution from Dialogic, we have a platform that will take us into the future."

The PowerMedia solution used by Penta is diverse and displays high potency. It is a software-only multi-media processing platform that lets standards-based, real-time multimedia communications solutions for enterprise, IMS, and WebRTC applications in the cloud or on premise itself.  PowerMedia technology is developed on a software media processing experience of more than 15 years. PowerMedia technology is trusted by world class service-providers and large enterprises to drive thousands of myriads of full-bodied media sessions.

"Application developers continue to develop and migrate their communications solutions to software-based solutions, and PowerMedia technology is an award-winning software media processing platform at the forefront of the market," said Jim Machi, Senior VP of Product Management and Marketing at Dialogic. "Penta Corporation is an excellent example of the many application developers that have successfully grown their business using Dialogic solutions and continue to offer 'mission-critical' communications solutions to a broad range of industries."