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IVOX-The Interactive VOice eXchange Application,

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A flexible, low data rate network voice terminal application and a set of new network integration techniques have been designed and developed at NRL for the support of real time interactive voice communication over distributed, computer data networks. The NRL Interactive Voice Exchange IVOX uses advanced voice compression techniques to maintain a low data rate throughput requirement. The low data rate feature of IVOX also allows for the use of voice communication over existing computer networks without a significant impact on the other data communications e.g., email, file transfer. IVOX provides a simple graphical user interface for call setup and management. IVOX allows for cross computer platform interoperability with versions for Sun SPARCStation, Silicon Graphics, and Hewlett Packard workstation. Since its conception and development, IVOX has become an operational fleet software component and has played a key role in numerous research projects and demonstrations. IVOX was adopted as a core feature of the Joint Deployed Intelligence Support System JDISS. During 1995 Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration JWID 95, IVOX successfully demonstrated integrated network voice capability between Tactical Aircraft Mission Planning System TAMPS and Common Operation Mission Planning and Support Strategy COMPASS workstation terminals. Additionally, IVOX was demonstrated from an operational NRL networking booth during the 1993 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association AFCEA 93 convention. IVOX enhancements have been integrated into several research projects including the NRL Data and Voice Integration Advanced Technology Demonstration DVI ATD and the Common System NATO Interoperability CSNI project.

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  • Voice Communications

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