TOKYO, JAPAN — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group, announced today that it has developed the Media Pipeline Factory, a toolkit allowing easy expansion of its Enterprise Cloud WebRTC Platform Skyway (Skyway) functionality. The new Media Pipeline Factory offers real-time connectivity of Skyway's voice and video data with a variety of cloud services, including voice recognition artificial intelligence (AI), machine-translating AI and live transmission.
NTT Com is launching a free trial of the Media Pipeline Factory from today. Initially, the trial will offer six kinds of built-in components that can process recording, voice recognition and machine translation without the need for programming. For a list of applications, please see https://webrtc.ecl.ntt.com/m-pipe/en.
The Media Pipeline Factory integrates Skyway's voice and video data services with AI and cloud offerings such as NTT Com's natural language analysis AI engine COTOHA Virtual Assist, which enables those without knowledge of Japanese to communicate in the language. This kit simplifies the expansion of WebRTC functionality and extends the areas in which voice and video data can be leveraged, allowing clients to accelerate their digital transformation.
Going forward, NTT Com will continue developing built-in components and deliver recording, image recognition and live distribution functionality, including low-latency transmission capabilities. In addition to expanding the functionality of the kit, NTT Com will sequentially launch joint tests with other clients with the aim of expanding use cases.
Recent years have seen the launch of a number of cloud services and cloud-based AI solutions, particularly in the fields of voice recognition, machine translation and image recognition. However, separate system development was needed to allow the transmission of the resulting voice and video data to cloud-based services using WebRTC capabilities, incurring significant cost and additional workload. The new Media Pipeline Factory addresses these challenges in a simple and easy-to-use manner.
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