SBIR Phase I: Peertalk and Gametalk Based on Extended ACTIVE Platform

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,200.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0712645
Award Id:
84838
Agency Tracking Number:
0712645
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
888 Rathbone Circle, Building C, Suite 310, folsom, CA, 95630
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800404761
Principal Investigator:
JonathanBoersma
MBA
(916) 996-3278
jb@babblestream.com
Business Contact:
JonathanBoersma
MBA
(916) 996-3278
jb@babblestream.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to create a peer-to-peer protocol that will cope with the challenges of supporting easy-to-deploy, large-scale audio communication solutions in the rapidly growing areas of social networking environments and online games. Today, the challenges prohibiting peer-to-peer audio communication on a large-scale consists of managing the dynamic nature of users joining and leaving and bandwidth management and optimization, enabling the creation of high quality audio and market-acceptable latency. The protocol and subsequent end-user applications that this project is developing aim to meet these challenges. A successful deployment with existing social networking sites will add significant value to their current offerings. The business opportunity is magnified due to the peer-to-peer nature of the protocol which requires minimal up-front infrastructure investments and manageable integration effort to roll out the technology. The proposed architecture aims to be a significant breakthrough that will elevate online communication within large group social sites from its current form of text chatting to a level that is closer to direct person-to-person contact.

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