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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$99,200.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0712645
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
NSF 06-598
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0712645
Solicitation Topic Code:
IT
Small Business Information
BabbleStream Incorporated
888 Rathbone Circle, Building C, Suite 310, folsom, CA, 95630
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
800404761
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Boersma
 MBA
 (916) 996-3278
 jb@babblestream.com
Business Contact
 Jonathan Boersma
Title: MBA
Phone: (916) 996-3278
Email: jb@babblestream.com
Research Institution
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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