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Telanetix Announces Stream Computing Joint Technology Agreement With AMD

June 13, 2008 | Chris Payatagool

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AMD_logo.gifNew jointly developed technology expands capabilities and pushes HD telepresence into new markets

SAN DIEGO, June 12 -- Telanetix, Inc. (OTC BB: TNXI), a leading communications solutions provider of telepresence and Voice over IP (VoIP) services, today revealed its agreement with AMD to jointly develop telepresence focused Stream Computing technology and announced the first results of this ongoing joint technology effort.

Stream Computing allows graphics processor units (GPUs) to accelerate the complex computations required in the encoding and decoding of telepresence media streams, while working in concert with both existing CPUs and future integrated CPU/GPU processing platforms.

"We are excited to have worked with Telanetix over the last year to adapt our Stream Computing technology for use in demanding media applications such as telepresence," said Patricia Harrell, Director, Stream Computing of AMD. "Telanetix Digital Presence is an ideal use for the sheer power and flexibility advantages our Stream Computing platform can offer. I believe that the Telanetix approach of using flexible computing resources such as GPUs and
CPUs instead of application specific hardware will not only continue to be effective, but may grow even more powerful due to its superior flexibility."

"We continue to expand our Digital Presence technology, again showing the power of our software driven platform approach to do things formerly believed impossible except via long product cycle, expensive hardware," noted Rob Arnold, CTO of the Telanetix Video Division. "Harnessing the power of the ever more powerful, increasingly integrated CPU/GPU architecture with approaches such as Stream Computing is key to our ongoing technology roadmap. This further increases our ability to grow our unique technological edge in providing market leading feature sets, flexibility, and pricing."

By utilizing this new technology in its Digital Presence product line, Telanetix enables higher quality, lower cost High Definition (HD) telepresence, both extending HD capability to the large mid-market telepresence segment, and continuing to "future proof" the Digital Presence
technology platform by enabling a wide range of workflow oriented vertical market solutions.

This technology is now available and shipping in every Digital Presence system, as part of the recent Telanetix 3.4.3 Digital Presence technology platform release.  The technology has been applied not only to new systems, but also to the existing installed base through the Digital Presence systems' platform update capability.  Additional platform products for conferencing and other vertical market solutions are in development.  Additional information
can be obtained by contacting Jim Blackman at (713) 256-0369.

About Telanetix, Inc.

Telanetix is a leading communications solutions provider offering telepresence and Voice over IP (VoIP) services to all business market segments. By leveraging ubiquitous network infrastructures, Telanetix solutions meet the real-world communications demands of its customers with an industry-leading value proposition. The company's telepresence offering,
called Digital Presence(TM), creates fully immersive and interactive meeting environments that incorporate voice, video and data from multiple locations into a single environment.  The company's Voice offerings, marketing under the "AccessLine" brand, give companies flexible calling solutions, a simpler installation experience, and a greater range of office-size support than traditional telecom providers. Additional information may be found at the Telanetix corporate website,

About AMD

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit

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