[Blink] Blink Pro 3.0.0 for OSX with ultra-wideband Opus codec

mgraves at mstvp.com mgraves at mstvp.com
Fri Aug 2 18:38:52 CEST 2013


Just to be technically correct, the term "Ultra-wideband" has no
application in audio.

Wideband is widely understood to be related to the 7 KHz audio channel
related to G.722, the earliest widely used wideband codec.

Some have used the term "Super-Wideband" to indicate the capabilities of
codecs like G.722.1C & SILK. That is, usable audio channel of up to 14

There seems little point in terminology differentiating between an upper
limit of 14 KHz and 16 KHz.

Anything that passes 20Hz-20KHz should be considered full-bandwidth, aka
full-band. The G.719 codec created by Polycom & Ericsson is described as

The problem is that there is a technology officially known as
Ultra-Wideband that relates to high-data-rate, low power RF


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> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [Blink] Blink Pro 3.0.0 for OSX with ultra-wideband Opus codec
> From: Adrian Georgescu <ag at ag-projects.com>
> Date: Thu, August 01, 2013 1:25 pm
> To: Blink Support Forum <blink at lists.ag-projects.com>
> Hello,
> There is a new release for Blink Pro for OSX, version 2.3.0 with new features and many improvements.
> http://icanblink.com/changelog-pro.phtml
> Version 3.0.0
> July 26th, 2013
> Added audio ultra-wideband support for 32 kHz and 48kHz sample rates
> Added Acoustic Echo Cancellation for 32kHz sample rate
> Added Automatic Gain Control for microphone input
> Added OPUS codec at 32kHz with AEC enabled and 48kHz with AEC disabled
> Added 32kHz and removed 8kHz sample rate for Speex codec
> Added Chat privacy setting to avoid logging messages to history
> Added icons to History menu items
> Added availability notifications for Mountain Lion or newer OSX versions
> Added option to start multiparty Conference when all participants are available
> Added last calls submenu to Contact contextual menu
> Added speech synthesis menu item to tell when a Contact becomes available
> Moved Availability indicator on the right side of the contacts
> Added hide/show option for menu items of History Groups and History Contacts
> Added contextual Group menu items for selection of the history period
> Added special groups toggle in main interface bottom left contacts button
> Added per contact setting to start both audio and chat
> Added add/remove Chat to audio session tile
> Remove contacts from Missed Call Group after succeesful calls
> Fixed automatic hangup on RTP timeout per account
> Fixed getting daily entries in history viewer when using aliases
> Don't filter by media type when opening history viewer for a contact
> Fixed Presence handling bugs
> Fixed high CPU usage when many contacts get presence updates
> Fixed Call Hold to stop streaming
> Fixed hogging the GUI when re-loading file transfer history
> Fixed number of missed calls for Contacts in Missed Calls Group
> Fixed a random crash when Screen Sharing session ends
> Fixed initializing smileys theme
> Fixed duplication of replicated SMS messages
> Fixed fall back to alternative SIP routes
> Beautify codec names in Preferences panel
> Improved general logging
> Improved performance of history database queries
> Reduced startup and shutdown time
> Reduced overall application memory usage
> Finish session when click on disconnect Chat button
> Removed jitter buffer from Session info panel
> Replaced preferred media in contact editor with pop up button
> Strip spaces from audio device name
> Regards,
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