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

Adrian Georgescu ag at ag-projects.com
Fri Aug 2 19:03:57 CEST 2013

Hi Michael,

I agree with you. This is hard one, we need a proper name to describe Blink audio capabilities.


On Aug 2, 2013, at 6:38 PM, mgraves at mstvp.com wrote:

> Adrian,
> 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
> KHz. 
> 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
> full-band.
> The problem is that there is a technology officially known as
> Ultra-Wideband that relates to high-data-rate, low power RF
> transmission.
> http://www.etsi.org/technologies-clusters/technologies/radio/ultra-wide-band
> Michael Graves
> mgraves  mstvp.com
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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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