comfort noise

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comfort noise

A very low-volume tone injected into the receiving end of voice over IP (VoIP) communications to prevent the listener from thinking the line went dead. There was always a slight background noise in analog phone lines. However, digital methods have replaced analog, and without the comfort noise, the line can seem disconnected during pauses in conversation, or when someone is on hold (without music) or when the other party puts the phone down for a moment. See TDM-to-packet conversion.
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168-2000 Line Echo Canceller, Voice Activity Detection (VAD), Comfort Noise Generation (CNG), Jitter Buffer, Packet Loss Concealment (PLC), DTMF Tone Detection and Generation, Call Progressive Tone (CPT), SIP/RTP/RTCP Call Signaling and Control, and multi-channel system-level framework.
In addition to the high quality compression and echo cancellation, the Wireless Network Compression solution features silence suppression with superior Voice Activity Detection (VAD) and Comfort Noise Generation (CNG), and intelligent packet loss concealment (PLC) with low-delay and non-blocking.
726 voice codecs, comfort noise generation, tone handling, acoustic echo cancellation, playback/record capabilities and 3-way audio conferencing support.
0 includes: Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Acoustic Echo Suppression (AES), Noise Cancellation, Noise Suppression, Voice Activity Detection (VAD), Comfort Noise Generation (CNG), and Automatic Gain Control (AGC).
It also supports Generic Voice Activity Detection (VAD) and Comfort Noise Generation (CNG) and includes a Message Waiting Indicator, Tele-Conferencing, Call Hold and Pulse Dialing.