Commetrex and Tensilica Announce Commetrex Fax Solutions for Tensilica’s Processor Cores

Atlanta, GA, and Santa Clara, CA – May 2, 2007 – Commetrex Corporation, a leading provider of HMP (host media processing) media servers and networking products for converged networks, and Tensilica, a leader and major innovator in configurable processor technology, today announced that Commetrex’ fax technologies now support Tensilica’s Xtensa configurable and Diamond Standard processor cores. This proven solution, already shipping in high volume, will give Tensilica’s customers a complete, off-the-shelf solution for products requiring built-in fax capabilities.


Commetrex is now licensing the following fax technologies for Tensilica’s processor cores:

  • Fax Modems (V.21, V.27, V.29, V.17, and V.34)
  • T.30 protocol engine
  • Image conversion library
  • FaxTap for fax recording/rendering both PCM and T.38 transactions
  • Fax Relay: T.38, I.366.2, FRF.11
  • TerminatingT38
  • Multi-Modal Terminating Fax (MMTF)
  • PowerFax for OTF


This broad product offering provides everything required to quickly embed fax capabilities into a wide variety of applications.


“Commetrex is a proven industry leader in fax technology, and we are pleased that their fax solutions are now widely available to our Xtensa configurable and Diamond Standard processor core customers,” stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica’s vice president of marketing.


“Tensilica is a rapidly growing company with customers in several industries that could benefit from adding fax capabilities to their product offerings. We look forward to working with these customers,” stated Tom Ray, Commetrex’ executive VP of sales and marketing.

Pricing and Availability


Commetrex’ fax software is available now from Commetrex. For pricing information, send an email to or call Tom Ray at 770-449-7775 x340.


About Tensilica


Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty DSP processors on the market today, in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. Tensilica’s low power, benchmark proven processors has been designed into high-volume products at industry leaders in the digital consumer, networking and telecommunications markets. All Tensilica processor cores are complete with a matching software development tool environment, portfolio of system simulation models, and hardware implementation tool support. For more information on Tensilica’s patented approach to the creation of application-specific building blocks for SOC design, visit

About Commetrex Corporation


Commetrex Corporation develops and markets enabling technologies for the gateway and media-server telecom OEM. Well known for its market-leading fax and other licensed media-processing technologies, Commetrex recently announced its 75th T.38 FoIP customer. Commetrex has recently completed a multi-year development effort that produced BladeWare, an IMS-ready software-only media server featuring Commetrex’ category-defining TerminatingT38. Now, Commetrex is enhancing the BladeWare IMS Media Resource Function by introducing comprehensive voice capabilities, including BladeWareVXML, an open-source VoiceXML-based Media Resource Function Controller. Commetrex’ list of licensees is a who’s who of the telecom industry, including Agere, Iperia, Genband, Castelle, Lucent, Sonus, OpenWave, Nortel, Broadsoft, Siemens, ShoreTel, Avaya, Empirix, LogicaCMG, and IP Unity Glenayre.