Last weekBartekand I had privilege to conductMobicentsPlatform training atMeraka, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Institute located in city of Pretoria, South Africa. TheCSIRis South Africa's central and premier scientific research and development organisation in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, theCSIRundertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of the country’s people.
Institute is built across beautiful campus and rich with facilities; I was amazed to see theCSIRInstitute and made me remindIIT-K Campus that I visited this February.
Usually training's are too boring to conduct with flow of knowledge happening just in one direction. But this was a rare training where audience were very interactive and madeBartek/me think twice before we could really answer their queries.
Merakahas already developed couple ofJSLEEResource Adaptor's (onMobicents1.x.y Platform) for proprietary protocol communicating withSMSCandUSSDaggregator. TheseRA'sare used in platform called MOBI4D. The presentation explaining the MOBI4D is here http://sport.csir.co.za/view.aspx?id=2382~4p~QczxuuJq
Merakaalready have several exciting projects ongoing specifically onTTS,ASR,IVR,IPTv. It will be very exciting to see these projects go live by end of next year.
Looking forward to visit SA again soon and spend more time with this team!