Media Resource Control Protocol Version 2 (MRCPv2) (RFC6787)
Original Publication Date: 2012-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Nov-14
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
D. Burnett: AUTHOR [+2]
MRCPv2 is designed to allow a client device to control media processing resources on the network. Some of these media processing resources include speech recognition engines, speech synthesis engines, speaker verification, and speaker identification engines. MRCPv2 enables the implementation of distributed Interactive Voice Response platforms using VoiceXML [W3C.REC-voicexml20-20040316] browsers or other client applications while maintaining separate back-end speech processing capabilities on specialized speech processing servers. MRCPv2 is based on the earlier Media Resource Control Protocol (MRCP) [RFC4463] developed jointly by Cisco Systems, Inc., Nuance Communications, and Speechworks, Inc. Although some of the method names are similar, the way in which these methods are communicated is different. There are also more resources and more methods for each resource. The first version of MRCP was essentially taken only as input to the development of this protocol. There is no expectation that an MRCPv2 client will work with an MRCPv1 server or vice versa. There is no migration plan or gateway definition between the two protocols.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) D. Burnett Request for Comments: 6787 Voxeo Category: Standards Track S. Shanmugham ISSN: 2070-1721 Cisco Systems, Inc. November 2012
Media Resource Control Protocol Version 2 (MRCPv2)
The Media Resource Control Protocol Version 2 (MRCPv2) allows client hosts to control media service resources such as speech synthesizers, recognizers, verifiers, and identifiers residing in servers on the network. MRCPv2 is not a "stand-alone" protocol -- it relies on other protocols, such as the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), to coordinate MRCPv2 clients and servers and manage sessions between them, and the Session Description Protocol (SDP) to describe, discover, and exchange capabilities. It also depends on SIP and SDP to establish the media sessions and associated parameters between the media source or sink and the media server. Once this is done, the MRCPv2 exchange operates over the control session established above, allowing the client to control the media processing resources on the speech resource server.
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