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Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-08

In Communications Server 2010, the flow of media can be configured to bypass the Mediation Server when possible. This capability improves call quality by optimizing the media path, reducing latency, minimizing unnecessary transcoding, limiting packet loss, and eliminating potential points of failure.

Mediation Server bypass also provides you bandwidth savings in configurations where a Mediation Server and a PSTN gateway or PBX are at different sites connected by WAN links with constrained bandwidth. Offloading the media processing from the Mediation Server to pool servers for bypassed calls also improves scalability.