Audio conversation data

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Agent Assist supports the use of audio conversation data in addition to chat conversation data. This is facilitated through a SIPREC endpoint, a protocol that you can use to establish recording sessions and report metadata. SIPREC is a private GA feature compatible with all CCAI products.

SIPREC works in combination with Cloud Speech-to-Text to generate transcripts of your audio data before it Agent Assist can use it to generate suggestions. SIPREC can also be used in combination with CCAI Insights (to analyze conversation data) and/or Cloud Storage (to store audio data and transcripts) depending on your business needs.

SIPREC overview

The SIPREC protocol is used between a Session Recording Client (SRC) and a Session Recording Server (SRS).

An SIP user agent acts as the source of the recorded metadata & media, sending it to the recording service endpoint. The SRC could be a personal device (for example, SIP phone), application server, media server, an SIP media gateway (MG), or a Session Border Controller (SBC).

SBC and PBX phone systems are common SRCs in many call centers. There are many different SBC and PBX systems on the market that support SIPREC. Some popular examples are listed below, and many additional systems are also compatible.

  • SBCs: Cisco Cube, Avaya SBCE, Oracle E-SBC, Sonus SBC, Genband SBC, MetaSwitch Perimeta.
  • PBX systems: Broadworks, Metaswitch.

Each SRC solution sends the metadata contained in the SIP header (caller ID, extension number, and so on). Different manufacturers choose different types of metadata to send.

Implement SIPREC

SIPREC integration usually must be custom-designed for each customer, and thus is a lengthy process that can take up to several months. If you are interested in implementing this feature, contact your Google representative.