SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) is a protocol which provides secure conferencing services in the Internet. It can be used to send any kind of messages, in addition to normal text messages. This includes multimedia messages like images, video, and audio stream. All messages in the SILC network are encrypted and authenticated, and messages can also be digitally signed. SILC protocol supports AES, SHA-1, PKCS#1, PKCS#3, X.509, OpenPGP, and is being developed in the IETF. The software is delivered as SILC Client for end users, SILC Server for system administrators, and SILC Toolkit for application developers.
Speex is a patent-free compression format designed especially for speech. It is specialized for voice communications at low bit-rates in the 2-45 kbps range. Possible applications include Voice over IP (VoIP), Internet audio streaming, audio books, and archiving of speech data (e.g. voice mail).
SILC Runtime Toolkit (SRT) provides useful utility functions for application programmers. SRT can be used as the main runtime in any application. It provides an application main loop, hash tables, lists, atomic operations, threads, locks, queues, a file descriptor stream, a socket stream, network routines, a finite state machine, a memory pool, a random number generator, buffers, regular expressions, and many other features. It natively supports Unix/Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Symbian OS platforms.