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February 03, 2009

D2 Technologies Demos Reference Design for WiMAX Mobile Phones at ITEXPO

By Tom Keating, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Editor

D2 Technologies (News - Alert) is demonstrating a complete reference design for WiMAX mobile phones at ITEXPO East 2009. D2's mCUE communications user interface claims to be the industry's first turnkey software solution for quickly delivering mobile WiMAX (News - Alert) devices to market

D2 Technologies, a market leader in embedded IP communications software platforms, today announced that private demonstrations of the industry's first complete reference design for the creation of WiMAX mobile phones are available at ITEXPO (News - Alert) East 2009 in Miami, Florida from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2009.

Built around the company's breakthrough mCUE converged communications client, the reference design provides manufacturers with a powerful turnkey software solution for quickly developing and delivering WiMAX handsets and similar portable devices to market. The reference software implementation is running on a dual-mode mobile platform running Linux on a Texas Instruments OMAP-based processor; this version is available immediately, with additional implementations on the Google Android (News - Alert) and Microsoft Windows CE/Mobile platforms coming in the second quarter of 2009.

ITEXPO attendees, as well as those attending the 4G Wireless Evolution Conference collocated with ITEXPO East, can arrange for a first look at the WiMAX mobile phone reference design utilizing D2's mCUE by contacting the company during the show.

"The industry is pouring tremendous resources into the creation and delivery of a WiMAX infrastructure, and manufacturers will need a fast and cost-effective way to develop mobile devices that take advantage of the greater bandwidth, range and other benefits of this technology," said Doug Makishima, vice president of marketing and sales at D2 Technologies. "Our mCUE platform offers these companies a quick, easy and affordable path to the delivery of converged, unified WiMAX communications devices."

The reference design provides all of the components necessary for manufactures to quickly field WiMAX-compatible mobile devices, from the underlying voice engine and communication protocols to the complete user interface. The embedded softDSP VoIP engine includes all of the required CODECs, error correction, PLCs, jitter buffer, DTMF, RTP/SRTP session keys, and other related technology. The complete communication support includes the IMS-SIP protocol and other IMS-, VCC- and 3rd party-related services and protocols required for voice service, IM chat and presence over WiMAX, as well as multi-radio, multi-network seamless voice call handover. The user interface elements, which are customizable for specific OEM and service provider requirements, include a contacts address book with presence and IM chat capabilities for a true unified communications experience.

The reference design showcases D2's mCUE solution, which pairs an innovative, patent-pending communications user interface with the company's vPort MP VoIP software platform to address the needs of OEMs and service providers delivering integrated UC and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) functionality. mCUE provides a complete embedded software framework for multi-mode mobile devices for enterprise, carrier and consumer use, such as dual-mode Wi-Fi - and now WiMAX - enabled smartphones.

Mobile devices with mCUE provide users with advanced presence-based and push-to-x control of cellular and VoIP calls, PBX feature activation, IM, email, SMS and other features typically only available on PC-based unified communications soft clients. Its revolutionary user interface, built on top of a multi-identity, multi-session, multi-protocol engine, enables flexible interoperability with multiple communications services such as enterprise IP PBXs and UC systems, and commercial VoIM services like Google (News - Alert) Talk, Yahoo!, MSN, AIM, and others. It is highly adaptable to any network deployment scenario for Enterprise UC/FMC services or consumer-oriented converged communications services offered by IMS, pre-IMS or legacy service provider networks.

Tom Keating is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Technology Marketing Corporation, and Executive Technology Editor/SEO Director for To read more of Tom’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Tim Gray


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