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InterDigital Successfully Demos its Suite of Convergence Technologies

InterDigital has announced the successful demonstrations of its suite of convergence technologies at the 2010 Mobile World Congress (News - Alert).
The live trials included seamless device mobility, media mobility and bandwidth aggregation across networks. These trials are supported by several technology and product partners and showcase convergence of any content, across any device, on any network, according to company officials.
“Building on our expertise in complete end-to-end wireless system solutions, InterDigital (News - Alert) is integrating several standalone convergence technologies into a complete and efficient architecture for tomorrow’s network of networks,” said Naresh Soni, chief technology officer at InterDigital
The exhibit features a suite of advanced technologies for efficient wireless networks, a richer multimedia experience, and new mobile broadband capabilities.
In partnership with Attila Technologies, InterDigital demonstrated the ability to combine bandwidth across multiple wireless networks to improve quality of service, increase throughput, eliminate dropped connections and improve network resource utilization.
Company officials said that the underlying technology uses cognitive radio techniques, and an innovative network protocol coupled with deep packet inspection for aggregating multiple heterogeneous bandwidth sources.
The company collaborated with HelloSoft and Intrinsyc to showcase its Media Independent Handover (MIH) technology, the IEEE (News - Alert) 802.21 standard for uninterrupted multimedia session transfers between 2G/3G/4G cellular, WiFi or WiMax networks, and other wired and wireless interfaces.
InterDigital’s MIH client runs on several types of wireless devices, and features distinct operating systems. Company officials said that it performs seamless handovers between live 3G and WiFi networks in two separate demonstrations.
It’s integrated with Hellosoft’s VoIP client on a Windows Mobile HTC smart phone to transfer voice calls, while with Intrinsyc’s RapidRIL/Connection Manager on the G1 with Android (News - Alert) OS to stream real-time video services.
And, with the support from GoldSpot Media, InterDigital highlights seamless multimedia transfers across devices and intelligent data optimization. During the demonstration, streaming video sessions were shared or transferred between several smart phones and laptops, whereby the video format is optimized for each device.
“Multi-faceted collaborations with companies like Attila, HelloSoft (News - Alert), Intrinsyc and GoldSpot underscore our ability to work with a broad range of innovative technology partners who share our goal of creating spectrum multiplying technologies for optimal bandwidth usage and a richer multimedia experience,” Soni said.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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