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August 21, 2008

Ditech Offers Licensed Voice Quality Algorithms to Chipmakers

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Ditech Networks (News - Alert) has stated that it is going to offer licensed voice quality algorithms to chipmakers and manufacturers of Bluetooth devices and apps. The first of the offering will be with mobile Bluetooth technologies.

Also, the company adds that as part of this strategic initiative, they have teamed with CSR (News - Alert), the provider of Bluetooth chipsets for mobile applications. Ditech will provide its Voice Quality Assurance (VQA) and Experience Intelligence (EXi) algorithms as part of CSR’s open eXtension Partner Program.
Ditech claims that their products help communications companies meet the challenges of service differentiation, network expansion and call capacity and its voice quality solutions are deployed in wireless and wireline networks to optimize the call experience.
“CSR is pleased to welcome Ditech as an eXtension Partner,” said Helen Barnes, software marketing manager at CSR. “BlueCore Multimedia is the only IC that embeds a DSP to provide support for a wide range of third-party software enhancements. Ditech’s voice quality algorithms are a great asset to the program.”
Ditech says it has understood that Bluetooth headsets are one of the fastest-growing segments in the consumer mobile devices industry and that’s why they are implementing their algorithms first on Bluetooth headsets. Studies have revealed that the total Bluetooth headset market worldwide is expected to grow at a 29 percent compound annual growth rate during the next four years. CSR claims that it is one of the major suppliers of technologies to Bluetooth headsets last year. But Ditech points out those high-end voice quality algorithms are only employed in high-end Bluetooth headsets and their offering is expected to bring the algorithms to lower cost sets too.
Ditech, in order to expand its revenue across multiple markets, anticipates licensing its voice quality algorithms in multiple markets for use in other Bluetooth technologies, consumer devices, and for emerging telecommunications services.
“Ditech’s core technology can be utilized to solve voice quality problems both inside and outside of the network,” said Karl Brown, vice president of marketing at Ditech Networks. “The fast-growing Bluetooth headset market, along with the implementation of Bluetooth technologies in other consumer devices, is a natural extension of Ditech’s strong history of helping mobile callers hear, and be heard, clearly.”
The company also claims that their algorithms were designed and developed to be highly-efficient and they use up only minimal hardware resources. They are also compliant with ITU (International Telecommunications Union) standards. For more info visit www.ditechnetworks.com

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Eve Sullivan

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