May 16, 2007
SPIRIT DSP's Mobile Voice Engine Helps French Software Provider Boost Voice Quality for Softphone Application
By Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Associate Editor
SPIRIT DSP (News
), a provider of embedded audio and video software products, announced Wednesday that its TeamSpirit Mobile Voice Engine is now being utilized by France-based applications software provider Aliantiz. The engine is being used in Aliantiz’s BeWip softphone.
The mobile engine from SPIRIT offers the advantages of low-MHz range capabilities and high-quality voice.
Thierry Zucchi, CEO at Aliantiz, explained that TeamSpirit makes it possible for BeWip to run on inexpensive, low-MHz, mass-market VoIP
“To promote our soft-phone in the best manner, we needed a solution that would meet the tightest quality requirements,” Zucchi said in a statement
. “We are looking forward to bringing SPIRIT's unprecedented voice quality to the millions of WiFi
In a similar vein, SPIRIT vice president of sales and marketing, Alex Kravchenk, noted that today, millions of WiFi (News
)-enabled handset users will now be able to enjoy superior voice quality thanks to SPIRIT’s engine. That’s important because mobile phones are slated to become even more popular as time goes on.
“According to In-Stat (News
), the markets of PDA phones and smart-phones will continue to increase at CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 40 percent per year,” Kravchenk added in a statement.
The BeWip softphone works with devices running on Microsoft (News
) Windows Mobile. It can be installed on both smartphones and pocket PCs, and lets users take advantage of WiFi hotspots and SIP-based services in addition to VoIP calling.
In its announcement Tuesday, SPIRIT indicated that its TeamSpirit engine already enjoyed widespread industry adoption; it has been deployed in many applications offered by service providers and in millions of mobile devices from major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) including Compal (makes notebook computers, monitors, PDAs and phone), Quanta (makes notebook computers, smartphones, servers, digital TVs, and GPS devices for use in automobiles), and HTC (makes smartphones and PDAs).
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