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January 06, 2011

D2 Technologies Partners with Freescale on Android-based Design with HD Video Call Capability

D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded IP communications software platforms has announced the availability of a new multimedia processor/software solution based on i.MX technology from Freescale Semiconductor (News - Alert). 

D2, the mobile unified communications experts, will be offering a first look at Freescale’s i.MX53 processor enhanced with D2’s mCUE® converged communications client at the 2011 International CES (News - Alert) in a preview suite at the Las Vegas Hilton this week.

The platform offers OEMs, ODMs and service providers a production-ready solution for devices delivering high definition voice and IP video calling features. Freescale’s i.MX53 multimedia application processor, paired with D2’s mCUE® converged communications client, creates an advanced platform for Android (News - Alert)™-based devices such as tablets, IP media phones and connected TVs/STBs that deliver media-rich and communications applications with an optimized performance, cost and power consumption profile. 

“Consumers want more Android-based devices, and the introduction of a collaborative D2-Freescale solution that delivers not only converged communications but state-of-the-art video calling and multi-media capabilities helps OEMs get ahead of the adoption curve,” noted Doug Makishima, chief operating officer for D2 Technologies (News - Alert). “Freescale processors are known for their ultra-high performance and low power consumption. Together, we create an economical way for OEMs to get to market faster while spending less time on product development and more on product branding.”

According to the release, Freescale’s i.MX535 processor supports 1080p multi-standard video playback, and leverages a common hardware and software platform with the i.MX51 processor to boost performance. The result is reduced development effort and faster time to market for OEMs, ODMs and service providers.

D2’s mCUE converged communications client for Android provides users with unified access to all IP-based and legacy circuit-switched communications modes including VoIP calls, IP video chat/call, IM, presence, SMS, PBX (News - Alert), PSTN, cellular and more. 

“D2 is a market leader in developing field-proven, advanced IP communications frameworks for consumer devices operating on Android OS,” said Rajeev Kumar, i.MX and consumer marketing manager for Freescale’s Multimedia Applications Division. “By porting the mCUE software onto our i.MX53 processor family, D2 delivers a hardware and software platform that has up to 1.2 GHz of core speed for a more responsive user experience, particularly with high quality video calls, yet at one of the industry’s lowest rates of power consumption.”

 To arrange a private demonstration this week at CES, contact D2 Technologies.

Stefanie Mosca is a Web editor for TMCnet. Previously she worked as a freelance copy editor for Digital Surgeons LLC. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca

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