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January 06, 2010

Mobile UC Report: D2 Technologies and NetLogic Microsystems Create Social-Networking Features for Android Devices

D2 Technologies and NetLogic (News - Alert) Microsystems today announced the availability of D2’s mCUE converged communications client on NetLogic Microsystems’ Au1300, a member of the its ultra low-power Alchemy processor family.

The collaborative “solution” – unveiled early at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – will offer OEMs and ODMs an advanced platform for Android (News - Alert)-based IP communications devices. These include media phones that deliver media-rich embedded applications with an optimized performance, cost and power-consumption profile.
“D2 has developed advanced IP communications and VoIP for the Android framework,” said Mike Wodopian, vice president of marketing, Ultra Low-Power Alchemy Processors at NetLogic Microsystems (News - Alert), which defines itself as a leader in high-performance, intelligent semiconductor solutions. “By porting the mCUE software onto our Au1300 embedded processor family, we will be able to demonstrate advanced multi-mode unified communications and interoperability with social networking and IM communities for next-generation media-rich devices.”
When integrated with NetLogic’s AU1300, D2’s mCUE client software solution – the latest in the mobile unified communications provider’s portfolio -- supports all communications modes, including circuit-based (PSTN/cellular) voice call, VoIP, IM, SMS and video call. Additionally, it provides full integration of popular services such as GoogleTalk, Yahoo! Messenger and other forms of social networking and communications into an intuitive and converged address book.
Devices with mCUE provide users with advanced presence-based and push-to-x control of circuit switched PSTN/cellular and VoIP calls, PBX (News - Alert) feature activation, IM, e-mail, 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 GoogleTalk, Yahoo!, MSN, AIM, and others.
NetLogic Microsystems’ ultra low-power Alchemy processors offer a high-performance processor running at up to 800MHz. These processors integrate a high-definition video acceleration engine and an advanced 2D/3D graphics processor in a cost-effective 537-pin BGA package with 0.65mm or 0.8mm ball pitches, according to the company.
NetLogic Microsystems’ Alchemy processor also includes a best-in-class LCD controller with four graphics planes for 32-bit αRGB support, and the Media Acceleration Engine provides H.264, MPEG 1/2/4, DivX, XviD, WMV9 and VC-1 hardware acceleration.
“Consumers want the stability and flexibility of the Android platform on more devices than mobile handsets, and by working with NetLogic Microsystems, we’ve created an integrated solution that helps OEMs get ahead of that adoption curve,” said Doug Makishima (News - Alert), chief operating officer at D2 Technologies. “NetLogic Microsystems’ Alchemy processors lead the industry in both performance and low-power, and deliver the top-notch media architecture required for the development of new and innovative portable and tethered products. When paired with D2’s mCUE client, OEMs can create a variety of consumer electronics devices that leverage the power of Android for converged communications.”

Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Web editor, covering IP hardware and mobility, including IP phones, smartphones, fixed-mobile convergence and satellite technology. She also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet's gadgets and satellite e-Newsletters. To read more of Marisa's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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