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SPIRIT’s Wideband Voice Engine Powers snom’s Enterprise-Grade VoIP Phones

MOSCOW, Russia and BERLIN, Germany – September 22, 2009 – SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of carrier-grade voice and video software engines, announced today that snom technology AG, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced Voice over IP phones, has licensed SPIRIT’s TeamSpirit® Voice Engine Embedded to ensure HD Audio (snom klarVOICE) in its advanced touch screen desktop IP-phone snom 870, successfully launched this July in the USA, and in subsequent products.

Brand new snom 870 was designed for information-rich business activities and targeted at enterprise, as well as small and mid-sized businesses markets. ARM-based snom 870 is a fourth generation SIP phone with modern elegant design and extended multimedia capabilities. This “smart” end-user terminal features a number of carrier-supported business-crucial IP-services and applications, like HD Audio quality IP-telephony, Unified Communications and Customer Relationship Management.

Recognized in the industry as the home of one of the most optimized and power-efficient audio and video processing solutions, SPIRIT brings HD Audio and Video to numerous innovative Internet-based services, endpoint terminals and chips by world leading carriers, OEMs, software and semiconductor vendors, including Adobe, ARM, AT&T, BT, China Telecom, Freescale, France Telecom, Huawei, iRiver, Korea Telecom, NTT, Oracle, Radvision, Samsung, Skype, RMI, STMicroelectronics, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, ZTE etc. SPIRIT Engines’ compliance with international quality standards and carriers’ requirements to communication terminals helped snom to pass multiple audio tests for narrowband and wideband speech at the Head Acoustics GmbH.

“Wideband VoIP represents the next step in the evolution of IP telephony, enabling the delivery of phone conversations with crystal clear audio quality,” said Dr. Michael Knieling, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales of snom. “The combination of SPIRIT’s cutting-edge technology with snom’s 870 design offers a powerful cooperation resulting in meeting the high standard that snom customers have come to expect. With the proven SPIRIT’s voice processing inside we can confidently provide our enterprise customers with the crystal clear HD Audio conversations even over the congested networks.”

“We are pleased to partner with snom, a world famous developer of SIP phones, which combine advanced IP telephony features and elegant design with an affordable cost”, said Alex Kravchenko, General Manager at SPIRIT. “snom’s new IP-phone successfully blends high quality HD Audio delivered by the comprehensive set of advanced voice processing technologies, packed into the SPIRIT’s Engine, with a great variety of innovative IP-based business services and applications. “Smart” SPIRIT’s software, that complements and amplifies network-specific QoS, turns snom 870 into a “smart” high-end user terminal, delivering wideband voice over congested networks.”


SPIRIT DSP (www.spiritDSP.com) is the world’s leading provider of carrier-grade voice & video software engines since 1996. SPIRIT communication software is used in over 80 countries and powers more than 100 million voice channels. SPIRIT counts among its direct customers Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Blizzard, BT, China Mobile, Cisco, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Radvision, Samsung, Siemens, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, ZTE, and 200+ other telcos, OEMs and software vendors. SPIRIT smart-phone OEM customers’ shipments jointly exceed 60% share of the global market.

21 September 2009