SPIRIT DSP and Maaii Join Forces to Deliver Cross-Platform Mobile VoIP to Operators and Consumers
The New Maaii Free Mobile VoIP Calling App is Powered by SPIRIT’s Engines to Deliver HD Voice on iOS and Android Devices
BARCELONA, Spain (Mobile World Congress ’12) – February 28, 2012 – SPIRIT DSP, the world’s top voice and video over IP engines provider, and Maaii Limited, a mobile VoIP application business based in Hong Kong and backed by one of the region’s largest International Carrier Services Exchanges, have joined forces to deliver cross-platform, integrated HD VoIP (Voice Over IP) communications to consumers and operators.
Maaii has licensed SPIRIT’s TeamSpirit® Voice Engine Mobile and TeamSpirit Voice Engine PC SDKs (Software Development Kits) to power Maaii’s new communication applications with HD-quality VoIP calling for iOS and Android devices. The Maaii iOS app launched in January and is available for free download from the iTunes App Store. The new Maaii app is a cross-platform, integrated communications product, allowing free WiFi/3G calling between Maaii users with amazing low-cost rates to mobile and landline numbers worldwide. Maaii’s Android client is currently in closed beta and is available shortly.
“Maaii brings interconnectivity to consumers, carriers and enterprises with cross-platform, mobile-to-mobile communications,” said Maaii’s Vice President, Chris Lewis. “We’re confident that SPIRIT’s proven voice engine technology and extensive cross-platform support is the right choice to power HD-quality voice on our integrated communications products. In fact, since Maaii launched in the App Store on Jan. 9th, the app has seen incredible growth and has been well received by users and the media alike,” Lewis confirmed.
“SPIRIT DSP and Maaii share the same vision to deliver free mobile VoIP to operators and millions of end-users,” said SPIRIT’s Chairman Andrew Sviridenko. “Mobile VoIP Over-The-Top [OTT] services, such as Maaii, on both iOS and Android smart-phones and tablets are very hot now. In a broadband world, fast mobile VoIP penetration is complicated by the fragmented Android and very dynamic mobile device/OS market, and the lack of quality cross-platform (iPhone to Android to PC), real-time voice and video communications software. This is the problem SPIRIT addresses with our voice and video mobile engines, and we are advancing service providers with unified, HD VVoIP [Voice and Video over IP] capabilities for the most popular smartphones and OS versions.”
TeamSpirit Voice&Video Engine is a digital signal and network processing SDK optimized for mobile platforms and designed for the rapid development of high-quality, multi-platform voice and video over IP applications. TeamSpirit Engine enables superior HD voice and video communications on a wide variety of mobile and desktop platforms. With TeamSpirit, developers can focus on their own applications and quickly bring new products to market that include the best IP calling experience possible. TeamSpirit includes resource-efficient, error-resilient voice and video codecs, echo and noise processing and advanced tools for stream protection and adaptation to changes in network, execution and physical environments. SPIRIT Conferencing Server software, using scalable voice and video codecs, enables the development of multi-point voice and videoconferencing applications with unprecedented channel density (1000 video channels per $4K server) and accurate adaptation to specific capabilities of every user’s network, screen size and terminal power.
About Maaii Limited
Maaii is a game changing mobile VoIP application business based in Hong Kong. Maaii is resetting the standard for cross-platform IP communications. Maaii applications and related services allow for free calling and chatting between users of iOS and Android devices. Maaii also provides low-cost calling to mobile and landline numbers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.maaii.com.
SPIRIT DSP is the world’s top voice and video over IP engines provider. SPIRIT’s innovative carrier-grade voice and video software platform allows carriers, OEMs and software developers to deliver superior quality and integrated voice and video over IP services for telcos, cable and mobile service providers, enterprises, internet portals and social networks. More than 200+ million channels in 80+ countries are based on SPIRIT’s platforms. SPIRIT software platforms power popular products from Apple, Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Blizzard, BT, China Mobile, Cisco, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, KT, Kyocera, LG U+, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Radvision, Samsung, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Veraz, Viber, ZTE, among 250+ others. SPIRIT’s direct OEM customers jointly exceed 60 percent of the global smartphone market share. VideoMost.com is the SPIRIT spin-off for multi-point video-web-conferencing service.