SPIRIT DSP Powers The Voice Quality in 3G Voice/Video Phones for T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone
LONDON & MOSCOW–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 20, 2005–SPIRIT DSP, a leading embedded voice and VoIP software products provider, is announcing SPIRIT embedded Voice Engine is inside HTC Universal, the world’s first 3G Video Telephony smartphone based on Windows Mobile 5.0, to deliver superior voice quality in full-duplex voice and video conferencing in T-Mobile, Orange, Vodafone and other mobile networks.
SPIRIT DSP continues to expand its leading market position of highest possible voice quality in any IP network on any platform PC, PDA and 3G mobile. HTC Universal, the revolutionary *mini-laptop*, tri-band GSM/UMTS PDA/phone, will be distributed globally with mobile operators in Europe, North America, and Asia and is already marketed in Europe branded as, among others, MDA Pro by T-Mobile, i-mate JASJAR by Vodafone, and SPV M5000 by Orange UK. Hundreds of thousands of 3G Video Telephony devices are equipped with the SPIRIT’s embedded Voice Engine, and more than 4.9m handsets are planned to be shipped in 2005, so the wireless people can now benefit with the unmatched voice quality powered by SPIRIT.
Licensed by HTC, SPIRIT embedded Voice Engine, integrating the cutting-edge voice enhancement products including Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Noise Suppression, Automatic Gain Control and more, is used to ensure the best voice quality in a variety of new branded 3G communication equipment. Taiwan’s High Tech Computer (HTC) Corporation is one of the largest Windows CE devices OEMs/ODMs chosen by Microsoft to partner in hardware platform development for the Windows CE operating system. HTC is the biggest 3G handset OEM in China.
“High quality and reliability of voice enhancement provided by SPIRIT were a deciding factor for adoption of SPIRIT’s solution,” said Lotus Chen, HTC Vice President. “Actually, none of SPIRIT’s competitors was able to deliver comparable performance. With SPIRIT’s technologies and technical support, our engineers successfully delivered 3G Video Telephony solution to the market. It was a challenge, but it gave us mutual positive experience. We at HTC highly appreciate SPIRIT’s great software and the support we enjoyed. We are excited to see SPIRIT’s contribution to our next products.”
“Collaboration with HTC let us deliver the best possible voice quality to next-generation wireless devices worldwide under top telecom brands. It is another validation of SPIRIT’s leadership in high quality Voice Engine solutions,” said Andrew Sviridenko, SPIRIT’s founder and chairman. “It is also a new vivid proof of SPIRIT Voice Engine’s capabilities to efficiently solve the voice communication tasks on any platform, whether it is PC, web or wireless. PC customers already benefit from the superior enterprise-grade voice quality powered by SPIRIT software, and now we are happy to deliver it to 3G mobile users all over the world as well.”
One of the components of SPIRIT embedded Voice Engine is RealDuplex(TM), a world’s leading solution for extremely efficient both echo cancellation and noise elimination in hands-free and headset-free environments, allowing people to speak and be heard simultaneously in true full-duplex mode. Successful 10-year experience in embedded voice software development enables SPIRIT to provide the highly optimized solutions, with decreased power consumption level and CPU load at no compromise of the quality.
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.