SPIRIT DSP Receives 2006 INTERNET TELEPHONY® Excellence Award
TeamSpirit® Mobile Honored As Exceptional Mobile Voice Engine Product – twice as efficient as rival products
Moscow, Russia, November 7, 2006 – SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of embedded voice and communication software products, announced today that TMC® INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine has named TeamSpirit® Mobile Voice Engine as a recipient of the 2006 INTERNET TELEPHONY product Excellence Award. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been a VoIP Authority since 1998.
“We thank both TMC and our customers for choosing and validating the TeamSpirit® Mobile voice engine. SPIRIT is constantly advancing voice technologies ahead of the competition. The TeamSpirit® Mobile voice engine allows a soft-phone (Skype-like) application to run on a 200MHz processor while providing the world’s best voice clarity and quality. The TeamSpirit® Mobile voice engine running on a low power-consuming 200MHz processor enables twice the battery life of any rival product. No other voice engine provider has such an effective solution to offer today,” stated Slava Borilin, VP Products at SPIRIT DSP. “SPIRIT has been developing, perfecting and licensing voice technology for embedded devices for over 10 years. The excellence of SPIRIT products has been validated by 200 of the most influential global telecom clients and strong partnerships with industry leaders. In October 2006 SPIRIT and ARM announced a strategic partnership to deliver outstanding multimedia performance to today’s mobile digital audio and voice devices, along with extremely low power consumption.”
TeamSpirit® Mobile has earlier been honored by TMC Labs as a 2006 Innovation Award winner being the most compact mobile voice engine in the world. Today it receives the Excellence Award for delivering breakthrough software, that enables handset OEMs to ready mobile devices for VoIP over WiFi. SPIRIT also enables service providers and operators to run VoIP services on mass-market mobile handsets (even on a low-MHz-processor like ARM 168MHz). This increases the potential target mobile VoIP subscriber audience by a factor of 3-4 times and grows the ARPU from VoIP subscribers by allowing longer talk time. TeamSpirit® Mobile also can be enhanced with SPIRIT optimized H.263 and H.264 video codecs.
TeamSpirit® Mobile has been already deployed in mobile products recently launched by HTC, Compal, MediaRing, and others. It ensures exceptional voice and quality video while reducing power consumption of a mobile device. SPIRIT product is optimized for devices running under Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 5.0 SmartPhone Edition, Windows PocketPC 2003, or Windows Smartphone 2003 operating systems.
“The winners of the second annual INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award are leaders in VoIP. Taking risks to advance VoIP technology and providing real solutions gained SPIRIT DSP recognition from the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY. TeamSpirit® Mobile has excelled in the IP Telephony industry, and most importantly, its customers are willing to offer their testaments of support,” said Rich Tehrani, Editor-in-Chief of INTERNET TELEPHONY.
The full list of the winners is published in the October 2006 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, www.itmag.com, or can be found directly online at http://www.tmcnet.com/awards/it-excellence-award-winners-2006.htm.
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.