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Arima Communications prefers SPIRIT’s Mobile Voice & Video engine

Santa Clara, CA – Communications Developer Conference – May 15, 2007 – SPIRIT DSP (www.spiritDSP.com), the world’s leading provider of embedded voice, video and audio software products, announced today that Arima Communications, one of the leading Taiwanese ODMs, has integrated SPIRIT’s mobile voice & video processing solution into its smart-phones.

Arima Communications, one of the largest ODM handset companies in the world, possesses advanced R&D and manufacturing capability in mobile communications and delivers high quality mobile phones to the top five worldwide brands.

Robert Lai, Vice President of Arima Communications stated: “When choosing a voice & video processing software for our products, we tested and compared various offerings. I should admit, only SPIRIT’s voice & video solution is specifically optimized for Mobile platforms, while other offerings are mostly optimized for PC only. SPIRIT is the only voice engine provider who met our expectations in excellent quality for a mobile device. As a mobile handsets maker, we applaud SPIRIT’s professional expertise in creating the most reliable, practical and perspective solution along with their integration support.”

“We are pleased to contribute to Arima’s success on the mobile market,” comments Alex Kravchenko, VP Sales & Marketing at SPIRIT DSP.” The most significant challenge to the market success of conversational video services is the service perception by end users, which strongly depends on voice and video quality as well as the service latency (delays). For consumers who demand to use their mobile gadgets for peer-to-peer voice and video communication, push-to-talk applications and conferencing, the voice quality is a crucial factor in their decision to purchase the service. High quality, full duplex video must be perfectly synchronized with high quality, full duplex voice without distracting background noise. It is evident that if the voice quality is poor, end users perceive the video as being of poor quality, too. SPIRIT is the only voice and video engine provider which has made such solution immediately available to the market. That’s why top-class global mobile OEMs like Arima select SPIRIT.”


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.

14 May 2007