SAN JOSE, Calif., Sep 6, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --
DSP Group(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, announced today that its XpandR(R) multimedia chipset solution is powering a newly released multimedia cordless handset offered by Deutsche Telekom, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies. Part of Deutsche Telekom's new line of innovative cordless handsets, the Speedphone 700 is a fixed-line hybrid smartphone supporting voice via DECT/CAT-iq and data applications via Wi-Fi. Running the Android(R) operating system, the feature-rich Speedphone 700 significantly improves the user experience at home by enabling myriad multimedia applications, and delivering high-definition (HD) voice that far surpasses traditional telephony alternatives.
The Speedphone 700 is a user-friendly phone equipped with a 3.2" touch screen and an icon-grid user interface with a notification screen. Supporting DECT and CAT-iq 2.0 cordless technology, the Speedphone 700 offers "true-to-life" sound quality under the most challenging conditions, including one-way and simultaneous speech, noisy environments, and signal delay presence. Supporting Wi-Fi, the phone offers an array of multimedia applications including RSS feeds, email notification, SMS reading, and central phonebook access.
The world's only system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution supporting both Wi-Fi and DECT, XpandR powers cordless communications and a full spectrum of multimedia applications for the home phone. The comprehensive solution includes an integrated multimedia and DECT baseband processor, an analog front end, a full set of RF chips, a software package, and an array of multimedia peripherals. Utilized for full system implementation, XpandR supports multimedia streaming, web browsing, communications services, and voice applications, enabling CE manufacturers to develop innovative, cost-effective home multimedia products with fast time to market.
"DSP Group's innovative system on a chip enables us to provide a significantly improved user experience in the home via diverse multimedia applications such as Internet connectivity, network-centric address book access, and email notification, as well as HD voice quality," said Ulrich Grote, Vice President Fixedline Terminals of Deutsche Telekom. "By incorporating DECT, Wi-Fi connectivity, an application processor, and a touch screen, the home phone is quickly evolving as a smart device. We are pleased to be able to receive all of this and more from a single chipset supplier."
"Deutsche Telekom is clearly leading the way in multimedia home phones that improve user experience and enhance consumer value," said Oz Zimerman, Corporate VP of Marketing and Business Development at DSP Group. "We are proud that our XpandR system-on-a-chip solution, which powers diverse multimedia devices like the Speedphone 700, is enabling Deutsche Telekom to be a frontrunner in bringing connected multimedia terminals to the home."
About DSP Group
DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. Delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs, DSP Group enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating applications with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, and with a growing share of the wireless home telephony market, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT, Wi-Fi, PSTN and VoIP technologies with state-of-the-art application processors. Enabling converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer products -- from cordless and VoIP phones to home gateways and connected multimedia screens -- DSP Group proactively partners with CE manufacturers to shape the future of converged communications at home. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.
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