Highly Integrated, Market-Leading ATA Solution Powers Grandstream's Next-Gen, Low-Cost Analog Telephone Adapter for Home and Office
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home and office, announced today that its innovative XciteR™ VoIP chipset solution is powering a compact analog telephone adapter (ATA) recently released by Grandstream Networks, a leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony products. A state-of-the-art, highly integrated system-on-a-chip solution (SoC), XciteR is ideal for the development of small, high-performing and feature-rich ATAs at low cost and fast time to market.
Grandstream's HT701 single-port ATA enables legacy analog telephones, fax machines, conference telephones and other analog devices to access IP-based telephony services. Targeting small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and consumers, the HT701 extends the value of investments in analog devices, while facilitating migration to richer, lower-priced multimedia IP services. An ultra-compact, highly affordable device, the HT701 is the first in a line of cutting-edge Grandstream ATAs. The next-generation adapters will include multiple FXS connections for analog telephone and fax devices, up to six simultaneous voice channels, and DECT integration for cordless connectivity to portable handsets and conferencing devices.
Anchored by a high-performance ARM926™ application processor running Linux OS and a strong DSP processor, XciteR is suitable for developing multiple innovative VoIP end points. Providing the market's best price performance as well as myriad embedded software features, including fax over IP (FoIP) and NAT routing, the chipset solution ensures minimal development investment and a low bill of materials (BOM).
Extending its foothold in the growing ATA market, the XciteR chipset already powers a new line of tier-1 ATAs launched last year, as well as home phone adapter enabling Skype-based calls. Also powering Grandstream's latest line of HD IP phones and similar devices offered by leading brands, XciteR is fast becoming the chipset of choice for VoIP device development.
"Our decision to use DSP Group's XciteR chipset in our new line of ATAs is another step in our long-term successful collaboration with the chipset provider," said David Li, CEO of Grandstream Networks. "The solution offers us a solid foundation for developing a wide range of low-cost, feature-rich adapters that further solidifies our leadership in the highly evolving VoIP market."
"We're pleased to be working together with Grandstream in the development of its next-generation series of ATAs," said Ran Klier, Vice President Cordless and VoIP Product Line Management at DSP Group. "The alliance boosts our rising market share in the IP space, as we continue to set the industry standard for adapters and IP phones and move full steam ahead on our robust VoIP roadmap."
About Grandstream Networks
Founded in 2002, Grandstream Networks is the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions. Grandstream serves the SMB and consumer markets with innovative products that lower communication costs, increase security protection, and enhance productivity. Our open standard SIP-based products offer broad interoperability in the industry, unrivaled features, flexibility, and price-performance competitiveness. Visit www.grandstream.com for more information or connect with us on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.
About DSP Group
DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home and office. Delivering semiconductor system solutions with software and reference designs, DSP Group enables OEMs/ODMs, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers and service providers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating products with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT/CAT-iq, DECT ULE, Wi-Fi, PSTN, BoneTone™ intelligent voice enhancement and noise elimination, video and VoIP technologies. DSP Group enables converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer and business products – from connected multimedia screens, mobile devices, and home automation & security to cordless phones, VoIP systems, and home gateways. Leveraging industry-leading experience and expertise, DSP Group partners with CE manufacturers and service providers to shape the future of converged communications at home and office. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.
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