SAN JOSE, Calif., Sep 27, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --
DSP Group(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, and Sagemcom, a global high-technology group specializing in broadband terminals, convergence and energy solutions, announced today that Sagemcom's D46W handset has received CAT-iq 2.0 certification from the DECT Forum. Powered by DSP Group's XceedR family of cordless chipset solutions, the handset is one of a select number of products bearing certification of the CAT-iq (Cordless Advanced Technology -- Internet and Quality) 2.0 protocol. With the certification, the Sagemcom handset is able to deliver wideband HD voice and a host of other innovative features to end users.
CAT-iq 2.0 next-generation cordless technology empowers multi-line telephony, three-party conferencing, call transfer, phonebook synchronization, easy device pairing and other capabilities that enable a wide range of new fixed-line services. Sagemcom's D46W handset provides not only wideband HD voice, including hands-free mode, but also high-quality polyphonic ringers and caller identification.
Leveraging its longstanding market leadership in cordless telephony, DSP Group has been at the forefront of CAT-iq technology since its inception. DSP Group has been deeply involved in all stages of defining the next-generation cordless technology through its affiliation with the DECT Forum and Home Gateway Initiative. DSP Group also has contributed to the creation of corresponding ETSI specifications and supported CableLabs' specification activities.
"Leveraging our market leadership in DECT and CAT-iq, we have made the next-generation CAT-iq 2.0 a key technology in our platform portfolio," said Oz Zimerman, Corporate VP of Marketing and Business Development at DSP Group. "Our successful collaboration with Sagemcom in achieving CAT-iq 2.0 certification for its D46W handset is another step in strengthening our position in the ever-expanding cordless telephony industry."
"Broadband business is one of the main development focus of Sagemcom. Nowadays gateways are integrating more and more DECT and CAT-iq technologies to enable advanced telephony functions. It is important for Sagemcom to release CAT-iq 2.0 handsets with DSP Group technology to offer a complete eco system with gateways and handsets, and thus reinforce Sagemcom's leading position in this market in Europe," said Ahmed Selmani, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sagemcom Broadband SAS.
A French high-technology group with an international dimension, Sagemcom operates on markets of broadband (digital home, digital set-top box, broadband and residential terminals), telecom and energy (M2M, telecommunications infrastructure, smartgrid and metering), and management of documents (printing terminals, software and solutions, digital production workflow). With a turnover of over EURO1.4 billion, Sagemcom employs 6,000 people on five continents; already a European leader in most of its key markets, Sagemcom aims to become a world leader in high added value communicating terminals. Sagemcom is strongly committed to sustainable development through the life cycle of its products: eco-design, energy consumption, ethical code of all its suppliers. For more information, visit www.sagemcom.com.
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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