DSP Group Powers the Majority of Certified CAT-iq 2.0 Devices
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 14, 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 cordless chipset solutions are powering the first CAT-iq 2.0-certified handset offered by Swissvoice, a leading European provider of innovative telecommunications systems. Anchored by DSP Group's industry-leading XceedR™ family of cordless chipset solutions, Swissvoice's IH 250 handset is one of a select number of CAT-iq 2.0 handsets certified by the DECT Forum. Given its advanced cordless technology capabilities, the handset delivers HD voice, including wideband audio, and a host of other cutting-edge features that enhance the user experience.
Leveraging its longstanding market leadership in cordless telephony, DSP Group has been instrumental in bringing CAT-iq 2.0 to market. At present, the company's solutions power the majority of CAT-iq 2.0 certified devices worldwide. DSP Group has been involved in all stages of defining the next-generation cordless technology through its deep affiliation with the DECT Forum and Home Gateway Initiative. DSP Group also has played a leading role in defining and ETSI specifications and supported CableLabs' specification activities.
With extensive experience in the development of ISDN multi-line phones, Swissvoice has implemented the best of its multi-line management capabilities in the IH 250. In addition to HD voice, the handset features a full duplex hands-free mode, high-quality polyphonic ringing, and excellent natural audio quality for customer conversations. Maintaining software-upgrade-over-the-air (SUOTA) capabilities, the IH 250 is future proof, while enabling service evolutions in the field. Interoperable with other CAT-iq 2-0 certified handsets, base stations and gateways, the IH 250 handset is expected to launch in Q1/2012.
"Certification of our IH 250 handset is further proof of Swissvoice's continued pioneering role in cordless telephony," said Jean-Claude Lebrun, CEO of Swissvoice. "Having been involved in the development of cordless telephony since its origin, we are pleased to be releasing our first CAT-iq 2.0 device. The IH 250 handset offers cutting-edge cordless telephony functionality and the very best in audio quality."
"Swissvoice's newly certified CAT-iq 2.0 handset is yet another milestone demonstrating our strong commitment in supporting a growing number of certified CAT-iq products and leading position in the rapidly evolving cordless telephony industry," said Oz Zimerman, Corporate VP of Marketing and Business Development at DSP Group. "The next-generation CAT-iq 2.0 technology is now a key element within our solution portfolio, enabling us to accelerate time to market and ensure certification for our partners and customers."
Swissvoice is among the European market leaders in the development and sale of innovative telecommunications systems. Swissvoice, whose roots date back to 1893, was founded in 2001 as a spin-off from the Ascom Group. We employ 65 staff at our premises in Aubonne (Switzerland, VD) and Hägendorf (Switzerland, SO), as well as our branch in Hong-Kong, France and Poland. With a wealth of know-how and wide-ranging technical expertise, we are able to offer our customers innovative and high-quality communication devices. Swissvoice signature is health and environment consciousness, product design and audio performance.
For more information, visit www.swissvoice.net
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.
The DSP Group, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6171
CONTACT: Orly Garini-Dil
DSP Group, Inc.
Tel : +41-21-821-39-25
Monica MaronSpicetree Communications
Image: DSP GroupDSP Group, Inc.