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|DSP Group Unveils CleaRangeTM|
New proprietary technology increases clear range by up to 30%
SAN JOSE, Calif., January 7, 2009 – DSP Group, Inc.™ (Nasdaq: DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, introduced today its CleaRange technology for extending the effective range of clear voice communications for CAT-iq DECT and U.S. DECT 6.0 cordless telephones. Strengthening DSP Group’s rich portfolio of telephony performance enhancements, the innovative technology plays an integral role in the Company's continuing efforts to push the boundaries of DECT coverage without increasing power consumption and radiation. Expanding clear audio range while not degrading audio quality, CleaRange technology complements DSP Group’s state-of-the-art and ever-improving RF technology, which provides excellent receiver sensitivity for cordless telephony products.
“CleaRange technology enables cordless phones to achieve superior voice quality beyond the clear voice range of conventional cordless phones, even in adverse conditions,” said Avi Barel, Corporate Vice President of Sales at DSP Group. “According to our internal tests, the clear communications range is extended by up to 30%.”
CleaRange technology for voice coverage improvement is now offered to DSP Group’s customers, which include the world's leading cordless telephone providers. The technology is available across DSP Group’s broad cordless chipset portfolio for PSTN and VoIP telephony, covering both narrowband and wideband voice communications. Enhancing CAT-iq DECT and U.S. DECT 6.0 technologies, the Company believes that CleaRange will set a new performance standard for cordless telephones.
"Using CleaRange technology, our customers can build DECT phones with improved effective coverage and range both indoors and out – at no additional system cost," added Barel. "As the key consideration for cordless phone quality remains voice clarity, CleaRange delivers exceptional benefits to end users and is a highly valuable addition to our customers’ offerings."
Thanks to a unique combination of hardware engines and proprietary algorithms, CleaRange is an environmentally friendly technology that enhances system performance without increasing power consumption or radiation. In addition, the technology even enables power reduction and bill-of-materials (BOM) savings with a single base-station antenna, without compromising the effective range of clear voice communications.
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