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DSP Group Chipset Powers Grandstream Enterprise HD Phones
Highly Integrated Solution Delivers Best Price Performance, Enabling Grandstream to Offer High-Quality Yet Affordable HD Desktop Phones

SAN JOSE, Calif. and BROOKLINE, Mass., Sep 12, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --

DSP Group(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, and Grandstream Networks, the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions, announced today that DSP Group's XciteR VoIP chipset is powering Grandstream's new high-definition (HD) voice IP desktop phones.

As the total cost of ownership of high-quality IP telephony devices nears that of legacy systems, the XciteR solution is ideal for developing innovative multiple VoIP end points. Providing the market's best price performance as well as myriad embedded hardware/software features, XciteR enables Grandstream to offer fully featured, multi-line IP phones that enhance productivity and deliver a rapid return on investment (ROI) for enterprise customers.

The highly integrated XciteR chipset solution offers superior high-definition (HD) voice quality and clarity, as well as best-in-class acoustical echo cancellation (AEC), enabling the development of a high quality full-duplex, hands-free speakerphone. A state-of-the-art and mature solution, XciteR is powering an array of award-winning Grandstream HD IP phones, including the GXP21xx/14xx/11xx series. Known for their ease of use, rich telephony features, automated provisioning capabilities, and advanced security protection, the DSP Group-powered Grandstream HD IP phones are interoperable with most third-party SIP devices and platforms.

XciteR is anchored by a high-performance ARM926(TM) application processor running Linux OS and strong DSP processor embedded in DSP Group's DVFD818x digital chip, along with a fully integrated power management and audio front-end IC. The solution also features a comprehensive software development kit (SDK) to ensure short development cycles. Maintaining its small system footprint, XciteR offers an integrated DECT baseband and RF transceiver for easy implementation of wireless connectivity with DECT/CAT-iq handsets and/or headsets to enable full office mobility.

"We have always been committed to providing our customers with best-of-breed solutions at the right price," said David Li, CEO of Grandstream Networks. "DSP Group's powerful processing technology and flexible design facilitate the development of scalable, feature-rich and affordable IP phones with crystal-clear HD audio quality that meet the varied and growing needs of our enterprise customers."

"We are pleased that Grandstream has chosen our cutting-edge XciteR chipset solution for their market-leading IP telephony offering," said Oz Zimerman, Corporate VP of Marketing and Business Development at DSP Group. "Due to the current economic climate, small, medium and even large businesses are more cost-conscious than ever. By enabling leading VoIP phone manufacturers to significantly lower total cost of ownership to near that of legacy systems without compromising performance, XciteR is ideally positioned to grab a significant piece of the fast-growing enterprise IP telephony market."

About Grandstream Networks

Founded in 2002, Grandstream Networks is the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions. Grandstream serves the small-to-medium business 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.

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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SOURCE: DSP Group, Inc.

CONTACT: Orly Garini-Dil
DSP Group, Inc.
Tel: +1-408-240-6839
orly.garini@dspg.com
www.dspg.com
Lorena Leonard
Grandstream Networks
Tel: +1-617-566-9300
lleonard@grandstream.com
www.grandstream.com
Monica Maron
Spicetree Communications
Mobile: +972-54-5429529
monica.maron@spicetreecom.com