D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded software platforms that power IP communications, announced that its vPort embedded VoIP engine software has been adopted by E28 Limited, a leader of open source Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) device solutions, for a new line of dual-mode FMC smart phones. These handsets combine GSM/GPRS cellular technology with the latest VoWLAN technology to make FMC a reality. D2 will be demonstrating this commercial implementation of a dual-mode phone at Spring VON (March 19 – 21).
“Fixed mobile convergence technology has really staked a claim in the communications market space and it’s vital that device manufacturers keep pace with these developments,” said Michael Chu, vice president of marketing at E28. “D2′s vPort embedded VoIP engine software platform enabled us to enhance our mobile VoIP capabilities, allowing us to deliver superior mobile converged smart phones to our mobile equipment and carrier customers.”
D2′s vPort embedded VoIP software enables manufacturers to rapidly deliver the latest IP communications devices by ensuring networking, signaling and voice processing functions execute as an integrated solution on a single processor. This not only speeds time to market by simplifying the design, it also improves performance and drives down costs for the latest devices, including VoWLAN and dual-mode (Wi-Fi VoIP and cellular) phone handsets.
According to Nemertes Research’s recent benchmark Building a Successful Virtual Workplace, “nearly 76% of IT executives developing mobility strategies are interested in dual-mode phones, hoping they’ll reduce costs…”
“With the rapid adoption of VoWLAN in the enterprise, WiFi hotspots and the home, OEMs and mobile operators are looking to quickly deliver integrated dual-mode handsets,” noted Doug Makishima, vice president of marketing at D2 Technologies. “Our vPort embedded voice engine software offers an ideal platform for manufacturers to cost-effectively add VoWLAN functionality to deliver FMC dual-mode devices.”
D2′s vPort software platform provides advanced VoIP telephony capabilities such as protocol signaling and soft DSP voice algorithm processing. Furthermore, it is a flexible platform that supports multiple services, such as SIP-based VoIP and VoIM (PC-based IM/P2P voice such as Skype, GoogleTalk, Yahoo! and MSN).
E28′s dual-mode FMC phones are based on the Texas Instruments OMAP product line, a family of highly integrated mobile phone processors that integrate an ARM9 applications processor with an ARM7/DSP GSM baseband processor in a single chip. D2′s vPort software platform runs on the ARM9 processor, and provides soft DSP functions to enable Wi-Fi VoIP capability.
E28 Limited is a World leading Open Source FMC device solution provider with headquarters in Shanghai of China. It provides Linux mobile smart information device solutions to mobile manufacturers, operators and network partners flexibly from a PCB board level to the total device solution level. E28 provides solutions with customized formats according to customers’ needs which include Hardware, software and User interfaces. It has R&D center in both Shanghai and Hong Kong with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Chicago. E28 Limited is also a member of MobileIGNITE, the world’s leading industry association fostering collaboration to accelerate FMC. E28 limited is one of the major movers of mobile Linux OS, mobile VoIP and FMC. E28 limited claimed that all their future smartphone platforms are Wi-Fi enabled with more attractive form factors.
D2 is the market leader in software platforms that power IP communications equipment. The company’s embedded VoIP software enables manufacturers to use leading communications hardware platforms and ICs to quickly and affordably deliver a broad range of communications devices, from terminals and network equipment to wireless IP phones. D2′s software, which processes billions of minutes per month across a wide variety of different types of devices, is setting the stage for the next generation of converged multimode IP handsets and terminal equipment.