Reigncom Licenses TeamSpirit 3.0 Voice&Video Engine Mobile

SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of embedded voice and video software products, announced that Reigncom, one of the largest manufacturers of portable CD and MP3 players and the parent company of mp3 player manufacturer iRiver, has licensed TeamSpirit® 3.0 Voice&Video Engine Mobile to guarantee the brilliant voice and video performance in the new iRiver Unit2 portable media player.

TeamSpirit® 3.0 Voice&Video Engine Mobile will run in Unit2, the new iRiver portable media player. The new-generation device is invented to deliver home users convergence of multiple features: the device will incorporate voice over IP phone, voice and video over IP conferencing terminal, DVD player, TV tuner, WiFi access point, will support an SD slot and USB connectivity, and will handle voice and video over IP calls and conferencing, music, movies, photos, eBooks, and WiFi streaming.

“iRiver has always been an innovator– both in user features set and design. To keep pace with today’s rapidly growing and very demanding personal communication and home entertainment market, we need to work with industry leaders – that’s why we have chosen SPIRIT. We would like to emphasize the high quality and excellent integration support we received from SPIRIT,” said Justin Hwang, VP Products of Reigncom.

“We are pleased to contribute the development and further market success of the fabulous, innovative design of SPIRIT’s world leading Voice and Video Engine,” said Alex Kravchenko, VP Sales of SPIRIT. “iRiver Unit2, being powered by SPIRIT, is another acknowledgement of SPIRIT’s world leadership in high-quality voice and video over IP and WiFi communication on mobile platforms.”

TeamSpirit® 3.0 Voice&Video Engine Mobile is a complete solution that delivers a rich voice and video experience for mobile OEMs. Due to sophisticated algorithms the engine enables best-of-breed voice, as well as three-way video conference calls with 10 fps on a low cost 200 MHz mobile phone for 3G VT and V2oIP applications. The engine provides longer battery life thanks to extremely low MIPS consumption. TeamSpirit® Mobile is specifically designed for next generation mobile devices like portable players with Wi-Fi adapter, dual mode phones (cellular + WiFi), WiFi phones, softphones on mobile platforms, IP voice and videophones, and 3G mobile phones (with video telephony support).

TeamSpirit® 3.0 Mobile is available on all ARM9 and ARM9E based processors (XScale, OMAP and others), along with ARM AudioDE and TI C64x.

SPIRIT DSP employs 140 professionals, and has been in the international software licensing business since 1992. A bootstrap company, SPIRIT has been profitable for 15 years. For the last 10 years SPIRIT’s focus has been voice, audio, video and data communication software products. SPIRIT counts among its customers Adobe, Agere, Arima, ARM, Atmel, Cisco, Compal, Flextronics, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG, MediaRing, Microsoft, NEC, Nortel Networks, NXP, Oracle, Paltalk, Polycom, Quanta, Radvision, Samsung, Siemens, Texas Instruments, Toshiba and Trinity Convergence, among 200+ other communication OEMs and software vendors. SPIRIT communication software is used in over 80 countries and powers more than 100 million embedded voice channels. SPIRIT DSP is a member of major voice-related developer communities, including ARM® Connected Community, Analog Devices Collaborative, Intel® Developer Network, TI Third Party Network, TI OMAP Developer Network for Wireless handsets and PDAs. SeeStorm is a SPIRIT affiliate for synthetic video conferencing.

About Reigncom
iRiver is the global brand for Digital Entertainment enthusiasts. iRiver has become known for its foresight and strategic approach to be always the first market player to implement innovative technology and new standards in mass production products. iRiver was founded in 2000, is headquartered in Seoul, Korea and is a fully owned subsidiary of Korean ReignCom Ltd.