Apple Selects TeamSpirit 3.0 Voice Engine Mobile for iPhone 3G

SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of voice and video software engines, announced that its innovative award-winning TeamSpirit® 3.0 Voice Engine Mobile enables high quality wideband VoIP applications on Apple’s iPhone 3G. VoIP has already significantly reduced the costs associated with traditional telephony. Now the voice quality becomes a major differentiator both for end-users and as a consequence for service providers. This offers VoIP applications developers a strong incentive to go wideband and iPhone 3G enhanced data transfer capabilities lay a solid foundation for the wideband VoIP quality.

TeamSpirit Voice Engine Mobile gives iPhone 3G applications developers an exciting possibility to create wideband VoIP applications and offers iPhone users the highest multimedia and social networking experience.

SPIRIT is the only vendor who has voice and video engines that span all communication devices and all market segments (PC, mobile, IPTV/set-top) and has a great experience in delivering high quality, real-time voice and video on mobile devices over 3G and IP networks.

SPIRIT’s proprietary IP-optimized patent-free wideband voice codec IP-MR[tm] (IP Multi-Rate) has been developed specifically to provide superior voice quality in packet networks and has already brought VoIP functionality for a wide range of platforms: PC, mobile, desktop, etc. SPIRIT Voice Engine Mobile also supports a dozen of standard narrow- and wideband codecs (GSM AMR NB and WB, G.729 etc) for interoperability. World leading OEMs, including HTC, Quanta Computers, Arima, Compal Communications, etc. have already implemented SPIRIT voice and video processing solutions. SPIRIT mobile OEM customers jointly exceed 60% of today’s worldwide smartphone shipments.

“We are happy that our innovative, complete and easy-to-integrate Voice Engine Mobile enables wideband VoIP on Apple’s iPhone 3G,” said Slava Borilin, VP Products at SPIRIT. “Wideband voice in VoIP applications is the ultimate benefit for end-users simply because voice quality is noticeably better as wideband doubles the bandwidth. While other software vendors offer narrowband VoIP solutions only, SPIRIT supplies iPhone 3G applications developers with the wideband Voice Engine already deployed on a number of mobile platforms and delivering the highest voice quality over IP and 3G networks.”

TeamSpirit 3.0 Voice&Video Engine Mobile includes a set of components to provide customers with rich voice and video experience, backed up by unprecedented quality and reliability. TeamSpirit is a complete solution which includes speech enhancement algorithms for superior voice quality, network optimizing functionality to handle varying delay (jitter) and packet loss, a library of highly optimized, low-MIPS consuming speech and video codecs and voice&video synchronization. TeamSpirit includes Automatic AEC, which can be automatically configured for quick and painless deployment and flawless voice quality. TeamSpirit CPU load control module constantly monitors the processor load level and dynamically adjusts the video codec’s resource consumption to prevent CPU overload and keep the video quality at the highest.

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 on voice, audio and video communication software products. SPIRIT counts among its customers Adobe, Agere, ARM, Blizzard, BT, Cisco, Compal, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG, Microsoft, NEC, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Polycom, Quanta, Radvision, Reigncom, Samsung, Siemens, DSP Group, Texas Instruments, Tensilica, Toshiba, ZTE, and 200+ other communication OEMs and software vendors. SPIRIT communication software is used in over 80 countries and powers more than 100 million voice channels. Today SPIRIT mobile OEM customers jointly exceed 60 percent of the worldwide smart-phone shipments. SeeStorm is a SPIRIT affiliate for synthetic video conferencing.