SOURCE: Global IP Sound

October 05, 2005 09:00 ET

GIPS Launches Voice Quality Enhancement (VQE) for ATA to Support Enhanced Voice Quality in Low-Complexity ATA / IAD Devices

New VQE for ATA Module Provides Best-in-Class Echo and Noise Cancellation to Help Manufacturers and Chip Makers Deploy High-Quality VoIP Solutions Quickly and Affordably

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 5, 2005 -- Global IP Sound (GIPS), the leading provider of embedded voice-processing solutions for the Voice over IP (VoIP) market, today announced Voice Quality Enhancement (VQE) for ATA. The module uses GIPS patented echo cancellation technology to improve voice quality in low-complexity ATA box solutions. It joins GIPS VQE suite of products, which also includes modules for soft phone applications and hardware IP-phones.

"The demand for VoIP equipment is poised to explode over the next several years as home users adopt the technology, and chip makers and ATA manufacturers are anxious to bring their products to market quickly," said Jan Linden, a Vice President of Engineering at Global IP Sound. "In the same way that our earlier VQE modules empowered applications vendors, VQE for ATA utilizes GIPS unmatched, field-proven technology to put the highest-grade echo and noise cancellation technology available today into the hands of the ATA market."

GIPS VQE for ATA leverages GIPS' expertise and experience to provide a comprehensive packaged solution designed to effectively manage the unique and complex issues related to voice processing in VoIP-based ATA devices. The module improves the quality of VoIP conversation in customer premise equipment (CPE) solutions by removing network echo and noise, and by adjusting speech levels in order to give users a reliable and comfortable listening experience.

VQE for ATA eradicates the need for designers to acquire individual speech processing capabilities separately via a comprehensive suite of technologies including Network Echo Cancellation Integrated Access Device (NEC IAD), Noise Cancellation (NC), Noise Suppression (NS), Automatic Gain Control (AGC), Voice Activity Detection (VAD) and Comfort Noise Generation (CNG). The NEC-IAD in VQE complies fully with the G.168 standards for echo cancellation. GIPS patented filter placement allows product designers to use shorter filters, in order to maximize CPU resource usage and reduce cost per channel for the end-customer.

The solution is optimized for small footprint devices and allows chip integrators to readily integrate capabilities quickly, in order to rapidly get their solution to market while delivering the highest quality levels possible to end users.

The software solution gives vendors the flexibility to port the software to any platform of their choice.

About Global IP Sound

Founded in 1999, Global IP Sound develops embedded voice processing technologies for real-time communications over packet networks. GIPS SoundWare™ provides better than PSTN voice quality and fidelity in end-to-end IP communications with robustness against packet loss. Global IP Sound's world-renowned speech processing and IP telephony experts deliver these solutions to applications developers, gateway and chip manufacturers. Companies using GIPS SoundWare™ products include Nortel Networks, Skype, WebEx, MSN, AOL, EarthLink and other key players in the VoIP market. Global IP Sound is a member of the Intel® PCA Developer Network, the Motorola Design Alliance, Symbian Platinum Partners and Texas Instruments' third party developer network. Global IP Sound has headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Stockholm, Hong Kong and Boston. More information is available at

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Contact Information

  • For information, contact:
    Wendy Toth
    Global IP Sound
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    (415) 438-2613

    Donna Candelori
    Candelori Communications
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    (408) 774-3414