SOURCE: Global IP Sound

August 15, 2005 09:05 ET

SIPquest Selects Global IP Sound VoiceEngine to Maximize Voice Quality Across Its Offering of Soft Client Solutions

Solution Raises the Quality Bar on Converged Multimedia Clients by Providing Better-Than PTSN Voice Quality and Rapid Integration

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2005 -- Global IP Sound (GIPS), a leading provider of embedded voice-processing solutions for the Voice over IP market, today announced that its VoiceEngine™ solution has been selected by SIPquest, a leading developer of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) software and applications. The VoiceEngine solution will be used by SIPquest to maximize voice quality in several of its soft client solutions.

"We are excited to work with SIPquest in putting innovative Converged Multimedia Client products that offer unmatched voice quality into the hands of service providers, telecom equipment vendors and IP PBX manufacturers," said Gary Hermansen, President and CEO of Global IP Sound. "VoIP has become a compelling technology to Enterprise users, and voice quality is a driving factor in the adoption of these technologies. We want to make sure that these solutions provide better-than-PTSN voice quality, and GIPS VoiceEngine provides that assurance."

Initially, GIPS VoiceEngine™ solution will be used to enable both the WiFi module in SIPquest's Dual Mode client, as well as in the company's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) portfolio of desktop and mobile clients.

GIPS VoiceEngine handles all the necessary voice components in VoIP solutions in order to provide superior voice quality even under the most adverse network conditions. The comprehensive, packaged solution, which enables rapid integration and deployment of complex voice processing technology in PC and PDA environments, provides better-than-PTSN voice quality, as well as a variety of enterprise-class VoIP features, such as noise suppression, GIPS NetEQ 3.0, push-to-talk capabilities and Telchemy VQMon support.

"Voice quality has become a benchmark in this marketplace, and we are confident that our partnership with GIPS will allow us to deliver on our market leadership strategy of Converged Multimedia Clients for personal multimedia communications at home, in the office or on the go," said Vish Raju, SIPquest Vice President of Product Line Management. "We are counting on GIPS technology to provide the same superior voice quality and advantages going forward as we continue to announce new products in the coming months."

The SIPquest Dual Mode client is a single, feature rich, multimedia client running over WLAN and GSM interfaces facilitating fixed-mobile convergence and the evolution to IMS. It manages a variety of communication session types -- such as voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Instant Messaging. The Dual Mode client can be integrated into a range of handheld devices, including PDAs, Smartphones, and PocketPCs.

The SIPquest IMS client portfolio will help service providers create value-rich multimedia services, and can be translated into new service and revenue opportunities. The IMS client portfolio provides client-side call control, personalization options and presence information required to consolidate the user experience across device, network and media types.

About Global IP Sound

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, Microsoft, Skype, WebEx, Popular Telephony and other key players in the VoIP market. Global IP Sound is a member of the Intel® PCA Developer Network, the Motorola Design Alliance, and Texas Instruments' third party developer network. Global IP Sound has headquarters in Stockholm and San Francisco. More information is available at

About SIPquest

SIPquest is a leading developer of Converged Multimedia Client software and Multimedia Collaboration applications based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). By embedding or bundling SIPquest's soft clients and server software, Service Providers and Equipment Vendors can now seamlessly deliver rich multimedia services to their end-users. SIPquest provides the richest portfolio of Converged Multimedia Clients for today's fixed and mobile needs with a migration path to the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture. The SIPquest Multimedia Collaboration solution includes audio/video/data-conferencing based on Presence, and a SIP/H.323 Gateway. SIPquest enjoys an exclusive relationship with Columbia University and Professor Henning Schulzrinne, co-author of SIP and one of the foremost authorities on real-time IP communications. SIPquest has offices in San Francisco, California and Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Contact Information

  • GIPS Contacts:
    Wendy Toth
    Global IP Sound
    Email Contact
    (415) 438-2613

    Donna Candelori
    Candelori Communications
    Email Contact
    (408) 774-3414

    SIPquest Contact:
    Nancy Fontanne
    Manager, Marketing Communications
    Email Contact
    (613) 254-8886 ext. 262