SOURCE: Global IP Sound

September 13, 2005 09:00 ET

deltathree Selects Global IP Sound to Handle Voice Processing in Its VoIP Communications Products

deltathree to Offer Superior Voice Quality on Its PC Phone Dialer to iConnectHere Customers, Resellers and Service Providers by Integrating GIPS VoiceEngine PC Advanced

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- Global IP Sound (GIPS), a leading provider of embedded voice-processing solutions for the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market, today announced that deltathree, (NASDAQ: DDDC), a leading provider of hosted, VoIP products, services and infrastructure, has selected GIPS VoiceEngine technology to guarantee the highest level of voice quality in its PC Phone Dialer.

"deltathree has captured a leadership position in its marketplace, and we are proud to be part of their efforts at continuing to advance the quality of service that they offer their customers," said Gary P. Hermansen, President and CEO of Global IP Sound. "We are dedicated to continuing to work with a broad range of partners to ensure that superior voice quality becomes the expected standard in all VoIP solutions."

deltathree will be integrating GIPS VoiceEngine PC Advanced into its PC Phone Dialer in a continuous effort to provide customers with excellent voice quality, along with its enhanced user-friendly interface and the most advanced features . The patented VoiceEngine solution has been proven to enhance call excellence to the highest levels possible.

VoiceEngine, which is available for both PC and PDA applications, uses a high-level API to provide sophisticated speech enhancements, such as acoustic echo cancellation, noise suppression, and automatic gain control. The software plug-in, which can be used in both PC and PDA applications, fuses a full range of complex voice processing capabilities into a single solution. VoiceEngine also supports advanced features including push-to-talk, multiple channel support, volume control, and video synchronization. VoiceEngine advanced allows manufacturers without in-house engineering expertise to capture the advantages of advanced voice quality rapidly and affordably into their software solutions.

The deltathree PC Phone Dialer allows users to make and receive phone calls using a broadband or dial-up Internet connection. A connection wizard automatically optimizes settings for firewalls, open ports, NATs and available bandwidth. The Dialer supports the full range of phone features such as voicemail, roaming, phone book, redial, call log, and Do Not Disturb (DND). Large enterprises, cable and broadband suppliers or VARs and retailers can purchase an OEM version customized with logo and brand for resale.

"deltathree's turnkey solutions are built on best of breed components from a variety of leading global providers. In order to provide optimal voice quality for the PC Phone segment of our business, we have selected the GIPS VoiceEngine after a comprehensive evaluation period. The GIPS VoiceEngine will benefit customers from all of deltathree's distribution channels, including iConnectHere, as well as our Outsourced Platform Solution and Reseller Program customers," said Eyal Blatman, VP Development at deltathree. "We look forward to partnering with GIPS to provide the highest call quality to both existing and future users of our PC Phone Dialer."

Existing deltathree PC Phone Dialer customers will be upgraded to the newest version of the software, which leverages GIPS VoiceEngine technology. The free dialer software, which allows users to take advantage of low-cost IP telephony rates, will be available at:

deltathree's corporate site: corp.deltathree.com

deltathree's Reseller's End User Center: www.icallhere.com

deltathree's consumer division: www.iConnectHere.com
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, Marratech, 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 www.globalipsound.com.

About deltathree

Founded in 1996, deltathree (NASDAQ: DDDC) is a leading provider of hosted, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based VoIP products, services and infrastructure. deltathree offers customers high quality Internet telephony solutions that are viable and cost-effective alternatives to traditional telephone services. Supporting hundreds of thousands of active users around the world, deltathree serves customers through its three primary distribution channels: the Outsourced Platform Solution, the Reseller Program and iConnectHere. deltathree's customized Outsourced Platform Solution offers service providers worldwide a broad range of private label VoIP products such as PC-to-Phone and Broadband Phone, as well as a robust back-office suite of services such as billing, operations management, web development, and network management. Supporting a global network of resellers, deltathree's Reseller Program offers a quick and efficient solution for Internet cafes, call shops and small Internet service providers to enter the VoIP telecommunication services market. iConnectHere, deltathree's consumer division, provides award-winning VoIP products directly to consumers and small businesses online.

For more information about deltathree and iConnectHere, visit our website at www.deltathree.com.

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