SOURCE: Global IP Sound

July 13, 2005 03:00 ET

Global IP Sound Technology Will Support MSN and Microsoft Office Real-Time Collaboration Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 13, 2005 -- Global IP Sound (GIPS), a leading provider of embedded voice-processing solutions for the Voice over IP (VoIP) market, today announced an OEM license agreement with Microsoft for voice processing solutions. The solutions, which improve PC-to-PC voice quality, are expected to be used with MSN and Microsoft Office Real-Time Collaboration (RTC) solutions.

The MSN Service, which has more than 165 million active users each month, supports not only text instant messaging but also PC-to-PC voice and video services. MSN will use GIPS VoiceEngine, while RTC will take advantage of GIPS AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation) and GIPS AGC (Auto Gain Control) solutions to support those services for users that require high quality VoIP functionality.

"Microsoft's adoption of GIPS technology for MSN and RTC is a major validation of our solutions and their ability to provide the best possible voice quality over the Internet," said Gary P. Hermansen, President and CEO of GIPS. "There are over 200 million downloads of our software currently in market today, and the addition of Microsoft users further enforces our leadership as a provider of high quality VoIP software."

GIPS VoiceEngine is a comprehensive, packaged VoIP solution created specifically for PC or PDA applications. It is designed to produce the best quality sound possible in Internet telephony, while simplifying the integration of speech codecs, communication with sound cards, real-time performance, RTP protocol handling and other voice-related tasks. GIPS AEC is optimized to eliminate echo caused by acoustic feedback in real-time communications in a PC environment. GIPS AEC is specifically designed for conferencing applications and hands-free environments. GIPS AGC is designed to enhance real-time two-way communications. The GIPS AGC algorithm automatically adjusts the level of an audio signal to achieve consistent and comfortable audio levels. In a VoIP environment, the audio levels are especially dependent on user audio settings, equipment type and surroundings. As a result, a quality AGC is essential in avoiding signal clipping or impractical low signal levels, especially in conferencing applications.

The value of the deal is not being disclosed.

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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, 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.

Contact Information

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

    Donna Candelori
    Candelori Communications
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    (408) 774-3414