SOURCE: Global IP Sound

August 25, 2005 09:00 ET

Global IP Sound VoiceEngine Technology Enables Superior Voice Quality in Google Talk Instant Communications Service

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 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 Google for voice processing solutions. The solutions, which improve PC-to-PC voice quality, are being used with the company's Google Talk, an open, instant communications service.

The Google Talk service, which was launched this week, supports text instant messaging and PC-to-PC voice services. Google will use GIPS VoiceEngine PC Advanced, which helps provide better-than-PTSN voice quality even under the most adverse network conditions. The Google Talk service will take advantage of GIPS cutting-edge voice processing technology to provide high-quality VoIP functionality for its users.

"Google's adoption of GIPS technology for Google Talk 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 Global IP Sound. "There are over 200 million downloads of our software currently in market today, and the addition of Google's users puts us well on our way to becoming a de facto industry standard for high quality VoIP calls."

GIPS VoiceEngine, a comprehensive, packaged VoIP solution created specifically for PC or mobile applications, is designed to produce the best quality sound possible in Internet telephony. The solution integrates GIPS SoundWare components into a highly optimized, high-level API. These components include GIPS NetEQ, which is a patented jitter-buffer and error concealment module, GIPS family of codecs, and GIPS Voice Quality Enhancement suite of echo cancellation and noise suppression technology. Overall, VoiceEngine simplifies a host of voice-related tasks, including the integration of speech codecs, communication with sound cards, real-time performance, and RTP protocol handling.

Google Talk is a downloadable Windows application from Google that enables Gmail users to quickly and easily talk or IM with their friends for free. As part of its Google Talk announcement, Google has announced its commitment to working with other service providers to create a federation model. The new federation would enable users on any member network to talk to users on any other member network in a secure and abuse-free manner. Google is currently working with several other companies which leverage GIPS voice technology, including EarthLink (creator of the Vling communications service) and Sipphone (creator of Gizmo Project).

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.

About Google Inc.

Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.

Contact Information

  • For additional 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