SOURCE: HelloSoft, Inc.

HelloSoft, Inc.

February 16, 2009 00:01 ET

HelloSoft Introduces Industry's Lowest Power IP Convergence Processor With Integrated SmartWLAN™ for VoWiFi & Multi-Mode Handsets

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - February 16, 2009) - HelloSoft, Inc. today announced the launch of its ultra low-power IP Convergence Platform that is five times more power efficient than existing solutions. The new chip -- HS100 -- combines HelloSoft's patented technologies for advanced ultra low-power ARM processor and patented SmartWLAN™, and its complete convergence software suite including its award-winning, highly-optimized, most-interoperable, and widely-deployed VOIP, IMS, Voice Call Continuity, Intelligent Connection Manager, and Data Session Connectivity software. It supports UMA and interfaces for 2G/3G/4G (LTE/WiMAX) connectivity and co-existence algorithms required to deliver the state of the art convergence chip.

HelloSoft's SmartWLAN™ technology, based on cross-layer optimization and intelligent power management, provides quantum improvement in power consumption leading to talk times in excess of 20 hours and standby time of 250 hours as compared to 2-4 hours talk time and 20-50 hours standby time for traditional VoWLAN solutions. The IP Convergence Processor caters to low-mid to high-end applications at low power with dynamic frequency and voltage scaling.

The HS100 phone-on-a-chip integrates 366MHz ARM9E processor, dual-band WLAN 802.11abg, hardware security engine, best-in-class QoS, and all peripherals required for a powerful and multimedia-capable low-BOM multi-mode device with long battery life. Allan Johnson, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, says, "HelloSoft recognizes the strong consumer interest and market trend of convergence. We have bundled HS100 chip with our in-house convergence software to enable OEMs/ODMs to quickly bring to market affordable Cellular/WiFi, WiMAX/WiFi and Cellular/WiMAX/WiFi handsets. The chip enables operators to ensure consistent user experience across multiple access networks through intelligent connection management and seamless voice/data session handover. HelloSoft has successfully demonstrated voice-call-continuity, and data-session continuity while roaming across 2G, 3G and 4G access networks."

He continues, "We have scored several design-wins from Tier-1 OEMs and operators. To provide a glimpse of the success this chip is achieving -- HS100 based VoWLAN handset from a Tier-1 OEM is slated to hit the market this year. Our design has reduced the component count to yield this low-BOM phone with enhanced battery-life and outstanding multimode roaming performance. The HS100 has also secured a design-win for a low-cost dual-mode phone from a Tier-1 carrier."

Other applications of this chip include any handheld or mobile device that needs to be WiFi-enabled. Examples include Digital Picture Frame, Internet Radio, wireless handheld devices such as scanners, music devices etc.

About HelloSoft

HelloSoft is the world's leading provider of VOIP and convergence technologies. The company enables mass deployment of low-cost, power-efficient, full-featured multi-mode wireline and wireless devices though its convergence chip and highly optimized and comprehensive VOIP, IMS, VCC and DSC software products with superior voice quality, QoS, and efficient call/data session switching specifically designed for next generation end-points. The comprehensive portfolio of award winning products enables OEMs, ODMs and semiconductor manufacturers to deliver convergence products with a short time to market schedule.

HelloSoft is headquartered in San Jose, California with an R&D facility in Hyderabad, India. HelloSoft's customers include top semiconductor manufacturers, Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) globally, including Skype, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Accton, Toshiba, Wistron NeWeb Corp, Panasonic, Orange, Jajah, BenQ and 5V Technologies. HelloSoft's partners include Sonus, Tango, Nestep, ARC, ARM, Texas Instruments, Intel, Microsoft and Symbian.