SOURCE: Talk Free

August 15, 2005 09:02 ET

Talk Free Embeds Global IP Sound Technology Into International VoIP Service

Collaboration Creates Superior Sound Quality in Low Bandwidth Environments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2005 -- Talk Free™, a leading facilities-based international Voice Over IP (VoIP) provider, today announced a licensing agreement with Global IP Sound (GIPS) to embed GIPS voice processing solutions into Talk Free's International VoIP service. Incorporated into Talk Free's softdialer and combined with the G.729 codec, Talk Free's international VoIP service produces superior sound quality in all bandwidth environments.

"Talk Free is capitalizing on opportunities in developing nations that are hindered by low connectivy speeds and traditional phone service costs ranging from $1 to $2 per minute," said Mike Scheele, co-founder and CEO, Talk Free. "Through our collaboration with GIPS, we offer our distribution partners a complete PC to phone VoIP service that delivers enhanced sound quality at Internet connections as low as 19.2 kbps."

GIPS voice processing solutions 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. Integrated in Talk Free's Digital Sound Processing (DSP) proprietary voice system, Talk Free's softdialer performs advanced packet error recovery, jitter buffer, echo cancellation, and audio gain control.

"We are pleased to associate with Talk Free, an international company that is using advanced telephony solutions to meet a communications need in developing nations," said Gary Hermansen, president and CEO of Global IP Sound. "Our VoiceEngine, with over 200 million downloads currently in the market, has become the de facto industry standard for delivering better-than PSTN voice quality."

Talk Free uses VoIP technology, combined with an advanced online management system to provide the most flexible, reliable and customizable PC to phone termination services. Talk Free engages the channel market -- local agents and resellers -- to resell or re-brand Talk Free personal identification number (PIN) calling accounts to customers in more than 200 countries. For more information about Talk Free or, to become a channel partner please visit, send email to or call 1.913.322.0808.

About Talk Free, Inc.

Talk Free, Inc. is a leading facilities-based international VoIP carrier providing the lowest industry pricing to channel partners in more than 200 countries worldwide. Talk Free uses VoIP technology, Digital Sound Processing (DSP) proprietary voice engine and a technologically advanced online management system to provide the most flexible, reliable and lowest priced PC to phone termination service.

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 Microsoft, 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, Symbian Platinum Partner program and Texas Instruments' third party developer network. Global IP Sound has headquarters in Stockholm and San Francisco. More information is available at

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Contact Information

  • Talk Free Press Contact:
    Danielle Matthews
    Pyrus PR
    Ph: (704) 353-4693
    Email: Email Contact

    Global IP Sound Press Contact:
    Wendy Toth
    Global IP Sound
    Ph: (415) 438-2613
    Email: Email Contact