SOURCE: Trinity Convergence

September 18, 2006 06:00 ET

Trinity Convergence Software Is Licensed by Skype for Use on PC-Free Consumer Devices

Skype Licenses Trinity's VeriCall Edge™ VoIP Platform for Consumer Electronics (CE) Manufacturers Designing PC-Free Communication Devices

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 18, 2006 -- Trinity Convergence today announced that Skype has licensed its VeriCall Edge™ embedded VoIP software platform to create a turnkey software bundle for equipment manufacturers developing stand-alone (PC-free) communication devices that use Skype™ software.

The agreement benefits hardware manufacturers by providing a software bundle that allows them to efficiently and cost-effectively design Internet calling and the Skype user experience into devices such as wired phones, WiFi phones and multi-function personal communication devices. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) will leverage the software bundle to shorten product development cycles and accelerate their time-to-market.

"The ability to move Skype off the desktop creates a unique category of devices and offers a whole new level of flexibility to consumers," stated Mark Felice, co-founder and vice president of sales and business development, Trinity Convergence. "The recently introduced mylo personal communicator from Sony Electronics is a great example of a product that lets consumers use Skype without a computer."

"Trinity is helping our hardware partners accelerate their product development cycles," said Manrique Brenes, director of hardware business development, Skype. "The driving force behind this agreement was to simplify the software integration process that consumer electronics companies face when designing products that use Skype -- while ensuring the quality and benefits that users have come to expect."

New Stand-Alone Skype Devices Entering the Market

In addition to the WiFi-enabled mylo personal communicator from Sony Electronics, additional products currently in development include:

--  A Skype phone from Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), a Taipei-
    based ODM
--  A WiFi-enabled phone
    
These devices support Skype to Skype calling; SkypeOut™ (to call landline and mobile phones); SkypeIn™ (to receive calls from landline and mobile phones); and Skype Voicemail. Broadband connection is required for all communication over Skype. The user interface and functionality available on these devices is as familiar and intuitive as using Skype on a PC.

The software bundle has been integrated by ODM and OEM partners on multiple silicon platforms.

VeriCall Edge -- A Comprehensive Solution for VoIP-enabled Devices

The VeriCall Edge embedded software platform provides manufacturers not only with a premium VoIP solution, but it pre-integrates all of the key software components required for high quality, secure and reliable VoIP calling.

VeriCall Edge software streamlines product development by providing an IP communications platform that includes media processing, packet handling and network services functionality that is tightly integrated with a proven SIP software stack for call control.

OEMs use VeriCall Edge to design and build high-quality and reliable voice + video over IP (V2IP) capable devices including VoIP phones, WiFi phones, video phones, VoIP routers and other VoIP-enabled personal communication devices.

About Trinity Convergence

Trinity Convergence provides integrated software solutions for delivering voice and video services over IP networks to manufacturers of communications equipment and consumer electronics. The company's VeriCall® family of embedded software products speeds the time-to-market and reduces overall costs by streamlining the design, development and testing of voice and video equipment for converged services. Trinity Convergence is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, with regional offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, visit www.trinityconvergence.com

VeriCall Edge is a trademark of Trinity Convergence, Inc. All other products or services referenced may be trademarks or service marks of their respective companies or organizations.

Skype is not a replacement for your ordinary telephone and cannot be used for emergency calling.

Skype, SkypeIn, SkypeOut, Skype Me, Skype Certified, Skypecasts, associated logos and the "S" symbol are trademarks of Skype Limited.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Jeff Schline
    Director of Marketing Communications
    Trinity Convergence
    +1 (919) 433-7005
    Email Contact