SOURCE: Global IP Sound

November 28, 2005 09:00 ET

VoiceEngine Embedded Provides Unmatched Voice Quality in Innovative New VoIP Telecommunications Service

FreePP Introduces GIPS Enabled FreePP Box to Complement Free PP Softphone and Provide Cutting Edge VoIP Service

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2005 -- Global IP Sound (GIPS), the leading provider of embedded voice-processing solutions for the Voice over IP (VoIP) market, today announced that its VoiceEngine Embedded technology is the cornerstone of the newly introduced FreePP VoIP service from Gemtek Technology, the world-leading provider of wireless broadband solutions.

GIPS VoiceEngine technology provides the voice quality underpinnings across multiple platforms for the FreePP service, which includes the newly launched FreePP Box telephone adaptor. FreePP offers global P2P (peer-to-peer) VoIP products and services over different systems and platforms.

"FreePP is at the forefront of the VoIP market by offering full service Internet communications," said Gary P. Hermansen, President and CEO of Global IP Sound. "We are excited to work with a company that has such a unique and comprehensive solution, and we look forward to helping them ensure that the voice quality requirements of their users are met and exceeded on all platforms."

FreePP will deliver unmatched voice quality with its FreePP Box by utilizing VoiceEngine Embedded, which is designed to handle jitter and packet loss, while minimizing delay and canceling echo in hardware environments such as ATAs. The FreePP Box is a patented telephone adaptor that allows users to seamlessly place calls over a broadband network by using an ordinary telephone. It also complements the previously announced FreePP softphone, which provides the same unmatched voice quality by leveraging GIPS VoiceEngine Advanced for PC.

"Our vision is to create a FreePP network that provides breathtaking value-added telecommunications services and VoIP products accessible from any Internet service," says Mr. Wenkui Liang, Vice President, at FreePP Inc. "The superior voice quality and cross-platform support that GIPS technology provides allows us to make a strong entry into the Internet telephony market and will help us to achieve our goal of making the FreePP service truly ubiquitous."

GIPS VoiceEngine technology allows for the integration of superior sound quality across multiple platforms, while providing the highest-possible tolerance to network packet loss available in the industry today. This new implementation continues to extend Global IP Sound's strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region, and demonstrates the company's willingness to deliver its groundbreaking technology on hardware devices.

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, AOL, EarthLink 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 Partners and Texas Instruments' third party developer network. Global IP Sound has headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Stockholm, Hong Kong and Boston. More information is available at www.globalipsound.com.

About FreePP

Founded in 2005, FreePP aims at being a key player in the fast growing Internet Telecom market. Created by ambitious management team consisting of experienced communication service provider, system integration and industry-leading networking equipment manufacturer Gemtek Technology, FreePP strongly emphasizes on quality from its user-friendly softphone, cutting edge hardphone to its carrier-grade telecomm service support and award-winning call quality. FreePP unites the Internet and telephone network underneath a sophisticated packet switched VoIP system to provide the world largest VoIP phone network service to the public. Ultimately the company plans to create a "FreePP network" with breathtaking value-added telecommunication services and VoIP products accessible from any Internet service. By taking advantage of the fast moving Internet telephony technology, FreePP commits to provide the world-class Internet Telecom service to serve all customers, anywhere and anytime through FreePP network. For more information visit the company's web site at www.freepp.com.

About Gemtek Technology

Gemtek Technology (TSE: 4906) is the world-leading provider of wireless Broadband solutions. Founded in 1991, Gemtek is one of the pioneers in the RF market. Based on its core competency in RF/Microwave and manufacturing excellence, Gemtek is now the world-leading WLAN solution provider and growing into one of the largest Wireless Communication Solution providers in Taiwan. In over a decade of business, Gemtek remains at the forefront of this latest wireless communication revolution, providing innovative and best WLAN solutions to its partners. The company, which is headquartered at Hsinchu Industrial Park, Taiwan, has operation branches in the U.S.A. and Europe. The company distributes its products via global distributors and other partners. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.gemtek.com.tw.

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Contact Information

  • For information, contact:

    Global IP Sound
    Alex Tsang
    Global IP Sound
    Email Contact
    +852 (3180)-2255

    Donna Candelori
    Candelori Communications
    Email Contact
    (408) 774-3414

    FreePP
    Wenkui Liang
    Vice President
    FreePP Inc
    886-3-5972102
    FreePP ID 24009727
    Email Contact