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Swissvoice Selects DSP Group's IC for Its First Certified CAT-iq 2.0 Handset

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 5:42am
DSP Group announced today that its cordless chipset solutions are powering the first CAT-iq 2.0-certified handset offered by Swissvoice, a leading European provider of innovative telecommunications systems. Swissvoice's IH 250 handset is one of a select number of CAT-iq 2.0 handsets certified by the DECT Forum. Given its advanced cordless technology capabilities, the handset delivers HD voice, including wideband audio, and a host of other cutting-edge features that enhance the user experience.

Leveraging its longstanding market leadership in cordless telephony, DSP Group has been instrumental in bringing CAT-iq 2.0 to market. At present, the company's solutions power the majority of CAT-iq 2.0 certified devices worldwide. DSP Group has been involved in all stages of defining the next-generation cordless technology through its deep affiliation with the DECT Forum and Home Gateway Initiative. DSP Group also has played a leading role in defining and ETSI specifications and supported CableLabs' specification activities.

With extensive experience in the development of ISDN multi-line phones, Swissvoice has implemented the best of its multi-line management capabilities in the IH 250. In addition to HD voice, the handset features a full duplex hands-free mode, high-quality polyphonic ringing, and excellent natural audio quality for customer conversations. Maintaining software-upgrade-over-the-air (SUOTA) capabilities, the IH 250 is future proof, while enabling service evolutions in the field. Interoperable with other CAT-iq 2-0 certified handsets, base stations and gateways, the IH 250 handset is expected to launch in Q1/2012.

"Certification of our IH 250 handset is further proof of Swissvoice's continued pioneering role in cordless telephony," said Jean-Claude Lebrun, CEO of Swissvoice. "Having been involved in the development of cordless telephony since its origin, we are pleased to be releasing our first CAT-iq 2.0 device. The IH 250 handset offers cutting-edge cordless telephony functionality and the very best in audio quality."

"Swissvoice's newly certified CAT-iq 2.0 handset is yet another milestone demonstrating our strong commitment in supporting a growing number of certified CAT-iq products and leading position in the rapidly evolving cordless telephony industry," said Oz Zimerman, Corporate VP of Marketing and Business Development at DSP Group. "The next-generation CAT-iq 2.0 technology is now a key element within our solution portfolio, enabling us to accelerate time to market and ensure certification for our partners and customers."

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