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February 17, 2009

D2 Shows Off its mCUE Communications Interface at Mobile World Congress

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor

Embedded IP communications software platform provider D2 Technologies (News - Alert) is once again putting its converged communications client for WiMAX mobile devices on display. This time, a foreign audience is getting a peak at its mCUE converged communications client designed for mobile devices and handsets on the HTC G1 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.

The mCUE is the first commercial smartphone operating on the Android (News - Alert) mobile operating system from Google and its design is expected to provide manufacturers with a powerful turnkey software solution for developing and delivering WiMAX handsets and similar portable devices to market.
The Santa Barbara, California-based company is setting up private demonstrations at the Barcelona show this week to illustrate how OEMs can rapidly develop Android-based devices that include premium multi-service unified communications capabilities and that deliver interoperability with enterprise communications systems and IMS-based service provider networks, according to Doug Makishima, vice president of marketing and sales at D2 Technologies.
 “mCUE gives developers a complete turnkey solution for developing multi-mode mobile communication devices based on Android, one of today’s hottest operating systems,” said Makishima.

As TMCnet reported, D2 recently held private demonstrations for the mCUE at ITEXPO East 2009 in Miami, Florida.
Through D2’s mCUE converged presence-based communications user interface (CUI), new mobile devices that integrate all session types including cellular voice call, VoIP, IM, SMS and email messaging can more quickly be introduced to market. This latest software implementation is running on a dual-mode mobile platform running Linux on a Texas Instruments (News - Alert) OMAP-based processor, according to the company.
Mobile devices with mCUE provide users with advanced presence-based and push-to-x control of cellular and VoIP calls, PBX (News - Alert) feature activation, IM, e-mail, SMS and other features typically only available on PC-based unified communications soft clients, according to the company.
The user interface is built on top of a multi-identity, multi-session, multi-protocol engine, enables flexible interoperability with multiple communications services such as enterprise IP PBXs and UC systems, and commercial VoIM services like Google Talk, Yahoo!, MSN and AIM.
D2’s mCUE pairs a communications user interface with the company’s vPort MP VoIP software platform to address the needs of OEMs and service providers delivering integrated UC and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) functionality.
The platform provides a an embedded software framework for multi-mode mobile devices for enterprise, carrier and consumer use including dual-mode Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, WiMAX and Wi-Fi enabled MIDs and home communications hubs.
“By demonstrating mCUE on the HTC G1, recently selected by Time Magazine as its 2008 Gadget of the Year, we can clearly show customers how it is faster, easier and more affordable for OEMs and service providers to create new, converged, unified communications devices to meet consumer demand,” said Makishima.
The Android platform is developed by the Open Handset Alliance (News - Alert) and is a Linux-based software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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