DSP Group (News - Alert), a provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, recently signed a partnership with SoftAtHome, a provider of home operating platforms that enable service providers and operators to deliver convergent services for the digital home.
According to the terms of the agreement, both the companies have jointly integrated Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology (DECT (News - Alert)) Ultra Low Energy (ULE) home security, control and automation solutions. The new combined solution, which will be in compliance to emerging DECT ULE standard, will be demonstrated at SmartHome 2012 (Amsterdam October 9-11) in the DSP Group meeting room, and at Broadband World Forum (Amsterdam October 16-18) in SoftAtHome's booth (Hall 11, booth F3) and in the DSP Group meeting room.
"SoftAtHome believes that Service Providers are key players in the advent of the Smart Home market," said Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome. "Service Providers are looking for an easy-to-deploy solution, and a home gateway powered by DECT ULE technology is the ideal fit. We're delighted to reinforce our partnership with DSP Group to offer best-in-class Smart Home solutions combining our solutions. Our collaboration will help our clients by giving them a new competitive advantage in the tough markets they serve.”
"We are delighted to be partnering again with SoftAtHome to upgrade existing and new home gateways with DECT ULE capabilities," said Jan Abelev, corporate vice president of Product Management at DSP Group. "DECT ULE in home gateways paves the way for telecommunication operators to offer attractive and value added services that significantly increase ARPU at a minimal cost. Service providers can leverage DECT-enabled home gateways and offer a variety of DECT ULE-enabled home automation, control and monitoring devices," Abelev continued.
In related news, Patton (News - Alert) Electronics, an esteemed provider of VoIP services, has been consistently helping small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with the latest reveal that its SmartNode Product line is now Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync-certified. The SmartNode Gateway, for example, provides SMBs with the ability to connect their legacy (analog or ISDN) telephones, fax machines, overhead paging speakers, etc. to their Lync Server, allowing them to make this transition at their own pace as funds become readily available. This kind of flexibility is priceless when it boils down to the benefits users will see when being able to work with such unprecedented agility.
SMBs who are constantly on the search for the latest and greatest technology to remain competitive have found that implementing Microsoft Lync into their existing networks can bring highly sought-after advantages, but the process can be extremely challenging. Patton directly addresses this issue with its Lync-certified solutions.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey