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DSP Group Chipset Integrated into Grandstream Enterprise HD Phones


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September 12, 2011

DSP Group Chipset Integrated into Grandstream Enterprise HD Phones

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

DSP Group (News - Alert), a global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, announced a partnership with Grandstream Networks, a leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions, to integrate DSP Group's XciteR VoIP chipset into Grandstream's new high-definition (HD) voice IP desktop phones.

The XciteR solution is anchored by a high-performance ARM926 application processor running Linux OS and strong DSP processor embedded in DSP Group's DVFD818x digital chip. It delivers innovative multiple Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) end points. The solution enables Grandstream to offer fully featured, multi-line IP phones that enhance productivity and deliver a rapid return on investment (ROI) for enterprise customers.

DSP Group's XciteR VoIP chipset offers superior high-definition (HD) voice quality and clarity. It is also known to deliver best-in-class acoustical echo cancellation (AEC), enabling the development of a high quality full-duplex, hands-free speakerphone, company officials said.

“We have always been committed to providing our customers with best-of-breed solutions at the right price,” said David Li (News - Alert), CEO of Grandstream Networks, in a statement. “DSP Group's powerful processing technology and flexible design facilitate the development of scalable, feature-rich and affordable IP phones with crystal-clear HD audio quality that meet the varied and growing needs of our enterprise customers.”

XciteR is powering an array of award-winning Grandstream HD IP phones, including the GXP21xx/14xx/11xx series. The DSP Group-powered Grandstream HD IP phones are known for their ease of use, rich telephony features, automated provisioning capabilities, and advanced security protection. These phones also ensure interoperability with most third-party SIP devices and platforms.

XciteR also includes a comprehensive software development kit (SDK) to ensure short development cycles. Maintaining its small system footprint, XciteR offers an integrated DECT (News - Alert) baseband and RF transceiver for easy implementation of wireless connectivity with DECT/CAT-iq handsets and/or headsets to enable full office mobility.

“By enabling leading VoIP phone manufacturers to significantly lower total cost of ownership to near that of legacy systems without compromising performance, XciteR is ideally positioned to grab a significant piece of the fast-growing enterprise IP telephony market,” said Oz Zimerman, Corporate VP of Marketing and Business Development at DSP Group, in a statement.

Recently Grandstream announced interoperability between Vidanetwork’s platforms and Grandstream’s phones. Vidanetwork’s Global Office and VOffice Pro platforms can now interoperate with Grandstream’s GXP21xx/14xx series enterprise HD IP Phones and the GXV31xx next-generation IP Video and Multimedia Phones.

To find out more about Grandstream, visit the company at ITEXPO West 2011. To be held Sept. 13-15 in Austin, TX, ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the world’s premier IP communications event. Visit Grandstream in booth #713. Luis Grados, Technical Engineer at Grandstream is speaking during “The Business Case for VoIP and UC.” Don’t wait. Register now.

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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