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July 23, 2009

D2's Mobile Unified Communications Software Addresses Needs of OEM and Services Providers

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor

Embedded IP communications software platforms provider D2 Technologies has been addressing the needs of OEMs and service providers by delivering integrated Fixed Mobile Convergence (News - Alert) and Unified Communications functionality. 

In fact, its mCUE software solution combines a communications user interface with the company’s vPort MP IP Communications software platform for mobile embedded devices, geared toward creating the right platform for smartphones and upper-end “feature phone” class devices.
The mCUE solution delivers device interoperability with enterprise IP PBXs, UC systems and service provider networks, integrating all session types including voice, IM, SMS and e-mail messaging through a converged presence-based communications user interface.
And the goal in designing it so the solution is interoperable with enterprise IP PBXs and UC systems, as well as service provider networks, is to provide enterprise users with mobile access to full directory services, extension calling, corporate IM. These features are usually only available on IP desk phones or PC-based soft phones.
“mCUE gives developers a complete turnkey solution for developing multi-mode mobile communication devices based on Android (News - Alert), one of today’s hottest operating systems,” said Doug Makishima, vice president of marketing and sales at D2 Technologies.
The Santa Barbara, Calif.-based company specializes in serving the mobile unified communications space.
The user interface is built on top of a multi-identity, multi-session, multi-protocol engine, enabling users to simultaneously log in into multiple different communications services such as SIP, Google (News - Alert) Talk, Yahoo!, MSN, AIM, and others.
The idea is to allow device manufacturers to benefit by using software that is easily portable across their product lines by using a common framework like Java and maintaining a consistent roadmap for hardware (SoC) platforms and operating systems such as Linux. 
Makishima said that mCUE is geared for device manufacturers (OEMs and ODMs) of smartphones, Mobile Internet Devices (MID) and higher end feature phones, and addresses the growing issue different types of end users such as enterprise users, consumers and the crossover segment between these two.
mCUE enables OEMs and ODMs to achieve economies of scale by selling device models in large volumes while driving down development costs, said Makishima.

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 Michael Dinan

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