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July 28, 2009

D2 Technologies to Showcase Converged Communications Client with Embedded VoIP for Android

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor

D2 Technologies is showing off its converged communications client for Android (News - Alert)-based devices designed to promote the adoption of Google’s open source Android operating system beyond the mobile phone space.

The Santa Barbara, Calif.-based embedded IP communications software platforms provider will demonstrate its mCUE converged communications client at a seminar sponsored by the Open Embedded Software Foundation.
“The OESF’s goal of ‘Android Anywhere’ will facilitate the expansion of the Android platform beyond mobile phone applications to many different embedded applications and consumer electronics devices,” said Doug Makishima, vice president of marketing and sales at D2 Technologies (News - Alert).
The 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 free seminar is slated for Wednesday, July 29 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the BERUSARU Nishishinjuku 1F Hall (Nishi Tokyo), formerly known as the Sumitomo Nichishinjuku Park Building in Tokyo, Japan. Product showcases are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.
According to Makishima, during the demonstration, D2 will show OEMs and ODMs how embedded software products such as mCUE can enable VoIP, video chat and other IP communications capabilities in stationary Android-based embedded equipment and consumer electronics devices.
“As the industry leader in embedded VoIP technology, we are working closely with OESF members such as MIPS Technologies and RMI to develop and promote the adoption of IP communications and VoIP technology extensions to the Android framework for digital consumer devices,” Makishima said. “These include mobile internet devices, DTVs, digital picture frames, portable and home media players and set-top boxes.”
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.
It is the first commercial smartphone operating on the Android mobile operating system from Google and its design is expected to provide manufacturers with a powerful turnkey software solution for developing and delivering WiMAX (News - Alert) handsets and similar portable devices to market.
“As a leader in processor cores for VoIP, MIPS Technologies is pleased to work with D2, a long-time MIPS partner and leading provider of IP communications software solutions, to make Android a viable platform for VoIP solutions,” said Art Swift (News - Alert), vice president of marketing for MIPS.
The Android platform is a Linux-based software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. D2 Technologies was the first to demo a complete communications interface, mCUE, on the HTC (News - Alert) G1, the first commercial smartphone to market running on the Android mobile operating system.
“We see great potential in VoIP-enabled Android devices such as MIDs, netbooks and home media players. As we pioneer the effort to drive Android into new markets, it is critical that leaders like MIPS, D2 and other OESF members work together to develop and integrate the technologies that will make Android suitable for applications beyond mobile handsets,” said Swift.

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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