ZTE Licenses SPIRIT’s Voice Solution for HD Video Conferencing
MOSCOW, Russia – April 21, 2008 – SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of voice and video software engines, announced today that ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has licensed SPIRIT’s voice solution to empower ZTE’s HD (High Definition) video conferencing systems with outstanding quality voice, giving end-users a rich communication experience.
ZTE is the second largest telecom equipment supplier in China, right after Huawei, another SPIRIT customer. ZTE’s product range is the most complete in the world, reaching more than 500 operators across 120 countries and covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, terminal and service markets. In 2007, ZTE topped the global CDMA market at 43 percent of the world’s total CDMA shipments. With SPIRIT’s solution built inside ZTE’s HD conferencing systems, end-users will experience HD quality communication, offering enhanced realism from significantly improved picture and sound quality.
The high-end videoconferencing market is surging very fast. Research firm IDC expects sales to nearly triple this year to $169 million from just $64 million last year, and reach $1 billion by 2011.
“We found SPIRIT’s solution to far exceed all known similar software products in terms of quality, scalability and reliability. With SPIRIT’s solution, there is no delay, transcoding or noise aggregation on the server side – the quality is magnificent and the software’s ability to scale is almost limitless. We’re pleased to be working with SPIRIT,” said Huang Qiang, Chief Engineer of Multimedia Terminals Network Division at ZTE.
“This relationship with ZTE marks another major milestone in SPIRIT’s commitment to continue supplying the world’s leading communications equipment providers with the most advanced, high-definition communication technologies,” said Alex Kravchenko, VP Sales at SPIRIT. “ZTE is a global telecom equipment supplier, and we’re excited to be working with such a global established player to deliver perfect quality voice to the world.”
SPIRIT DSP (www.spiritDSP.com) is the world’s leading provider of carrier-grade voice & video software engines since 1996. SPIRIT communication software is used in over 80 countries and powers more than 100 million voice channels. SPIRIT counts among its direct customers Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Blizzard, BT, China Mobile, Cisco, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Radvision, Samsung, Siemens, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, ZTE, and 200+ other telcos, OEMs and software vendors. SPIRIT smart-phone OEM customers’ shipments jointly exceed 60% share of the global market.