Acromate licenses SPIRIT’s Voice and Video Engine
SPIRIT DSP Contributes to Medical and Social Security Services in South Korea
MOSCOW, Russia – June 18, 2009 – SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of carrier-grade voice and video software engines, announced today that Acromate Inc., a recognized Korean provider of solutions for multimedia communications in converged networks, has licensed SPIRIT‘s Voice&Video Engine PC to provide video over IP communications support to handicapped (deaf-mute) people in a project financed by Korea Agency for Digital Opportunities and Promotion (KADO).
A specialized government subsidiary, KADO, is devoted to provide disabled people with seamless and affordable access to information and communication services to significantly improve the quality of their everyday life. Specifically engaged in assisting the hearing impaired or speech disordered groups, which cannot communicate over a standard phone, KADO provides them with video over IP communications, where those members of society can naturally use the sign language.
While integrating SPIRIT mature and market proven video software engine into the Internet-based service infrastructure, Acromate and SPIRIT have been closely working together to overcome a number of challenging technology limitations, associated with the usage of sign language when every single mimic element or gesture are of great importance and cannot be lost. TeamSpirit® 3.0 PC, a complete, pre-integrated software solution especially optimized for high quality voice and video communication over congested IP networks, has once again proven itself as a reliable and flexible platform for successful implementation of services with outstanding quality requirements.
“In this project we had to pay great attention to the common way deaf-mute people communicate – the sign language,” said Andy Yang, Vice President at Acromate. “As hearing impaired people use gestures and mimics, smooth and clear video becomes absolutely essential for understanding. Otherwise the effect will be similar to lacunas in common voice communications, which make normal human conversation impossible. That’s why we have initially set a very high bar for the video quality and are happy to successfully achieve it together with SPIRIT.”
“During today’s standard voice and video over IP communication, corrupted snapshots or barely visible frozen pictures, caused by network delays, packet loss or standard bandwidth adaptation techniques, are usual, while much information is delivered through voice conversation” said Alex Kravchenko, SPIRIT VP Worldwide Sales. “With the sign language on the contrary, the constantly changing facial mimics and gestures make the video the only information bearer.”
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.