SPIRIT Powers Next-Generation iRiver Device With Voice and Video
Fall VON Show, Boston, MA- October 29, 2007 – SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of embedded voice and video software products, announced today that Reigncom, one of the largest manufacturers of portable CD and MP3 players and the parent company of mp3 player manufacturer iRiver, has licensed TeamSpirit® 3.0 Voice&Video Engine Mobile to guarantee the brilliant voice and video performance in the new iRiver Unit2 portable media player.
TeamSpirit® 3.0 Voice&Video Engine Mobile will run in Unit2, the new iRiver portable media player. The new-generation device is invented to deliver home users convergence of multiple features: the device will incorporate voice over IP phone, voice and video over IP conferencing terminal, DVD player, TV tuner, WiFi access point, will support an SD slot and USB connectivity, and will handle voice and video over IP calls and conferencing, music, movies, photos, eBooks, and WiFi streaming.
“iRiver has always been an innovator- both in user features set and design. To keep pace with today’s rapidly growing and very demanding personal communication and home entertainment market, we need to work with industry leaders – that’s why we have chosen SPIRIT. We would like to emphasize the high quality and excellent integration support we received from SPIRIT,” said Justin Hwang, VP Products of Reigncom.
“We are pleased to contribute into development and further market success of such fabulous, innovative design, with SPIRIT world leading Voice&Video Engine Mobile,” said Alex Kravchenko, VP Sales of SPIRIT. “iRiver Unit2, being powered by SPIRIT, is another acknowledgement of SPIRIT’s world dominance in high-quality voice and video over IP and WiFi communication on mobile platforms.”
TeamSpirit® 3.0 Voice&Video Engine Mobile is a complete solution that delivers a rich voice and video experience for mobile OEMs. Due to sophisticated algorithms the engine enables best-of-breed voice, as well as three-way video conference calls with 10 fps on a low cost 200 MHz mobile phone for 3G VT and V2oIP applications. The engine provides longer battery life thanks to extremely low MIPS consumption. TeamSpirit® Mobile is specifically designed for next generation mobile devices like portable players with Wi-Fi adapter, dual mode phones (cellular + WiFi), WiFi phones, softphones on mobile platforms, IP voice and videophones, and 3G mobile phones (with video telephony support).
TeamSpirit® 3.0 Mobile is available on all ARM9 and ARM9E based processors (XScale, OMAP and others), along with ARM AudioDE and TI C64x.
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.