NXP Software and ZTE announce LifeVibes/Qualcomm phone deal

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NXP Software has announced ZTE will incorporate LifeVibes VoiceExperience software into its Qualcomm-based phones.  The agreement comes as a part of both company’s participation in Qualcomm’s Hexagon Access Program.

LifeVibes VoiceExperience delivers HD Voice “quality of speech” along with noise suppression, echo cancellation and “ensures intelligibility” in noisy environments.  ZTE says use of VoiceExperience […]

iTweakiOS brings HD voice to the T-Mobile iPhone 4/4S

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The iTweakiOS team (www.itweakios.com) has released a hacked version of IOS for T-Mobile USA Apple iPhones, adding HD voice support for the iPhone 4 and 4S.  It will be interesting to see if the hack propagates around the world.

As previously noted by HD Voice News, the Apple iPhone 4 and 4S are both […]

The Cable Show 2013: No desktop phones, future CAT-iq support for Comcast, Biscotti gets a WebRTC boost

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Washington D.C. – Residential handsets were in near zero quantities on the floor of The Cable Show, with the industry showing its embrace of smartphones and tablets as the primary interface to everything. 

The only handset was in Arris’ booth next to a functioning model of Comcast’s XG5, known within Arris as the […]

CTIA 2013: Libon supports SILK as its HD voice codec

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Las Vegas, Nevada – France Telecom’s over-the-top service/app Libon uses SILK as its HD voice codec for client-to-client calls. Part of the mystery behind the use of SILK was due to political considerations.

Libon wanted to use the best available codec, according to a company source, but one camp within France Telecom wanted to […]

CTIA 2013: Truphone bringing Opus

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Upstart over-the-top/SIM player Truphone is bringing the Opus wideband codec to its clients and network.

Ed Guy said the codec is already within its Apple iPhone client, but not yet turned on for client-to-client calling within its network. Support for Opus is also being added to the company’s other […]

On Twitter: CounterPath to support Opus across its softphone line

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A tweet using the #HDvoice hashtag says soft client maker CounterPath will support Opus across its entire line of softphones “in just weeks.”

The move shouldn’t be that surprising, since the CounterPath Bria clients are able to support multiple codecs already.  Opus would be a drop-in/upgrade to existing software.

CounterPath’s line of VoIP/UC […]

France Telecom’s Libon gets cute about its HD voice support–AAC?

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Libon, France Telecom’s shiny new free app for the iPhone and coming soon to Android, is getting a lot of Twitter buzz for supporting HD voice.  However, the PR firm and the Libon Twitter account aren’t saying what codec is being used, other than hinting it is something beyond the “standard” HD voice experience.  […]

Line2 officially adopts Opus codec

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Over-the-top provider Line2 (www.line2.com) has officially rolled in the Opus codec into the latest version of its Apple iOS communications app.  Line2 is incorporating the IETF certified codec into all of its future apps for 2013 release.

The announcement came in an October 18, 2012 blog post. Line2 version 9.0 for the iPhone, […]

IntegrIT wideband acoustic cancellation tech now on Tensilica DSP

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Tensilica (www.tensilicia.com) has incorporated IntegrIT’s AEC WB (acoustic echo cancellation, wideband) technology into its HiFi Audio/Video DSP. 

The IntegrIT AEC WB codec provides “off-the-shelf” speech enhancement to provide HD voice to mobile platforms, providing echo cancellation even in loud environments with poor speakers and microphones.  The company’s offering includes a simple integration API, […]

Invoxia, Line2 adding new HD voice codecs

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Desktop hardware manufacturer Invoxia and over-the-top service provider Line2 are currently testing new HD voice codecs for their respective products.

Via an email exchange, Invoxia says it is currently testing AMR-WB in its lab and the de facto mobile standard will be supported “in the next firmware upgrade” in two or three weeks.   […]