DSP Group announces integration of CAT-iq with Intel Puma 6 chip for cable


DECT and VoIP chipset maker DSP Gropu announced its DECT/Cat-iq 2.0 System on a Chip (SOC) can be integrated into home cable gateways using the Intel Puma 6 SoC.

The DSP Group DCX81 DECT/CAT-iq 2.0 SoC provides HD voice via G.722 and CAT-iq DECT wireless plus DECT ULE support for home automation/monitoring support.  […]

Swissvoice adds mobile phone handsets (yes,HANDsets) to HD voice hardware


Adding a handset to a mobile phone seems counter-intuitive at first, but Swissvoice has a pair of devices that connect to a mobile phone, tablet or PC “allowing for a more comfortable and stylish” conversation, according to a piece from Phone Reviews UK.

Both the Swissvoice ePure CH01 and CH05 handsets combine “cutting-edge” HD […]

Grandstream rolls out DECT phone–but no HD voice support (yet)


Garndstream Networks introduced its first DECT cordless phone last week at CommunicAsia 2012 – but without DECT or CAT-iq support.  It’s an odd choice, given the number of global  vendors linking up behind CAT-iq 2.0 for deployments in Europe and Grandstream’s incorporation of HD voice in nearly every other product it has shipped in […]

CES 2012–Ooma rolls out new HD voice DECT phone, flirts with home automation rollout


Las Vegas – Ooma (www.ooma.com) has officially announced the HD2 handset while sources familiar with the company say it it is working on a home automation/monitoring service to layer on top of its base station.

The HD2 Handset boasts a two-inch color LCD screen and the ability to support picture caller ID and […]

DSP Group announces design wins with Gigaset, Sagemcom DECT, CAT-iq desktop phones


DSP Group (www.dspg.com) announced silicon design wins with Gigaset and Sagemcom DECT phones, including CAT-iq 2.0 certification for the Sagemcom phone.

The Gigaset SL901/SL901A and DX800A incorporate DSP Group’s XciteR ARM-based silicon running Linux and a “strong” DSP processor, according to the company.   XciteR is also incorporated into Gigaset’s DX600A, DL500A, and DECT IP […]

SMC Networks to talk about DECT at CAT-iq developers conference


SMC Networks (www.smcnetworks.com) plans to talk about why and how the company plans to incorporate DECT into its home gateway solutions at the CAT-iq developers conference on September 20-21, 2011 in The Netherlands.

The second annual conference (http://catiq-conference.com) has a number of interesting speakers scheduled to discuss all things DECT and CAT-iq, including appearances […]

HD voice surge in next three years: Verizon, cable companies to lead deployments


Alexandria, VA — (April 7, 2011) — HD voice is expected to grow significantly over the next three years as Tier 1 service providers such as Cincinnati Bell, Comcast, France Telecom, and Verizon offer the technology to business, residential, and wireless customers. Already, seventeen mobile carriers have either operational service or announced plans for […]

Editorial — The report is “HD Voice 2011: Critical Mass”


Here’s a summary of what I hope to have available for purchase via TMC tomorrow–

HD Voice News, in cooperation with TMC as its exclusive distribution partner, is proud to present the first comprehensive report examining the HD voice ecosystem and the growing momentum towards a wideband world.

As the title of the […]

DECT Forum certifies first CAT-iq 2.0 handsets: Gigaset, Samsung, VTech


The DECT Forum has issued CAT-iq 2.0 certificates for three different cordless phones and vendors.  Gigaset Communications, Samsung Electronics and VTech Telecommunications all had a product that made it through the qualifications process.

CAT-iq handsets certified are the Gigaset C300H iq, Samsung SMT-W3510 and the VTech Advant 5000; yesterday VTech was claiming the Advant […]

ITEXPO East 2011: snom releases m9 DECT cordless VoIP phone


Miami, Florida – Here at ITEXPO, snom (www.snom.com) has officially rolled out the m9 DECT phone. The m9 supports four concurrent calls and the ability to interconnect nine handsets at once.

Targeted at the SMB market, the m9 uses DECT to provide cordless mobility in an office.  DECT is increasing in popularity because it […]