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 […]

Gigaset shows off analog HD voice firmware support with 610A


Dallas, Texas – Gigaset (www.gigaset.com) is showing off U.S. support for 7 kHz analog HD voice on its existing hardware. The capability can be added to existing Gigaset HD voice phones via a simple firmware download, but the emphasis will likely be on newer model handsets.

A demonstration at a distributor event in Dallas […]

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 […]

CES 2011-Gigaset announces new HD voice DECT CAT-iq phone, bringing SMB HD voice handset to U.S.


Las Vegas – Gigaset Communications (www.gigaset.com) announced a new HD Voice/DECT phone at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and plans to import a pair of SMB-style desktop phone currently shipping in Europe to the U.S.

Gigaset Product and Marketing Manager Tony Stankus said the new C610A IP incorporates a list of […]

BT: You say HD voice, it says “Hi-dS (High definition sound)” – 2 million endpoints?


BT (www.bt.com) does indeed provide G.722 HD voice through various consumer products.  However, there’s no mention of G.722, HD voice, or wideband voice on the BT website; BT’s marketing speak calls it “Hi-dS (High definition sound)".

Sources working with BT say the carrier has purchased and deployed up to 2 million HD voice endpoints, […]

Phone.com launches hosted HD Voice service for SMBs


Editor’s note: Phone.com and ooma are sponsors of www.hdconnectnow.org

Phone.com has announced the introduction of its new HD Business Phone service, adding to the company’s portfolio of VoIP Virtual Office Services.   Businesses can purchase their own HD IP phones to complement their Phone.com Virtual Office account or purchase a phone from phone.com to use […]

Afternoon Tweets from the HD Communications Summit/HD Comm '09, September 15, 2009, New World Stages, New York, New York


This is a (laborously cut and paste) summary of the afternoon “tweets” posted from the HD Communications Summit on September 15; the morning will be posted later (hopefully after I figure out an easier way to process the morning Twitter-ing).

Chris Fine, VP Goldman Sachs

Lunch break over; Chris Fine of Goldman Sachs […]

Snapshot – HD phones: Enterprise ready; Consumer coming


Enterprise: Ready Consumer: Coming SMB: A few Mobile: Waiting

Vendors discussed/cited:  ADTRAN, AudioCodes, Avaya, Cisco, Gigaset (Siemens), ooma, Polycom, snom

Enterprise: Ready

You don’t have to try very hard to find G.722 support for enterprise-grade IP phones. All of the usual suspects have G.722 codecs in one or more of their handset lines.

Avaya […]

Speakers, registration announced for HD Comm '09


Registration is now open for HD Comm ’09 and the schedule of speakers has been announced.

The one-day event will highlight advances in HD Communications, with participating speakers from (in no particular order) BroadCom, GIPS, WYDEVoice, AudioCodes, SpiritDSP, Polycom, Uniden, ZipDX, DSPGroup, XConnect, Gigaset, Dialogic, Verizon and Time Warner.