Swissvoice gets CAT-iq 2.0 certified handset, uses DSP Group chipset

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Cordless handset manufacturer Swissvoice (www.swissvoice.net) got its IH 250 phone CAT-iq 2.0 certified by the DECT forum in January and DSP Group took credit for the chipset in it about two weeks ago.

The IH250 is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2012 and supports the full range of CAT-iq 2.0 […]

Editorial–The HD voice “stamp”/logo on IP desktop phones: Just do it.

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One of the most interesting/subtle marketing moves Digium did on its phones is to put the phrase “HD voice” on the handset.  There aren’t a lot of people who do that right now.

As I’m flipping through pictures and leftovers from IT EXPO East 2012, I see Denwa has its phone handset stamped […]

IT EXPO East 2012 – Panasonic “open source” Android desk phone debuts

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Miami, FL – Panasonic (www.panasonic.com/sip) has rolled out a $499 7 inch color touch screen Android-based desk phone. But they say they can’t call it Android due to legal headaches with Google.

The KX-UT670 is certified as compatible with a bunch of different SIP-based platforms, including Asterisk, BroadSoft, and Metaswitch. Codecs supported include G.722, […]

IT EXPO East 2012 – Quick details on the new Digium IP phones

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Miami, FL – A brief stop at the Digium (www.digium.com) booth at IT EXPO East revealed the following tidbits on the new family of IP phones–

1) The phone was designed and contracted solely by Digium — it is *not* a OEM/white label product.

2) Manufacture of the phone is done in China by […]

Digium rolls out Asterisk IP phone with G.722 support

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IT EXPO East 2012, Miami – Digium (www.digium.com) has rolled out the “World’s First Phones Designed for Asterisk.” There’s a trio of new IP handsets. All of them support G.722 out of the box.

In the company’s press release, Digium says the new family of phones are the first engineered to “fully leverage the […]

Revolabs intros HD voice wireless conference phone

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Revolabs has announced the Revolabs FLX(TM) VoIP, the first wireless conference phone designed for VoIP. The SIP phone includes wireless operation and integrated Bluetooth.

The phone uses distinct components, including a speaker, dial pad, and a variety of microphones. It can support a lapel microphone for a single person; an omnidirectional tabletop microphone that […]

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

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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 […]

Global mobile Supplier Association issues latest HD voice statistics

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Earlier this week,the Global mobile Supplier Association (www.gsacom.com) released its latest and greatest stats on HD voice penetration in the GSM world. There are 60 compatible AMR-WB devices available on the market, 31 countries with commercial mobile HD voice service, and 36 commercial mobile HD voice networks turned up.

Dated November 22, 2011, the […]

Orange announces ZTE San Francisco 2 budget HD voice handset for UK

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Over in the UK, Orange has announced the release date for the San Francisco II smart phone. The budget smart phone boasts HD voice, Wi-Fi signal boost, the latest version of Android (Gingerbread 2.3), and Orange Mobile Mail.  It’ll be available for 99 pounds on a pre-pay plan or free if you sign up […]

Technicolor releases new SME HD voice phone with AMR-WB and G.722 codecs

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At IP Convergence in Paris, Technnicolor (www.technicolor.com) announced a new entry-level SIP phone. Now if they’d only use the term “HD voice” instead of “HD sound.” However, the phone supports not one, but two common HD voice codec.

The announcement came as a part of a larger one showcasing Technicolor’s MediaAccess communications products.

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