Vonage Mobile HD voice soft client hits 1M downloads

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Since launching in February 2012, the Vonage Mobile soft client has racked up over a million downloads.  The app enables users to make free iSAC HD voice calls and texts via Wi-Fi.

In a press release this week, Vonage also boasted over half a million of its customers signed up for its Vonage […]

Vonage Mobile HD voice soft client hits 1M downloads

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Since launching in February 2012, the Vonage Mobile soft client has racked up over a million downloads.  The app enables users to make free iSAC HD voice calls and texts via Wi-Fi.

In a press release this week, Vonage also boasted over half a million of its customers signed up for its Vonage […]

Vonage uses iSAC for HD voice codec in new soft client

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The Vonage Mobile soft client announced last week uses Google’s iSAC codec for HD voice. No G.722 on the menu.

No other detail (i.e. why, future codecs) was given In the brief answer from a Vonage PR spokesperson.

Vonage Mobile currently runs on iThings and Android devices, and delivers free HD voice calling […]

Goober Networks brags about HD voice support in SDK, but…

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Goober Networks (www.goober.com) has announce VIVO Engine, a VoIP and video software development kit (SDK) to add real time communications to applications, including SIP support.   However, there’s no support for G.722.

Instead, the specs for VIVO indicate the company’s engine uses the GIPS ISAC and IPCM-WB codes, along with video support for H.263 and […]

Media5 introduces HD softphone app for the iPhone family

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Media5 (www.media5corp.com) joins everyone else on the planet with an iPhone application, specifically the Media5-fone VoIP SIP Mobile Softphone (hit enough SEO key words?) V2.2.

There are two versions of Media5-fone available from the iPhone app store, a free version and a full edition, and there’s also a white-label version for service providers to […]

Google buys GIPS for $68 million

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Megagiant Google (www.google.com) has agreed to buy Global IP Solutions (www.gipscorp.com) for a sum of $68.2 million. As Keanu Reeves said in one of his movies, “Woah!”

The party line out of GIPS – articulated in an open letter that was emailed to customers — is that Google has been a valued customer for […]

Large HD voice codec deployments in soft clients

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Estimating numbers for the proliferation of HD voice codes (that aren’t G.722/AMR-WB) via soft clients gets to be a very slippery slope in short order.

Global IP Solutions (www.gipscorp.com) was very frank with HD Voice News in the challenges of providing an accurate estimate of softclient numbers.

“You [are] absolutely right that GIPS technology […]

GIPS adds HD voice, video chat to Android

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Global IP Solutions (www.gipscorp.com) has rolled out its VideoEngine for Android. The new stack adds both HD voice and two-way video chat/conferencing capabilities to the Google mobile OS.

The announcement is the latest in a series for GIPS, as it rolls out VideoEngine Mobile for Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile OS platforms.  VideoEngine includes […]

Goober VoIP joins the iPhone HD / “it’s cheap phone calls” crowd

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It is deja vu all over again,  with Goober Networks (www.goober.com) offering a mobile VoIP solution that delivers “crystal-clear” HD voice capabilities over WiFi or 3G – not to mention low-cost VoIP pricing, unified communications, yadda-yadda.

The goober soft clients are using the Global IP Solutions (www.gipscorp.com) software stack, just like every other major […]

iPhone Line2 client uses iSAC HD voice codec calls

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Last week, Toktumi (www.toktumi.com) announced its Line2 iPhone app version 2.0 had received Apple’s blessing. The VoIP app supports placing calls over Wi-Fi, 3G, or cellular voice services. It also uses the Global IP Solutions (www.gipscorp.com) iSAC codec for HD voice calls.

Line2 enables international calls to be placed over WiFi starting at around […]