Sources: AMR-WB licensing a pain if you aren’t building devices

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During last week’s rounds at Metaswitch Forum and IT EXPO West 2012, two software companies said licensing AMR-WB for use in their products was a royal pain.  VoiceAge’s patent pool apparently only covers end-user device implementations of the codec, requiring companies to work directly with the different patent holders – all of which have […]

TranSwitch licenses AMR-WB for wireline silicon implementation

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Telecommunications fabless semiconductor company TranSwitch (www.transwitch.com) has licensed AMR-WB from VoiceAge (www.voiceage.com), marking a push to move AMR-WB beyond the cellular world into more wireline gear.

TranSwitch makes a range of system on a chip (SoC) solutions combining embedded DSPs and software suites.  The company will incorporate AMR-WB into its Entropia  infrastructure product line […]

HD voice companies to look for at Mobile World Congress

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Several requests have come in asking about HD voice companies to look for in Barcelona next week during Mobile World Congress (MWC). Here’s a short list–

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VoiceAge (www.voiceage.com) – Did you say “AMR-WB”? VoiceAge has formally launched its patent pool for AMR-WB/G.722.2 and made the pricing more end-user friendly from what we can […]

HD Comm '09 – Tweets of ATSC Chairman, HD Innovation Panels presentations

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The tweets presented below were sent during the HD Communications Summit, September 15, 2009.  Some formatting and selective spelling correction done for readability.

Robert Graves, Chairman, ATSC Forum

Graves – from Bell Labs/AT&T, got involved with video, went to ATSC Graves – Spent lot of time evangelizing about ATSC/digital TV/HDTV Graves – ATSC now […]