GIPS VoiceEngine to be included in IBM Lotus Sametime Real-Time Collaboration Platform

GIPS Voice Processing Solution to help Ensure Robust, High-Quality Speech Quality for IBM Lotus Sametime Collaboration Platform.

San Francisco February 14, 2006 — Global IP Sound (GIPS), a leading provider of embedded voice-processing solutions for the Voice over IP (VoIP) market, today announced that version 7.5 of IBM® Lotus® Sametime® will utilize the voice processing capabilities of GIPS VoiceEngine .
“We are excited to be working with such a recognized market leader as IBM to provide Lotus Sametime users with the highest voice quality available today for enterprise VoIP,” said Gary P. Hermansen, President and CEO of Global IP Sound. “This application will utilize our VoiceEngine technology in a unique enterprise communications environment that will serve the needs of a diverse set of customers, and proves that our software can power any VoIP solution.”

Lotus Sametime combines a broad array of capabilities that include presence awareness, instant messaging and Web conferencing in a feature-rich enterprise application. The market-leading solution is already in the hands of more than 15 million users worldwide.

“As the leading provider of enterprise collaboration solutions, IBM is committed to working with technology providerslike Global IP Sound to help businesses become more productive in the work they do everyday,” said Penny Scharfman, program director Lotus Products, IBM. “By combining GIPS’ voice processing capabilities and Sametime 7.5, we will provide Lotus Sametime customers with a simple, high quality voice chat capability within their instant messaging client.”

The Lotus Sametime 7.5 application will provide click-to-talk capability with up to 5 Sametime users. GIPS VoiceEngine will provide the voice processing for this functionality by solving all of the complex issues associated with IP communications, such as packet loss, network delay and jitter. The solution, which also includes echo cancellation and noise suppression capabilities, is specifically designed for VoIP applications to streamline integration of the voice processing and maximize sound quality.

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Global IP Solutions is the world’s most widely deployed technology for processing real-time voice and video over IP networks. As the inventors of iLBC – an IETF industry standard for narrowband speech codec and iSAC – the defacto industry standard for wideband speech codec, Global IP Solutions’ software delivers robust functionality with enough flexibility to be easily integrated in virtually any application. By leveraging this cutting-edge technology, service providers, applications developers and hardware manufacturers can bring to market highly differentiated products to reduce churn and increase customer satisfaction. Our software is deployed in over 800 million end-points and resolves the full range of network impairments — like delay, jitter, packet loss, and echo. In addition, Global IP Solutions’ technology offers the highest quality voice and video processing available in the marketplace as well as industry leading bandwidth optimization to ensure the most efficient use of IP networks. These solutions can be delivered at virtually any level of integration- from components such as codecs, to more complete media processing engines and SDKs. Our products also comply with industry standards, which allows for wider adoption, faster time to market, and the best user experience possible. Unifying CommunicationsNo other company delivers the quality, scale and flexibility of media processing technology that today’s unified communications require. With over 20 patents pending and approved, GIPS has pioneered the application of innovations in IP communications, which helps our customers achieve extreme performance. Customers are GIPS top priority, which is why our mission is to enable you with technology that’s validated by proven industry leaders. GIPS by any measure — deployments, platform and by solving network impairments — is the company that provides world-class technology to power your products. See the difference and hear the difference with GIPS.


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