U.S. Patent Office Grants GIPS Two Patents for Technology Designed Specifically for Packet Networks

GIPS Patents behind Core Technology Provide Unmatched Sound Quality to Millions of Users Worldwide

San Francisco February 21, 2006 — Global IP Sound (GIPS), the leading provider of embedded voice-processing solutions for the Voice over IP (VoIP) market, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted the company two patents for key technology behind GIPS broadband codecs and voice quality enhancement features. The patents were issued to GIPS for the company’s unique predictive coding technique and for its innovative speech detection method.
“Once again Global IP Sound has shown that its patented solutions directly solve the intricate voice quality problems that exist in IP communications, and that the company continues to innovate to meet the needs of its customers.” said Roar Hagen, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Global IP Sound. “These patents offer more evidence of the ingenuity and creativity that users worldwide recognize as the hallmarks of GIPS technology.”
These new patents have allowed for the design of the highest-quality speech codecs and some of the most innovative voice quality enhancement features available in the VoIP market today. One patent introduces a distinctive and groundbreaking method that uniquely combines predictive coding and lossless coding methodologies to reduce the codec bit rate, while maintaining the quality of the data. The other patent rewards an innovative technique based on statistical methods for detecting speech activity that enables high quality, low complexity solutions to only transmit data when the module has sensed that a user is speaking.

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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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