LG-Nortel Integrates SPIRIT Voice Engine into Wireless DECT Phone

11/17/2005 - SPIRIT DSP, a global leading provider of award-winning embedded voice & communication software, announced that LG-Nortel has incorporated SPIRIT's high-quality voice and audio engine into its next generation wireless DECT phone.

LG Electronics (LGE) and Nortel's (NYSE:NT) (TSX:NT) joint venture is focused on realizing the powerful potential of 3G UMTS solution with HSDPA. Today, subscribers of new wireless multimedia services such as high-speed music transfers, real-time, DVD-quality video, gaming applications, videoconferencing and split-second multimedia collaboration across HSDPA, WiMAX, Wi-Fi Networks will use high-quality voice & audio. LG-Nortel DECT phones with SPIRIT's voice and audio engine inside are enabled to receive but also to instantly deliver visual information to another cellular, wired, or cordless phone. SPIRIT provided it'shigh quality audio-engine while maintaining low MIPS requirements for industry-standard voice codecs. That empowers these next-generation PSTN phones to support a wide range of value-added, multimedia, audiovisual features, particularly customized ring tones, desktop images and emoticons, voice and video mails.

"Through Partnering with LG-Nortel, SPIRIT delivers multimedia communications to millions of people worldwide with exceptional quality and functionality," - commented Andrew Sviridenko, SPIRIT DSP founder and chairman. - "For more than 10 years SPIRIT's expertise has been quality voice and audio cross-platform delivery, from wired telephony, to DECT, to PC, to 3G mobile. SPIRIT high- quality voice products are available to people in 70 countries through 200+ OEM and software companies that are SPIRIT clients."

DECT phones are coming today to the most European homes. According to the "DECT Industry Report, 2004" issued by WTIS, "DECT has quietly secured the major consumer market. The cordless market accounts for the bulk of the 35M DECT shipments, 85% within Europe, 15% outside, in 2004. Reportedly, "analog cordless will be extinct in Europe by 2007. Whilst 20% of the residential market will retain the corded phone, most homes and enterprises will have multiple DECT phones."

SPIRIT DSP employs 120 professionals, has been in international software licensing business since 1992. SPIRIT is a bootstrap and has been profitable for 12 years. SPIRIT focus is communication, speech and VoIP software products and today SPIRIT counts among its clients Agere, Atmel, Flextronics, Ericsson, Furuno, HTC, Hyundai, JRC, Kyocera, LG, Macromedia, Marconi, NEC, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Panasonic, Philips, Polycom, Samsung, Siemens, Texas Instruments and Toshiba, among 200+ other communication OEMs and software vendors. Through the brand names SPIRIT communication software is used in over 70 countries and powers 80 million voice channels. SeeStorm is SPIRIT subsidiary for synthetic video conferencing. In 2005, SPIRIT DSP has been honored as one of the 'Fierce 15' top VoIP companies, and one of the 'Pulver 100' growth companies that represent the future of IP communications.

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