9/7/2005 - SPIRIT DSP, a leading provider of embedded voice and communication software products, celebrates 10 years in global embedded voice software business, and announces the 2nd release of TeamSpiritTM multi-point voice conferencing product.
In September 1995, SPIRIT started its embedded voice business by licensing SPIRIT communication software to NEC. Tomio Gotoh-san, outstanding engineer and creator of the first Japanese PC, was impressed by high quality of SPIRIT software and introduced SPIRIT to NEC in 1994. Current NEC chairman Sasaki-san was Gotoh-san boss in the past days. SPIRIT communication software was embedded into products introduced by NEC Semiconductor and NEC Home Electronics to the Japanese market in 1996.
Now, after a decade of constant growth, SPIRIT is a world's leading provider of embedded voice and communication software products. Today, SPIRIT software is used by people in over 70 countries and is powering over 50 million voice channels worldwide. SPIRIT's award-winning multi-point full-duplex voice conferencing engine is now inside collaboration solutions lately rolled out by Oracle and Macromedia.
During the last 10 years SPIRIT served over 200 global telecom OEMs and software vendors, including Agere, Atmel, Ericsson, Furuno, HTC, Hyundai, Iwatsu, JRC, Kyocera, LG, Macromedia, Marconi, Namco, NEC, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Tadiran, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba, among many other SPIRIT customers. Global top 7 semiconductor vendors have installed SPIRIT voice and communication software right on their processors. SPIRIT is the biggest eXpressDSP software house in Europe, being judged by the number of processor sockets TI won with 3rd party software (TI processor sales data).
SPIRIT's 10 year experience in voice now powers SPIRIT's flagship product - award-winning multi-point full-duplex PC-based voice conferencing engine TeamSpiritTM that provides superior voice quality, not only in peer-to-peer talk, but also in multi-point full-duplex conferencing, allowing each person speak up and be heard, even if parties speak simultaneously. TeamSpiritTM integrates innovative voice modules forming enterprise-grade solution fully compliant with the highest quality, fidelity, reliability, functionality, cost saving and security requirements of demanding enterprise customers. SPIRIT also delivers integration and support services.
SPIRIT's leadership in enterprise-grade voice conferencing engine solutions has lately been validated by Oracle, the global #1 provider of enterprise software servers. Oracle integrated TeamSpiritTM voice conferencing engine into the latest release of Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g. TeamSpiritTM now powers the voice functionality in Oracle server solution for enterprise collaboration, providing the best voice quality to Oracle business customers. Oracle and SPIRIT have been tightly working together on the project for over a year now.
"We are delighted with our choice to license SPIRIT's award-winning voice conferencing software engine," said Marten den Haring, senior director product management for Oracle Collaboration Suite. "This will help Oracle customers deploying the Real-Time Collaboration component of Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g immediately benefit from the high quality voice capabilities enabled by TeamSpiritTM engine."
Recent integration of SPIRIT voice products into Macromedia Breeze 5 further strengthens SPIRIT's leading position on the global voice conferencing engine market. SPIRIT software ensures superior voice quality in this Flash-based enterprise communication, conferencing and online collaboration solution. Macromedia Breeze harnesses the ubiquity of Macromedia Flash Player, which today has over 500 million active users, more that both Skype and MSN Messenger users combined. SPIRIT software enables high quality voice in Macromedia Flash-based collaboration solutions.
"We chose SPIRIT because of their extensive experience providing high-quality value-added voice and communication software," said Keith Kitani, Vice President, Product Management, Macromedia. "SPIRIT's focus on ensuring voice quality and reliability enabled us to deliver great Internet audio conferencing experiences with our new release of Breeze."
SPIRIT is now growing to continue being the global #1 multi-point full-duplex voice conferencing engine provider. SPIRIT currently employs 120 professionals, including 80 telecom engineers and 15 PhDs., and has sales representatives in 9 countries in Asia, Europe, and the US. SPIRIT is a bootstrap and has been constantly profitable for 12 years since the company inception in 1992.
In early 2005 SPIRIT's multi-point full-duplex voice conferencing engine TeamSpiritTM was honored with 3 "Product of the 2004 Year" awards - from Internet Telephony, Customer Inter@ction Solutions and Communications Solutions magazines.
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