SPIRIT DSP Enhances Paltalk's Voice and Video Conferencing Services

1/25/2006 - SPIRIT DSP, provider of award-winning embedded voice & communication software products, announced that PalTalk, one of the Internet's leading providers of voice and video chat services, has chosen SPIRIT voice software product to enhance the Paltalk user voice experience. Paltalk is one of the world's most popular voice & video communication services in the world, featuring more than 37 million registered users in over 140 countries carrying in excess of 8 billion voice minutes per year.

"Through SPIRIT's partnership with Paltalk, the clear voice from SPIRIT for multi-point conferencing will now serve additional millions of people worldwide," said Andrew Sviridenko, SPIRIT's founder and chairman.

SPIRIT's award-winning multi-point full-duplex voice enhancement will be deployed in Paltalk's thriving rooms. SPIRIT product will allow each person on Paltalk to speak up and be heard even while another person is talking simultaneously. The full-duplex voice functionality from SPIRIT will be enabled for Paltalk's online conferences with 1000+ people all in the same room. Paltalk was the first to offer an instant messenger with free voice capabilities.

"Paltalk has always been heavily focused on the quality of the user experience," notes Jason Katz, Paltalk's founder and CEO. "We are looking forward to bringing SPIRIT's voice quality enhancements to the millions of people in the Paltalk community worldwide."

SPIRIT's flagship product - award-winning multi-point full-duplex voice conferencing engine TeamSpiritTM - already deployed by both Oracle and Macromedia, 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 in double talk. 10 years of SPIRIT's embedded voice experience allow easy and fast integration of SPIRIT voice conferencing engine into applications on PC, mobile phones, 3G video enabled phones and VoIP CPEs (Voice & Video over IP Customer Premises Equipment). Overall SPIRIT products power over 80M+ voice channels today.

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, HP, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Macromedia, Marconi, NEC, Nortel Networks, Oracle, PalTalk, 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.

About PalTalk
PalTalk is a New York-based, privately held service provider for voice and video conferencing over the Internet. PalTalk was founded in 1998 and was the first company to launch video and voice combined with an on-line buddy list in one package. PalTalk interoperates with AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo messenger and ICQ. PalTalk currently has 37 million registered users in over 140 countries and provides over 8 billion voice minutes per year. PalTalk has relationships with IBM, AT&T, DeltaThree, Doubleclick, Valueclick, and Advertising.com.

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