MediaRing Selects SPIRIT Voice Enhancement Solution for SoftPhone

3/14/2006 - SPIRIT DSP, the world's leading provider of embedded voice and communication software products, announced today that MediaRing Ltd, leader of pure-play VoIP telephony providers in Asia, has chosen SPIRIT's Voice Enhancement solution to be integrated into its softphone application for PC and PDA platforms.

"We are delighted to work with MediaRing, serving billions of minutes per year," said Slava Borilin, SPIRIT VoIP Product Director. "SPIRIT voice-processing technologies significantly enhance voice quality in both free PC-to-PC calls and paid calls to fixed and mobile phones, ensuring end-user satisfaction and increasing ARPU for the VoIP providers. The agreement with MediaRing once again validates SPIRIT's commitment to provide the voice engine that runs on any platform, from desktop to mobile devices. This enables software developers, OEMs and VoIP operators to boost their businesses and revenues."

"We originated over a billion minutes in 2005," said Mr. Khaw Kheng Joo, CEO of MediaRing. "Being one of the world's market leaders in VoIP, MediaRing is continually committed to further improve our high quality voice services to our customers. We are impressed with SPIRIT's voice technology and our tie-up will allow us to bring SPIRIT's voice quality enhancements to MediaRing customers worldwide."

SPIRIT Voice Enhancement solution effectively filters out all noises and echo effects, enabling clear voice communication, which is extremely important for users who are paying for the service. MediaRing customers will be able to talk simultaneously (have truly full-duplex communications) without any distortions or breaks even if they are making calls from a desktop/laptop PC or PDA in a noisy environment without a headset. Enhanced VoIP services will allow executive-level quality and ease-of-use both for personal and for business communications.

SPIRIT delivers field-proven high-quality voice engines, increasing customer loyalty and providing quickest time to market for voice services. SPIRIT's flagship product TeamSpiritTM - Multi-point voice conferencing engine for enterprise PC and mobile platforms - is widely used in enterprise and web conferencing, including Oracle and Macromedia; web communities, including Paltalk; mobile devices, including HTC. TeamSpiritTM provides superior voice quality, not only in peer-to-peer talk, but also in multi-point full-duplex conferencing, allowing each person to speak up and be heard even during double talk. 10 years of SPIRIT's embedded voice experience allow easy and fast integration of SPIRIT voice conferencing engine into applications for PCs, mobile phones, 3G video-enabled phones, and V2oIP CPE (Voice & Video over IP Customer Premises Equipment). On the whole, SPIRIT's products power 80M+ voice channels today.

SPIRIT DSP employs 120 professionals, has been in international software licensing business since 1992. SPIRIT is a bootstrap company and has been profitable for 14 years. SPIRIT's focus is communication, speech and VoIP software products . SPIRIT counts among its clients Adobe, Agere, Atmel, Flextronics, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Marconi, NEC, Nortel Networks, Oracle, PalTalk, Panasonic, Philips, Polycom, Samsung, Siemens, Texas Instruments and Toshiba, in addition to 200+ other communication OEMs and software vendors. Through it's customers 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. To find out more about SPIRIT, please visit the SPIRIT booth (#1439) at VON, San Jose.

About MediaRing Ltd
With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Sunnyvale (USA), MediaRing (SGX: M09.SI) is the leading VoIP telephony service provider in Asia and enjoys a significant share of the global pure-play VoIP market. Through its strong technological capabilities and extensive distribution network, MediaRing brings high-quality voice services to carriers, enterprises, service providers, and consumers with its wide range of service offerings. Its extensive partnerships with carriers around the world allow call terminations in more than 200 countries worldwide. As a pioneer in VoIP services with patented technology, MediaRing derives more than 95 per cent of its revenue from outside Singapore. To find out more about MediaRing's SPIRIT-enabled high voice quality products, please visit the MediaRing booth (#639) at VON, San Jose.

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