DECT SoC From DSP Group Enables CAT-iq 2.0 in Orange's New Livebox(TM)
Cutting-Edge Orange Livebox(TM) Triple-Play Gateways Integrate DSP Group's
DECT Solution to Deliver Advanced CAT-iq 2.0 Services
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group^® (Nasdaq:DSPG),
a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged
communications, announced today that its state-of-the-art DECT/CAT-iq 2.0 DCX
System-on-a-Chip (SoC) is integrated in Orange's recently-launched third
generation gateways (Livebox Play and Livebox Pro).
DSP Group's DCX family of highly-integrated single-chip solutions cost
effectively delivers full residence DECT coverage with multi-line,
multi-handset support and crystal clear HD voice. The SoC is embedded with a
certified CAT-iq 2.0 firmware, offering a rich set of advanced features,
including phone book and call list synchronization.
The DCX SoC's in-field software upgradability allows providers to rapidly
bring to market products complying not only with emerging standards like
CAT-iq 2.1 and 3.0, but also with the DECT ULE (Ultra Low Energy) standard for
home automation. DECT ULE support by residential gateways is forecasted to
enable a vast market of Ultra-Low-Energy devices for home control, security
"DSPG's technology provides Orange customers with a best-in-class telephony
experience: high definition sound quality, ease of use, seamless phonebook
sharing between connected HD handsets, and an easy plug & play pairing
experience," said Mr. Lionel Cler, Chief Marketing Officer Broadband Consumer
"We are pleased that Orange made the strategic choice to integrate DECT in
their new line of advanced home gateways, and are excited to cooperate with
them in its development," said Mr. Ran Klier, Vice President of Sales and
Marketing for Europe and Americasat DSP Group. "Our DCX SoC solution is the
ideal choice for Orange's home gateways, eliminating the need for an add-on
dongle or analog phone connectivity for voice. With a high level of hardware
integration and comprehensive software suite, DCX markedly enriches the home
gateway offering," he concluded.
For more information on Livebox Play and Livebox Pro, visit Orange web site.
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications
operators with sales of 43.5 billion euros in 2012 and has 170,000 employees
worldwide at 31 March 2013, including 104,000 employees in France. Present in
32 countries, the Group has a total customer base close to 230 million
customers at 31 March 2013, including 172 million mobile customers and 15
million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of
the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and,
under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in
providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
With its industrial project, "conquests 2015", Orange is simultaneously
addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society
in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These
commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for
employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the
Group will build its future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a
superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of
service; and through the acceleration of international development.
France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (compartment A) and
on the New York Stock Exchange.
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About DSP Group
DSP Group®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless
chipset solutions for converged communications. Delivering semiconductor
system solutions with software and reference designs, DSP Group enables
OEMs/ODMs, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers and service providers to
cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating products with fast time to
market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational
excellence for over two decades, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of
wireless chipsets integrating DECT/CAT-iq, DECT ULE, Wi-Fi, PSTN, HDClear™,
video and VoIP technologies. DSP Group enables converged voice, audio, video
and data connectivity across diverse mobile, consumer and enterprise products
– from mobile devices, connected multimedia screens, and home automation &
security to cordless phones, VoIP systems, and home gateways. Leveraging
industry-leading experience and expertise, DSP Group partners with CE
manufacturers and service providers to shape the future of converged
communications at home, office and on the go.
For more information, visit www.dspg.com
CONTACT: Orly Garini-Dil,
DSP Group, Inc.
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