DGAP-News: Deutsche Telekom and DSP Group Trial ULE in Deutsche Telekom's Speedport Home Gateway for Smart Home Solutions

DGAP-News: Deutsche Telekom and DSP Group Trial ULE in Deutsche Telekom's 
Speedport Home Gateway for Smart Home Solutions

DSP Group, Inc. 

10.10.2013 13:00
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Companies Jointly Integrate a State-of-the-Art Home Automation Solution Based
on ULE (Ultra Low Energy) Technology Into Speedport Home Gateways 

SAN JOSE, Calif., 2013-10-10 13:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Deutsche Telekom AG, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications
companies and DSP Group(r), Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of
wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced today that
the companies have joined forces to trial a state-of-the-art ULE-powered home
gateway solution targeting smart home services. 

Representing the next generation in home networking, ULE technology is based on
DECT standard and inherits its fortes including outstanding secure range, video
and audio support and a simple star topology. ULE also benefits from its 'DECT
only' frequency band, which allows interference-free operation for the lifetime
of supported devices. 

With ULE technology inside Deutsche Telekom's home gateways, Speedports are
positioned to become the true center of the smart home enabling a myriad of new
applications for the end customer, such as home automation, safety and
monitoring services. After an initial trial phase, these applications can be
made available to all existing Deutsche Telekom customers that have a
DECT-enabled Deutsche Telekom Speedport with a simple software update. 

The Speedport home gateways will capitalize on ULE's star topology eliminating
the need for repeater to be installed as is necessary with other mesh-based
competing technologies. Over a thousand devices - including motion, window
contacts, smoke and flood detectors as well as other sensors - can be
seamlessly connected to the Speedport gateway via ULE, thereby bringing a new
value proposition to Deutsche Telekom's end users: a smarter, connected home. 

End users will be able to monitor whether smoke alarms are operational, whether
their batteries need replacement, and even to transmit the alarm to the
utilities via an IP connection. For countries where home detectors are mandated
this can bring serenity to the home owner. The ability to save energy by
utilizing ULE enabled smart plugs through the gateway allowing users to benefit
from monitoring and managing the energy consumption of their home appliances,
either on demand or according to pre-determined times, will become a reality.
All can be done seamlessly from home or remotely via Internet-enabled
smartphones, tablets, laptops or PCs. These benefits will add to a powerful and
attractive service proposition which will help improve customer loyalty and
reduce churn. 

'ULE is not just another technology in the burgeoning market of smart home
applications, its outstanding range, interference-free operation and
self-install capabilities make ULE the ideal platform for a smarter home,' says
Dirk A. Bottger, Vice President, Terminal Management Fixed Line of Deutsche
Telekom. 'Millions of Deutsche Telekom gateways already benefit from DECT
connectivity, and most of them can be easily enabled for ULE and smart home
applications by a simple automatic firmware update without any disruption to
best-in-class services we deliver to our customers.' 

'ULE has the potential to be the unifying solution for the highly fragmented
home automation market,' says Ofer Elyakim, Chief Executive Officer of DSP
Group. 'ULE provides an interference free, easy-to-install fully interoperable
solution that finally meets the increasing demand for interoperability across a
variety of home application including energy management, home security and
others at the lowest possible cost of ownership. Home automation solutions
should be connected to the Internet, allowing users to watch and control their
homes. Whether from home or remotely, ULE is the ideal solution provides all
these benefits and much more.' 

About DSP Group

DSP Group(r), 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, ULE, Wi-Fi, PSTN, HDClear(tm), 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. For more information, please
visit www.dspg.com. 

About Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications
companies with 144 million mobile customers, 32 million fixed-network lines and
more than 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2013). The Group provides
fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services
for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche
Telekom is present in some 50 countries and has over 231,000 employees
worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.2 billion in the 2012
financial year - over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2012). 


         Orly Garini-Dil
         DSP Group, Inc.
         Tel: +1-408-240-6822
         orly.garini@dspg.com
         www.dspg.com
News Source: NASDAQ OMX



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