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November 11, 2008

Texas Instruments Intros Next-Generation IP Phone Platform

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor


Texas Instruments has unveiled a next-generation IP phone platform that can support rich multimedia capabilities. The phone supports multimedia capabilities such as streaming video, touchscreen interfaces and advanced productivity applications.

 
TI says its next-generation IP phone platform, the TNETV107x family, will allow equipment manufacturers to develop a broad portfolio of BOM (bill of materials) optimized IP phones. To achieve this, the platform will take advantage of TI silicon and software solutions with the help of its TMS320C64x+TM digital signal processor (DSP).
 
Catering to next-generation processing needs for a broad range of IP-enabled devices, TI has also announced the availability of its Modular Open Voice Engine (MOVE) software, a system software architecture. Customers of these IP phones now get a powerful tool that allows them the option to add their own software in addition to the existing TI products.
 
TI's new IP phone family provides various new features such as a 3D graphics accelerator for advanced GUI (Graphical User Interface) displays, low-power consumption, support for wideband voice, advanced networking and a portable and flexible software engine that is scalable across TI's multimedia platforms.
 
“Understanding that enterprises require customizable IP phone solutions to meet specific market needs, TI has developed a next-generation IP phone platform that positions OEMs to take advantage of the quickly developing IP communications ecosystem, driven by TI’s DSP technology and MOVE software architecture,” said Fred Zimmerman, director of CPE solutions for TI’s voice solutions business unit.
 
People who use the next generation of unified communications devices will have an intuitive and graphical way of choosing when, how and where they wish to communicate, experts believe. Many companies have been looking for an interactive IP phone with easy-to-use features for a long time. This new platform by TI is a step ahead in realizing that goal.
 
TI believes that its new platform will enhance user efficiency and productivity. Apart from speeding up the adoption of voice over IP (VoIP) in the enterprise, the company believes that this will result in result in considerable cost savings for its customers.
 
TI’s technology and platform is being used by various companies all over the world to enable their IP phones. The latest example is of Yealink (News - Alert) Network Technology, which has selected TI's field-proven digital signal processing technology and software to enable its new IP phone, the SIP-T28.
 
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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart


 
 
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