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SPIRIT DSP Signs Fifth Licensing Agreement with Polycom
July 7, 2011 | William Zimmerman
Polycom Licenses SPIRIT's product to Support Quality Videoconferencing on the CX5000 Unified Conference Station, Polycom's Branded Version of Microsoft RoundTable
MOSCOW, Russia - July 7, 2011 - SPIRIT DSP, the world's top voice and video over IP engines provider, has announced today that it has signed its fifth licensing agreement with Polycom, a global leader in videoconferencing hardware. Under terms of the agreement, Polycom has licensed SPIRIT's product to support quality videoconferencing on the Polycom CX5000 Unified Conference Station. As a Polycom-branded version of the Microsoft® RoundTableTM collaboration and conferencing device, the CX5000 system provides engaging group telepresence and also doubles as an analog conference phone.
The Polycom CX5000 Unified Conference Station adds a compelling and engaging group video experience to Microsoft Live Meeting session or to Microsoft Office Communicator conversation. With five cameras and six microphones, the CX5000 is primarily a USB peripheral device that delivers a unique, engaging 360-degree group video experience to Live Meeting 2007 applications, and when used only with Microsoft Office Communication 2007, the client functions as a video switched webcam. It also allows participants who are not within the organization's boundaries or managed video environment, meaning anyone with a PC can download the Live Meeting client and view the meeting. The device has TI C54CST processor inside that powers it, which also runs on SPIRIT communication software.
"We are extremely pleased to expand our relationship with Polycom, a clear global leader in unified collaboration and communications, to ensure quality communications on the CX5000," said SPIRIT's Sales Director Igor Morgunov. "Polycom's continued commitment to SPIRIT underscores the ever growing demand from businesses for quality, real-time multipoint video communications, and our continued commitment and leadership in delivering on this promise to millions of users worldwide."
SPIRIT's engine SDKs (Software Development Kit) are designed for real-time, multipoint, videoconferencing. The software uniquely combines scalable audio with scalable video, a necessary marriage to ensure the highest quality conferencing experience. The voice engine includes highly optimized standard voice codecs, and a patent-free wideband and highly scalable SPIRIT IP-MRTM voice codec. The video engine includes an H.264 SVC video codec that addresses video packet loss and video quality improvements, including a network adaptation module that compensates for network jitter and packet loss.
SPIRIT DSP is the world's top voice and video over IP engines provider. SPIRIT's innovative carrier-grade voice and video software platform allows carriers, OEMs and software developers to deliver superior quality and integrated voice and video over IP services for telcos, cable and mobile service providers, enterprises, internet portals and social networks. More than 200+ million channels in 80+ countries are based on SPIRIT's platforms. SPIRIT software platforms power popular products from Apple, Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Blizzard, BT, China Mobile, Cisco, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Radvision, Samsung, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Veraz, Viber, ZTE, among 250+ others. SPIRIT's direct OEM customers jointly exceed 60 percent of the global smartphone market share. VideoMost.com is the SPIRIT spin-off for multi-point video-web-conferencing service. SeeStorm.com is the SPIRIT spin-off for 3D video software platform. For more information, visit www.spiritdsp.com.
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