Global IP Solutions Enables the iPhone with Voice over IP

Global IP Solutions, the provider of IP multimedia processing solutions, announced today that GIPS is enabling VoIP for Apple’s iPhone. Using GIPS VoiceEngine Mobile, iPhone application developers can now quickly integrate quality, real-time VoIP applications, which make it easier for users to enjoy their favourite iPhone games, applications and social networking experiences.

“The popularity of the iPhone, along with the emergence of various applications and faster connectivity, makes it an ideal platform for developing applications that incorporate quality real-time VoIP, giving consumers real-world communication experiences like in-game, multi-person chat,” said Emerick Woods, GIPS’ Chief Executive Officer.

Woods continued, “We are excited to enable the iPhone with VoIP capabilities and lead the mobile communications market with our voice processing technology. With GIPS VoiceEngine Mobile, we are providing the capabilities that turn voice into IP packets so they can be transmitted via Wi-Fi, making it easier for applications developers to come to market quickly with integrated VoIP applications. GIPS technology is second-to-none, and we’re excited to introduce our award-winning VoiceEngine to the increasingly popular iPhone application development community.”

Inventors of the iLBC codec standard, a narrowband speech algorithm designed to optimise calls made over the Internet, GIPS pioneered VoIP technology for many of the leading Internet service providers, application developers and hardware manufacturers worldwide. iLBC is currently part of the iPhone.

GIPS is recognised for its media processing expertise for IP communications and continues to innovate by enabling iPhone application developers to accelerate their time-to-market with applications that include the best voice experience possible.

A highly competitive and exploding market, a recent Strategy Analytics forecast reports that 297 million mobile phones were shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2008, an increase of 15 percent year-on-year. According to Apple the demand for the new 3G iPhone has been enormous: the company stated it sold more than one million during the weekend the mobile phone launched, in mid-July.

GIPS VoiceEngines have been downloaded more than any other voice engine worldwide, enabling consumers and businesses to enjoy high-quality IP-based communications, even under adverse network conditions.

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