31st October 2012

Coolpad Americas and Imagination Technologies announce completion of VoLTE for Coolpad series of Smartphones


4G World 2012, Chicago, IL USA: Coolpad Americas, a leading next generation smartphone manufacturer and Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, announce the completion of IR-92 compliant VoLTE interoperability Testing (IOT) of Coolpad’s Quattro 4G series of smartphones with the industry’s highest performance 4G integrated Hellosoft VoLTE mobile device client, licensed from Imagination Technologies.

Coolpad is an emerging smartphone brand in the North American market, dedicated to bringing the customer exciting next generation smartphones with the highest quality at incredible values. Coolpad enables its customers to “live smart” with exciting phones such as the Quattro 4G for MetroPCS, a brand new 4G LTE smartphone with a 4-inch display, 1GHz processor, a 3.2-megapixel main camera and a VGA user-facing camera. Coolpad is now introducing superior quality 4G Voice capabilities on its handsets using Imagination Technologies IR.92 compliant VoLTE.

Imagination’s HelloSoft VoLTE and V.VoIP (voice and video over IP) mobile device clients offer the most comprehensive multiplatform mobile  solutions in the world for delivering the full range of two-way real time communications including Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Voice Call Continuity (VCC), Video and Voice over IP (V.VoIP), SMS over IP and Rich Communication Services (RCS).  Imagination’s VoLTE solution is fully standards compliant with 3GPP Voice over LTE and IR-92 specifications, and incorporates award winning multiplatform HelloSoft VoIP technology featuring AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation) and NC (Noise Cancellation) to produce superior voice quality on 4G mobile devices.

Nick Chen, president of Coolpad Americas, says: “We have responded to end customers’ desire for higher quality next generation 4G voice and carriers’ need for commercial deployment of voice and SMS over LTE (VoLTE), and are very pleased to complete interoperability testing of our latest smartphones platforms with Imagination’s HelloSoft industry leading V.VoIP VoLTE clients achieving exceptional quality 4G voice.  We see next generation voice, video and rich communications experience as being an essential capability for future smartphones and we are pleased to lead the industry and to be among the first mobile device companies in the world to offer this capability.”

Says Allan Johnson, general manager, HelloSoft V.VoIP at Imagination Technologies: “We have worked very closely with Coolpad to ensure the highest quality 4G Voice in the industry fully integrated with the Android native user interface on Coolpad’s smartphones. Coolpad is an innovative company to work with and is bringing next generation voice and rich communications experience to customers. 4G LTE and rich communications changes the game on mobile devices enabling a wide range of voice and video applications with outstanding quality of experience and ensuring full standard compliance, robust performance, and full interoperability, which puts Coolpad amongst the leaders in mobile devices.”

About Coolpad Americas
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Coolpad Americas is the US subsidiary of Yulong Telecommunications. With the strong pedigree of the Coolpad brand, Coolpad Americas has an uncanny foresight into future mobile devices.  Coolpad aims to bring its customers the highest quality, most affordable, and most innovative smartphones and continues to spread its message of “live smart” worldwide with the launch of the Coolpad QuattroTM 4G in the US market.

Coolpad is one of the top smartphone brands in China and has been in the wireless industry for over 18 years, pioneering the production of premier smartphones.  As the original inventor of the dual-mode and dual-standby handset, Yulong set the standard for high-end cellular devices in China and other Asian countries. With 6 R&D facilities worldwide, the company invests heavily in developing innovative cellular, wireless, and mobile technologies and produces $2 billion yearly in smartphones with high customer satisfaction, launching over 50 handsets a year.  Yulong Telecommunications has been recognized through many industry accolades, including the Asia-Pacific Top 500 High-tech Enterprises, and ranks 47th on the China top 100 Electronics & Info Enterprises list.

About HelloSoft V.VoIP
Imagination’s HelloSoft range of licensable IP includes comprehensive software SDKs delivering everything needed to implement high quality, power-efficient Voice over IP and LTE (VoIP, VoLTE), Voice plus Video over IP (V.VoIP) and rich communications suite (RCS 5.0) for multi-mode wireless and wireline devices.

HelloSoft IP products and technologies are ‘carrier-grade’ cross-platform solutions, already deployed in millions of devices. Built on years of engineering experience to ensure that they are ready for the most extensive 3G, 4G and enterprise network deployments, all SDKs and platforms are available for Android, iPhone, Windows and Linux environments.

About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG) – a global leader in multimedia and communication technologies – creates and licenses market-leading multimedia IP cores for graphics, video, and display processing, multi-threaded embedded processing/DSP cores and multi-standard communications and connectivity processors. These silicon intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by platform level IP and services, a strong array of software tools and drivers and extensive developer and middleware ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, handheld multimedia, home consumer entertainment, mobile and low-power computing, and in-car electronics. Its licensees include many of the leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Imagination has corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.


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