11th January 2001

Imagination announces latest Rich Communications Suite and HelloSoft V.VoIP mobile and embedded SDK


Yokohama,
Japan: Imagination Technologies, a
leading multimedia and communications technologies company, announces the latest
release of the HelloSoft’s Rich Communications Suite client, an integrated multimedia
communication solution.

Imagination’s
HelloSoft Rich Communication Suite (RCS) enables advanced features such as
enriched voice and video calling with multimedia content sharing capabilities,
enhanced address book/contacts, and messaging (SMS/MMS) over MSRP. It is compliant
with GSMA RCS 5.0/5.1, IR.92 VoLTE standards and integrates all of features of
the latest release of HelloSoft’s V.VoIP (Video and Voice over IP) SDK.

Other key
capabilities include multi-homed session support (logging into multiple devices
using the same profile) with synchronized presence and support for login to multiple
devices simultaneously, seamless handoff and XDM and XCAP implementation per OMA
(Open Mobile Alliance) and 3GPP standards. The Rich Communications Suite client
enables video sharing during a circuit switched call while audio is still in CS
(circuit switching) mode and supports live video or video play from a local
file.

Says Tony
King-Smith, VP marketing, Imagination: “The latest release of our HelloSoft
V.VoIP mobile and embedded SDKs offer significant opportunities to enrich the
customer experience, encouraging more flexible and frequent communication and
helping to strengthen the mobile operator’s relationship with them. Maintaining
the operator’s relevance as the primary provider of communication services will
become even more important as competition shifts from the messaging market to
the far more valuable voice market.

“Combining RCS
and VoLTE services offers a complementary solution for consumers who want to
share multimedia and files in real-time but the challenge is to combine these
services efficiently to deliver a low-power, reduced latency solution which
ensures superior quality for mobile users even in spotty wireless environments.
HelloSoft’s Rich Communications Suite client implements innovative algorithms
to provide a superior Video and Voice over IP quality, even at a packet loss
rate of 30%.”

HelloSoft Rich
Communications Suite Client is based upon the latest release of the HelloSoft
V.VoIP mobile and embedded SDKs which provides: complete V.VoIP functionality;
interfaces to basic and enterprise call features; a user interface that can be
customized and easily enhanced; full standards compliance; and support for
multiple platforms, extensively interoperated and field-deployed.

HelloSoft’s Rich
Communication Suite is a comprehensive ready-to-deploy client solution
available on a wide range of platforms and devices.

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 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 – a global
leader in multimedia and communication technologies – creates and licenses
market-leading processor solutions for graphics, video, and display, embedded
processing, multi-standard communications and connectivity, and cross-platform
V.VoIP & VoLTE. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP)
solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by  an extensive portfolio of software drivers,
developer tools and extensive  market and
technology-focused ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone and
multimedia, connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car
electronics, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors and
controllers. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor,
network operator and electronics OEM/ODM companies. Corporate headquarters are
located in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com


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