12th January 2015

Imagination’s HelloSoft integrated communications technology achieves RCS certification

Imagination’s HelloSoft integrated communications technology achieves RCS certification


London, UK – 12th January, 2015 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces that its HelloSoft Rich Communication Suite (RCS) client, an integrated multimedia communication solution, has been accredited by the GSMA.

Mobile operators looking to provide a commercial RCS solution can now get the benefits of the carrier-grade HelloSoft RCS client software—including superior voice and video quality—along with the joyn™ certification mark denoting the RCS consumer-facing brand.

RCS is a rich communications solution designed to be interoperable between all mobile operators and devices, giving consumers greater choice in how they communicate. RCS has been designed to enable mobile phone customers to use instant messaging or chat, live video sharing and file transfer across any device, on any network, with the joyn-enabled contacts in their address book. Mobile network operators including Deutsche Telekom, Movistar, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Vodafone, MetroPCS, Korea Telecom, SK Telecom, LG U+ and others support RCS. 

Imagination’s HelloSoft RCS client is a comprehensive ready-to-deploy solution available for a wide range of platforms and devices. It provides messaging, contacts and presence, content/video sharing and social media integration. Operators can be assured of Quality of Service (QoS) and low latency on LTE networks because the HelloSoft RCS client implements innovative algorithms to provide superior Video and Voice over IP (VoIP) quality, even at large packet loss rates. 

Says Krishna Raghavan, vice president, business operations, Imagination: “As operators look to maintain their position as the primary providers of communication services, it is critical that they have the best possible technology. Consumers won’t stand for dropped calls or poor quality connections. With the HelloSoft RCS client, operators can provide the best QoS and lowest latency, with support for major standards – all optimized for low power consumption and optimal bandwidth.”

For more information about RCS, visit the GSMA website at http://www.gsma.com/network2020/rcs

HelloSoft RCS client
Imagination’s HelloSoft RCS client is compliant with GSMA RCS, IR.92 VoLTE and IR.94 video over LTE standards. It 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. The client also integrates all the features of the latest release of the extensively interoperated and field-deployed HelloSoft VoIP software development kit (SDK). This includes complete 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. The RCS client also 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.

HelloSoft VoIP, VoLTE and RCS
HelloSoft IP is a portfolio of highly-portable, standards-based, fully-featured software for video and voice over IP (VoIP), VoLTE and RCS. 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 (VoIP) and rich communications suite 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 is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions enable its customers get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com

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