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Texas Instruments brings lifelike communications experience to users of business desktop IP phones


Polycom selects TIís VoIP technology to support high definition voice and advanced SIP features in its new SoundPoint IP 670 phones
NXTComm08, LAS VEGAS .- Texas Instruments (TI) [NYSE: TXN] today announced that Polycomģ, Inc. has selected TIís field-proven digital signal processing (DSP) technology to power its new SoundPoint IP 670 desktop phone. TIís DSP technology and Polycomís software and systems expertise align to create a unique high definition (HD) lifelike voice quality experience for Polycomís business customers and to further extend Polycomís innovative family of IP phones. The two companies have a longstanding relationship and a shared focus to push advanced IP communications features to businesses worldwide.

Designed to meet the needs of business customers, Polycomís SoundPoint IP 670 is an application-enabled desktop SIP phone with a high-performance color display, HD voice technology and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) connectivity. Jeffrey Rodman, Polycom co-founder and chief technical officer for Polycomís Voice division, explained that, ďPolycom continues to grow and improve its IP phone products, constantly pushing innovative applications and capabilities as well as helping business users experience lifelike communication and conduct remote meetings anywhere in the world. As we continue to develop better and newer phones that proliferate in workplaces, desktops, and conference tables, we continue to depend on TIís strength in DSP programmability and flexibility.Ē He continued, ďTI is continually demonstrating to us that they not only have leading technology in VoIP architectures, but an exceptional support philosophy that assures us fast access to the right experts and the right tools to get our new products to market quickly.Ē

Over the next five years, IP phone market growth is expected to explode as global business communication requirements evolve and companies update their networks to take advantage of IP for data and voice. In 2007, analyst firm DellíOro Group reported that IP lines represented 40 percent of the total number of line shipments deployed.

ďPowered by TIís DSP technology and used by more than 2 million users around the world, Polycomís products and now its new SoundPoint IP 670 desktop phone offers robust quality and superb clarity in voice transmission,Ē said Angela Raucher, director, product management, TIís communications infrastructure and voice group. ďThe power and performance of TIís VoIP platforms coupled with the breadth and quality of Polycomís IP phone portfolio is enabling businesses to enjoy a richer audio experience through HD quality voice transmission.Ē


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