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HelloSoft Announces WiMAX/WiFi Handset

Based on Its HS100 IP Convergence Processor

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS and SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/05/09 -- At WiMAX Global Congress in Amersterdam, HelloSoft Inc., announced a dual-mode WiMAX/WiFi phone reference design based on its revolutionary ultra low-power HS100 IP Convergence Processor. The reference design gives OEMs/ODMs quick time to market with a cost-effective solution and excellent battery life for the rapidly growing WiMAX market. The HS100 IP Convergence Processor combines an ultra low-power ARM processor with HelloSoft's patented SmartWLAN(TM) and SmartVoIP(TM) technology to enable the Industry's best talk time, most advanced feature set and best voice quality utilizing HelloSoft's award-winning highly-optimized VOIP and IP Convergence Software Suite.

The reference design includes the complete Linux BSP and optional support for several operating systems including Android and a comprehensive set of drivers supporting a wide range of peripherals such as USB, SDIO, I2S, I2C, LCD, Keypad, etc. The phone currently runs a demonstration GUI application and provides user-friendly interfaces for phone-book, contact-list, call-history, 3-way calling, etc and supports advanced features such as wideband and ultra-wideband speech, full hardware security for IPSec/VPN and/or SRTP and optional support for music and video playback. The highly-integrated platform with 360MHz ARM provides ample MIPS for many value added applications.

"WiMAX is being deployed at rapid pace and HelloSoft recognizes the need for affordable WiMAX devices to be brought to market in a timely manner to help users adopt and enjoy the benefits of new technologies. WiMAX and WiFi together provide full indoor and outdoor coverage and bandwidth for voice, video and data applications. HelloSoft's complete hardware and software solution provides manufacturers with a low cost of entry into high performance next generation WiMAX/WLAN phones. The reference design provides superior range, call quality and user experience with options that enable seamless roaming between WiMAX and WiFi networks and across WiFi access points and hotspots for uninterrupted voice service and enhanced ease of use", says Allan Johnson, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development.

The software suite on the phone includes HelloSoft's award-winning, highly-optimized, and widely-deployed VOIP software including media engine and SIP stack and QoS with adaptive jitter buffer, enhanced PLC, noise suppressor and echo cancellers for excellent quality VOIP over WiFi and WiMAX. HelloSoft's highly interoperated and field-tested IP Convergence Software Suite provides seamless experience and uninterrupted service access while roaming in and out of WiFi and WiMAX networks.

For more information on the HS100 based WiFi/WiMAX phone reference design, contact info@hellosoft.com.

About HelloSoft

HelloSoft is the world's leading provider of VOIP and convergence technologies. The company enables mass deployment of low-cost, power-efficient, full-featured multi-mode wireline and wireless devices though its convergence chip and highly optimized and comprehensive VOIP, IMS, VCC and DSC software products with superior voice quality, QoS, and efficient call/data session switching specifically designed for next generation end-points. The comprehensive portfolio of award winning products enables OEMs, ODMs and semiconductor manufacturers to deliver convergence products with a short time to market schedule.

HelloSoft is headquartered in San Jose, California with an R&D facility in Hyderabad, India. HelloSoft's customers include top semiconductor manufacturers, Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) globally, including Skype, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Accton, Toshiba, Wistron NeWeb Corp, Panasonic, Orange, Jajah, BenQ and 5V Technologies. HelloSoft's partners include Sonus, Tango, Newstep, ARC, ARM, Texas Instruments, Intel, Microsoft and Symbian. www.hellosoft.com

Keywords: VoWLAN, VoWiFi, VoWiMAX, 802.11e, 802.11d, VOIP, Convergence, SoC, mobile telecommunications, disruptive innovation, WiFi Chip, Wi-Fi, WLAN, Android

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