June 19, 2008

Texas Instruments Brings Lifelike Communications Experience to Users of Business Desktop IP Phones

LAS VEGAS, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NXTComm08 -- Texas Instruments (TI) today announced that Polycom(R), Inc. has selected TI's field-proven digital signal processing (DSP) technology to power its new SoundPoint IP 670 desktop phone. Texas Instruments' DSP technology and Polycom's software and systems expertise align to create a unique high definition (HD) lifelike voice quality experience for Polycom's business customers and to further extend Polycom's 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, Polycom's 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 Polycom's Voice division, explained that, "Polycom 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 TI's strength in DSP programmability and flexibility." He continued, "TI 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."

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 Dell'Oro Group reported that IP lines represented 40 percent of the total number of line shipments deployed.

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

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About TI VoIP

TI supplies the industry's widest portfolio of voice silicon and software products with more than 750 million VoIP ports shipped worldwide including solutions for IP phones, enterprise VoIP gateways and carrier class equipment. For more information on TI's VoIP hardware and software solutions, go to: http://www.ti.com/voip.


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