July 9, 2008

SPIRIT Receives 2007 Product of the Year Award From Communications Solutions

SPIRIT DSP, the world's leading provider of voice and video software engines, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) Communications Solutions Magazine has named TeamSpirit(R) 3.0 Voice&Video Engine PC as the Product of the Year 2007.

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Awards recognizes the most innovative products that facilitate voice, data and video communications, or combinations thereof. This prestigious award is bestowed to the most deserving companies who demonstrated the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the Product of the Year Awards. The most innovative products and services brought to market in 2007 were selected as recipients of this year's Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for their groundbreaking achievement.

The innovative TeamSpirit(R) 3.0 Voice&Video Engine PC is a complete, pre-integrated voice and video over IP solution immediately available for implementation that brings the world's highest voice and video quality and reliable performance to a broad range of PC-based communication applications. Outstanding voice and video processing encapsulated in TeamSpirit Engine allows application developers and service providers to concentrate on the final product, reduces development costs and highly streamlines time-to-market.

TeamSpirit Engine includes a patent-free SPIRIT IP-MR(TM) codec that owing to its adaptive multi rate is specifically optimized for voice transmission over IP networks and robust to packet loss. TeamSpirit successfully solves all issues encountered in video over IP communications (delay, jitter, synchronization, and packet loss, etc.) and provides end-users with smooth voice and video. An extended set of multimedia features makes TeamSpirit an ideal choice for emerging IMS platforms.

"We are honored to be again top ranked by Communications Solutions as we have already been for last few years in a row," said Slava Borilin, VP Marketing of SPIRIT DSP. "Another Product of the Year Award acknowledges the superiority of SPIRIT's software over competitors' products, and reaffirms our leadership in the voice and video over IP solutions market. So far FierceVoIP, the popular VoIP business and technology report, named SPIRIT a Global Top 10 VoIP Leader in 2007, along with Cisco and Comcast. Adding video conferencing to PC-based applications and services we offer our clients like Huawei, Korea Telecom, Macromedia, Veraz and others a voice and video engine SDK to advance their real-time communications over IP networks."

"SPIRIT has been recognized with a 2007 Product of the Year Award for their excellence in the advancement of voice and video communications," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Communications Solutions, "SPIRIT has proven they are committed to quality and excellence in solutions that benefit the customer experience as well as ROI for the companies that use them. I am pleased to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future."


SPIRIT DSP (www.spiritDSP.com) employs 140 professionals, and has been in the international software licensing business since 1992. A bootstrap company, SPIRIT has been profitable for 15 years. For the last 10 years, SPIRIT's focus has been on voice, audio and video communication software products. SPIRIT counts among its customers Adobe, Agere, ARM, Blizzard, BT, Cisco, Compal, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG, Microsoft, NEC, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Polycom, Quanta, Radvision, Reigncom, Samsung, Siemens, DSP Group, Texas Instruments, Tensilica, Toshiba, ZTE, and 200+ other communication OEMs and software vendors. SPIRIT communication software is used in over 80 countries and powers more than 100 million voice channels. Today SPIRIT mobile OEM customers jointly exceed 60 percent of the worldwide smart-phone shipments.

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About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company helping our clients build communities in print, in-person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by nearly one million US visitors according to Quantcast* and by over three million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, Call Center 2.0 Conference and Communications Developer Conference.

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