has joined with Beceem Communications and ECS to expand the Android OS into smartphones delivering VoIP over WiMAX and other next generation IP communications capabilities. D2’s breakthrough mCUE converged communications client with its industry leading vPort embedded VoIP engine powers the ECS T371 mobile device, based on the OMAP-3430 processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated, paired with Beceem’s high performance BCSM250 WiMAX modem. Together, the companies showcase a complete turnkey solution for quickly developing and delivering mobile devices to market, including ones utilizing the Android OS.
Attendees to WiMAX Forum Congress Americas 2009, being held December 2-3 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL can get a first look at the joint D2–Beceem–ECS multi-modal handset solution by contacting either D2 or ECS to arrange a private demo.
In early November 2009, D2 and Beceem completed the world’s first mobile VoIP calls over WiMAX on Android using the Zoom OMAP34x-II mobile development platform and a Beceem BSCM250 WiMAX modem with D2’s kernel-level embedded voice engine for guaranteed real-time performance.
D2’s mCUE solution, an innovative, patent-pending VoIP and IP communications client, paired with Beceem’s industry leading chipsets, provides all of the components necessary for manufacturers to quickly field multi-mode mobile devices for enterprise, carrier and consumer use. This includes dual-mode Wi-Fi – and now WiMAX – enabled smartphones and MIDs such as the ECS T371. mCUE provides multi-service and multi-modal communications capabilities such as VoIP, IM chat, presence and video calls over WiMAX, as well as multi-radio, multi-network seamless voice call handover. Beceem’s chips outperform all competing products on important metrics of throughput, hand-off, power consumption, cost and integration readiness, all of which are key requirements for volume products. As an example, the pioneering ECS T371 gives consumers a comprehensive WiMAX services experience with its versatile media center, IM and VoIP functions, and advanced applications, all in one compact and powerful device.