GlobalComm, Chicago - June 5, 2006 – LongBoard, Inc., a leading provider of carrier-grade software that enables converged voice and multimedia services, and HelloSoft, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance communications IP for next generation VoIP, WLAN, VoWLAN, and cellular devices and equipment, announced today at GlobalComm 2006 that they are working together to deliver fully 3GPP-compliant, Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions.
Specifically, LongBoard is integrating its proven, SIP standard-based server software for seamless handoff of voice calls between cellular networks and 802.11 (WiFi) networks with mobile devices using HelloSoft's innovative, award-winning client software. This comprehensive client-server solution enables carriers to quickly bring to market revenue-generating, converged mobile VoIP solutions, as well other compelling converged multimedia services.
LongBoard's IMS-compatible client/server software enables a dual-mode handset to support ubiquitous voice services across WiFi and cellular networks using one telephone number. HelloSoft's enables cost-effective, low-power, and high performance mass deployment of multi-mode mobile and portable communications devices for the converged marketplace.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with HelloSoft, which has been recognized as a leading technology innovator in the VoIP market, ” said Hari Haran, LongBoard President and CEO. “By integrating LongBoard's proven server technology with HelloSoft's world-class client solutions, we are enabling carriers and service provider to accelerate delivery of compelling, revenue-generating services,” he stated.
LongBoard & HelloSoft Announce Partnership
LongBoard's call handover software was the industry's first network-based FMC solution using the Session Initiated Protocol standard, which has been embraced by service providers worldwide and is at the heart of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).
“We are delighted to partner with LongBoard, a leading provider of carrier-grade software,”
stated Krishna Yarlagadda, President & CEO for HelloSoft. “We are excited to collaborate together to enhance the future of multi-mode devices for carriers as well as service providers.”
About LongBoard, Inc .
LongBoard Inc. is a leading provider of carrier-grade software that enables carriers and service providers to deliver revenue-generating, converged voice and multimedia services. Deployed in carrier networks since 2001, LongBoard's software enables converged services that meet and exceed carrier and user expectations for quality and reliability. LongBoard is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has sales offices in the U.K., The Netherlands, and Japan. For more information, visit www.longboard.com .
About HelloSoft Inc .
HelloSoft, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance communications IP for next generation VoIP, WLAN, VoWLAN, and cellular devices and equipment. Established in 2002, HelloSoft licenses customizable Physical and MAC Layer, Networking Protocol IP and complete VoIP building blocks including Echo Cancellers, SIP, and codecs to semiconductor companies and OEMs for Voice-Over-Packet, Wireless LAN, and 2.5/3G Wireless. HelloSoft's solutions are provided as a suite of integrated products which address next-generation mobile phones, personal digital assistants, IP phones, set-top boxes, game consoles, residential gateways, enterprise and SOHO gateways, WLAN access points, carrier-class media gateways, softswitches, and mobile base stations. HelloSoft strategic partners include Texas Instruments, Intel, ARM, MIPS. For further details, please visit www.hellosoft.com.