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GIPS Releases HD Voice App to Android Mobile Application Developers

Nimbuzz Will be First to Offer HD Voice on Android Using GIPS VoiceEngine Mobile
Posted Nov 16, 2009
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Global IP Solutions (GIPS), a provider of IP multimedia processing solutions, today announced it is enabling Android mobile application developers to build Voice over Internet Protocol-enabled clients using its VoiceEngine Mobile.

Dutch company Nimbuzz, the popular free mobile social messaging application, is the first company to take GIPS up on its offer.

“GIPS VoiceEngine allows Android developers to build VoIP-enabled applications that offer HD voice, while tackling all the typical IP network issues, such as delay, jitter, packet loss, bandwidth constraints, noise and echo,” said Roar Hagen, GIPS’ chief technology officer. “Today, mobile users desire a smartphone that offers a unique experience, which includes the ability to have great quality communication. With GIPS engineering expertise, developers can quickly and effectively build their applications, enabling them to concentrate on their core business.” 

Hagen added, “We’re thrilled that Nimbuzz will be GIPS’ first customer to deploy their application on Android mobile phones. Nimbuzz continues to offer their users a distinctive unified social messaging application that connects popular social and instant messenger networks into one simple, user-friendly offering.”

Evert-Jaap Lugt, CEO of Nimbuzz said, “Nimbuzz is delighted to offer free mobile VoIP calls to Android users. VoIP is fast becoming established as a mainstream standard for voice calling and will represent a major part of the mobile ecosystem of the future. With the addition of high-quality HD Voice to our free IM and chat functions, thousands of new and existing Nimbuzz users on Android will now be able to enjoy a complete communications and messaging service in one.”

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