updated 07:00 pm EDT, Mon August 11, 2008
VoIP enabled for iPhone
Global IP Solutions (GIPS) announced today it will enable Voice over IP for Apple's iPhone. GIPS VoiceEngine Mobile will allow developers to integrate a quality real-time voice experience into future iPhone programming. This technology can now be used for games, social networking tools, or other applications. VoiceEngine converts the user's voice into packets that can be transmitted via Wi-Fi.
GIPS invented the iLBC codec standard, a speech algorithm designed to enhance voice transmitted over the internet. VoiceEngine Mobile uses similar technology to allow audio to be sent quickly and without quality degradation, even in poor network conditions. The programming also works to reduce echo and background noise.
GIPS claims its VoiceEngine has been downloaded more than any other voice engine worldwide. CEO Emerick Woods said "The popularity of the iPhone, along with the emergence of various applications and faster connectivity, makes it an ideal platform for developing applications that incorporate quality real-time VoIP, giving consumers real-world communication experiences."