Broadcom VoIP Technology Enables State-of-the-Art IP Phones for the Hospitality Industry that Provide Superior Voice Quality and a Full-Featured Multimedia Experience
LAS VEGAS, Jan 08, 2008 -- 2008 International CES -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Teledex, the leading worldwide provider of guest room telephones for the hospitality industry, has selected its voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology for three of Teledex's latest state-of-the-art IP phones. Advanced Broadcom® VoIP processors and flexible development software enables Teledex to deliver a unique line of session initiated protocol (SIP) and hybrid (analog/SIP) phones that provide hotel guests with exceptional voice quality and rich multimedia features.
"Voice over IP has become prevalent in the hospitality industry since significant cost savings can be achieved from only having to maintain a single network that carries both voice and data traffic," said Stan Schatt, Vice President and Networking Research Director for ABI Research. "As a result, major hotel chains have been early adopters of VoIP technology."
The Teledex phones that integrate Broadcom's VoIP technology include the Teledex Hybrid HD6200 series and the Teledex SIP LD4200 series. Both series of Teledex IP phones leverage Broadcom's advanced BCM1103 VoIP processor that combines superior voice services with rich, graphical content to meet the specific needs of today's hotel environment. By enabling advanced communications features over the hotel's existing IP network, Teledex's VoIP phones leverage common browser-based technologies that enable content and applications development in an open, collaborative environment.
Teledex also selected Broadcom's BCM1190 VoIP processor for the popular SIP ND2200 series, which is the first non-display VoIP phone designed specifically for the hotel industry. The Broadcom BCM1190 IP enables Teledex to deliver cost effective, yet feature-rich IP phones, like the Teledex SIP ND2200 series, with the same voice quality and security features as higher-end models.
"Broadcom's expansive VoIP portfolio and unique integration capabilities have enabled the development of three distinct models in the Teledex VoIP phone lineup," said Paul King, Director of North America Sales for Teledex. "Our innovative hotel guest room IP phones, with a complete solution for guest room deployments, present a consistent look and feel across all models, as well as outstanding performance characteristics."
"Today's IP phones offer a wide range of features, especially in the hospitality industry where content usually accessed on televisions can now be accessed on VoIP phones," said Rob Franzo, Director of Marketing for Broadcom's VoIP line of business. "The VoIP hospitality products developed by Teledex are innovative, feature-rich, low powered, and designed to be a multifaceted tool specifically for the hospitality industry."
VoIP Product Information
The Broadcom BCM1103 is the industry's first IP phone chip that incorporates Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switching, end-to-end security, advanced quality of service (QoS) techniques and increased processing performance in a single-chip design. The chip further integrates a variety of IP phone peripherals including wideband-capable analog codecs (coder/decoder) with integrated amplifiers and provides flexible interfaces for external peripherals and memory types. This high level of integration reduces device bill of material (BOM) costs and enables phone vendors to build scalable IP phone solutions using a single architecture. Advanced quality of service (QoS) techniques and increased processing performance in a single chip design enables full-featured desktop IP phones that include 10/100BASE-T Ethernet MACs and PHYs, a three-port 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet switch, a USB host interface, a touch screen digitizer to support touch screen displays, and a multifunction peripheral interface.
The BCM1190 is the world's most highly integrated and cost effective IC for low cost, feature-rich high quality IP phone products. It provides enterprise-class IP phone features at consumer price points, such as high fidelity audio support and a full-duplex speakerphone, enabling service providers to deliver more differentiated services than existing analog phone solutions. The BCM1190 integrates two 10/100/BASE-T Ethernet MACs and transceivers, wideband audio ADC and DAC with integrated programmable gain amplifiers, and a serial port interface. Both the BCM1103 VoIP processor and the BCM1190 feature a single MIPS® processor core with specialized VoIP instructions that eliminate the need for a separate digital signal processor for voice applications, while reducing the size and cost of the device.
Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art, system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything®.
Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2006 revenue of $3.67 billion, and holds over 2,300 U.S. and 1,000 foreign patents, more than 7,100 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video and data.
Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at www.broadcom.com.
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