Beceem Releases 4G Smartphone Toolkit at CTIA
Collaboration with D2 Technologies adds multi-radio VoIP call handover to existing 4G‑3G multi-mode
and WiFi coexistence solution, completing reference design for Android™ mobile devices that can utilize 4G and 3G technology
Las Vegas, NV (International CTIA Wireless® Show) – March 22, 2010 —Beceem Communications, a leading provider of 4G semiconductor solutions, and D2 Technologies, a leading provider of embedded IP communications software platforms, today announced the availability of a reference design for Android mobile devices that delivers 4G VoIP services with seamless multi-radio and multi‑standard call handover between 4G and 3G networks. Live demonstrations of this platform will be shown by appointment at Beceem’s booth #3746 at this week’s CTIA trade show.
Beceem’s high-performance BCSM250 WiMAX modem provides advanced 4G wireless capabilities, including 4G - 3G multi-mode and session handover as well as WiMAX-WiFi coexistence, and D2’s breakthrough mCUE® converged communications client provides the VoIP/SIP solution with multi-radio call handover capabilities. Taken together, the companies provide a complete turnkey solution that gives OEMs and ODMs the key building blocks for a truly Smart 4G phone that supports simultaneous Voice/Data sessions on different radios and enables VoIP services with multi-radio and multi-standard handover capability.
“Our 4G Smartphone toolkit includes key innovations like 4G-3G multi-mode with session continuity, full performance 4G-WiFi coexistence and Mobile VoIP with imperceptible handoffs,” said Lars Johnsson, vice president of marketing and business development at Beceem. “Working with D2, our 4G toolkit now supports multi-radio voice call handover, giving developers of next‑generation Smartphones the proven and pre-integrated 4G capabilities needed to develop next‑generation devices that can support the unencumbered simultaneous usage of multiple applications and radios that enables 4G phones with new levels of innovation similar to the way the iPhone innovated the Smartphone category.”
“With the industry now actively deploying 4G WiMAX networks globally, many service providers and manufacturers will want to leverage the high-performance of 4G and the pervasiveness of cellular networks for complete coverage,” said Doug Makishima, chief operating officer at D2 Technologies. “Together with Beceem, we are showing how hybrid 4G/3G/Cellular networks can provide the best voice call coverage through optimized multi-radio seamless voice call handoff. Going forward, we plan to extend the multi-radio capabilities of our reference design to also include 4G-LTE, and plan to utilize Beceem’s BCS500 4G WiMAX/LTE solution to demonstrate VoIP handover between WiMAX and LTE.”
About D2 Technologies
D2 is a recognized leader in converged IP communications for next generation devices. Manufacturers and service providers rely on D2 software to deliver carrier-grade IP connections across any network (WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, cellular, broadband, PSTN), service (voice, video, IM chat, SMS, presence/status, etc.) and system (IP PBX, UC, carrier, social network, etc.) for a broad range of fixed and mobile devices. From processing billions of VoIP minutes each month to adding enhanced IP communications for Android™, learn how D2 software is converging communications at www.D2Tech.com.
About Beceem Communications
Beceem is a leading provider of 4G semiconductors and offers a number of single-chip solutions optimized for mobile devices and CPE markets. Beceem’s products are WiMAX certified, exclusively power the CLEAR and Sprint 4G networks in the United States and are validated against the WiMAX base stations from major OEMs. http://www.beceem.com