D2 Technologies Updates mCUE® 4G to Optimize Delivery of IMS-based VoLTE and RCS Services

Downloadable mCUE 4G app version enables rapid deployment; embedded VoLTE module increases battery life and voice quality

Barcelona, Spain (Mobile World Congress 2013) and Santa Barbara, CA – February 25, 2013 — D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded IP communications software platforms, today introduced a downloadable version of its mCUE 4G IMS software client for VoLTE and RCS/joyn at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. D2 is also announcing the commercialization of vPort 4G+, the VoLTE engine module of mCUE 4G, for integration directly in LTE modem ICs.  These two new offerings provide operators, OEMs and IC vendors with more options to speed deployment and optimize performance of RCS and VoLTE services.      

The downloadable mCUE 4G client allows operators to easily and efficiently launch IMS services to their installed base of subscribers.  It includes many of the key features of the original native/embedded version, such as real-time IP voice and video communications, SMS over IP and RCS-e/joyn capabilities.  It enables operators to offer legacy voice and SMS services over WiFi or 3G/4G mobile data connections and add rich IP communications services such as IM, file/media share, video call/share and capabilities exchange.         

In addition, D2 has commercialized the vPort 4G+ IMS stack and VoLTE engine of mCUE 4G as a separate software module for integration directly into LTE modem ICs to provide superior voice quality, battery life and system performance.  The module also offers an advanced API for RCS services that allows third party RCS applications to leverage the modem-resident IMS stack and registration, avoiding complex and redundant integration issues.  vPort 4G+ is being integrated and commercialized by two top tier IC vendors, with more to follow.  

“D2’s mCUE powers the communication functions of YTL’s Eclipse, the world’s first 4G all IP communications Android smartphone and a precursor to a full voice over LTE (VoLTE) and rich communications (RCS) native experience,” said Doug Makishima, chief operating officer for D2 Technologies.  “D2 continues to provide important enhancements to its products to enable mobile operators and device OEMs to offer advanced rich communications capabilities based on the VoLTE and RCS/RCS-e standards.”  

Visitors to Mobile World Congress, being held now through February 28 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain can request a private demo of mCUE 4G running on an Intel-based Motorola RAZR™ i Android™ phone connecting to an IMS RCS server from NewPace Technology by contacting D2 Technologies at marketing@d2tech.com. 

About mCUE 4G
mCUE 4G is the most advanced IMS IP communications software solution for the Android OS platform, supporting both the IR.92 VoLTE and RCS/RCS-e GSMA standards to deliver IP communications features like HD voice, real time video call, instant message, presence, SMS and VCC on 4G and Wi-Fi networks.  As the first IP communications client deployed by a 4G mobile operator, it is field proven and delivers carrier-grade voice and video quality and demonstrated interoperability.  mCUE 4G is a complete communications client, providing all key layers from the UI and protocol stacks, a fully embedded media engine that includes a complete VoIP DSP module with wideband CODECs, and optimized video framework integration that supports native hardware video acceleration.   

Broad IC support:  mCUE supports application processors from companies such as Qualcomm®, NVIDIA®, Intel®, Freescale™ Semiconductor, Marvell® and Texas Instruments Incorporated, and has been tested with 4G LTE modems from Altair, GCT, Nvidia, Sequans and others.     

Proven Interoperability: mCUE and vPort have been tested with IP communications infrastructure from Acme Packet, Alcatel Lucent, Broadsoft, Cisco, Ericsson, Genband, Huawei, Mavenir, NewPace, Samsung and others.  During 2012, D2’s mCUE and vPort 4G+ played a vital role in the successful completion of the second RCS VoLTE Interoperability Testing Event organized by the MultiService Forum (MSF), European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and GSMA. 

mCUE 4G’s highlight features:

  • VoLTE (IR.92) for VoIP and SMS over IP
  • RCS5.x/RCS-e (joyn) Rich Communications Suite
  • Video call and conference over IP (IR.94)
  • SR-VCC and DR-VCC seamless call handover
  • Complete UI with seamless user experience 
  • Optimized and portable Android framework integration
  • Native, downloadable and embedded component versions
  • VoLTE engine and IMS/RCS stack API for LTE modem integration

About D2 Technologies
D2 is the recognized leader in VoIP and converged IP communications software for devices used in 4G and next-generation networks that deliver advanced communication services, such as VoIP over LTE (VoLTE) and IMS-based Rich Communications (RCS) video call.   Manufacturers and service providers rely on D2 software to deliver carrier-grade IP communications across any network (LTE, WiMAX, cellular, WiFi, broadband, PSTN), service (voice, video, IM chat, SMS, presence/status, etc.) and system (carrier, IPPBX, UC, OTT, 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 or follow the company on Twitter @D2Tech.