SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group ®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, and Crow Electronic Engineering Ltd, a leading provider of advanced security and control solutions for the worldwide integrated security market, announced today that Crow has started manufacturing of a full range of ULE-enabled Security and Life Safety nodes based on DSP Group's ULE DHX91 chipset.
Leveraging the DHX91 System-on-a-Chip (SoC), Crow's new product portfolio is fully ULE and HAN-FUN v1.0-compliant, featuring ultra-low power consumption, extended range, simple installation and registration, and support for voice and visual security verification. The rich DHX91 feature set enables operators, service providers and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) vendors to couple Crow's Security and Life Safety nodes with existing DECT-enabled home gateways, Over-The-Top Boxes (OTTs) and standard PSTN base stations.
"We experimented with other technologies, but ultimately determined that ULE is superior, especially given its extended range and interference-free frequency band. DECT and ULE's bandwidth, together with its voice and visual support, were also key factors, since it will enable our customers to benefit from voice and visual verification," said Shmuel Melman, CEO and President of Crow Group. "DHX91 is a perfect match for our needs, and we are now in the process of further leveraging the SoC's ARM processing power to enable additional cost reductions and enhance system compactness," he concluded."It's been our privilege to enjoy a long-term working relationship with security and life safety experts like Crow. Crow's choice of DHX91 for their sensors again demonstrates that ULE is the right technology for home automation and control, and that DSP Group's solutions provide exactly what the market needs," said Ofer Elyakim, CEO of DSP Group. "Crow's DHX91-driven devices have been field-proven by operators and service providers, leaving no doubts that ULE is indeed superior technology," he continued.