XpandR(R) Multimedia Platform From DSP Group Powers Award-Winning Grandstream GXP2200 Android Enterprise IP Phone

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group ® Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of chipset solutions for converged communications, and Grandstream Networks, the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions, today announced that Internet Telephony's "Best Product of the Year 2012," the Grandstream GXP2200 Android Enterprise IP Phone, is powered by DSP Group's XpandR III Media Phone SoC.

The XpandR III platform is a highly-integrated multi-core SoC for voice and video end points, featuring Linux OS with a Google Android framework. Based on an ARM Cortex - A8 1GHz processor, an ARM 926EJ-S 300 MHz processor for audio and voice, and supporting G.711, G.726, G.722, G.729ab, and more - XpandR III is also equipped with multiple hardware accelerators, as well as a security processor for secured boot, secured storage and DRM.

The XpandR III platform also features a video engine supporting HD video conferencing  and full HD video playback, a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit supporting 3D graphics with OpenGL ES 2.0, and a Camera Interface Unit. The SoC offers DECT and WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity subsystems, and standard peripherals including USB 2.0, SDIO for MMC and SD.

"Our flagship GXP2200 has been markedly enhanced by the close cooperation between DSP Group and Grandstream," said David Li, CEO of Grandstream. "The GXP2200 is loaded with tremendous value for web-integrated business communications, together with unprecedented power for custom business applications development and personalization. We are very pleased to have chosen the right partner to affirm our dedication to delivering the most complete and affordable multimedia phone solution for the market," he concluded.

"Our close partnership with Grandstream has once again yielded a cutting-edge product. The GXP2200 offers high-end features at affordable cost, in part owing to the tight system integration and other benefits of our XpandR III solution," said Ran Klier, Vice President Sales and Marketing Europe and Americas of DSP Group. "As a leading SoC vendor in this domain, we are launching new and advanced chipset solutions targeting the Enterprise IP Telephony market - meeting the growing demand for more horsepower and better voice quality, while leveraging our voice processing expertise and low-power capabilities."

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