SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group ® (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced today that its state-of-the-art DECT/CAT-iq 2.0 DCX System-on-a-Chip (SoC) is integrated in Orange's recently-launched third generation gateways (Livebox Play and Livebox Pro). DSP Group's DCX family of highly-integrated single-chip solutions cost effectively delivers full residence DECT coverage with multi-line, multi-handset support and crystal clear HD voice. The SoC is embedded with a certified CAT-iq 2.0 firmware, offering a rich set of advanced features, including phone book and call list synchronization. The DCX SoC's in-field software upgradability allows providers to rapidly bring to market products complying not only with emerging standards like CAT-iq 2.1 and 3.0, but also with the DECT ULE (Ultra Low Energy) standard for home automation. DECT ULE support by residential gateways is forecasted to enable a vast market of Ultra-Low-Energy devices for home control, security and monitoring. "DSPG's technology provides Orange customers with a best-in-class telephony experience: high definition sound quality, ease of use, seamless phonebook sharing between connected HD handsets, and an easy plug & play pairing experience," said Mr. Lionel Cler, Chief Marketing Officer Broadband Consumer at Orange. "We are pleased that Orange made the strategic choice to integrate DECT in their new line of advanced home gateways, and are excited to cooperate with them in its development," said Mr. Ran Klier, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Europe and Americas at DSP Group. "Our DCX SoC solution is the ideal choice for Orange's home gateways, eliminating the need for an add-on dongle or analog phone connectivity for voice. With a high level of hardware integration and comprehensive software suite, DCX markedly enriches the home gateway offering," he concluded. For more information on Livebox Play and Livebox Pro, visit Orange web site.