D2 Technologies (News
), a market leader in embedded software platforms that power IP
communications, is pushing the technology limitations of converged communications with its mCUE client for mobile devices and handsets that supports Google’s (News
) Android, one of the industry’s first open-source mobile platforms.
The mCUE product line, coupled with Google’s Android software development kit, is expected to enable OEMs to rapidly develop handsets powered by Android (News
) that offer a premium, graphic- and media-rich user experience, according to Doug Makishima, vice president of marketing and sales at D2 Technologies.
“This offering will give developers a complete turnkey solution for developing multi-mode mobile communication devices based on Android,” said Makishima.
The mCUE solution delivers device interoperability with enterprise IP PBXs, Unified Communications (News
) (UC) systems and service provider networks, integrating all session types including voice, IM, SMS and email messaging through a converged presence-based communications user interface (CUI).
“There is considerable market anticipation around Google’s Android platform, and our goal is to make it as fast, easy and affordable as possible for OEMs to deliver converged, unified communications devices to meet that demand,” said Makishima.
Makishima also noted that the D2’s mCUE pairs a patent pending communications user interface with the company’s vPort MP VoIP
software platform to address the needs of OEMs and service providers delivering integrated Fixed Mobile Convergence (News
) (FMC) and UC functionality.
The mCUE provides a complete embedded software framework for multi-mode mobile handsets for enterprise and consumer use, such as dual-mode cellular plus Wi-Fi
Mobile devices with mCUE provide users with advanced presence-based and push-to-x control of cellular and VoIP calls, PBX
extension feature activation, IM, email, SMS and other features typically only available on PC-based unified communications soft clients.
Makishima says the user interface, built on top of a multi-identity, multi-session, multi-protocol engine, enables users to simultaneously utilize multiple different communications services such as enterprise IP PBXs and UC systems, and commercial VoIM services like Google Talk, Yahoo!, MSN, AIM, and others.
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