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D2 Technologies Chairman and CEO Shares Transition from Academics to Entrepreneurism

  By Rachel Ramsey, TMCnet Web Editor

With the wealth of communication mediums available to users today, from text and cell to voice over IP (VoIP), video, IM and social networks, device manufacturers, service providers, software vendors and others are scrambling to add enhanced connectivity to previous standalone devices and multiplying the number of communication options on desktop, mobile and CPE devices. The next major trend is the unification of these communication mediums, eliminating the service-silo focus and replacing it with an integrated, user-centric solution that makes the underlying services transparent and the connection interface completely seamless.

D2 Technologies (News - Alert), a provider of embedded IP communications software platforms, offers solutions that powers IP communications for devices used in converged communications applications and markets. Its VoIP and IP communications software are the products of choice for top-tier communication OEMs and service providers because they drive revenue and differentiate their solutions in key segments of the communications market. 

D2 Technologies’ chairman and CEO, David Wong, was recently the lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Electrical and Computer Engineering’s 50th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 2.

Wong’s presentation, “From Voice Processing Research to Serial Startups,” explored his journey after UCSB. After finishing his Ph.D., Wong worked as a research engineer on Voice Processing with a small team of grads and post-docs and tried his hands at teaching at UCSB part-time. Twenty-five years after joining his first startup, he discussed his transition from academics to entrepreneurism, and the highs and lows he experienced along the way.

Through educational opportunities at UCSB, Wong participated in the earliest stages of technology development for the Internet, and was part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPA) team that completed the first phone call over Arpanet, the progenitor of today’s global Internet, in 1974. After serving for a short time as a UCSB instructor and research engineer on voice compression algorithms, he left academics to help build the first voicemail system based on the UNIX operating system.

Wong earned a BSEE, MSEE and PhD from UCSB.  He helped spearhead the College of Engineering’s Technology Management Program, and currently serves on three College of Engineering boards. In 2007, Wong was presented with UCSB’s Alumni Award to acknowledge his generosity and service. 

With 4G deployments revolutionizing the user experience and improving carrier profitability, D2 is uniquely positioned to ensure that its customers successfully create and deploy mobile services and devices that deliver the highest quality Voice over LTE (News - Alert) (VoLTE) and rich communications suite (RCS) capabilities in the market. The industry’s first IP communications client to be deployed by a 4G mobile operator, mCUE is field proven and provides carrier-grade voice and video quality, as well as demonstrated interoperability (IOT).  It is a complete communications client, providing all key layers from the UI and protocol stacks to a fully embedded media engine with a complete VoIP DSP module including wideband CODECs to an optimized video framework integration that supports native hardware video acceleration. 

To learn more about mCUE and other D2 products and solutions, visit

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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