USA: DSP Group Inc., a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced that its XceedR DECT chipset solution has been selected to power the Alto, a new amplified telephone from Clarity, a division of Plantronics.
The DSP Group-powered telephone is the first to pass the Telephone Industry Association's (TIA) new standard for sound amplification and frequency, TIA-4953.
DSP Group's cutting-edge XceedR SoC DECT cordless chipset family brings extended range, powerful processing capability, and superb audio quality to cordless telephony. Together with its firmware and reference software features, XceedR minimizes R&D costs and reduces time to market, while guaranteeing standards compliancy, HD quality audio, multi-line, multi-party conferencing and mobility support through DECT/CAT-iq handsets and headsets.
The new TIA-4953 standard, published in May 2012, establishes the first official industry benchmarks for telephones designed for individuals with hearing loss. The purpose of TIA-4953 is to provide hearing impaired consumers with objective information to verify how a specific telephone model will help them communicate better.