Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Infineon Enhances IMS Client for Mobile Phones

Infineon Technologies' Comneon subsidiary began shipping the second release of its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Client for mobile phones. The implementation supports the standardized Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) push-to-talk application (version 1.0) and other IMS services, such as presence and group management.

Infineon offers a fully portable IMS client embedded in mobile phones. It is also integrated in the APOXITM (Application Programming Object-Oriented Extendable Interface) framework and an option of Infineon's multimedia reference design platforms, such as the MP-EU. The client supports all SIP-based applications, including real-time video sharing, content sharing, instant messaging, interactive gaming and presence to allow handset manufacturers to seamlessly deploy such advanced services on any IMS-compliant handset or mobile terminal.

Infineon recently successfully completed interoperability tests of its IMS client with all major infrastructure vendors in order to verify the client functionality of major IMS features over an IP network, including establishing sessions for OMA Push-to-talk 1.0.

"Our first version of the IMS device framework has proven its reliability in several million mobile phones sold since spring 2005. The second release marks a significant milestone on our way to become the world's first to provide fully 3GPP Release 5 compliant IMS client frameworks in 2006," stated Dr. Christian Mucke, vice president of Infineon's Mobile Software business unit and managing director of Comneon GmbH & Co.

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