Yahoo Uses GIPS for VOIP

Yahoo has selected Global IP Sound's VoiceEngine Multimedia to provide VOIP service

March 23, 2006

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Global IP Sound (GIPS), the leading provider of embedded voice and video-processing solutions for the Voice over IP (VoIP) market, today announced that Yahoo! Inc., a leading global Internet company, has selected GIPS VoiceEngine Multimedia to deliver market-defining voice in its Yahoo! Messenger® with Voice IM client."Yahoo! Messenger with Voice will now be equipped with the best available voice quality(1) to truly stand out as the market leading IM provider," said Gary P. Hermansen, President and CEO of Global IP Sound. "We are excited to play an integral role in such an innovative product, and look forward to enabling Yahoo! to provide their IM users with an unmatched feature set and user experience."

With the addition of GIPS VoiceEngine Multimedia, the new Yahoo! Messenger with Voice client offers users an experience greatly enhanced by unbeatable audio quality(1). GIPS VoiceEngine Multimedia is an easy to integrate voice and video processing solution that handles all of the complex quality issues that come with IP communications. With VoiceEngine Multimedia, applications developers can focus on their core competency without having to worry about complex issues such as jitter, delay, packet loss and acoustic echo. The result is a best in class solution that supports any audio and video standard, and that can be rapidly deployed to market.

The GIPS VoiceEngine Multimedia platform will provide enhanced PC-to-PC and PC-to-Phone call-quality across Yahoo! Messenger with Voice's localized versions worldwide. Today, the new beta of Yahoo! Messenger with Voice was launched in the U.S.

"Yahoo!'s top priority is to provide the best quality calls possible to our millions of users worldwide and we decided to license Global IP Sound's voice technology into Yahoo! Messenger with Voice," said Jeff Bonforte, Director of Yahoo! Messenger. "Now that Yahoo! Messenger with Voice has the best calling quality possible(1), our competitive differentiators can really shine, from direct access to the world's largest email and photo sharing services to fun self expression with Avatars and emoticons."

Global IP Sound AB

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