NEUBIBERG, Germany , Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ — While leveraging its number one position in VoIP gateway silicon products, Lantiq, a leading company in next-generation access and home networking technologies, today announced major additions to its DECT/CAT-iq portfolio. During DECT World & CAT-iq 2010 in Amsterdam , Lantiq will launch the industry's first end-to-end CAT-iq 2.0 home gateway and handset system as well as its Korean DECT gateway and handset silicon products.
“Historically, voice played a large part in Lantiq's success, and with DECT evolving to be the key voice technology in the home, CAT-iq makes it an excellent complement to our access product portfolios,” said Ulrich Huewels, SVP & GM of the CPE Business Unit of Lantiq. “We are confident our new CAT-iq DECT solution will enable our carrier and OEM customers to be stronger and more competitive in their target markets.”
Lantiq's range of CPE home gateway devices all contain embedded DECT/CAT-iq functionality, making them the industry's most cost-competitive and flexible solutions available. By adding Lantiq's UGW (Universal Gateway), a pre-integrated CAT-iq gateway software suite including protocol stack and application, Lantiq is helping to ease the system integration effort of its customers. Coupled with COSIC Plus PMB9603 running similar handset software, Lantiq's premium CAT-iq handset device is the ideal counterpart to the CAT-iq gateway system bringing real value to customers in the form of pre-tested stability and many years of gateway and audio experience.
As the CAT-iq base station migrates into the home gateway, chip sets from different vendors will be required to be interoperable with each other and deliver the full feature spectrum regardless of the underlying silicon. The introduction of the first CAT-iq 2.0-capable handsets and home gateways is a major milestone for carriers and vendors alike. It signals the official introduction of wideband-capable CAT-iq systems. This is the inflexion point at which wideband has a chance to attain the necessary critical mass of users to be a true success.
As with VoIP in the past, Lantiq is leading the field by successfully managing the extremely complex marriage of gateway and DECT with all the hardware and software competence to build an end-to-end DSL home gateway including both the CAT-iq base station and handset. Lantiq's expertise gives customers a real head start in entering this market.
Leveraging its strong position in CAT-iq, Lantiq is also expanding its regional cordless telephony coverage with the introduction of COSIC products for the Korean cordless VoIP market. As an incumbent supplier to Korean Telecom, Lantiq's product portfolio will now include gateway and handset solutions for applications similar to CAT-iq for the Korean market.
Lantiq's CAT-iq UGW software package will run on any product in the gateway family including XWAY™ DANUBE, xRX100, xRX200, and future family members. Lantiq's backward-compatible and future-proof software will make customer purchasing decisions easier, and when coupled with a CAT-iq 2.0 handset based on COSIC PLUS, Lantiq's customers will have a complete product offering including a full CAT-iq 2.0 feature set with all gateway functional blocks including networking, device management and VoIP, and ensure the peaceful co-existence of DECT and WLAN.
Two representatives from Lantiq will be speaking at the DECT World & CAT-iq 2010 Conference, February 3-4 , in Amsterdam . Mr. Daniel Hartnett , Product Marketing CAT-iq for Lantiq and Chairman of the CAT-iq Working Group, will host a session, “Looking Forward to CAT-iq 3.0 and Beyond – Examining Features and Benefits,” and Dr. Martin Schenk , CTO of Lantiq, will participate in a panel titled, “How Can Operators Continue to Generate Revenue from DECT in a Mature Market?” For more information, please visit http://www.lantiq.com/products/digital-cordless/ and http://www.lantiq.com/products/broadband-customer-premises-equipment/adsl/.
Lantiq offers a broad and innovative product portfolio for next-generation networks and the digital home. The company employs about 900 people in Europe , North America and the Asia Pacific region. Headquartered in Neubiberg, Germany , Lantiq specializes in broadband communications, encompassing analog, digital and mixed-signal ICs along with comprehensive software suites. Lantiq is a fabless company, and its semiconductor solutions are deployed by major carriers and in home networks in every region of the world. Further information is available at www.lantiq.com.