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May 07, 2009

HD Communications Summit To Explore Issues Associated With Widespread Deployment of HD VoIP

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New York, NY -  May 6, 2009 -  VoIP  and Social Communications pioneer, Jeff Pulver, today announced that The HD Communications  Summit, has industry luminaries and a full day of innovative programming to bring forward the vision of high definition VoIP.   Scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2009,  the one day conference will be held at New World Stages in New York City.

“I believe HD voice holds the same promise for the telecom industry as format changes in the entertainment industry,” stated Pulver  “With enough interest, together we can trigger a replacement cycle like the one observed currently with HDTV.”

“Wideband VoIP represents the next step for IP telephony and enables phone conversations with greater clarity and higher fidelity and richness,” said Dr. Michael Knieling, Executive VP of Marketing and Sales for snom.
At the HD Communication Summit there will be vendors demonstrating their products and platforms, as well as, presentations on the transformation of the existing communications infrastructure into one which supports HD.

Speakers includes

  • Nimrod Borovsky, VP Marketing, Enterprise Business Group, AudioCodes
  • Jeff Rodman, co-founder, CTO Voice Division, Polycom
  • Rod Keller, President and CEO, Gigaset Communications USA LLC
  • Christian Stredicke, founder and CEO, Snom
  • Jan Linden, VP Engineering, Global IP Solutions
  • Michael Rude, VP Business Development, DSP Group
  • Jonathan Christensen, GM Audio and Video, Skype, and many others

"AudioCodes is proud to be at the forefront of the exciting new era of HD VoIP which should revolutionize the  quality of telephone calls," stated Lior Aldema, Vice President Marketing and Product Management at AudioCodes, "Since introducing our HD VoIP strategy and implementations in late 2008, the feedback from our partners and customers has been consistent: HD VoIP’s impressive quality enriches the end-user experience and will have great benefits and value for service providers and enterprises.  AudioCodes’ broad portfolio of products is considered an enabler for smooth adoption of HD VoIP."

"Today, DSP Group silicon solutions are enabling high definition voice on cordless handsets around the world, said Mike Rude, VP Business Development.  We are pleased to participate in the inaugural HD Summit and are committed to working with key industry partners to make high definition voice a mainstream consumer experience."

“As people and enterprises increasingly cross social and global boundaries, they are relying more and more on voice communications,” said Jeff Rodman, co-founder, CTO Voice Division, Polycom. “Today, we’re talking business from home, in the office, and on the road, and our conversations are increasingly challenged by different accents, background noise, even bad speakerphone pickup. In any of these situations, having the whole spectrum of speech instead of only one quarter of it – which is what conventional phones carry - makes a truly remarkable difference.  And that’s what HD Voice does, helping people in everything from emergency services to day-to-day business.”

Registration, Location and Cost Information

The HD Communications Summit will be held at New World Stages on Thursday, May 21, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, 340 West 50th Street New York, NY 10019, followed by a networking and cocktail reception.
Registration is $495 for the full day event.  Log on to for further information and to register.  Members of the media are invited to attend by sending press credentials to: .