D2 Technologies’ mCUE converged communications client for mobile devices and handsets now supports Google’s Android, one of the industry first open source mobile platforms. Used with Google’s Android software development kit, mCUE enables OEMs to quickly develop handsets that offer a premium graphic- and media-rich user experience. D2 is introducing the integration solution at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas.
Developed by the Open Handset Alliance, the Android platform is a Linux-based software stack for mobile devices. It includes an operating system, middleware, and key applications. The mCUE solution delivers device interoperability with enterprise IP PBXs, Unified Communications (UC) systems, and service-provider networks, integrating all session types—including voice, IM, SMS, and e-mail messaging—through a converged presence-based communications user interface (CUI).
The mCUE products pair a patent-pending CUI with the company's vPort MP VoIP software platform to address the needs of OEMs and service providers delivering integrated Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and UC functionality. The solutions provide a complete embedded software framework for multi-mode mobile handsets for enterprise and consumer use, such as dual-mode cellular plus Wi-Fi phones.
“This offering will give developers a complete turnkey solution for developing multi-mode mobile communication devices based on Android,” said Doug Makishima, vice president of marketing and sales at D2 Technologies. “There is considerable market anticipation around Google’s Android platform, and our goal is to make it as fast, easy, and affordable as possible for OEMs to deliver converged, unified communications devices to meet that demand.”