French firm SoftAtHome has seen its SoftAtHome Operating Platform (SOP) for the digital home environment achieve CAT-iq 2.0 certification – a technology standardised by the DECT Forum to enable IP voice services on next-generation networks.
SoftAtHome’s latest SOP version supports embedded CAT-iq 2.0 within home gateways, simplifying the deployment of voice services as part of telecom operators’ bundled multi-play services.
The use of standardised DECT devices connected to a home gateway powered by SoftAtHome’s gateway box (‘gBox’) software solution is expected to help develop and simplify voice services within the home.
In particular, the standard enables interoperability between the base station and cordless handsets for delivery of new voice services, including high-quality voice (wideband), calls lists and seamless phone book synchronisation, and also paves the way for Internet services on CAT-iq handsets, according to SoftAtHome.
SoftAtHome is backed by Orange, Sagemcom and Etisalat to deliver convergence through an operating platform for the digital home environment.