“Conexant is a leading provider of solutions for multifunction printers and facsimile applications, and we have applied our proficiency in imaging technologies to deliver a new system-on-chip that allows us to expand into the growing, adjacent connected photo frame segment,” said Christian Scherp, president of Conexant. “We have extensive expertise in analog and mixed-signal design, firmware and software development, and in-depth applications knowledge. We will continue to leverage these strengths to capitalize on growth opportunities in the areas we address, and provide our customers with innovative solutions that contribute to their success.”
Connected frames and IDAs are offered in a wide variety of form-factors including speakerphones, VoIP phones, and digital photo frames. They can be used in a broad range of video, audio, telephony, and digital signage applications. For example, connected frames can be used within the home to send or receive text messages, make hands-free VoIP phone calls, and access and view information such as news, recipes, weather, and traffic reports from the Internet. Additional applications include interactive kiosks, point-of-sale terminals, baby monitors, and home automation, security, and monitoring systems. In addition, wireless operators are beginning to allow subscribers to use connected frames to receive data over the cellular network.