Kochi: A Kochi-based IT startup has launched Ringr, a smartphone application, to enhance current Voice over Internet (VoIP) communications.
The app, introduced by Quiq Infotech, does so by its innovative data transfer technologies which can give clear audio quality even at low bandwidths.
While the Android version of the app can be easily downloaded, the company said that that the iOS version of the app will be launched soon.
Keeping in mind the bandwidth constraints in India, where promised speeds are seldom available, Ringr focuses on giving high quality audio at lesser bandwidth costs, it said.
Launching the product, Ashok Mani, CEO of Quiq Infotech said: "Call clarity is low in India and that's one reason why the shift from telephone to VoIP is slow. We seek to have a paradigm shift in communications where regular phone calls are replaced with Ringr."
"Our strength lies in our own patented Quiqz technology. It is a compression algorithm we developed that allows us to send data as very small packets thus bypassing the bandwidth issue that plagues all VoIP applications in India," he said.
In this regard, Ringr competes not with foreign VoIP applications, but directly with regular telecom companies, cliamed the company.
"Indian bandwidth constraints cause problems like delay in connecting, lag in connections, call dropping etc, which create a mental barrier against people shifting to VoIP. In order to meet the goal of helping users shift to VoIP, Ringr needs to first widen its user base and for that the company has launched customer loyalty points to pull more customers," the company said.
(With agency inputs)