Monday, June 26, 2006

D-Link ME unveils wireless VoIP phone

The DPH-540 includes a large colorful LCM to display call information such as the numbers you dial, address book entries and caller ID numbers. The DPH-540 also supports several advanced calling features, including last number redial, mute, hold and text messaging.

The DPH-540 uses Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), and is ready to use with an Internet (VoIP) phone service plan. With echo cancellation, packet delay compensation and lost packet recovery, a VoIP call over a wireless network will sound similar to regular phone service.Using the DPH-540 Wireless G Flip-Style Wi-Fi Mobile Phone gives you the advantages of VoIP, while giving you the ability to use the freedom of wireless networking. When used with an Internet (VoIP) phone service plan, you will be able to enjoy all of the advanced features that VoIP offers.Product Features:- Call anywhere in the world wherever you have a wireless connection.- 802.11g wireless connectivity- Easy to read colorful LCM display with backlight- WPA-psk for enhanced wireless security

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Coming soon- Digium TC400P

The TC400P provides hardware transcoding of VoIP codecs; decreasing Asterisk's work load and providing improved CPU efficiency and an increase in channel density over a software-only solution. The TC400P provides Asterisk with full transcoding support and hardware acceleration for the G.723.1 and G.729A codecs.

More info @

Digium Launches TE207P and TE212P

Digium Launches TE407P and TE412P

Monday, June 19, 2006

Free Asterisk Call Manager from Fonality Now Available; HUDlite Makes Asterisk More User-Friendly, Provides Real-Time Call Control and Presence Manage

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2006--Fonality, the leader in affordable, enterprise-class IP-PBX phone systems for small and medium businesses and the world's largest distributed deployment of Asterisk(TM), today announced the immediate availability of HUDlite, a free application for Asterisk that provides businesses with an intuitive, real-time call control and presence management platform. HUDlite, developed specifically to make the Asterisk Open Source PBX more user-friendly, is available for download at, a web site that also provides a user forum and documentation.

"Free HUDlite helps bring Asterisk to the masses, making it much easier to use and even more powerful," said Chris Lyman, Fonality's founder and CEO. "Fonality has benefited so much from the Asterisk movement. We are excited to finally give back."

Through an intuitive desktop interface that runs on XP, Mac or Linux desktops, users of HUDlite can see when other employees are on calls, to whom they are talking and whether calls are internal, external or in a queue -- even if the employees are not in the office.

HUD was announced in March at the VON Conference. In that news release, Mark Spencer, president of Digium and creator of Asterisk, made the following comment about HUD: "Fonality's new HUD application provides Asterisk users with an innovative and extremely productive way to improve their operations with call presence awareness and call management."

The easy-to-use features of HUDlite include:

Drag-and-Drop Calling - call external numbers, internal
extensions and numbers listed on websites and in documents by
dragging and dropping numbers on HUDlite

Real-Time Call Controls - use a mouse to quickly transfer
calls to employees and to voicemail, place calls in a general
parking area, even put calls on hold and tag them with notes

Call Monitor/Barge - barge or passively monitor inbound and
outbound calls and better manage high call volumes, such as
those in call centers

On-the-Fly Recording - allow employees and their managers to
record calls with the press of a button - another required
feature for call centers and for specific markets including
legal and medical

HUDpro, the commercial version of HUD, is also available from Fonality and provides additional features, including advanced multi-hierarchical permission systems, enterprise-class secure instant messaging, mobile phone contact, Outlook integration, CRM integration with screen pops, and comes pre-installed and configured by Fonality's support team.

Pricing and Availability

HUDlite, for the Asterisk Open Source PBX platform, is available for free for immediate download at It supports Windows XP, Macintosh and Linux desktop operating systems.

HUDpro, for Fonality's award-winning PBXtra, is $995 for an unlimited seat license that includes full support and configuration. It is available now for Windows XP and Mac desktops and will be available this summer for Linux. For more information on HUDpro or PBXtra, visit

About Asterisk

Code for Asterisk, originally written by Mark Spencer of Digium Inc., has been contributed to from open source software engineers around the world. It supports a wide range of TDM protocols for the handling and transmission of voice over traditional telephony interfaces, and VoIP packet protocols such as IAX, SIP and H.323. It supports U.S. and European standard signaling types used in business phone systems, allowing it to bridge between next-generation voice-data integrated networks and existing infrastructure.

About Fonality

Fonality is the leading provider of affordable IP-PBX systems for SMBs. PBXtra Standard Edition delivers all the advanced features of an enterprise-class phone system at an affordable price and is so easy to use that it eliminates expensive on-site support and configuration costs. PBXtra Call Center Edition provides businesses with call center functionality, in addition to the PBX capabilities found in Standard Edition. PBXtra is deployed to more than 10,000 business users in the U.S. and other countries. Fonality's products are available direct and through a network of more than 1,300 resellers.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

First look at the Linksys SPA400

Linksys has Introduced the SPA400:

PDF Located @

The SPA400 features the ability to connect up to four (4) standard analog telephones lines to a Linksys Voice System (LVS) VoIP network and includes the additional benefit of an integrated voicemail application. The SPA400 utilizes multiple analog phone lines and automatically routes calls to and from your existing PSTN telephone service.

Designed to be implemented with the LVS IP Telephony System, the SPA400 enables cost-conscience business users to leverage the high value features generally found only on more expensive PBX equipment.

The SPA400 also includes an integrated voicemail application server supporting up to 32 voicemail accounts or boxes with customized greetings, providing LVS users the ability to receive and playback voicemail messages from their Linksys IP Phones.

The SPA400 supports four (4) RJ-11 FXO ports to connect to the PSTN and also includes one 10/100 BaseT RJ-45 Ethernet interface that is used to connect to the local IP network. Compact in design, the SPA400 is perfectly suited for a small business in providing reliable operation for both VoIP and PSTN voice communication service.

Installed by the service provider, reseller, or end user, the SPA400 enables transparent PSTN gateway functionality for a VoIP telephony network and is a key element in building a solid business communications system.

• Connects 4 Analog PSTN Lines to your VoIP network
• 4 RJ-11 FXO Ports
• Integrated Voicemail Application Server
• Enables SPA9000 IP Phone Clients to Leave and Playback Voicemail
• USB 1.1 Host Interface for the Voicemail Module and Application
• Configure up to 32 Voicemail Accounts
• Caller ID Detection
• Hunt Grouping of FXO Ports
• Advanced Inbound and Outbound Call Routing
• Independent Configurable Dial Plans to Utilize Multiple Service Providers
• 8 LEDs: Power, Status, LAN, Ports 1-4, USB
• External Switching Power Adapter 5V DC/2A
• 1 - Power Adapter
• 1- USB 1.1 Voicemail Module
• 1 - RJ45 Ethernet Cable
• 4 -RJ11 Telephone Cables
• 1 - Quick Installation Guide

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Asterisk IAX2 DoS Vulnerability

It has been reported that IAX2 is currently vulnarable to DoS Attacks... The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error within the IAX2 channel driver (chan_iax2).

This can be exploited to crash Asterisk via an unknow, malicious IAX2 client.

Digium to Co-Host European Conference

State firm co-hosts European conference:

Digium Inc., of Huntsville, creator of Asterisk the open source telephony software for business telephone systems, will be a co-host of the June 19-27 AstriCon Europe conference.

Digium President Mark Spencer give a keynote speech
for all of your Astricon, Asterisk, and Digium needs

Digium to Co-Host European Conference

State firm co-hosts European conference:

Digium Inc., of Huntsville, creator of Asterisk the open source telephony software for business telephone systems, will be a co-host of the June 19-27 AstriCon Europe conference.

Digium President Mark Spencer give a keynote speech
for all of your Astricon, Asterisk, and Digium needs

Monday, June 05, 2006

VoIP the Sky is the limit!

Forget mobile phones for air travel, the United States Federal Communications Commission has just completed an auction of airspace airwaves which will see wireless internet made available on US flights.

Two pieces of mile high spectrum were offered up by the FCC, one band at 1MHz and another at 3MHz. The incumbent licensor of the frequency, and operator of the US Airfone service, Verizon declined to bid through to the end of the drawn out auction process and will subsequently have to give up its control over the airwaves on airlines.

The new licensees are expected to offer in-flight phone calling, Internet access and entertainment services based on IP technology, which will lead the way open for VoIP calls from aircraft.

A subsidiary of JetBlue Airways called LiveTV secured the 1MHz spectrum, while a company called AirCell secured the larger 3MHz band.

While JetBlue paid US$7 million for its piece of spectrum, AirCell paid more than US$31 million for its licence according to Internet reports.

It won’t be the first time Internet has been offered on passenger jets, Boeing has its own in-flight broadband on international flights which it makes available to other airlines. That system uses satellite links rather than the air-to-ground links up for auction in the US.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Open Source VoIP - Is it there?

Despite drawbacks, open source IVRs, PBXs and VoIP gateways present all sorts of excellent cost savings opportunities -- on toll, trunking, hardware, management and more. It is these savings opportunities that will continue to drive more IP telephony experimentation and adoption -- but will they drive open source and IP telephony any closer together?
We thik so- in fact we've bet the farm

Covad a VoIP Profile

Covad is a nationwide provider of integrated voice and data communications. The company offers DSL, Voice Over IP, T1, web hosting, managed security, IP and dial-up, wireless broadband, and bundled voice and data services directly through Covad's network and through Internet Service Providers, value-added resellers, telecommunications carriers and affinity groups to small and medium-sized businesses and home users.

Covad broadband services are currently available across the nation in 44 states and 235 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and can be purchased by more than 57 million homes and businesses, which represent over 50 percent of all US homes and businesses. Corporate headquarters is located at 110 Rio Robles, San Jose, California 95134. Telephone: 1-888-GO-COVAD.

VoIP Right for your Enterprise?

Voice over IP communication systems are affordable, reasonably mature, and offer features and integration into business processes that could only be dreamed about in previous decades. Yet VoIP hasn’t displaced traditional PBXes in many small enterprises. We’ll discuss many of the reasons VoIP has failed to become the dominant voice technology for smaller enterprises, as well as help you in evaluating whether your small to midsized enterprise is a suitable candidate for a VoIP system.
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