Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Sample VoIP RFP Info
--Uses Cisco (nasdaq: CSCO - news - people ) 7940 VOIP phones
--Uploads/downloads three large CAD files (20 MB) per day
--Five concurrent calls at peak times each day
--Unlimited calling in the U.S.
--Online portal for self configuration
--Voice mail account for each seat
--Four-digit dialing to all other system phones
--Voicemail to e-mail
Because the VOIP needs of small business vary so widely, and because providers are proposing such a variety of solutions, our list is not meant as a ranking. Close observers of the SMB VOIP space say it's too early to declare any market leaders.
GE VoIP Phone- General Electric SIP
The GE licensee, among the largest makers and distributors of phones, has agreed to work with voice-over-Internet protocol service provider SunRockets, the latter company said Friday. SunRockets, a privately held Vienna, Va., company, sells residential Internet phone service for a flat rate of $200 a year.
The agreement also includes exploring promotional activities for SunRockets' VoIP services. Financials details were not disclosed.
In a joint statement with SunRockets, Thomson indicated that the future of telephony lies with Internet-based technology. "This is the beginning of an exciting time in residential telephony where more features that improve consumers' lives will be facilitated by the emergence of IP telephony," said Tom Bratton, VP of sales and marketing for Thomson.
Businesses and consumers are moving toward Internet telephony as a cheaper form of communications than conventional telephone service. In entering the market with GE, Indianapolis-based Thomson is pushing VoIP toward the mainstream by introducing one of the world's best known brands.
The companies did not provide a timetable for shipping the new phones.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Aastra SIP Phones - Firmware Release 1.4.1
- Local redundancy support enabling administrator to configure backup proxy and registrar servers locally on the phone.
- Simplifying deployments complexity through the auto-discovery of a configuration server.
- Dial plan enhancement allows the administrator to configure the phone to automatically append prefix digits thereby simplifying users dialing pattern.
- XML enhancements including new XML objects and events-triggered XML application access.
- Enhanced integration with Sylantro® platforms via support of additional classes for priority alerting. In addition, Last Call
- New interpretabilities with partners’ solution including MetaSwitch platform and CounterPath softclient.
- Return is supported on either programmable hard keys or soft keys.
For a complete list of Aastra SIP Telphones and firmware please visit: http://www.digiumcards.com/aastra_voip_phones.html
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Friday, November 10, 2006
Linksys CIT310 Cordless VoIP Phone
Monday, November 06, 2006
The Plantronics Voyager 510-USB
The Plantronics Voyager 510-USB includes a plug-and-play Bluetooth USB adapter that eliminates cumbersome software setup processes and enables mobile professionals to place hands-free calls through any VoIP service with one easy step. Additionally, Plantronics Voyager 510-USB features multipoint technology to allow users to switch between multiple Bluetooth enabled devices, including softphones and mobile phones, with the touch of a button.
"As communication needs become increasingly mobile, compatibility and
flexibility across diverse networks and devices becomes critical," said
Chuck Yort, vice president of Business Solutions at Plantronics. "The
Plantronics Voyager 510-USB will help make people's lives less
complicated on the road by providing simple, one-step VoIP connectivity
and a single headset for multiple communication devices."
Video Conferencing for Asterisk
Indian developer Adiance Technologies has released an Alpha version of 1Videoconference, which it claims is one of the World's First open source web-based video conferencing solutions for Asterisk.
According to a statement from the company, it has succeeded in developing a solution to stream asterisk audio/video channels to a web browser, which could lead to advanced video solutions such as, IP TV, video conferencing, video contact center, remote surveillance, video kiosk and video PBX.
The 1VideoConference, available on Source forge, now allows web, audio/video phone, Skype, MSN and Yahoo users to participate in a multipoint video conference.
But it could also be used as a platform for video services like TV shows, photography shows, marketing events, network games, social community sites, video wiki, blogs and forums, video tutorials, video library and more, says the company.
Hardik Sanghvi President and CEO of Adiance said: "1videoConference is [a] true enabler of video/voice and data interactions among the web and phone users.
"Being open source, web-based and foot print free, video enabled and cost effective, 1videoConference, as I envision, will change the way people and businesses collaborate on day to day basis."
The solution relies on .NET 3.0 and Asterisk and has some advanced features such as the ability to switch from a fixed line internet connection to a voice only mobile connection mid-conference if the line goes down.
Some of the in-conference features include; audience poll, destop-sharing, co-browsing, whiteboard, weblink, remote monitoring and co-authoring, according to Adiance.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Snom and blue4S from 4S newcom
The UAE is to lift a ban on Internet telephony or Voice over Intenet Protocol (VoIP)
The UAE is to lift a ban on Internet telephony or Voice over Intenet Protocol (VoIP) from December, government officials were quoted as saying.
The Gulf News said say the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) would publish VoIP rates during the Gitex expo this month.
Other Press reports earlier quoted TRA officials as saying that the ban would be lifted to allow du and etisalat to use the technology.