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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Snom 870 Touch Screen Phone

VoIP Phone manufacturer Snom is looking to set the pace for 2009 by launching their new 870 Touch screen phone.

Working with the momentum that has been generated by their popular snom 820 phone, snom hopes to capture market share in the even higher-end phone by adding a drag and drop touch screen. By using this feature the end-user will have the ability to set up conferences and transfer calls simply by dragging and dropping them to the respective icons on the display. PRETTY COOL!

Street value $450 USD

Snom 870 Features:
- 4.3-inch touchscreen display.
- SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)
- Wifi -Just add the as of today VAPOR USB Wifi Key from the 820

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New Patents Strengthen Avistar's Lead in Technology and Intellectual Property for Unified Communications

January 15, 2008: 05:32 PM EST

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avistar Communications Corporation has received notification from the US Patent and Trademark Office of 7 new patent allowances, which will recognize and protect broad claims in areas of real-time communications over the wide area networks that are fundamental to unified communications (UC). The patents specifically relate to technology for video communications, voice over Internet protocol and instant messaging. Wainhouse Research predicts that the UC industry will reach $16.5 billion by 2012. Avistar plans to license its technology and intellectual property (IP) to other vendors in order to accelerate growth, allow rapid development of industry standards, and foster the development of new applications.

The 7 allowed patents in the United States will add to 5 recent patent additions in Europe. Avistar's IP portfolio has been a key driver in the company's growth, and has been successfully licensed to technology companies, including Tandberg, Polycom, Sony and Radvision for use in their products. Partnerships with other vendors, including IBM through its Lotus Sametime product, have brought Avistar into Fortune 500 companies to facilitate enterprise desktop videoconferencing as part of UC.

"Through these patents, Avistar is being recognized for its contribution to the mechanics that underpin many key aspects of unified communications. The new patents will give us even greater coverage of the intellectual property relevant to the UC market," said Simon Moss, CEO of Avistar. "The successes of our scientists and developers have given Avistar a powerful ability to deliver enterprise-wide desktop video as part of UC, and have put our business in a strong position to capitalize on the burgeoning demand for unified communications."

Robert Habig, Avistar's CFO, added, "Avistar has had consistent annual growth rates in revenue and income from our licensing activities exceeding 40% since 2004 -- in no small measure due to our valuable patent portfolio. Deploying our IP for competitive advantage through our own products, and sharing our technology with others through licensing and partnering arrangements, is core to our business strategy."

Forward Looking Statements

Statements made in this news release that are not purely historical, including but not limited to statements regarding expected growth in the unified communications or UC industry, Avistar's plans to license its technology, Avistar's ability to capitalize on growth in the UC industry and the benefit to Avistar of the additional patents, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including such factors, among others, as difficulties and challenges associated with protecting intellectual property, the time and expense associated with enforcing or defending intellectual property rights, volatility in Avistar's sales and licensing activities, market acceptance of Avistar's products and increased competition in the market for unified communications. As a result of these and other factors, Avistar expects to experience significant fluctuations in its licensing activities and operating results, and there can be no assurance that Avistar's future results will meet expectations. These and other risk factors are discussed in Avistar's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Avistar disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

About Avistar Communications Corporation

Avistar is working to define the future of unified communications and collaboration by inventing and delivering integrated visual communications software that helps companies of all sizes improve business results. From the desktop, from the laptop and from conference rooms, Avistar delivers enterprise-quality and easy-to-use audio/video conferencing, multi-party videoconferencing, and integrated data sharing anywhere in the world. By integrating visual communications with enterprise application software, Avistar incorporates communications into the daily workflow and seamlessly connects communities of users within and across enterprises.

Founded in 1993, Avistar is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in New York and London. With more than 15,000 seats sold across 40 countries, Avistar's global deployments of its unified visual communications desktop software are among the largest in the world. Avistar holds a portfolio of 76 patents for inventions in the primary areas of video and network technology and offers technology and IP licenses to companies in video conferencing, rich-media services, public networking and related industries. Current licensees include Sony Corporation, Polycom, Inc., Tandberg ASA, Radvision Ltd. and Emblaze-VCON.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Digium Awards DIDx Innovation Award

Digium Innovation Award
The Innovation Award is designed to recognize developers, customers and partners for outstanding achievements that are improving business processes, overcoming technology challenges and enhancing the company's bottom line.

"The 2007 Digium Innovation Award winners are truly redefining the VoIP industry through revolutionary and inspiring open source deployments," said Mark Spencer, CTO of Digium and creator of Asterisk. "We continue to be impressed with the ways in which developers, partners and customers are using Asterisk to tackle business and social problems that would otherwise be too cost prohibitive or time consuming to address."

Winners of the 2007 Digium Innovation Award are:

Big Business:
Aheeva (Montreal, Canada), selected for its Aheeva Contact Center Suite (CCS) that enables clients to establish a superior full-service contact center for a fraction of the investment required to operate a traditional telephony switch-based call center. This 1200 agent call center utilizes 28 T1's, handles over 50,000 outbound calls per day, and is based in multiple locations. The flexibility of Asterisk has allowed Aheeva to create a multimedia customer contact and relations management platform that can be deployed quickly and easily integrate with other open source peripherals to meet changing contact center needs. The company leveraged input from the global Asterisk community and, in the true spirit of open source, gave a portion of the resulting work back to the community. For more information about Aheeva, please visit

Return on Investment/Cost Savings:
OneBizTone (Laureldale, PA), selected for working with the University of Pennsylvania to migrate more than 10,000 voicemail users off a discontinued and unsupported legacy voicemail system. OneBizTone used Asterisk to develop a highly scalable unified voicemail system that could easily integrate legacy telephony services and existing electronic messaging systems and store "years's of voicemail messages. The new Asterisk-based system was deployed for approximately $2000 versus traditional systems that cost $250,000 and only store hours of messages. All enhancements made to Asterisk as part of this initiative were graciously contributed back to the open source community by the University of Pennsylvania. For more information about OneBizTone, please visit

SheltonJohns (Marietta, Georgia) selected for using Asterisk to design and deploy a turn-key, campus-wide VoIP network for Life University that includes 500+ handsets across eight structures aggregated into a redundant Asterisk server platform with 380 concurrent call paths. The new Asterisk-based system supplies significant flexibility and a dramatic expansion of feature-sets including Follow-Me, System-wide directory and remote administration. The new system also reduced Life University's monthly DIA and dial-tone bills from $18,000 to $8000, a yearly cost savings of $120,000. For more information about SheltonJohns, please visit

Most Unique:
iPLATEu, selected for inventing the first-ever social platform for motorists using anonymous, mobile-to-mobile voice messaging through license plate numbers. Created by developer Greg Beliczynski as a thesis project for NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, the iPLATEu hotline (888-iPLATEu) employs a hands-free, IVR menu system so that motorists can "plate" each other while driving safely with both hands behind the wheel.
Built with Asterisk and LumenVox's 7.5 Speech Recognition Engine, iPLATEu can be used by speaking the license plate number into the IVR using phonetic words or texting the license plate number in after leaving a message. Recipients get voice messages directly to their mobile phones only if they have pre-registered with the iPLATEu website:

Service Provider:
Super Technologies (Pensacola, FL) selected for providing Asterisk open source VoIP services to wholesale telephony service providers in 98 countries. Asterisk is used by 78% of the 7000+ internet telephony service providers using to buy and/or sell direct inward dialing phone numbers. The scalability and flexibility of Asterisk has enabled DIDX to guarantee lower costs to its customers and create new revenue streams worldwide. For more information about DIDX, please visit
Digium Innovation Award will be presented

Friday, September 28, 2007

Polycom IP 650 Expansion Module (Sidecar)

.e4 is a certified Polycom vendor - When working with us, clients will receive access to the latest Polycom IP 650 SIP and BootROM Files- It is also our policy to help with file management and Asterisk provisioning and feature set configuration free of charge. - WE BEAT ANY PRICE GUARANTEED!
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I am curios when Polycom plans to announce an expansion module for the IP 650 - Currently, the 650 does support the use of the 601 sidecar however, if you have added one to the mix you will quickly notice a few problems with the picture.

First off, the Polycom IP 650 has a different look and feel than the 601... The 601 yet still extremely stylish has a grayish or what one might call a charcoal finish/color. The Polycom IP 650 on the other hand is black and silver. These are the obvious differences that one might only pick up on when looking at pictures of the phones.

Here is where it gets interesting. The Polycom IP 601 expansion module was obviously developed for the 601 right? Now we all know that the module itself will work on the 650 but without the benefit of a back lit display.

From what I can tell there are two features that keep Polycom's current attendant console from being ready for use with the new HD line of phone. one color, two-the lack of a backlit display.

When? - FYI- WE are ready :)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Digium Acquires Switchvox

Digium, the Corporate Sponsor and creator of the extremely popular Asterisk Open Source PBX has announced today that it has acquired Fourloop Technologies, makers of the Switchvox PBX.

In an interview with TMC's Tom Keating, both Digium's Bill Miller and Mark Spencer made reference to the product's future and how they might play their hand against the marketing company know in these parts as the "F" word.

"So as a contrast right, look at what Fonality did. They bought an open source project [trixbox/asterisk@home] and then turned it into a proprietary product. What we are trying to do is go the other way. Take something that started out as a fully proprietary product and to try to leverage that to bring some additional technologies into open source. That's an interesting angle that I don't think anyone has covered." Mark Spencer...

In my professional opinion, this is the greatest news to come along in a while~!

As a technologist I have had the fortunate luck of installing Switchvox and have to say that the solution really puts Trixbox in it's place.

Mike White

Monday, September 24, 2007


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Linksys Adds new Smart Switch Product Line.

eight new additions to the Business Series Smart Ethernet Switches are designed to address the unique demands of virtually any small to medium business with capabilities to grow with them. The Linksys smart switch line-up includes:

-- 24-port 10/100 Smart Switch with two Gigabit copper or optical SFP
slots (SLM224G)
-- 48-port 10/100 Smart Switch with two Gigabit copper or two optical SFP
slots (SLM248G)
-- 24-port 10/100 Smart Switch with two Gigabit copper or two optical SFP
slots with POE (SLM224P)
-- 48-port 10/100 Smart Switch with two Gigabit copper or two optical SFP
slots with POE (SLM248P)
-- 24-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Smart Switch with two optical SFP slots
-- 48-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Smart Switch with two optical SFP slots

Stackable Switches:

-- 24-port 10/100 Gigabit Smart Switch with four copper or four optical
SFP slots (SLM224G4S)
-- 48-port 10/100 Gigabit Smart Switch with four copper or four optical
SFP slots (SLM248G4S)

"Identifying the optimal switch solution for an organization is a pivotal component to any networking design," said Marty Wachi, senior manager of product marketing, Connected Office Business Organization, Linksys. "We expanded our Linksys Business Series Smart Ethernet Switches to deliver performance, scalability, ease-of-use and affordability, so that small business users could quickly get many of the key benefits of a fully-managed network without the added cost and complexity."

Network Management and Configuration

The Linksys Business Series Smart Ethernet Switches offer an easy-to-use, Web-based interface ideal for small businesses that don't have a dedicated IT staff. The smart switches allow the management of network traffic with minimal technical expertise required through a variety of features that set them apart from unmanaged switches, including:

-- Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) Snooping -- limits multicast
network traffic to those who have requested to receive the transmission
-- SNMP -- monitor switches from a remote, central location
-- Many-to-one Port Mirroring -- allows non-invasive monitoring of switch
-- Cable Analysis -- quickly identify and isolate cable problems
-- Rate Limiting -- limit and control amount of traffic allowed to pass
through a port
-- 802.1p and Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) Traffic
Prioritization Mechanisms -- provide simplified QoS management
-- Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Support -- hot-swappable SFP gigabit
interface converter (GBIC) slots that provide fiber connectivity for
greater distance and security


With the Linksys Business Series Smart Switches, small businesses can create VLANs based on 802.1q to help improve network performance and security by enabling the segmentation of networks. Port-level security is provided by the 802.1x authentication capabilities in the products.

Pricing and Availability

Available immediately through major distributors, value added resellers, and direct response, the Linksys Business Series Smart Gigabit Ethernet Switches will have the following estimated street price:

SLM224G -- $199.99
SLM248G -- $349.99
SLM224P -- $399.99
SLM248P -- $729.99
SLM2024 -- $409.99
SLM2048 -- $799.99
SLM224G4S -- $314.99
SLM248G4S -- $514.99

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