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October 2004

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SX Design Set To Take Market By Storm

October 13, 2004

In my position, I’m privileged to meet new companies a wee bit before they make their big splash into the VoIP market. One such “relative” newcomer is SX Design. While this Oslo Norway-based developer has been around since 2000, they will be wading deeper into the US market in the coming days. (I've also been told to keep an eye on their Web site as it promises to evolve shortly.)

SX Design develops and markets software and development tools designed to enable cost effective VoIP devices and solutions.

Skype @ Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO

October 6, 2004

This morning's presentation by Niklas Zennstrom of Skype was well received by the capacity crowd at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Zennstrom addressed the audience via videoconferencing technology that was provided by Polycom. Among the highlights of the presentation:

Skype is planning to expand its service by introducing Skype IN, a service that will allow users to have their own phone number and accept inbound calls from the PSTN. The company also plans to release an API that will enable third-party developers to build innovative application add-ins to the Skype service.

Avaya Grows Internationally

October 5, 2004

Avaya has announced its intention to acquire Tenovis, a major European provider of enterprise communications systems and services for $370 million in cash and the assumption of $265 million in debt.

Tenovis, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, provides communications solutions, including telephony, call and contact centers, customer relationship management, messaging, networking and services to companies and public authorities across Europe. The company has more than 5,400 employees and has offices in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

Avaya is calling the acquisition a major step in its plans to grow its business globally.

Internet Telephony Conference Underway!

October 4, 2004

As I sit here in the Registration area at Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO, I am happy to report that the doors have just opened, and a steady flow of conference attendees has streamed in to pick up their badges and to deal with the final details of their registration.

I've been really looking forward to this event. This is our largest Internet Telephony show ever, and all the hard work of the past several months is coming to fruition today.

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel is a beautiful location, a Grand Old Dame hotel, replete with gold-leaf and marble, long flowing hallways, and ambience befitting the first home of the Oscars.

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