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AudioCodes Looks to HD VoIP

November 3, 2008

AudioCodes is getting into the HD VoIP business.

 

The company today announced VoIPerfectHD, its High Definition Voice over IP technology, which is designed to deliver higher voice clarity, better intelligibility and richer sound, and an improved user experience by doubling the audible voice spectrum.

 

AudioCodes plans to embed HD VoIP across its product portfolio throughout 2009.

 

According to the release announcing the move into HD VoIP:

 

The introduction of HD VoIP extends AudioCodes reach to both enterprises and service providers, allowing entry into new market segments which will benefit from enhanced clarity and better speech intelligibility.

TMC, Ex-VON Team Join Up for 4G Event, Web Site

October 30, 2008

TMC and Crossfire Media announced they were working together to produce 4G Wireless Evolution, comprising a Web site, an event, and other media to address a growing need for information regarding the next generation of wireless.   4G is the fourth generation of wireless communications, which is expected to be implemented globally in the next 2-5 years, and which will offer significantly faster speeds and broader applications than current wireless networks can allow. The result will be an influx of new technologies and a significant increase in the number of customers using wireless communications for a wide variety of uses.   The 4G Wireless Evolution Conference is the first event dedicated to 4G technologies, and will take place February 2-4, 2009 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.   Industry watchers will note that this collaboration brings together some familiar faces, working together for the first time. In fact, over the past several weeks, the TMC team of Dave Rodriguez, Michael Genaro and I have been meeting with our counterparts at Crossfire Media: Scott Kargman, Joann Varello and Carl Ford to hash out the details of the partnership and to build the conference program and the Web sites. It's amazing to see all that hard work come to fruition today with the official launch.   Of course, now the work truly begins to make 4G Wireless Evolution the industry's #1 resource for all things 4G.

Truphone for Blackberry Now in Beta

October 28, 2008

Microsoft FREEs Up Support for Vista SP-1

July 17, 2008

Tom Keating writes today that Microsoft is now offering FREE unlimited installation and compatibility support for Windows Vista, including FREE phone support!   Well, I might finally get up the courage to unwrap that copy of Vista that I got when I purchased my home office desktop last year.   I wonder how much flack it took for the decision makers in the Redmond customer service department before they threw their hands in the air and said, "Fine! Enough already! Free support until March 18, 2009!"   Now... what did I do with that list of all my peripherals that I jotted down noting whether or not Vista drivers existed?   Support is only being offered on Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).   For more details, check out Microsoft's Help & Support page.

Yahoo! Meet the New BOSS...

July 10, 2008

Time Warner Trial Set to Debut Thursday

June 3, 2008

Interop Briefing: Fanfare

April 30, 2008

Like Rich Tehrani, I too find myself in Las Vegas, at the Interop show.   However, unlike Rich’s experience, my experience with lines has been almost nonexistent. No wait for my luggage when I arrived last night. No cab line at the airport. Nobody checking in ahead of me at the hotel.   And today, when I checked in to the show, there was nobody on line in the press room, which made getting my badge a very simple procedure.   And so I’m engaged in a day full of meetings.   First on the list was Fanfare.

Boston... Salesforce... Marathon?

April 21, 2008

What a day.   It started benignly enough, early to the office and then off to the Amtrak station for a train to Boston. You see, I’m in Beantown again this week for a visit with our friends at Salesforce.com and their Tour de Force, which hits New England tomorrow.   However today, something else hit Boston. Unbeknownst to this New Yorker, they apparently run Marathons here on work days, and so as I exited the Back Bay rail station I found myself surrounded by a teeming mass of humanity I did not expect to be a part of.   I guess that’s what happens when the hotel you’re staying at is half a block from the finish line of the Boston Marathon.   For tonight I was invited to a dinner for certain Salesforce customers and prospects, partners, media, and the like.   For anyone who understands what it’s like to be of the Eastern Orthodox faith you’ll cringe when I tell you that 6 days shy of Easter, the dinner was held in a restaurant called Mooo (3 O’s, I think…).   I had a series of wonderful conversations with a variety of prospects and customers, all of whom had nice things to say about our hosts, and none of it seemed feigned.

Brave New Google Earth

April 16, 2008

Peter Birch, Product Manager, Google Earth, writes about the launch of the latest version of Google Earth — version 4.3 — on the Official Google blog today.   The latest beta (of course) sets the goal of offering a “realistic, 3D model of the world by giving users a higher quality, more immersive experience.”   Here are some of the new features:
  • New navigation — featuring improved zoom control.
  • 3D 3D 3D — The latest version of Google earth adds loads of new 3D content such as thousands of buildings contributed by people around the world, and photo-textured cities and towns.
  • Street View — You’ve used this and loved it in Google Maps.
  • Sunlight feature — Simulated lighting as the Sun passes overhead. Might be the only way I get to see the Sun set over the Great Wall…
  Google Earth 4.3 features a dozen new languages, including Danish,  UK English, Spanish (Latin American), Finnish, Hebrew, Indonesian, Norwegian, Portuguese (PT), Romanian, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish, so presumably you could stop and ask for directions…    

FCC Answers to Congress

April 15, 2008

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