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May 2005

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Lingo First in Mexico

May 31, 2005

JibJab Budweiser

May 30, 2005

I received this comment (see below) on a past JibJab post I made a while ago. Apparently the blogger community is up in arms about JibJab selling out to Budweiser. Apparently JibJab promised not to.

My take? So they did.

LSI Logic

May 27, 2005

I recently had a chance to interview Ramesh Bhimarao the VoIP product Line Manager at LSI Logic on the future of VoIP development. LSI Logic is a leader in VoIP processors for wireless and wired applications and their products form the foundation of many of the next generation VoIP killer devices I am looking forward to seeing.

What trends are you seeing in VoIP development?

Voice over WiFi and VoIP integration with CPE devices such as routers and broadband modems are the definite trends we are seeing in the marketplace.

Is 2005 the best year for VoIP? 2006, etc?

Deployment will accelerate from now until 2008.







Telecom and CRM Scoop

May 27, 2005

May 27th Communications and Technology Podcast

May 27, 2005

Lots of great stuff in the latest communications and technology podcast. I had to bow out but am upset that I did as this one seemed quite good. Hopefully I can participate in next week’s edition.

Cisco Galileo

Announced at Speech-World is Galileo from Cisco is a really cool product that allows speech access to e-mail and calendaring. For those of you that remember Wildfire, it is a similar concept but having the Cisco brand behind it should allow it to be more widely purchased and deployed.



Iberian Lynx

May 27, 2005

With all the deaths of humans in the world I sometimes find it hard to worry about animals. Ethically I am torn to donating to human causes before animal ones. Still, I am a nature lover. I am certainly not someone you would consider green but I love all sorts of animals from fish to big cats.

Dave Hattey and SIPquest

May 27, 2005

Dave Hattey who has done a great job leading 3COM’s VoIP initiatives for years – and has spoken at TMC events in the past, has made the switch to SIPquest. The two companies are partners so they were familiar with each other before Hattey moved. I am not sure who may be taking his spot but Brian Allain just joined 3COM and could be the person who fills Hattey’s shoes. Allain has been in VoIP since the mid nineties and launched Avaya’s (Lucent at the time) foray into the IP PBX market .

TelTel Radio

May 27, 2005

Once you have a community of Internet telephony users the next step is to see what sorts of interesting things you can do with them like offer music and other audio content. TelTel, has done just this with their network of one million users – which they claim is the largest worldwide community of SIP p2p users. Similar to Skype, the company has software that works in a p2p fashion but where the two differ is that TelTel is SIP compatible meaning it is easily used with dozens if not hundreds of devices and third-party software endpoints.

Any media content provider can become a TelTel partner if they support SIP. Obviously there is huge competition from companies like the Microsoft and their Media Player, Real Networks and Apple QuickTime. But where this service can get interesting is in SIP device support allowing streaming to any device on the Net that is SIP compatible.

Will SIP become a conduit for audio programming?



WiMAX in Wisconsin

May 26, 2005

Firefox Fixes

May 26, 2005

Taiwan and the Virtual Girlfriend

May 26, 2005

What to do when your mistress is busy? Get out your mobile virtual girlfriend. I often write about how Asia is so far ahead of the US in telecom and broadband technology -- I have finally found something I am glad Taiwan has before us. We can thank 3G technology -- which the US doesn't have, for making this service available.

Nokia 770

May 26, 2005

Save Municipal Wireless

May 26, 2005

I just came upon this site savemuniwireless.org that focuses on furthering municipal wireless networks. There are lots of entries and analysis. The point of the site is to allow states/cities/municipalities to have their own wireless networks. As you may know LECs are fighting this trend as they consider states offering WiFi service -- often for free, as a competitive threat.

Heading Back From Speech-World

May 26, 2005

I am heading back today and am on an American flight bound for NY at the moment (I am looking forward to the day that we have high-speed internet on flights). The show went well. Exhibitors told me the quality of attendees was great and the quantity was good for a first-time event. Last night was the 20th annual Top 50 award where we celebrate the largest outsourcers in the world.

Skype Affiliate Program

May 25, 2005

The next telecom gold rush it seems is affiliate programs and Vonage and all other VoIP companies have them. Except Skype of course. Well then again, Skype isnt a phone company… Or are they?. Well of course they are and as Tom Keating reports Skype now has an affiliate program meaning you can earn money and a lot of it in fact, if you can get more people to sign up and pay for Skype service.

Salesforce.com and Merrill Lynch

May 24, 2005

IPCC AT Supercomm

May 24, 2005

Here is what the IPCC and it's head Michael Khalilian are up to at Supercomm this year. I am on a panel with Mike at SuperComm and am looking forward to hosting our SuperComm party with the IPCC again this year. Last year we co-sponsored a cruise with the IPCC.

Industry VoIP Forum IPCC to Sizzle at SUPERCOMM
Annual Meeting to Feature Guest Speakers From Vonage and Time Warner  - - All Service Providers Invited - -

IPCC Chairs VoIP Panel; Exhibits the Latest Voice Over IP (VoIP) Technology; and Co-Sponsors Networking Event for SUPERCOMM Attendees

Fremont, CA – May 19, 2005 – The International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC),  the industry's technology marketing forum working to advance Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) over broadband cable, wireless, and wireline, announced today its numerous activities taking place at SUPERCOMM 2005, June 6-9 in Chicago. SUPERCOMM is the world's premier annual exhibition and conference for communications service providers and private network managers.






Broadband Competition

May 24, 2005

I had to share this -- it is a post on an e-mail list from cybertelecom.org:

When the 21st Century Communications history is written, it will be shown that Michael Powell did MORE for the advancement of disruptive unlicensed wireless broadband than all the FCC staff, other 4 Commissioners, Congresspersons, and Telco Lobbyists combined. Its all now in the hands of the techno-luddites, greedy and dying Telcos, clueless lawyers both inside and outside the FCC, and politics-driven remaining Commissioners.  And thus the muscle-bound Regulatory Gods  will complete  the Communications Revolution the RBOCs started. So instead of a technical, economic, regulatory solution led by the United States that digital wireless promised in the first place starting with the 1984 Report and Order authorizing spread spectrum it in the ISM bands the REST of the world will run with the digital wireless we developed and whip our ass globally in extending broadband connectivity for their entire populations. We will be adopting and buying THEIR solutions within 5-7 more years, instead of selling it to them.

You think Martin or the other Stooges are going to be its savior?



Just Got to Speech-World

May 24, 2005

Nicole Sara Tehrani

May 24, 2005

Salesforce.com Announcement

May 22, 2005

911 Report Card

May 22, 2005

With all the talk of 911 lately I thought it important to share this information on a report about 911 originally from 2001. AN interesting detail is that 231 counties did not have 911 coverage at the time of this report. Please see this link for details.



The Effectiveness, Accessibility and Future of America's 9-1-1 Service

9-11-2001

A Special Report by DISPATCH Monthly Magazine

We've received a copy of National Emergency Number Association's (NENA) long-awaited, 24-page "Report Card To The Nation," and have combed it for interesting details. It seems primarily intended as an introduction to 911 for legislators, to offer basic analysis of the current systems, and as a method for promoting Congressional action on several issues.







LA Times VoIP Story

May 21, 2005

European VoIP 911 Perspective

May 21, 2005

Here is a comment Tom Keating received on his VoIP Blog -- a European perspective on 911 and VoIP:

I fail to understand all this fuss, or better, with my European and Italian frame of mind, I understand it in the sense it is a nice way to slow down the use of VoIP.

I think the solution would be much easier than what it looks.
We talk about "dumb network" and "smart devices at the ends", it shouldn't be impossible to use the intelligence of the device to be able to configure for example your IP phone to send together with the IP number (which can change in a case of a dynamic IP) also the name and address of the owner.
And in the case of an owner who has more than one location it could be programmable with 2 or 3 addresses and a feature that allows us to change address whenever one has the need.

Besides, everything will be solved when we finally will all have a static IP (hopefully very soon with IPv6).
That would also solve other problems like spamming, since the Internet user would be traceable.

And I wouldn't agree that 911 saved all those lives.
We do not have it and still it doesn't look like the death range is much higher...

I guess it is more a psychological issue.

I also think that in most cases when you are able to dial a number you should also be able to say your name and location.















I Missed My First TMC Podcast

May 21, 2005

Even though I wasn't there, the podcast went really well. Just had a chance to listen to it and yes, as they mentioned in the podcast, I am up to my neck in diapers this weekend with the birth of new daughter and all. The team did an outstanding job and I am sorry I missed being there. Lots of good discussion here on the FCC order and a good point made is that LECs must assist VoIP providers in getting access to PSAPs. How much will the LECs charge?

FCC Fines

May 21, 2005

Quoted on GeekInformed

May 21, 2005

Speech Recognition Getting Better

May 20, 2005

And they say you can't improve on perfection. Just kidding. Yes, speech recognition levels can always improve (I am looking forward to speech technology translating the Indian telemarketers that call me from English to English). We all know that speech technologies that are extremely accurate are more expensive than others that have lower levels of accuracy.

911 Providers

May 20, 2005

Speech Technologies

May 20, 2005

What are the hottest areas of growth for speech technologies? If the registration database for Speech-World is any indication, the retail and financial markets as well as tier one service providers seem to be the place where speech will make its biggest impact going forward. The volume of calls being received by the companies on our registration list must be immense. I am looking forward to the show in Dallas, TX next week.

Off To The Hospital

May 19, 2005

Percipia Networks

May 19, 2005

AP on VoIP 911

May 18, 2005

After a decade of wrangling between government and the wireless industry, there's still no certainty that when a cell phone is used to dial 911 an emergency dispatcher will automatically know the caller's location or phone number.

Now, with the rise of another new telephone technology, Internet-based calling, officials appear determined to avoid a repeat of that wireless experience, as well as recent incidents where 911 calls from Internet phones went unanswered.

So on Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to set a firm deadline for providers of the new service - known as VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol - to deliver the same 911 capabilities as regular phones, the vast majority of which can be located in a crisis.

The expected order, which may allow as little as 120 days for compliance, would follow months of finger-pointing and bickering between VoIP carriers and the traditional local phone companies who own the network connections to the nation's nearly 6,200 "public safety answer points."

"It's an aggressive time frame, but from a public policy standpoint it's understandable why the FCC is being aggressive," said Carol Mattey, a director in Deloitte & Touche LLP's regulatory practice who was deputy chief of the FCC's wireline competition bureau until January.

"The whole wireless 911 mandate just dragged out and dragged out, and policy makers may want to make sure it doesn't get dragged out like that for this new technology," said Mattey, noting that 911 became an issue after many cellular networks were built. "In the wireless situation, you had a whole industry up and running and you had to retrofit systems to make it work. The VoIP industry is relatively in its infancy, so lets make it clear from the beginning that you need to provide 911 rather than going back and jury-rigging something."

It was only with the promise of intervention by new FCC Chairman Kevin Martin that sharp rhetoric has given way to a somewhat more cooperative tone by the opposing camps.

Naturally, both sides are hesitant to sound a politically incorrect note when it comes to public safety issues. Yet there's been a barrage of anxious lobbying at the FCC.

Internet phone carriers, ranging from mainstream leader Vonage Holdings Corp. to hip innovator Skype Technologies SA, are worried the FCC order may stifle the industry's development and ability to compete.















Mediatrix Solves 911

May 18, 2005

Is this new patented product from Mediatrix, a must-have product for all Canadian VoIP providers. And more interesting is this the sort of product that can work in the US – allowing a customer to have PSTN backup for 911 calls? Keep in mind that a phone line in the US must provide 911 service – even if it is an inactive line.

Patented technology, integrated in Mediatrix VoIP residential gateways, allows VoIP service providers to offer subscribers full access to 911 emergency services

Montreal, May 17, 2005 - Mediatrix Telecom, Inc., a leader in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) access technology, today announced its Mediatrix VoIP residential product line complies with recent Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) decision addressing the requirements for VoIP service providers to offer emergency 9-1-1 service.

Indeed, in its decision dated April 4, 2005, the Commission requires VoIP service providers offering fixed VoIP service to grant the same level of 9-1-1 emergency service that is provided by the incumbent telephone companies to their existing customers (either Basic 9-1-1 or Enhanced 9-1-1 service).

Mediatrix integrates a patented technology (Canadian patent # 2303392) in its VoIP residential gateways allowing users to place phone calls over either the Internet network (IP network) or the legacy telephone network (PSTN network). Mediatrix VoIP residential gateways route calls over the IP network while directing emergency calls through the PSTN network.







Symbian TTS From Loquendo

May 18, 2005

Interactive Intelligence Presentations

May 17, 2005

Vonexus and Interactive Intelligence Agenda

May 16, 2005

May 17, 2005 • Washington DC

"Best Practices in the IP Contact Center"

Brought to you by Interactive Intelligence®                                    

8:00 – 8:30 am

Registration & Complimentary Interactive Breakfast                                                           

8:30 – 8:50 am

Welcome and Introduction

Interactive Intelligence and Best Practices in an IP Contact Center 

Paul Weber, VP, Sales, ININ

8:50 – 9:20 am

Keynote - Industry Direction  

Rich Tehrani, President of Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®)

9:20 – 10:00 am

Best Practices in the IP Contact Center    

Network/IT Planning; Clear Plan for Workforce Optimization and Customer Driven Applications  

Peggy Gritt, Senior Director, Global Market Solution, ININ

10:00 – 10:15 am

Break

10:15 – 11:00 am

Customer Interaction Center® (CIC) Live Demo

Tim Passios, Team Lead, Technical Sales, ININ

11:00 – 11:15 am

Customer Success Story

Elaine Looney, COO, ABC Group

11:15  – 11:30 am

Hitting Home: Keys to Success, Questions and Answers

Paul Weber, VP, Sales, ININ

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Complimentary Lunch (shares with Vonexus seminar)

“Microsoft-based VoIP:
Improving your Business Communications. Lowering your Communications Costs.”

Brought to you by Vonexus                                     

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Registration & Complimentary Lunch (shares with ININ seminar)

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Welcome and Introduction

Vonexus and the Microsoft®-based IP PBX

Paul Weber, VP, Sales, ININ

1:15 – 1:45 pm

Keynote - VoIP Insights and Market Direction  

Rich Tehrani, President of Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®)

1:45 – 2:15 pm

Maximizing your ROI for deployment of an IP phone system  

Brit Vickner, Business Development Manager, Vonexus

2:15 – 2:45 pm

Leveraging Your Investment

Integrated VoIP on the Microsoft Platform  

Brit Vickner, Business Development Manager, Vonexus

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 – 3:30 pm

A Live Look: The Integrated Microsoft®-based VoIP Phone System  

Enterprise Interaction Center® (EIC) Live Demo

Brit Vickner, Business Development Manager, Vonexus

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Real Implementation - Customer Case Study

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Hitting Home: Keys to Success, Questions and Answers

Paul Weber, VP, Sales, ININ

 

Vonexus Speech

May 16, 2005

I am speaking at Interactive Intelligence and Vonexus seminars tomorrow. I am looking forward to the trip and the talk. Speaking in front of an audience energizes me and the seminars put on by this company are always excellent -- attracting large crowds of quality people who always ask intelligent questions.

The last time I spoke at one of these seminars the crowds were similar for the call center and enterprise IP PBX sessions. I am going to spend some time differentiating my talks so that both are full of useful content and information you can use.

I hope to see you there.

PS: I am flying out of Westchester airport and can tell you from experience that if you lice in Fairfield County, CT or are within 30 miles of this airport -- Use it if you can.





Light Reading For Sale

May 16, 2005

Check Point and VoIP

May 16, 2005

What do you do when Microsoft decides your niche is worth taking away from you? Come out with a slew of new products of course. Try to stay one step ahead. Tom Keating details how Check Point has announced NGX.

Bill Gates Improves Education

May 15, 2005

So many people hate Microsoft and have demonized Bill Gates. Some extremely upset critics have even thrown a pie in his face. If you are a technology company, the name Microsoft should scare you as there is no niche in technology this company won't purse, dominate and eventually rule -- if they have their way of course.

But the side of Bill gates that many people don't see is the one that donates billions to charities around the world. It seems the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation may even be responsible for changing the US education system.

The foundation has education programs in place in over 42 states and has donated 2.3 billion dollars into educating future generations of students.

Gates is a product of intensive hands-on instruction courtesy of Seattle's private Lakeside School.





Good One

May 13, 2005

FCC on May 19th

May 13, 2005

There is a good chance I will have my second daughter on May 19th and this is the day the FCC will hold its open commission meeting to discuss wireline competition. More specifically they will be discussing E911 and how VoIP service providers will have to enable 911 on their networks.

I am watching these events with a bit of concern and at the same time hope that whatever the commission decides VoIP providers will be able to implement quickly. Hopefully the process will be painless as well.

Still the FCC could decide anything and perhaps that is what scares me just a bit. They could make it very difficult for VoIP service providers if they so choose.



Cold Stone Creamery

May 13, 2005

Are you kidding? I get to write about a topic I have far too much knowledge on? Ice cream?? Great news. And I get paid?

Cognitronics Loss

May 12, 2005

I had to write this when I saw that Cognitronics lost money in its latest quarter. The company actually had a net loss of .8 million compared to 1.4 million a year earlier so they are slowly growing – or at least bleeding less money than a year ago.

The following statement from Brian Kelley in the Cognitronics release struck me:

"The telecommunications marketplace continues to make headlines in 2005 as two more of the largest telecommunications service providers announced their intentions to merge. In the absence of real growth, consolidation rules," said Brian J. Kelley, president and chief executive officer of Cognitronics. "After years of excess infrastructure build-out, these service providers, our customers, continue to maximize the capacity of their existing network infrastructure.



Packet8 Slams Vonage

May 12, 2005

OK perhaps the slam is indirect but the message is loud and clear… Ours works and yours doesn’t. Today Packet8 announced that their VoIP ser vice has 911 that works in 2,024 rate centers covering 43 states. The company put out a release today and in it they say:

Unlike "911" services marketed by some other VoIP providers, whereby a call to 911 is intercepted by the VoIP provider and forwarded to a regular, non-emergency telephone number, Packet8's E911 call is routed as 911 emergency traffic and is accompanied by caller information.  Packet8's E911 services enable emergency personnel to ensure that callers receive the exact same response that they receive from 911 services provided by landline incumbent telephone carriers.  The Packet8 E911 implementation routes a subscriber's call directly to a 911 operator and eliminates unnecessary dialog about callers' whereabouts, which is vital in cases where a caller may not be able to verbally communicate due to an emergency condition.


Boy, I wonder who they are talking about. As I wrote about today, Having the best product doesn’t mean anything, it is the best marketer than wins every battle.


I Can Hear You Now, Can You?

May 12, 2005

Verizon Wireless I love you, I hate you, I love you, I hate you. Why must you have the best wireless service? Extremely fast EVDO access? Calls that rarely drop and then put me through hell daily?

I used to use a GSM network phone and the service was terrible.

Dear Mr. VC

May 12, 2005

To be more politically corect: Dear Mr. or Mrs. VC

Many of my readers are in the VoIP community – you know who you are… You were doing VoIP in the late nineties – when it wasn’t fashionable and you used to call it IP telephony or Internet telephony. I am running into more and more of these people and they often ask me if this time the IP revolution is for real. The answer is absolutely.

As President of a leading publishing and trade show company having been involved in VoIP since its inception and having launched the first magazine in the space, I think I have a unique perspective on the market. I am seeing more optimism and sales than at any time before.



VoIP Quality Study

May 11, 2005

I have been deluged with requests about this study. The last time I wrote about it I told you that Packet8 was the quality leader so far. I haven’t had a chance to read this as I am on my way to visit a number of VoIP companies today and am running late. Enjoy the release.

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Interoute VoIP Peering

May 10, 2005

Interoute announced today the launch of ARENA, a commission-free voice trading web based exchange in North America and Europe for the telecommunications industry. Arena enables operators to enter the voice market quickly without the infrastructure investment. By logging-on to the Arena web portal, a community of global and national carriers, resellers and ISPs connected to Interoute's Virtual Voice Network (VVN) can seamlessly open routes to each other, regardless of their location or the protocol they are using. Interoute is located in New York, Washington, DC and Atlanta in the U.S.

More than 100 customers, ranging from large national carriers such as Indian telecommunications operator VSNL and Czech Telecom through to ISPs and VoIP operators such as Streamdoor, have been using Interoute's VVN since it originated in May last year.

FreeScale MSC8122 and MSC8126 DSPs

May 9, 2005

Here is the latest release from Freescale, new DSPs useful in many VoIP implementations.

MSC8122 and MSC8126 DSPs based on StarCore® technology lead in low power consumption and combined performance, scaling up to 2GHz.
               
AUSTIN, TEXAS – May. 10, 2005 – Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is leveraging its multi-core processor design expertise and advanced process technology to address customer needs for higher signal processing performance at lower power consumption. Freescale, the No. 2 supplier of programmable digital signal processors (DSPs), is the first to manufacture a multi-core programmable DSP on 90 nanometer (nm) process technology and bring it into volume production.

Freescale’s 90 nm MSC8122 and MSC8126 DSPs integrate four StarCore® DSP cores onto a single die. These second-generation multi-core devices are designed to deliver a high-performance, yet cost-effective solution that effectively quadruples performance over single-core DSP offerings.





Scansoft Buys Nuance

May 9, 2005

Who would have thought? These are two leaders in the space. Speech is an interesting business – The market will be huge and become the future of the contact center, used as an interface to speak with computers and more. There is no question the market will get bigger.

GM, Ford Junk Bonds

May 9, 2005

I received this release today and it details some of the reasons Detroit’s automakers are in trouble. It is difficult to disagree with any of this. Friends often tell me that domestic cars are cheaper and have better incentives but who wants a domestic car? Obviously this isn’t too positive for Detroit and they better wake up quickly if they want to be around to supply cars for the next generation.

40MPG.ORG: GM, FORD JUNK BONDS SHOULD BE CALLED “YAEGASHI BONDS” TO RECOGNIZE LAGGING U.S. AUTO LEADERSHIP

Why New Debt From Ford, GM Should Be Named for a Japanese Engineer;
Poll:  63% of Americans Already Worry About U.S/Japanese “Hybrid Tech Gap.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.///May 9, 2005///Now that the Standard & Poor’s rating agency has downgraded the General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Co. to junk bond status, Wall Street should take the next logical step and refer to any such new debt issued by the struggling U.S.






Google Down

May 9, 2005

Vonage Funding

May 8, 2005

This company is on a worldwide tear and I remain impressed at how fast Vonage is growing, receiving funding and just basically dominating headlines everywhere. Sure I warned the industry months ago that is we don't get our act together on 911 soon the mainstream media would circle VoIP like hungry sharks. Ands sure Vonage is now being circled by every newspaper and attorney general in the nation. But still, they are doing an amazing job growing the industry, and growing their company.

Firefox

May 8, 2005

Tom Keating got me hooked on Avant Broswer over a year ago so when he writes about his thoughts on Firefox vs. Avant Browser in a post titled FireFox Tabbed Browsing, I had to read his thoughts on the topic. What makes me so interested in this saga is the fact that I am getting hammered by spyware and other garbage that keeps infecting my computer via Internet Explorer. At some point I am either going to switch to FireFox or get a beta of the new MS browser I am hearing so much about.

There was a time that Microsoft would develop a product, gain 90+% market share and then rest on its laurels.

Eliminate Spyware

May 8, 2005

This may be the best response to one of my posts. The following was a response to my Spitzer Spyware Suit I am not a lawyer but these ideas to eliminate spyware seem like they have merit and if there are any lawyers out there in cyberspace reading this blog, please opine on if these ideas make sense. Until then, I hope this excellent response helps stamp out spyware forever.

I don't understand why everyone does not take advantage of their local small claims court to sue spyware companies. The process is pretty simple.

More VoIP URLs

May 8, 2005

More recent VoIP URLs. The best of the bunch will have to be voipwithjoy.com registered to Champion in Marietta South Carolina, US. search4voip.com is an interesting one as well and although the site the site that feeds me with these URLS, www.whois.sc tells me it is taken, it does seem available.

0049-voip.com
0049-voip.net
0049-voip.org
21voip.net
a-voipsolution.com
betavoip.com
blackvoip.net
bmhvoip.com
businessvoipstore.com
dsl2voip.com
dsltovoip.com
first-class-voip.com
first-class-voip.info
fones4voip.com
homevoipstore.com
isgvoip.com
kea-voip.info
nwvoip.net
phone-4-voip.com
qlevrvoip.com
sdvoip.com
search4voip.com
snvoip.net
tsrvoip.com
virtualvoipoffice.com
voip-vergleich.net
voipaffairs.com
voipcharleston.com
voipchart.com
voipconsultant.net
voipcozumel.com
voipflyphone.com
voiphiltonhead.com
voipiseasynow.com
voipkosten.com
voiplanet.net
voipmanufacturer.com
voipmanufacturers.com
voipmaster.biz
voipmrytlebeach.com
voipmyrtlebeach.com
voipnowonline.com
voipphonemail.com
voipraleighdurham.com
voiprdu.com
voiprichmond.com
voipsavannah.com
voiptest.info
voipvirtualoffice.com
voipvoicemail.com
voipwithjoy.com
vzvoip.com
chatvoip.com
imvoip.com
internationalvoipnetwork.com
ivmvoip.com
ivvoip.com
voip-fr.net
voipeu.com
voiplynx.com
voiplynx.net





























































Speech-World Attracts Top Companies

May 6, 2005

Gore Gets Internet Award

May 5, 2005

Love him or hate him, he helped popularize the Internet with his use of the term “Information Superhighway” on national TV. It was around the time he made this speech that the Internet took off. Gore spoke at a past TMC event and made light of the whole “Inventing the Internet” situation. This was right after he lost the presidency to Bush. The audience was surprised at how loose and relaxed he was in person as opposed to TV.

Wynn Las Vegas

May 4, 2005

I went to an Avaya reception tonight and after a few minutes of listening to an eloquent VP of Avaya, Steve Wynn took the stage to speak to the crowd about how his hotel Wynn Las Vegas will excel in service and in fact have better customer service than any other hotel on the planet. Wynn has quite a stage presence (yet there was no stage) and I came away from the experience humbled. I am very grateful to have listened to him speak for 10 minutes and I have a much deeper appreciation for what Wynn is trying to accomplish with his new hotel.

Amazingly, the service level he speaks of seemed evident in the wait staff and other hotel workers I came in contact with.

One wonders how these new hotels get customers. It seems that the more hotels they build in Vegas, the more people come.



The VoIP Security Session at Interop

May 3, 2005

My security session went very well today at Interop. I think the audience got a lot out of it as there were lots of good questions. MediaLive is selling tapes to the session if you are interested. The vital stats are as follows: 60 people were in the room.

Netrake and Level 3

May 3, 2005

Spirent Triple-Play

May 3, 2005

With all the talk of providing triple-play services, it makes sense that Spirent would make a “play” (pun intended) for this space. Let’s face it, voice, video and data over single pipe is possible but when you consider that just carrying voice over IP on a small scale can be a challenge, what happens when ten thousand or millions of subscribers need simultaneous triple-play services. A testing solution makes a great deal of sense to deploy as you roll-out your services to the masses.

SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS™ INTRODUCES AVALANCHE 7.0 FOR TRIPLE PLAY APPLICATION PERFORMANCE TESTING



System Tests Triple-Play Application Performance Along With QoS, SIP, IPsec Security and IPv4/6 Performance on a Per-Port Basis at Real-World Scale

LAS VEGAS - May 3, 2005 - Spirent Communications™ (NYSE: SPM; LSE: SPT), today announced the release of Avalanche 7.0, a test suite designed to validate the readiness of the IP infrastructure equipment for triple play services.

Avalanche 7.0 features real-world user and triple play traffic emulation along with automation flexibility to test multiple dimensions of the network. This includes the testing the capacity and functionality of both the network and network devices.





Psytechnics

May 3, 2005

It should come as no surprise that a company with a name Psytechnics is a strong engineering company. This is certainly not a marketing company with hollow technology under the covers, these guys really know their stuff and in this case the stuff is VoIP quality. A spin-off of BT, the research division went off on its own to strike it rich.

The company makes its living checking to see how jitter and latency are perceived by our ears. You know those MOS (mean opinion scores) ratings that tell us how good voice sounds?

Celebritization

May 3, 2005

I am kind of fed up with this runaway bride that disappeared, reappeared, was abducted, was not abducted, etc. I don't know her name and it is not worth finding her name to put it in this entry.

This entry serves as a vent. I believe I sometimes act as the guardian of such vent on occasions when the world gets caught up in ridiculous hysteria about stupidity. Utter stupidity.

VoIP at Interop

May 2, 2005

Off to Vegas. See you tomorrow at my VoIP Security session. I am really pumped up about this session. Just a few years back I was asked to speak on when VoIP will happen, Now that it has, I am getting asked more and more to discuss how to perfect it in any given situation.

Customized RSS Feeds

May 2, 2005

I have been hearing more and more about RSS and for those of you that aren't aware RSS is a technology that allows you to subscribe to content and get alerts on an RSS reader. Some readers convert feeds into e-mails while others are integrated into web browsers. I use rssreader.com which is a standalone program that is not as stable as I would like.

Over a year ago, TMCnet instituted news feeds on allowing people to subscribe via e-mail to anything they like. For example, you can subscribe to a keyword like IP PBX or Avaya.

Earl-Bird Deadline Approaching

May 2, 2005

I am blown away by the quality of attendees signing up for Speech-Word. Amazingly, it is not just call centers and OEMs but major service providers as well. I suppose these providers are looking to add speech to their customer support departments as well as using speech as a differentiator in their operations. Either way, the show should be very exciting. As I mentioned recently, people in the industry tell me frequently that if this is the year of VoIP, next year will be the year of speech.

Avaya and Just In Time Communications

May 2, 2005

VoIP Still Not Parasitic

May 1, 2005

Telecom Revolution

May 1, 2005

NetScout

May 1, 2005

I recently met with a company called NetScout that has some extremely useful network monitoring tools for the world of VoIP. By placing passive probes on the network, they are able to gather data flows and summarize the results in a database for you to analyze as needed. The company tells me they consider their flow recorder as the TiVo for your network. You can imagine how much storage you would need to really have a TiVo on your network -- they tell me their recorder can hold 40 terabytes.

The system can record calls, let you know what happened on your network at 2:00 AM last night, etc.

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