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Why Come To The VoIP Developer Conference?

July 29, 2005

We are in the golden age of VoIP where communications products and services allow us to communicate with one another like never before. The world has rapidly embraced the fact that VoIP allows less expensive calls and superior services to the PSTN.

The next phase of IP Telephony will be vastly superior to what we use today enabling us to be more productive and efficient and communicate more effectively and even less expensively.

Enabling this leap in productivity and functionality is Voice over IP.



TMCnet in Top 1,722 Sites in World!

July 29, 2005

VoIP Developer Next Week

July 29, 2005

Just spoke with Al Bredenberg about this week’s podcast topics. Certainly Senator Ensign’s telecom bill and the VoIP Developer show are at the top of the list. The show is next week in fact and we are getting ready for an excellent event.

I am moderating the following sessions:

“Host Media Processing Round Table”
DATE: Thursday, August 4th
TIME: 4:15-5:15 PM
ROOM: Bodan A & B
PANELISTS:
Rich Tehrani, President, TMC (Moderator)
Alan Percy, Director of Business Development, AudioCodes
Amir Zmora, VP Marketing & Product Management, Surf Communication Solutions
Greg Pisano, Market Development Manager for Carrier Enhanced Services, Brooktrout Technologies
Daniel LeCour, Vice President of Business Development, Envox Worldwide
David Duffet, Global Customer Training, Aculab (he also moonlights as TMCnet's "Voice of IP")













“VoIP Gear -- Build Your Own Versus Buy: What You Need to Know”
DATE: Wednesday, August 3rd
TIME: 3:30-4:15 PM
ROOM: Bodan A & B
PANELISTS:
Rich Tehrani, President, TMC (Moderator)
Bruce Young, Vice President of Engineering, LignUp
Peder Jungck, Founder & CTO, CloudShield Technologies
Frank Ferro, Director of Marketing - Cellular & VoIP Products, SyChip
Tony Downes, Principal Technologist with Data Connection

Our pre-registration is still many times ahead of last year and we are really excited about having Inveneo and their bicycle powered Linux-based VoIP system at the show.










3Com Rumors

July 28, 2005

TMCnet Redesign Update

July 28, 2005

The response from the industry has been overwhelming and TMCnet’s redesign seems to be a huge hit. I say this based on the independent rankings from Alexa.com, a division of Amazon.com. This company has a toolbar that sits on many browsers and gives a snapshot of where the people around the world are surfing. The toolbar is pretty similar in functionality and use to the Google toolbar.

TMCnet has been steadily growing in traffic and is becoming more and more popular.

Inveneo at VoIP Developer

July 28, 2005

A while back I wrote about Inveneo and their bicycle powered VoIP solution. I really think sort of application is how we in the VoIP market can give back to society. Many of us who have made a living in the VoIP industry should be proud that this same technology is being used in third world countries to allow people to communicate with friends and relatives more easily and inexpensively.

We take telephone calling for granted but in remote villages where the residents are usually poor and even if they have the means, they have to travel many kilometers to get to a telephone. With the advent of the bicycle powered VoIP phone, these residents can now communicate with friends and relatives around the world.

We are especially proud to tell you that the people at Inveneo will be at our VoIP Developer show next week showing their bicycle powered VoIP solution for all to see.



Baby Oil and Radioactivity

July 28, 2005

What you would think would be props on the Howard Stern show: a thousand pounds of baby oil and a stainless steel tank are in fact "props" used instead by scientists to measure the Earth’s radioactivity for the first time. Excerpts from the New York Times article:

The telescope they used was designed to detect subatomic particles from nuclear reactors. The researchers simply pointed it downward, in effect, toward the center of Earth. Physicists and geologists said the measurement, which agrees roughly with geologists' calculations, was the start of a new era of being able to see inside Earth.

Podcast Vs Blogcast

July 28, 2005

Is it true that Microsoft workers don’t like the term podcast and are using blogcast instead? Seems like a tough battle to win as the ubiquity of the iPOD make the term podcast a no brainer. Apparently while Apple revels in the term and is incorporating Podcasting into their iTunes software the Redmond software titan is trying to come up with ways to combat Apple’s hold on the music/consumer electronics business.

An interesting New York Times article discusses how Apple is using Podcasting as a way to sell more iPods. In addition the article points out that it is turning the music business on its ear by giving away the razor blades (podcasts are to remain free according to Apple) and charging for the razors. The article makes a good read.

In my opinion Apple has inadvertently found a way to entrench their lead in the music business.



Space Shuttle Program Grounded

July 27, 2005

How depressing a thought is this? One of the most inspirational space programs NASA has ever put forth is now grounded. After analyzing the effects of debris falling from Discovery during blastoff the agency decided to put a hold on future launches. It is not clear whether any debris actually hit Discovery or the extent of any impact.

From a CNN article:

NASA was analyzing data from video and from the robotic arm, the launch and elsewhere to decide what steps -- if any -- to take next.

"We should start seeing the jury coming in on those decisions by the end of the crew's day tomorrow," Hill said.





VocalTec Lays Off 70

July 27, 2005

It is a sad day for me as VocalTec, the company that really popularized VoIP and was the inspiration for TMC launching Internet Telephony Magazine have cut 70% of their staff leaving 30 out of a 100 people in the company. There is 2 million dollars in cash left at the company and they recently changed their focus to selling softswitches.

There is some great engineering talent at the company but it is going to be very tough to come out of this hole without some assistance either financial or otherwise.

They would be a great acquisition target just for their technology.

My hats off to the bright people at VocalTec that helped launch VoIP into the mainstream and I reiterate that this is a sad day for the VoIP market.





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