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Can a Class 4 Softswitch run in the Cloud?

Can a Class 4 softswitch really run in the cloud?  This was a question I got at Mobile World Congress from a...

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Where's the Margin? (Part 1)

As much as I grumble often about the VoIP/UC providers and their lack of differentiation, SD-WAN is going to be just...

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First Hackproof Wi-Fi, then Grab Some IP Communications

While most of TMCnet blog readers want to monetize IP communications, most of the world just wants to be able to use...

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Software Media Servers Help CPaaS Offerings Such as GENBAND Kandy

Cloud communications are giving customers deployment options they never had before. Big data centers running ‘you name it’ communications functions and software...

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New Flowroute Customer Onboarding Platform Lubricates CSP Porting

Smoothly and effectively onboarding new enterprises is one of the most significant operational challenges for cloud communications providers. Flowroute is aiming squarely...

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CounterPath Bria-X Delivers Cost-Effective UCaaS Solution

In the 1990s Novell had a lock on servers in the enterprise. There was no Linux but SCO UNIX and IBM's AIX...

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Stupid Mistakes Lead to Kelihos Botnet Spam Lord Arrest

Russian Pyotr Levashov spread ransomware and other malicious software through the Kelihos botnet, possibly hacked the U.S. election and probably ran the...

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Avaya Touts Just in Time Communications

August 4, 2005

TMC's VoIP Developer show was abuzz this morning as Scott McKechnie, Avaya's director of application enablement services in the converged systems division spoke about the opportunities available o developers in the VoIP market. He mentioned the systems integrator space holds a lot of promise and this is something I hear a great deal.

He gave an amazing example of an application they built for a railroad hauling nuclear waste across the country. At every stop in every small town the police have to block off the railroad tracks to ensure there is no car accident with the trains carrying waste.

Avaya worked with the railroad company and integrated a system that merged the company's GPS receivers in the trains to a communications system that automatically calls the sheriff in each town ahead of schedule to tell them that they need to protect the railroad crossing. The sheriff's office has to press a button to signify they understand the message.

In case of derailment, the system launches a conference with the appropriate people, notifies emergency services and does whatever else is needed.





VoIP Developer Photos

August 3, 2005

The FCC Will Bother Me

August 3, 2005

If you are a CLEC, the FCC will certainly bother you and that bothering may come sooner than you would like as the Wall Street Journal reports (subscription required) in this excellent article that Chairman Martin, who many people say looks like Harry Potter plans on freeing up the LECs from having to share their networks so they may compete more favorably with the cable companies. The FCC was going to do this eventually. We all knew it was coming. I am just so saddened at the whole incident, I don't know what to do but rant.

Let The VoIP Development Begin!

August 2, 2005

VoIP and SIP

August 2, 2005

Videos of VoIP Developer

August 2, 2005

VoIP Developer Needs Even More Space

August 2, 2005

VoIP Developer Is Packed

August 2, 2005

Vonage 911

August 2, 2005

Here is the latest E911 news courtesy of Vonage and TCS. What is important about this release is that these two companies are working together to educate the PSAPs who in many cases have old equipment and can benefit from an introduction to IP.

I've written before that if the PSAPs become IP enabled there are a wealth of new life-saving services these offices can take advantage of like the ability to have data sent to the office in case of a 911 call. For example it would be feasible to have medical data instantly uploaded over an IP call when 911 is dialed.

In the case of an alarm, a schematic of a house can be sent with the zone that triggered the alarm. This schematic can be downloaded by the police cruiser on the way to the home.

IP is a true enabler for next-gen emergency services.

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VONAGE® AND TCS LAUNCH VOIP E9-1-1 PUBLIC SAFETY OUTREACH CAMPAIGN
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TCS' Deployment Experience Provides
Vital Connection to Public Safety Communities
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ANNAPOLIS, MD and EDISON, NJ - August 2, 2005 - Vonage, the leading provider of broadband phone service, has joined forces with TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) (NASDAQ:TSYS), a leading provider of precise location and wireless data technology, to provide the vital introduction to thousands of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) throughout the United States.














Secure VoIP

August 2, 2005

Not all security issues originate from outside the network. A growing number of threats are coming from inside networks. In fact some security analysts have found that there are more successful attacks coming from within than outside your network. Cyber criminals working inside a company can steal the identities of coworkers on a large scale.

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