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2018 (Likely Wrong) Predictions

Last year, I refrained from making any telecom predictions.   And no one complained.  And this year I was content to continue down...

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20 Years Later, Dialpad Disrupts Communications Again

History was made this week As Dialpad launched a free version of their UCaaS platform for up to five users. This amounts...

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MegaPath Leverages Years of Experience to Lead in SD-WAN

MegaPath is in a unique position in the SD-WAN space as they were on the leading edge of the MPLS curve...

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Value Added Services In IoT

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to speak at TechXLR8 Asia in Singapore.  It was a dynamic conference covering...

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TELoIP Brings SD-WAN to Companies of All Sizes

The market predictions for SD-WAN growth show a hockey-stick. What is most interesting about this growth is it’s literally across the spectrum...

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SD-WAN is Booming and Airespring is Providing its Customers Innovative Solutions

SD-WAN is eating the WAN, cloud and IP communications all at once. We’ve all seen the amazing projections of market growth but...

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TPx Communications Successfully adds SD-WAN to its Portfolio of Services

IP Communications is just one of the important areas where SD-WAN is making a big impact. One company, TPx Communications got its...

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Intelligent Design

August 4, 2005

I went to public school until fifth grade and at that point my parents decided to move me to a private Jewish school where I could learn Hebrew and religious teachings along with my secular education. The education I received was much better than public schools as my classes were smaller and there was a much greater culture of learning in the school. I also became religious at this school

The only thing that didn't sit well with me was dinosaurs. I couldn't figure out how the story of creation left out hundreds of millions of years of dinosaur evolving, eating each other and doing the sorts of things they do.

Epygi Labs

August 4, 2005

Epygi has been working with other companies as a design house. Expect to see a number of products designed by Epygi but rebadged by other companies.

So far they have developed a WiFi telephony phone and have designed a VoIP test platform for a semiconductor company. They are focusing their designs on the VoIP space and the new design company is called Epygi Labs at the moment. The name may change but for now that is the name

I have always been impressed with the features and cost/feature ratio of Epygi's products.



Press at VoIP Developer

August 4, 2005

VoIP Developer Buzz

August 4, 2005

Siebel Doing Much Better

August 4, 2005

Here is an e-mail I received from Siebel’s Bruce Cleveland recently. Look for an interview with him in the August 2005 issues of Customer Interaction Solutions Magazine (subscribe to Customer Interaction Solutions) in my High Priority column. As you will read in the next few weeks in the magazine, I really think Bruce Cleveland is one of the best things that ever happened to Seibel Systems. He has the energy and vision they need at Seibel and is willing to talk to the press in an honest and straightforward fashion that is quite refreshing.

Discounted VoIP Events

August 4, 2005

I had two exhibitors ask me today what it means when trade show organizers focus so heavily on discounting their conferences. Is this a sign of weakness they asked? While I am no expert on the balance sheets of other communications events and I don't think it is appropriate to comment I did have a conversation with a few exhibitors who likened such practices to what some car companies are doing with their employee discount programs.

They wondered if this focus on almost giving away conference passes is the equivalent of selling super-discounted cars that are of poor quality. They further wondered if this is a sign that some trade show companies have overextended themselves and just aren't able to attract attendees to their events.

I try to stay neutral in such discussions but I thought this worth sharing.



VoIP Developer Photos Continued

August 4, 2005

Funny thing. I saw an article today comparing TMC's VoIP Developer Conference to MacWorld. I can't seem to find the link at the moment and Google isn't cooperating. While I am flattered to even have TMC's VoIP Developer event be mentioned in the same sentence as Mac World, these are pretty dissimilar shows.

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.

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