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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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Is Cloud Infrastructure Swallowing Up NFV?

Service Providers want the infrastructure to be able to scale up (and down), they want to move CAPEX to OPEX, and they...

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Internet Enabled Microwave

June 12, 2005

Mosquito Magnet Question

June 11, 2005

I have been getting lots of questions about the Mosquito Magnet -- in fact it is weird how many e-mails I get because of blog entries. Anyway, I received this e-mail today and figured others have the same questions, so my answer is at the bottom.

My unit worked great for a year by the way and I haven't taken it out of storage this year. I probably should as there are more bugs this year than I recall seeing in many years.

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 6:24 PM
To: Rich Tehrani
Subject: Mosquito Magnet Woes

Hi friend,

I found your e-mail address on a posting you did re. the Mosquito Magnet,
thanks to a Google search I did for "Mosquito Magnet Tech Support".

I agree 100% with your comments that the manufacturer needs to address this
issue regarding the liquid propane source in their owner's manual.

I am about ready to smash mine too!  I had a Liberty model that was flashing
the "fuel out" signal at me with a full tank.  (Flashing green, solid red and
yellow).  I was sent a factory refurbished unit, which worked for a week, then
did the same thing, asking for more propane.  Tech support told me yesterday
that "swapped tanks" are often contaminated with air, and clog the carbeurator
in the Mosquito Magnet.  I took a swapped tank to U-Haul, asked them to purge
it, then refill it.  Still doesn't work.

I am curious if you were getting the same flashing green, solid red and yellow
warning, and if this went away just by replacing the tank with a new one, or if
you also had replaced the Mosquito Magnet.  Did you replace the Mosquito Magnet
too, or just switch to a new tank?

Sorry to bug you!  (Pardon the pun!)  Thanks in advance for your reply.

Best regards,
Name Withheld

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Hello,

When I replaced the tank with a new one, all my troubles went away.







































VoIP URL Decrease

June 11, 2005

Communications and Technology Podcast with David Duffet

June 11, 2005

Communications and Technology Podcast with David Duffet

This was our best communications and technology podcast ever. It ran long at around 40 minutes but is funny and engaging. Lots of important information was discussed as well such as IMS, IPTV, Prosody X, and Apple using Intel chips. Did you know that Prosody is actually an English word?

Skype Problem

June 11, 2005

I received these comments on my Skype Interview blog entry today and thought others may be interested. I haven't heard of any such problems with Skype and am curious to know if this is an isolated complaint or widespread.

I did go onto Skype's site and find a contact us form that at least allows you to communicate with the company, if not by telephone.

Comment at will:

The CEO of Skype is a very interesting character, but he has failed to set up his www.skype.com website in such a way that Skype users can contact the company.

It would seem only reasonable a telephony company might have a telephone number for customers to reach the technical and billing departments so that, as in my case, the failure of SkypeOut, which is time limited, might be made to work or be refunded.

More telling, if one should want to get money back because of fears SkypeOut (or indeed In) doesn't work, the fantastic CEO ought to have organised a quick and easy way for his customers to be paid back.









Triple Play Webinar

June 10, 2005

Triple play is all the rage. Please join me in this really interesting seminar on how to deploy triple play services. It takes place on June 28th. Please mark your calendar:

Join us for a complimentary Webinar session showcasing IP Triple Play and learn how to upgrade your IP services with an integrated voice-video-data solution for students, faculty and alumni.

Skype Communism

June 10, 2005

I was checking out the VoIP forum and came across a post that mentioned that Skype is like communism because people share their computer resources and a few people make money. I guess the author was serious. I wonder if it was a LEC that posted this. The company cannot be more capitalistic in my opinion.

Speaking Today

June 9, 2005

Amazingly I finally got to Philadelphia to speak at the Interactive Intelligence and Vonexus conference. To be honest I thought I would never ever get out of Chicago as I was delayed for many hours. I was delayed again. It took me six hours to get to Chicago and the flight is normally less than two hours.

TMC/IPCC Sears Tower Party

June 8, 2005

SuperComm 2005 Impressions

June 8, 2005

If you didn’t acquire a company, have an IMS or IPTV (video) product at SuperComm, you may as well not have been there. WiFi telephony was hot as well but at least in my meetings the focus was on the first 3 items above. I will write more about my meetings soon. In a nutshell there is renewed optimism in all communications markets.

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