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Pros and Cons of Hosted vs. On Premise Phone Systems

Purchasing communications infrastructure equipment for your business, whether it’s data routers, SBCs or phone communication systems is difficult.  There are many vendor...

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Making Sense of Blockchain and Nothing Can Be Hidden in it?

The Bitfury Group and First Block Capital, on January 11, 2018, announced they had invested in Emercoin and would support the ground-breaking...

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Openpath Intros Next-Gen Access Control System

As everything in our lives has become smart; the phone, speaker, lights, cities, thermostats and doorbells, the reality is that pretty much...

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ZiipRoom Intros Must-Have Videoconferencing Solution

Friction or resistance is generally used to slow things down. In fact, a car's braking system is a great example of something very...

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Small Businesses Have Unique Needs When it Comes to Communication Systems

If you have a small business, chances are you have a business communication phone system someplace on premise.  That PBX communication system...

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ChatBots are Marching

Chances are you have talked to a Chatbot and didn’t even know it.  Like most contact center innovations, Chatbots have been driven...

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Why is the PSTN Long Tail So Long?

Even though VoIP and IP communications in general is now dominating all landline communications, why is the PSTN still there?  Why doesn’t...

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Streaming Media

August 9, 2005

Mike Ross Joins Esnatech

August 8, 2005

Industry legend Mike Ross is joining Esnatech. I have known Mike for years and also Mohammad Nezarati. I know they will make a great team and I look forward to seeing Esnatech grow more quickly in the years ahead.


Here is my last post about Mike Ross



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Esnatech Appoints Mike Ross as Chief Operating Officer
Company hires Aculab USA President to join executive leadership team


Richmond Hill, Ont., Canada, August 5, 2005 -- Esnatech, a leader in Unified Communications platforms, announced today that it has appointed Mr. Mike Ross as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective August 1, 2005. Mr. Ross brings to Esnatech more than 25 years of management and executive level experience in all facets of computer telephony.




Skype Not For Sale

August 8, 2005

More on the VoIP Developer Show

August 8, 2005

One of the more interesting statements I head at the VoIP Developer show was from Michael Stanford, Director, VoIP Strategy, Digital Enterprise Group at Intel who said "VoIP is old news," said Stanford. "Long Live SoIP, or Services over IP." He went on to explain that VoIP is merely the first drop in the coming deluge, the first significant application over IP, and that we have already moved beyond simply seeking to offer cheap minutes.

Stanford offered a veritable laundry list of promising numbers from a variety of research analysts. Cell phone lines are far outstripping fixed lines globally. Dual mode shipments are slated to grow beyond 100 million units shipped by 2010.

Mosquito Magnet 2005

August 7, 2005

I finally got the Mosquito Magnet up and running today. I was really concerned about it getting going as it is about as difficult to start as an old Italian sports car. After charging it for about 18 hours -- six less than I am supposed to, I connected it to the propane tank, first equalizing the pressure of course and pressed the on button. About 15 minutes later the green light came on indicating maximal operation.

VoIP Developer Wars

August 7, 2005

A while back I wrote about comments from fellow blogger Skibare and his theory that Google may purchase Skype and it would be just about game over for everyone else. I have been thinking about these comments subconsciously for a whole and I have to admit that whether or not Google decides to buy Skype it seems only a matter of time before they launch Gphone.

I can see it now:

What is Gphone?

As part of Google's mission to increase shareholder value (marketing: strike that out -- we need to make it sound warmer and fuzzier).

Take Two:

As part of Google's mission to make the web more useful we have decided to launch Gphone short for Google Phone. Gphone is a free PC to PC program that allows you to make unlimited calls to other Gphone users...

What happens next of course is that Microsoft needs to become a phone company and launches Mphone and of course then there is IBM, SUN, etc.

Interestingly I keep hearing how handset manufacturers are considering adding the Skype protocol to their devices. Skype has become that popular.













MCI Disbanding Conferencing

August 6, 2005

Emergency SMS

August 6, 2005

One of my coworkers saw the second tower go down live on TV and suffice it to say was horrified and scared that his wife went down in the building. Thankfully she did not but there was a period of hours when he didn’t know if she was OK. Phone lines were often busy and people couldn’t communicate during this tragedy. The London bombings caused similar concerns among loved ones.

In response to the tragedies in London, one person decided to launch www.textOK.com – a solution that will allow users to let all their contacts know they are safe by sending just one text message.

CMP VoIP Developer Coverage

August 5, 2005

Here is another great article from TechWeb/Information Week titled VoIP is Just the Beginning which focuses on TMC’s VoIP Developer Conference. Here is an excerpt:

Intel’s Michael Stanford thinks voice is just “the first drop in the deluge” of applications for IP-enabled networks. And Digium’s Mark Spencer has an interesting toolkit for building IP telephony apps.

Perhaps that’s why the two were paired in the morning keynote session Thursday at the VoIP Developer Conference here, to spell out some of the ways developers, resellers and corporate users might take advantage of the power of IP-based networking.

As director of Intel’s VoIP strategy group, Stanford’s comments to the couple hundred attendees were definitely future-looking, particularly in the area of VoIP and other services over wireless broadband. One huge market about to emerge, Stanford said, is that of dual-mode phone handsets, which will seamlessly roam between cellular, Wi-Fi and WiMAX or other fixed-wireless broadband networks.

“The writing’s on the wall for wireline voice,” Stanford said, predicting that within 3 to 5 years, cellular services will “totally dominate” voice traffic.







Airline Bomb Threat

August 5, 2005

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