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VirtualPBX Invented the UCaaS Space. This is What They're Doing Now.

In 1997, years before Skype, Vonage and before Cisco discovered VoIP, VirtualPBX was invented. To say the company was early is an...

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MasterStream ERP Expands Carrier Offerings

MasterStream, the complex quoting engine of many of today's carriers has been successful at working with enough carriers that they provide 15...

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Why We will need Voice Services

  Last week I wrote about Fax.  I figure I should write about Voice.  Not because I’m leaving voice out, but because I...

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How Nuance is Powering the Voice Economy

It's no secret that voice interfaces have become one of the most successful product categories in recent years. With the price point...

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FCC and FTC Co-Host April 23rd Expo on Robocall Blocking

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo on Monday, April...

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Why Not Move to Cloud Fax?

  The last couple of weeks I explored the topic of SIP Trunking.   One of the benefits I discussed is that cloud...

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Jabra Responds To Evolving Workplace with Engage 65, 75

After exhausting interviews with 400 call center professionals and IT administrators, Jabra set out to design headsets for the evolving workplace. Respondents...

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New Planet Discovered

July 30, 2005

A new planet was just discovered in our solar system. It is 32 percent as massive as Pluto and is estimated to be about 70 percent of Pluto's diameter. Furthermore it has a moon.

Apparently scientists have been getting upset that car companies such as Saturn and cartoon dogs like Pluto are taking the really cool planet names they come up with. One astronomer was overheard saying, “I wasted $21 and over two hours sitting through When Mars Attacks with my family.

Cisco IPv6 Vulnerability

July 29, 2005

I thought this alert was worth passing along. It seems by turning off IPv6 you minimize exposure to this attack.


                        National Cyber Alert System

                  Technical Cyber Security Alert TA05-210A


Cisco IOS IPv6 Vulnerability

   Original release date: July 29, 2005
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

     * Cisco IOS devices with IPv6 enabled

   For specific information, please see the Cisco Advisory.


Overview

   Cisco IOS IPv6 processing functionality contains a vulnerability that
   could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary
   code or cause a denial of service.


I. Description

   Cisco IOS contains a vulnerability in the way IPv6 packets are
   processed. US-CERT has not confirmed further technical details.

   According to the Cisco Advisory, this vulnerability could be exploited
   by an attacker on the same IP subnet:

     Crafted packets from the local segment received on logical
     interfaces (that is, tunnels including 6to4 tunnels) as well as
     physical interfaces can trigger this vulnerability. Crafted packets
     can not traverse a 6to4 tunnel and attack a box across the tunnel.

     The crafted packet must be sent from a local network segment to
     trigger the attack.










































HP Says Goodbye to iPOD

July 29, 2005

The BBC reports that while Carly Fiorina supported the idea of reselling Apple’s iPOD, the new CEO Mark Hurd doesn’t necessarily agree.

"HP has decided that reselling iPods does not fit within the company's current digital entertainment strategy," said an Apple spokeswoman.

I thought working with Apple early on was a smart move so I am confused by the pull-back. Riding on Apple’s coattails is genius.

HP was responsible for selling 5% of iPods which seems like a significant number. I hope to ask Carly Fiorina what she thinks of this new direction at TMC’s Internet Telephony Conference & Expo later this year.

I am really excited to hear her speak and get her views on the VoIP market and technology in general.

Trade show keynoters usually have an axe to grind – they work somewhere and are pushing something… A product, a company, something. Even those people in the public sector that speak are looking to gain favor with those who might employ them when they leave office.

Interestingly Carly and Michael Powell, two of our major speakers are both sort of free agents at the moment meaning at least as far as I know they will be free to speak their minds on many topics.

This is unusual for a trade show.













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.

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