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Concord Fax Integrations

October 12, 2006

I just had a chance to sit down here at ITEXPO with Ralph Musgrove who as you may know was instrumental in bringing PC-based faxing to the world via his work at Delrina over ten years ago. More recently he was at Venali and now he works for Concord Fax Integrations where the company has built a SIP based T.38 fax network that is used to host fax services for carriers. So a carrier based on SIP can work with the company to supply their customers with quality fax services without needing to build out their own fax technology. This is an easy for a for a service provider to generate incremental revenue without any CAPEX investment.

Andy Abramson's Dinner

October 12, 2006

Last night here at TMC's Internet Telephony Conference & Expo I had dinner with Andy Abramson and a group of the movers and shakers in IP communications. I was invited to a similar dinner at TMC's VoIP Developer (now called Communications Developer).

Now I should start out this post by saying I had heard of Andy's legendary dinners before I joined one. Andy is a wine connoisseur. I am not.

AudioCodes Allows IP Communications Developers to Explore New Worlds

October 11, 2006

When designing telecom applications you have to be part clairvoyant. The reason of course is you need to try to figure out what coders you need to support your customer. It is tough to know sometimes who your customer will be before you start down the road of designing system.

The telecom world is rife with coding standards such as G.711, G.726, iLBC, GSM-FR, GSM-EFR, AMR and many others. So imagine designing the killer application for the wired world of telecom only to have a mobile service provider come knocking on your door with a huge order you just can't fulfill.

Talk About the Ultimate IP Communications Experience

October 11, 2006

As I sit here at ITEXPO in a session I am moderating titled how to make money selling VoIP with a number of resellers from around the world there is an IMS EXPO keynote session kicking off while conference sessions take place nearby.

There is also a SIP trunking session taking place down the hall.

In short it is unfathomable how much is going on at ITEXPO and the content offering is probably 80-90% greater than any prior show. Thankfully conference and show registration is way up as well so it is apparent that this market is growing very nicely.

I have heard talk of other events that have peaked and this sort of talk scares someone like me who is in the event business. My take is events where people come to learn -- events that are truly worthwhile will grow as long as they fulfill a need in the marketplace.

That is as long as new technologies continue to grow and certainly areas like triple-play and IMS are crucial money-makers for service providers and neither is scheduled to slow at any time in the future.

The excitement at this event continues on and I can't wait for the exhibit hall to open later today. I have had numerous comments about how big the hall has become and this is thanks to all of you who are participating in this event.

Brian Metherell speaks at ITEXPO

October 10, 2006

Chalan Aras from Ditech Networks Speaks

October 10, 2006

Chalan spoke today about how Starbucks and Harley Davidson have created an experience out of commodity products. Hey said this during a charismatic keynote at ITEXPO.Chalan mentioned Virgin Mobile is doing the same with mobile technology. Other points he made are IMS is the promise of bringing any service to any device and voice is still the killer app.

The question Chalan posed is how do we find out if customers are satisfied?

ECA Enterprise Market Report

October 10, 2006

Leveraging Open Source Software for VoIP Development

October 10, 2006

TMC University Kicks Off

October 10, 2006

ITEXPO Has Started: Bryan Martin is Speaking

October 10, 2006

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