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Asterisk Certification

January 18, 2006

Be sure to check out the Asterisk certification at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo next week. We are very proud to be expanding TMC University’s certifications into a new area. If you are interested in getting certification in open-source VoIP be sure to come to ITEXPO next week and partake in the learning and certifying!

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Open Source/Asterisk Certification Program Added to INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Program

Norwalk, CT, [January 18, 2006] - Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today announced that a special TMC University™ certification course covering Open Source and Asterisk, the open source PBX will be offered to attendees at next week’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The conference will be held January 24-27, 2006 at the Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. TMC University Open Source/Asterisk Certification will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2006.

Attendees of TMC University’s Open Source/Asterisk Certification courses who successfully pass a comprehensive exam will receive certification from TMC University that they have completed the course and understand open source technologies.

According to TMC president and INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference Chairman, Rich Tehrani, open source technologies are revolutionizing PBX technology, replacing costly hardware with new, customizable software options.

“Open source is one of the fastest growing segments of VoIP.













Silver Peak

January 18, 2006

I received this whitepaper from Silver Peak. I haven’t heard of the company previously and I thought this was an interesting paper and worth posting. I think VoIP quality is a hidden problem the industry needs to do a better job of addressing. This paper is a bit commercial but still worth a read:

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Many of you are aware of "server sprawl" - the proliferation of servers and storage in branch and remote offices.

VoIP Expo Marketing

January 16, 2006

I had a discussion with my marketing department today. They are about to let the world know that there are still unbelievable deals on airlines and hotels to go to Florida for the Internet Telephony Show next week in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We often have internal discussions about VoIP conferences. So many of them lead with price.

VoIP Peering 2.0 is Video Peering 1.0

January 12, 2006

Hunter Newby has done a great job on his VoIP peering column in Internet Telephony Magazine. The article is so good I want to make sure you take a look at some of it. Be sure to keep reading Internet Telephony Magazine to ensure you read this and other great columns from Hunter, Greg Galitzine and others:

It is quickly becoming widely understood that voice as VoIP is just another application like email. It's a no-brainer, yesterday's news, right?

VoIP 2.0 Conference Goes Web 2.0

January 12, 2006

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo Mashup Announced

Today, Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) the company that produces Internet Telephony Conference & Expo (ITEXPO) announced it has produced a mashup of its domestic attendees signed up for the conference in order to graphically represent where the major interest areas lie in the Voice over IP market. A mashup is a website or application integrating data from various sources into a seamless browsing experience.

Mashups are often databases merged with Google Maps and in this case Google Maps was used as the interface to show where ITEXPO attendees reside or work. In order for the mashup to function the database of attendees to ITEXPO as of December 1, 2005 was run through a service that converted zip codes to longitude and latitude information. This file was subsequently fed into Google Maps to show a graphical representation of where attendees to ITEXPO are located.

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo routinely attracts attendees from over 70 countries as well making it the best-attended international VoIP event.





Nextone Blog

January 11, 2006

Check it out, NexTone has a blog. Why is this important? It just shows the trend towards everyone having a blog. In a world where technology changes so rapidly, tech companies really all need a blog.

VoIP Adrenalin

January 11, 2006

I have been working here at the Ft. Lauderdale airport for over an hour and am impressed with the large amount of seating space, the abundance of electrical outlets and the fast and free WiFi. The WiFi here has been much faster than the hotel WiFi (to be fair the hotel access was free too).

This airport may be one of the most business-friendly airports around. This is much better than an experience I had in Tampa years before WiFi was invented. I couldn't find a phone with a modem plug. Florida has come a long way.

I met a lot of people today at the conference & Elsewhere who told me they can't wait for ITEXPO and I can't believe we are only a few short weeks away.



VoIP Silos

January 11, 2006

Today Erik Lagerway referenced the VoIP Silos article that Om Malik wrote a while back. I agree 100% as well. Perhaps VoIP peering will allow carriers to interconnect more easily. But just as importantly we need to keep in mind it is in the best interest of companies with large market share to keep their users siloed.

Is it fair for the newer players to have the advantage of coming into the game and adding little yet gaining a great deal?

The Power of EVDO

January 10, 2006

ITEXPO Plug

January 10, 2006

Here is an informational e-mail we are about to send out. I think it is blogworthy because so many people have been e-mailing me with questions answered by this e-mail. The energy level in the VoIP space is incredible and I can’t wait to host this show in sunny Florida. Interestingly it isn’t as cold as it normally is in the northeast at the moment which means you probably can still get good prices on plane tickets to attend the show.

One would imagine that in two weeks it will become much colder in the midwest and on the east coast and you could conceivably be enjoying the sun in Florida on your way to ITEXPO while simultaneously escaping the frigid temperatures that are bound to hit us sooner or later.


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INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 January 24-27, 2006 - Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center www.itexpo.com
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The most compelling reason to attend INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO this month (yes, we open the show in 14 days!) in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is to see how to use VoIP to improve your business.













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