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SIP Forum at ITEXPO East 2010

January 19, 2010

The SIP Forum will be heavily involved in ITEXPO and related events this week in the Miami Convention Center. SIP is a crucial puzzle piece in communications and technology, used for such things as trunking and presence and you should consider working with this organization to learn more.

Here are some of the places you can meet up with them:

What: SIP Trunk Summit
When: January 20-22
Co-sponsor: Ingate Systems
* Attendees to all seminars will earn a SIP Trunking Professional Certificate
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center



What: M2M Conference
Session: The Case for SIP in M2M
When: Wednesday, January 20, 2:45-3:30 pm
Speakers: SIP Forum Chairman Richard Shockey (SIP Forum), Henry Sinnreich (Adobe Systems)
Where: M2M Evolution Conference, Miami Beach Convention Center



What: Smart Grid Summit Panel
Session: Industry Standards/Interoperability Review
When: Thursday, January 21, 8:30 - 9:15 am
Speakers: Shidan Gouran (Moderator), Co-Founder, Intelligent Communications Partners and member of the SIP Forum Smart Grid SIG
Richard Shockey, Chairman of the Board, SIP Forum
Bill Moroney, President & CEO, UTC
Joe Di Adamo, Chief Technologist, Smart Grid Solutions, Siemens Enterprise Communications and member of the SIP Forum Smart Grid SIG
Brian Huey, Manager, Strategic Planning, Sprint/Nextel
Where: Smart Grid Summit, Miami Beach Convention Center











Skype Takes Share, Upgrades iPhone App

January 19, 2010

Skype is now the largest provider of cross border communications in the world, by far according to a new report from TeleGeography. According to the research company, the rate of international calling has been growing at a steady compounded rate of 15% but in the last few years the slope has decreased as a result of the recession and of course, people switching to Skype.

Skype's Share of International Long-Distance Traffic, 2009

   

In other Skype news, the company recently upgraded their iPhone app with some minor tweaks which sadly don't include push notification.

Latest ITEXPO East 2010 Schedule Update

January 18, 2010

All participants in ITEXPO should have received this email today and if you didnt, please check your spam filter or just read it below, thanks.

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January 20-22, 2010 Miami Beach Convention Center  

Collocated with 4G Wireless Evolution -- Digium|Asterisk World -- Smart Grid Summit -- M2M Evolution -- Cloud Communications Summit -- Virtualization Summit -- StartUp Camp Telephony

  CONFIRMATION AND SCHEDULE UPDATE     Dear Rich,  

Your registration for ITEXPO is confirmed. The event starts in two days at the Miami Beach Convention Center, January 20-22.

 

Below are some details and information that will help make your experience at ITEXPO great. As always, if you have any questions before the show, please check the event site or contact Frank Coppola.





ITEXPO East 2010 - Wish You Were Here

January 18, 2010

Smart Buildings remind me of the CTI/VoIP Opportunity

January 15, 2010

For telecom veterans who were active in the communications space in the nineties you remember the excitement the industry enjoyed when Microsoft and Novell entered the telecom markets with TAPI and TSAPI protocols to interconnect communications systems with computers. The CTI or computer telephony integration space was born when the OS companies realized that by enabling telecom systems to be more tightly integrated with computing, they could in effect start to generate revenue by having new telecom systems built on their open platforms. Prior to this time, any sort of integration cost hundreds of thousands of dollars but CTI solutions based on desktop computers could be built for $10,000 to $15,000.

I couldn't help but think about this market as I read an article on connected buildings from Erin Harrison which resides on the Smart Data Center community.

Beatriz Infante Joins Sonus Board - Will it Help?

January 14, 2010

One of the biggest names and of course controversial keynoters TMC has ever had has to be Al Gore who spoke at TMC's Communications Solutions show back in 2001. Just before Vice President Gore took the stage, Beatriz Infante, CEO of Aspect proceeded to give a riveting keynote. I paid as much attention as I could when she spoke but to be honest I was surrounded by secret servicemen and it was quite an usual and somewhat distracting experience.

I take you down this path through memory lane because today Sonus Networks added Beatriz to its board.

SIP Trunking Articles of Interest

January 14, 2010

I was just reading the latest TMC SIP trunking enewsletter and thought these stories may be of interest. I hope you find them useful.

  Facebook Looks to Burnish Security Image

Facebook has announced that it will partner with security vendor McAfee to provide security software and services to the popular social networking site's 350 million users.

Ecessa Launches ClariLink-V Series, Provides Dependable VoIP Online Delivery

Ecessa, a provider of reasonably priced WAN link controllers suited for small-to-medium sized enterprises, or SMEs, recently announced the launch of the ClariLink-V Series.

One Line, Multiple Caller-ID

January 14, 2010

A while back I saw research showing a much higher rate of answered calls if they originate from the same area code. After researching for a while I can't find the source for the information but it is an intuitive assumption so I feel comfortable sharing it with my readers and apologize for not having a source.

I thought about this research when I heard The Flat Planet has a new service which matches the number you call with the Caller-ID information of a local number. Debt collection and outbound call centers are two obvious areas where the service should be of great use.

Ixia Raises Forecast for Q4

January 14, 2010

In the past I have looked to testing companies as barometers of growth in the communications market. Oftentimes they can be utilized as a forward-looking indicator - a sign of optimism or pessimism in the market.

Admittedly in a more complex world where broadband, VoIP and wireless are growing at varying levels and landlines are dying, it may be more difficult to make a solid correlation as product mix and marketshare per segment can throw you off. Moreover, testing companies have to build test systems without the benefit of standardized components meaning they have to construct many of their systems from the component level up.

Interviews With ITEXPO East 2010 Participants

January 13, 2010

Next week's ITEXPO, Jan 20-22nd in Miami promises to be one of the best shows in the communications and technology spaces. When you consider all the knowledge you can absorb at the show with collocated events which portend the future - you just have to be there.

The opportunity to save money on communications, find new products to help you make money and/or boost productivity... The chance to launch a new career and network with the best and brightest - there are many reasons to be in south Florida at ITEXPO and related events: 4G Wireless Evolution -- Digium/Asterisk World -- Smart Grid Summit -- M2M Evolution -- Cloud Communications Summit -- Virtualization Summit -- StartUp Camp Telephony -- SIP Tutorial.

To give you an idea of the sorts of people you can meet at the show and network with, you are welcome to check out the interviews I conducted with a number of the show's participants below:

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