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Cisco Manager Meets Jurassic Park

You remember the scene in Jurassic Park where the there was no power or working phones on the island so they head to the control room? Lex Murphy, the young hacker girl, gets on a computer, works some computer wizardry...

Unified Communications Growth Soars

Infonetics sent me over a summary of their latest report on the unified communications (UC) market.  Infonetics Research reports that the unified communications market, which includes unified messaging and communicator software, jumped 20% sequentially in 2007, following a 19% increase...

Shoretel Rumors

SHORETEL UPDATE: 4/24/09Could it be - with ShoreTel continuing to provide PBX solutions - that the rumors I reported about them nearly a year ago were false? Is it now clear that Rich's sources that sparked this article were wrong?Shoretel...

Cisco and Microsoft in Clash of the UC Titans

According to a new study by analyst firm Infonetics Research, Cisco and Microsoft are locked in a "battle of the titans" for the unified communications (UC) market, with both vendors currently favored by buyers as Unified Messaging and Communicator...

Ring Voltage, REN, VoIP and a Bolt of Blue

In 1999, I wrote a humorous article for CTI Magazine, the precursor to Internet Telephony Magazine, about my adventures with a power outage at TMC that took out our Dialogic MSI analog cards in our PC-PBX. The MSI cards are...

Hosted VoIP Packet Sniffing

Packet Island, Inc. today announced that they will demonstrate their latest SaaS-based sniffer product, PacketPro at TMC's ITEXPO conference in Miami. This SaaS-based product has the ability to provide managed service providers and IT outsourcing companies remote visibility to troubleshoot...

University of Cambridge claims largest IP telephony system

Score one for Cisco. They now claim that the University of Cambridge has become one of the largest if not the largest IP telephony system in the education sector. Cisco and BT announced the deployment in a multi-million pound deal...

Congrats to Netgear - wins Top 10 Gadgets 2007 Award

Netgear is #3 on Time Magazine's Top 10 Gadgets of 2007 for their Wi-Fi Skype phone - the Netgear SPH200W. The Netgear SPH200W sports 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, around four hours of talk time, WEP / WPA / WPA2 support, and of...

Chris Lyman on Unified Communications

Greg Galitzine has an excellent interview with Fonality CEO, Chris Lyman about unified communications, Microsoft (OCS 2007), and Cisco. Chris goes into the threat he believes Microsoft and Cisco may pose, as well as some analysis of Microsoft Response Point...

Unified Communications Deployment Blues

Today, unified communications is being touted by many, including Microsoft with their Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS 2007) due out later this year and Cisco with their aptly named  Cisco Unified Communications. Unified communications often combines many or all of...

Avaya #1 VoIP PBX Vendor?

I was too busy yesterday to blog this news, but thought it was still important enough to mention. Yesterday, I received an email stating that Avaya, a traditional PBX manufacturer had "widened its lead in worldwide enterprise Internet protocol (IP)...

Deep Throat Shoots Verizon Patent Out of the Water

An anonymous source, let's call him/her my "Deep Throat" source emailed me with a couple of interesting links that seem to disprove Verizon's patent claims. One of the most important things in fighting patent claims is demonstrating "prior art" that...

VoIP Patents run amok

We have all been following the various VoIP patent lawsuits. From the Rates Technology vs. Google Talk lawsuit, to Apple vs Cisco iPhone lawsuit, Verizon vs. Vonage patent infringement and many more. Well, Production Ad Absurdam has a couple of...

Cisco acquires WebEx

Cisco has acquired WebEx for approximately $3.2 billion, according to the Cisco website. WebEx is one of the most well-known companies in the hosted on-demand collaboration application space. Although WebEx is very well-known (who hasn't used it?), in my opinion...

Unified Communications + Air-blown Fiber + Cisco + Arizona Cardinals = Interesting

TMC is sponsoring a very interesting free webinar hosted by Cisco and the Arizona Cardinals. To increase awareness and educate the IT public of how the Cardinals’ University of Phoenix Stadium has deployed Air-blown fiber and Cisco’s Unified Communications system...

Cisco uses open-source with OpenSER

Just caught word that Cisco is using OpenSER, an open source GPL project that is building a robust and scalable open-sourced SIP server.  Cico is using OpenSER in Cisco Service Nodes for Linksys One. You can see OpenSER mentioned on...

Network World discusses my VoIP calling card "gloom and doom" article

So here I am happily surfing the web when I come across a Network World article titled Hype vs. reality in VoIP security. I read this excellent two page article when an article written yesterday titled "Cisco-based calling card solutions...

Microsoft Public Beta of Office Communications Server 2007

Microsoft will open the public beta of its VoIP and unified communications server, Office Communications Server 2007, as well as its unified communications client, Office Communicator 2007, later this month. I wrote a detailed article on Office Communications Server 2007...

The iPhone Decision: What's in It for Cisco?

Sure you've gotten over the short-lived excitement over the wraggling between Apple and Cisco over the iPhone trademark -- now that this spat has been settled. But if you think about this some (if you really want to), you have to wonder...

Raytheon ACU-2000 IP VoIP Gateway

Raytheon of "Patriot missile" fame is set to launch a new SIP VoIP gateway called the ACU-2000 IP through their Ratheon JSP Communications subsidiary. They claim that the ACU-2000 IP is the only solution that provides a true SIP-based gateway...

Apple and Cisco make iPhone love

Cisco and Apple said that they have settled the iPhone trademark infringement. lawsuit that has surrounded the much-hyped Apple iPhone mobile phone-iPod hybrid gadget. Apple and Cisco stated that Apple will be allowed to use the name for its mobile...

iPhone vs iPhone vs. iSoftphone?

As if we haven't had enough of the Cisco vs. Apple iPhone battle, now we have "iSoftPhone", a clone of the Apple iPhone's skin created by Xnet Communications GmbH. iSoftPhone is a VoIP softphone for Mac OS X. They claim...

New VoIP Call Recording Software for Mac OS X

Tomorrow, Arcosoft will release VONaLink SoloRecord, a new VoIP call recording software program for Mac OS X. VONaLink SoloRecord for Mac OS X works with any VoIP phone system utilizing the SIP standard to record calls and to provide screen...

Telrex Announces CallRex Release 3.5 VoIP Call Recording solution

Telrex today announced CallRex Release 3.5, a business-class VoIP call recording and monitoring solution. For a round-up of VoIP call recording solutions, check out my article here. According to Telrex, the new release features a new distributed-services software architecture which...

It Was Some Week, Wasn't It?

You knew Macworld and CES in the same week would be exciting, but who expected that Apple's show would blow the other one completely out of the water? Funny what a little iPhone announcement -- and the ensuing announcement from Cisco...
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