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Microsoft Lync Mobile available now!

Looks like the December 12th launch date I wrote about on Friday was correct.  It's already available for download for Windows Phone 7. Nothing yet on Apple's App Store.Screenshot I took in the Windows Marketplace:Ironically I took this screenshot from...

Skype Releases Click-to-Call Update

Today, Skype released an update to Skype Click to Call for Windows which includes support for Firefox 9 and Chrome 16, as well as performance improvements in Internet Explorer and Chrome. It used to slow my PC browser down years...

Localphone Offers Free Calling Thanksgiving Promo for 4 Days

For four days (from 5am GMT Thurs 24th to 5am GMT Mon 28th) Localphone, a 4 year old company based in Sheffield, UK, is offering free calls to the U.S., no strings attached. Truphone offered a similar promo in 2009....

Skype Offers Direct Facebook Video Calling

Skype deepened its partnership with Facebook today by adding Facebook video calling directly within Skype for both its Mac and Windows applications. The just announced Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows can initiate a Facebook...

Polycom RealPresence Connects Non-standard TIP TelePresence Systems

I've written about Polycom supporting TIP (Telepresence Interoperability Protocol) and Cisco's response to Polycom supporting it. Well, today Polycom announced a new software update for Polycom RealPresence Platform designed to "free users locked into proprietary telepresence solutions." This update...

Oh no! VoIP is Going Down. Big Bad Bear Economy Taking its Toll

Well, whaddya know, the VoIP industry is not invincible to the Great Recession, which started way back in 2008. For the longest time, VoIP was one of the stellar performers even in this down economy. Back in 2009 I wrote,...

Blue Jeans Networks Makes Skype & Microsoft Lync Interoperate

I've written about and reviewed Blue Jeans Network's multipoint telepresence solution, which bridges H.323 and SIP end-points, PSTN — and even Skype, with the goal of allowing users to connect everything from high-end video telepresence systems like Tandberg/Cisco and Lifesize...

Bria VoIP Softphone now available on iTunes

CounterPath's Bria 3, a VoIP softphone app is now available for purchase on iTunes. Bria 3 is a softphone that enables you make voice and video calls from your Mac or PC. The ability to make this software purchase directly...

Republic Wireless Hybrid WiFi / Cell VoIP Service for $19/month

What if you could get a cellular plan for $19/month with unlimited voice? Well, you can (sort of) using republic wireless's hybrid WiFi/cellular network approach. It includes unlimited WiFi VoIP calling, 550 minutes of cellular voice calling, 150 texts, and...

iMainGo XP Portable Stereo Speaker & Case for iPad

Portable Sound Labs has a new product called the iMainGo XP (model: 11BWB04), which is a portable stereo speaker for the iPad but also doubles as a protective case. It works on both the iPad 1 and iPad 2. It...

Digium (Unofficially) Announces R-Series Redundancy Analog & PRI Appliances

Today, at a standing room only session presented by Digium's Jason Parker he discussed Digium's R-Series (R = Redundancy) appliance, which adds redundancy to analog & PRI trunks. It comes in two models - an analog model supporting 8 analog...

Digium's Mark Spencer Questions Panasonic About Android APKs/Apps

Digium's Mark Spencer who founded Asterisk and AstriCon has no qualms about asking speakers at his conference a question and keeping them on their toes. He asked Panasonic's Hiroshige "Hiro" Kamine a technical question about the Panasonic IP phones supporting...

Mark Spencer, Allison Smith & the AstriCon Luncheon - Humor Alert!

Today's luncheon at the AstriCon conference was packed to the gills. I saw an open seat at Mark Spencer's table and some Digium folks. But the tables were so crammed close together that I couldn't figure out how to traverse...

AstriCon VoIP Security - $400,000 toll fraud - YIKES!

During an AstriCon session on VoIP security the speaker discussed how easy it was to hack voicemail PINs, but not to listen to your voice messages but to initiate "call backs" using spoofed CallerIDs. Essentially, this leverages the "call back"...

Switchvox 5.5 - Sneak Peek!

I caught the tail half of Digium's Tristan Barnum's AstriCon session. Tristan Barnum is the Director of Product Marketing for Switchvox at Digium. In her AstriCon session, Tristan stressed how she never ever tells what Switchvox is up to and...

AstriCon Video Snippet of an AstriCon Session

For those that couldn't make AstriCon, thought I'd share this brief ~5 minute snippet of the 1st AstriCon session on Tuesday 10/25/11. Gives you some flavor of the awesome attendance and a little bit of the show content. I captured...

360° Panoramic of Astricon Exhibit Floor

Here's a 360° panoramic of the Astricon exhibit floor taken at 1:54pm today. The show floor opens at 5pm today, so this is a sneak peak! The Astricon exhibits are still being setup in this panoramic. I wanted to take...

AstriCon - Panoramic Image of 1st Session

I captured a panoramic image of the first session taking place at AstriCon in the Westin Westminster hotel in Denver, Colorado. It's an interactive panoramic, so use your mouse to move around. I didn't do a 360 degree panoramic since...

Polycom VVX 500 Launches

In 2009, Polycom announced the Polycom VVX 1500, a touch-screen business media phone, that combines IP telephony with business-class video and the ability to integrate with business applications. It was a little bit clunky to be honest, so I'm intrigued...

Interactive Intelligence launches Quick Spin, a Cloud-based Unified Communications Trial Program

Interactive Intelligence today launched Quick Spin, a trial program that enables organizations to try their communications-as-a-service (CaaS) service for free. Interactive Intelligence gave me a demo of Quick Spin last week and I was pretty impressed. It features unified...

It's Official - Skype Now Part of Microsoft!

Both the U.S. and Europe anti-trust authorities approved the acquisition in recent days. Now it is official - Skype is officially now part of Microsoft with the closing of the $8.5 billion acquisition. On October 13, Skype became an official...

Rebtel Mobile VoIP app hops between 3G and WiFi/data Networks

Rebtel just launched version 2.0 of its free iPhone app, which allows users to make and receive free international calls using WiFi, 3G, or local minutes. TechCrunch discusses Rebtels's "new proprietary technology called “KeepTalking”, which allows users to transition (mid-call,...

Nimbuzz launches Video calling for iPhone and PC

Nimbuzz today launched video calling for the iPhone and PC. You can download them here: Download Nimbuzz for iPhone Download Nimbuzz for PC The Nimbuzz video calling works over 3G/4G as well as WiFi. Interestingly, they are also offering...

Andrea SuperBeam Buds Headset review

We all have come to love our stereo headsets featuring separate audio channels for both the left and right ear, but what about dual or stereo microphones? If stereo speakers makes 'sounds' better for you, why can't stereo microphones make...

Cisco UC320W Review

Cisco isn’t known for hitting the SOHO/SMB space of 1-24 users, even with their feature-rich, but not entirely inexpensive Unified Communications Manager Express (UCME) product line.  UCME’s sweet spot is 30-100 users, while Cisco’s new UC 320W product works with...
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