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ITEXPO East 2009 Attendance and Demographic numbers

With the resounding success of ITEXPO East 2009, I was just sent the final attendance figures and demographics that I thought I'd share.Demographics:Service Providers:33.3%Reseller/Agent/VAR:28.2%Developers:6.2%Manufacturer:4.2%Enterprise/SMB:28.1%Total Attendance:Paid Conference:211VIPs:6,980Exhibitors:847Speakers:202Press:69Total:8,309...

Star Trek VoIP Communicator Helps you save on Intergalactic phone calls

Dream Cheeky has created a USB-based VoIP Communicator that looks like a replica of the original Star Trek Communicator from the original TV series. Due out in in a couple months, it sports a speakerphone, mute and volume control functions,...

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 7.0 with WebEx integration Review

Here is a preview of the TMC Labs review of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 7.0, which is scheduled to be published in the March issue of Internet Telephony Magazine. Enjoy! Cisco Systems, Inc. Web site: http://www.cisco.com Pricing: 40 concurrent user licenses...

ITEXPO says "Slumping economy? What slumping economy?" - VoIP tradeshow thrives

Many people I talked to at ITEXPO before the exhibit floor opened had muted expectations about the attendance, because of the slumping economy. But I knew better... I talked to Rich Tehrani and he told me a week before...

Clicksaya offers free Click-to-Calls

Clicksaya is a new VoIP offering just launched in beta that offers click me web buttons. While click-to-call web buttons are not news, the nice thing about Clicksaya's C2C buttons is it currently connects users for free between 5...

ContactQ Enhances Asterisk's Call Center Functionality

ContactQ is a new call center application server created by Braxtel Communications designed to run on Asterisk that brings advanced call center functionality to the Asterisk platform. Their aim is to handle any sort of contact method and put it...

Skype Launches 4.0 with Super <strike>Duper Weenie</strike> Wideband Codec

According to Skype Journal, Skype has released Skype 4.0 to Gold. The new version sports not "wideband audio" but a "Super Wideband audio codec" or what I like to call the Super Duper Weenie Wideband codec after one of my...

VoiceGear SkyBridge at ITEXPO

IndustryDynamics' VoiceGear SkyBridge is a Skype-to-PBX product that works with analog and VoIP PBX systems and connects them with the Skype network. I stopped by their booth at ITEXPO to learn more. They told me that SkyBridge supports up...

Plantronics .Audio 1100M USB phone for Office Communicator 2007

Plantronics today unveiled a phone handset optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. The new wideband .Audio 1100M USB phone handset features a standard, 10-key dial pad combined with call-answer and call-end keys, a visual ring indicator, a speakerphone activation key...

VoIP using Microsoft Silverlight

VoIP using Microsoft Silverlight has just been accomplished for the very first time. I'm pretty busy at ITEXPO so I don't have time to test this, but wanted to share an email that Founder & CEO of TringMe, Yusuf Motiwala...

U.S. Social Security Blows $300 Million on Nortel VoIP system

According to CNN:Nortel Government Solutions, a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel completed the core network for the massive new U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) VoIP system within 180 days of initial purchase orders, an aggressive requirement of the 10-year,...

Switchvox SMB 4.0 launches at ITEXPO

I just got into Miami for ITEXPO headed to the convention center around 12pm and I've already learned some exciting news launching at the show. Digium has released Switchvox SMB 4.0 with some new Unified Communications features. Matthew Nickasch, a...

Dual Stack SIP and Skype IP Phone Coming

Image is of the IPEVO Solo Desktop Skype phone not the forthcoming product. But picture something like this device that supports SIP, Skype, and has a color LCD A source has told me about an interesting new VoIP/Skype product...

Speculation that eBay wants to offload Skype

According to The Times of London, rumors are that eBay wants to sell Skype after paying $2.6 billion to acquire Skype back in 2005. I wrote back then a few times that I thought eBay overpaid for Skype. Let's assume...

Verizon VoiceWing Exits VoIP Business

Verizon VoiceWing customers received letters in the last couple of days saying, "We regret to inform you that effective March 31, 2009, Verizon will no longer offer VoiceWing. At that time, all VoiceWing service will be terminated". Rumors of VoiceWing's...

DNS Issue Temporarily Cripples Packet8 VoIP Service

A source tipped me off to a Packet8 VoIP service outage last night & today caused by a DNS issue. I contacted 8x8/Packet8 and Joan Citelli, Director, Corporate Communications for 8x8, Inc. to find out what caused the VoIP outage. Joan...

Verizon Hub News

As I wrote a few days ago, Verizon plans to launch the Verizon Hub. I just learned the Verizon Hub will launch February 1st. As I also was the first to point out, my source told me that the...

Verizon Hub Web browsing VoIP Phone Gadget Coming

Back in March 2007 I wrote about Verizon VoiceWing VoIP FiOS service with a brand new phone called Verizon One, sporting a touch-screen, stylus, Internet access, VoIP, and more. It's pictured here:Well, according to Boy Genius Report, it appears that...

TechCrunch Touchpad - Needs 3G/4G/EVDO, Skype, and VoIP

TechCrunch has a prototype of their tablet PC featuring a touchscreen, Wi-Fi, an accelerometer, a camera and a four cell battery running on a stripped down version of Linux. Well, actually they're running the prototype on full-fledged Linux, but they...

Skype and IBM add LotusLive Integration via IBM Cloud Services

According to a Skype spokesperson, at Lotusphere 2009 in Orlando, FL, IBM and Skype previewed the planned integration of Skype functionality with LotusLive, IBM's new cloud services which are designed to "help individuals build communities to work smarter, more effectively...

The 2009 VoIP Surge Theory

Don Witt, President of cyLogistics, theorizes that the stock market meltdown and slowing economy will actually spur faster VoIP growth in an article he penned for TMCnet. He writes, "More and more executives will be under the gun to cut...

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Collocation Server Roles Supported

IT Administrators like to consolidate as many server roles & applications as they can on a single server, while maintaining reliability and compatibility. Of course, Office Communications Server 2007 has many components (Edge Server, Media Server, Director, Front-End Server, Web...

<strike>5</strike>6 Reasons to Attend Digium Asterisk World in Miami

Bill Miller over at Digium today blogged 5 reasons why you should attend Digium Asterisk World in Miami taking place just a few short weeks away from February 2nd-4th, which is co-located with TMC's Internet Telephony Conference & Expo (ITEXPO)....

D2 Technologies Improves its vPort VoIP Software for Development of Next Generation WiMAX, Femtocell and Mobile Handsets/Devices

Some interesting news from D2 Technologies worth sharing. It's worth mentioning that D2 offers the mCUE mobile convergence software solution, which combines a communications user interface with the company's vPort MP VoIP software platform targeting OEMs and service providers to...

Skype Lite Java client

Skype announced Skype Lite for Java-enabled phones, including the Google Android, but it should also work on Windows Mobile with Java installed.Skype Lite is the first native VoIP client using Java. I guess my prediction of a Flash-based Skype client...
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