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IEEE standardizes 801.11r fast Wi-Fi roaming

The IEEE has completed 802.11r, a standard that lets Wi-Fi devices roam quickly between wireless access points (WAP) and which improves the performance of VoIP on enterprise LANs. Traditionally, 801.11 devices can roam from one access point to another, but...

Microsoft develops Vi-Fi (Vehicle Wi-Fi). VoIP while driving baby!

A new technology developed by Microsoft in alliance with the University of Massachusetts (UMASS), and the University of Washington has resulted in a new technology called Vi-Fi (Vehicle Wi-Fi). Vi-Fi solves the problem of hopping from one Wi-Fi wireless access...

Asterisk GUI 2.0 launches

Yesterday, afternoon I mentioned Asterisk GUI 2.0. Later that evening, Digium "officially" announced Asterisk GUI 2.0 and included some screenshots, which you can check out here: here's a few screenshots to wet your whistle: ...

Digium Headquarters Tour

During my tour of Digium's headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama I snapped quite a few photos that I thought I'd share. I'll just share a few here, but if you want to see them all, go check out the online...

fring touchtone DTMF support - uh hello?

I've been playing around with fring for awhile now. I like fring which I like to call "the Swiss army knife of mobile VoIP and IM", since it works with Skype, SIP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ,...

Digium Asterisk Appliance AA1080 or AA1060?

Bill Miller commented I may have seen some yet-unreleased products during my tour. During my tour of Digium's headquarters, I snapped some photos, so I thought perhaps one of my photos might contain some top secret Digium product, so I...

Digium AsteriskNOW News and more...

As I hinted last week, I would have some "interesting" news to tell after my visit to Digium's brand new headquarters along with colleagues Greg Galitzine and Dave Rodriguez. Before I get into the MAJOR news being made by...

Internet Finally Takes Off into the Clouds

American Airlines began offering Internet access on long-haul domestic flights today, making American the first U.S. airline to offer full in-flight broadband, according to a Reuters report. The world's largest airline said its passengers on Boeing 767-200 aircraft can...

VoSKY Exchange Pro VISIP-EX SIP PBX-to-Skype gateway

VoSKY just announced the VoSKY Exchange Pro VISIP-EX, a SIP-to-Skype gateway product that bridges the Skype network with SIP-based IP-PBXs and SIP gateways. The VoSKY Exchange Pro VISIP-EX enables companies with SIP-enabled PBXs to add Skype trunks for inexpensive calling....

Digium AA50 1.2 Software Released

Yesterday, Digium released version 1.2 for the Digium Asterisk Appliance 50 (AA50). It's been awhile since I've heard any news about the AA50, so I'm glad to see Digium is still developing for the AA50 even with their new Switchvox-based...

AT&T CallVantage One Step Closer to Oblivion

As I predicted on July 3rd, AT&T would soon be dropping its CallVantage broadband VoIP service since they dropped their affiliate marketing channel.Well, today I learned that AT&T is no longer accepting ANY new orders from ANY source - affiliate...

How much data does fring consume?

Ever wonder how much data fring consumes when making a VoIP call or even when idle? Personally, I really like fring which I like to call "the Swiss army knife of mobile VoIP and IM", since it works with Skype,...

Well there goes VoIP's 5 nines (99.999) of reliability!

Check out this alert on the University of Buffalo's website:UBIT AlertCampus Wide Services ImpactedVoIP System MaintenanceEffective: 8/6/2008 Expires: 8/6/2008 Posted: 2008-08-04On Wednesday, 8/6, between 6:00 - 7:00 AM system maintenance will be performed on the VoIP server infrastructure. Technical staff...

Using Asterisk to Scam Credit Cards

Received a news tip that fraudsters are using Asterisk as a "collection tool" for their credit card scam. While that's nothing new by itself, since there are plenty of scammers leveraging Asterisk, I found it fascinating to be able to...

The IP-PBX Energy Wars...

So today I get a new report from the Tolly Group stating that the ShoreTel Unified Communications system is significantly more energy efficient than the Cisco Unified Communications Manager. ShoreTel apparently topped Cisco in using less energy to drive VoIP...

Skype 4.0.0.155 Beta 1 for Windows

Skype just released a new beta of 4.0.called Skype 4.0.0.155 Beta 1 for Windows. Just remember there are some caveats to using Skype 4.0 beta. Read here for more.Here's what's new / fixes:30.07.2008 Skype 4.0.0.155 Beta 1 for Windowschange: Firefox...

Level 3 & Packet8 major outage

BREAKING!A source is telling me that Level 3 Communications and Packet 8 are having a system-wide network outage for the last 30 minutes. Level 3 is a huge provider of VoIP termination and I believe Packet8 uses their network for...

3CX Free SIP Softphone

3CX has announced the release of a totally free new VoIP softphone called 3CX VoIP Phone that allows users to make and receive calls from their computer using SIP-based VoIP providers or SIP-based IP-PBXs. This free SIP softphone client isn't...

Astricon, Win $100, and Party Hardy at ITEXPO

Came across DIDx (DIDXchange) CEO Suzanne Bowen's blog today, where she mentions that DIDXchange is sponsoring the Code Zone Reception on Tues PM Sept 23 at Astricon and also "giving a lightning talk with some of you on DIDX and...

sipgate vs. T-Mobile Round II

Thilo Salmon of sipgate, makers of a SIP-based client that works on the Apple iPhone, wrote me today regarding sipgate vs. T-Mobile Round II, which was soundly won today by sipgate after a German court issued a preliminary injunction...

CIA Offers VoIP Service?

Apparently the CIA wants to get into the VoIP biz. Oh wait, not that CIA, this CIA. Basically it's cia.gov vs. cia.com. Relatedly, fbi.com (not fbi.gov) is a blank page - cybersquatter? Anyway, Cybersurf Internet Access (CIA) is a trade...

College student could get 5 years for Hacking VoIP system & changing grades

We all thought it was pretty cool when Matthew Broderick changed his high school grades in War Games, right? Harmless prank after all and even if he got caught, the worst he'd have to suffer is a few nights...

VonagePro Launches

Vonage today launched their VonagePro service, their premium service offering that features a brand new softphone with single phone number identity, built-in contacts support, custom ringtones, and more. Mary Grikas, Executive Director of Device Development for Vonage about the launch...

FCC to punish Comcast over Internet blocking

Comcast is about to be punished for messing with its customers Internet traffic, including messing with P2P traffic and reportedly even VoIP traffic. Apparently, Comcast making nice nice with Vonage wasn't enough to appease the FCC. This news wire reports...

Skype Backdoor?

According to The Register, "Off the cuff remarks by Austrian government officials suggest that Skype conversations might be intercepted" via a backdoor or through the encryption keys. The comments were made at a recent meeting on lawful interception between ISPs...
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