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Digium launches Switchvox Free Edition

TMC's Greg Galitzine has the goods on Digium leveraging their Switchvox acquisition right out of the box by offering it for free. Damn, that was fast! Digium just acquired Switchvox at the end of September. Hmm, how did Greg find...

Skype SIP Gateway (PE) 1.0 Released

You recall my SIP to Skype gateway breaks Skype's Great Wall of VoIP, right? You don't? Well, let me refresh your memory. I wrote: As most techies know, Skype uses a proprietary protocol and does not support inbound SIP calls....

SightSpeed offers High Quality Video Conferencing for the SMB

Ironic that I just blogged about Logitech and Skype offering high quality video conferencing and I was skeptical it would work - except in the SMB - and now I just got a release saying SightSpeed can save SMBs thousands...

Astfin announces Asterisk Appliance based on Blackfin

We all know the benefits of Asterisk, an open source IP-PBX software solution - so wouldn't open source hardware for the Asterisk platform be a natural extension? Yes, it would and in fact Asterisk fans have been hard at...

3 Skypephone arrives

The 3 Skypephone has finally arrived, but only for our friends across the pond - the Brits. Although Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Macau and Sweden are planned sometime later in the year. What, no U.S.? Of...

AIM Call Out Update

Just to update my post from on Friday about AOL's new AIM Call Out. I read an email from an AOL representative late on Friday confirming that AOL AIM Call Out is "not yet publicly announced" but that a public...

AIM Call Out Launches

A reader informed me a few days ago about AOL AIM Call Out asking me for my feedback on the VoIP quality and features of this product. I told him: I honestly haven't checked it out (AIM Call Out). AOL...

NET Acquires Quintum, VoIP Gateway Manufacturer

TMC's Greg Galitzine and Rich Tehrani wrote excellent articles (here & here) on NET (Network Equipment Technologies, Inc) acquiring Quintum, a maker of VoIP gateways. According to Greg's article, NET President and CEO Nicholas Keating, Jr. (no relation) remarked, “The...

BabelTV integrates VoIP, YouTube, TV, iPod, Video, and more

BabelTV is a set-top box that integrates TV and Web access to allow you to tune into and record Freeview TV and radio broadcasts, stream video clips, browse the Web, and even make VoIP calls. BabelTV also features PVR...

Jajah native SIP client for EM-ONE phone

Jajah just announced a very cool pre-installed VoIP client for the EM-ONE α device for the Japanese mobile carrier EMOBILE which was co-developed with Sharp and Microsoft. Their software uses the data channel (HSDPA) to deliver voice services for...

Propel PBM improves QoS for VoIP, Skype, Online Gaming and more

Propel Software Corporation today debuted Propel PBM, a "personal QoS software" at DEMOfall 07. The Propel PBM (Personal Bandwidth Manager) application provides personal bandwidth management on your PC by automatically optimizing and prioritizing network access for time-sensitive applications. By prioritizing...

TalkSwitch 5.0 Released

TalkSwitch today released TalkSwitch Software 5.0. What's interesting about this news is that this new software actually adds more IP extensions and more voicemail memory to EXISTING TalkSwitch users. Wow, first today I wrote about a free IP-PBX and now a IP-PBX...

Free IP-PBX!

Avaya is offering a free IP-PBX for SMBs that are looking for the latest and greatest in communications technology but can't afford it. Ok, it's not quite "free". It's free for the first 2 years via a 0% lease (no...

Vapps offers Wideband Conferencing using Skype or PSTN

Today, Vapps will be relaunching their free conferencing service (HighSpeed Conferencing) as a flat-rate monthly service with unlimited usage. When I asked Ben Lilienthal CEO, Vapps "why the change?", Ben explained that they have gone from using a narrowband codec...

Comcast Censors some Internet Applications

Last week I ranted about censorship of the word "God" in a promotion of The Ten Commandments movie of all things. Today, I'm going to continue that theme with an unbelievable story of how Comcast is blocking BitTorrent, a popular...

Office Communications Server 2007 Software Update Service

Microsoft released Office Communications Server 2007 Software Update Service, which provides an automated way to update all unified communications devices deployed in an organization. This includes all the OCS-compatible phones (Polycom Inc., LG-Nortel Co. Ltd. and Thomson Telecom) that run...

Skype Surpasses 10 million simultaneous users

In addition to the exciting Skype & Myspace news, Skype is celebrating surpassing the 10 million simultaneous users globally connected online to each other for the first time. Three years ago, on October 20, 2004, Skype had 1 million simultaneous...

Top Tips for Managing VoIP

Stephen Brown over at the Network Instruments blog (called Network Observations) has a good post listing top tips for managing VoIP that is definitely worth checking out. He also lists some external links to outside resources, including InfoWorld (one of...

Minimizing network load when routing to Ported Mobile Phone Numbers

Tyntec launched their new Voice Network Query service that enables major carriers to route voice calls to mobile phones directly to destination operator, minimizing network load. Now that regulations force the carriers to allow customers to port their mobile phone...

Myspace goes VoIP

TMC co-worker, Greg Galitzine, is reporting that Reuters stated Myspace will announce a partnership with Skype tomorrow. This is great news for Skype/eBay, but like I said before, I still think Skype itself could be a Facebook and MySpace social...

Aculab launches ApplianX Gateway for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

For my last post today on Microsoft OCS 2007 (hope you enjoyed the comprehensive coverage), I wanted to let everyone know that Aculab launched their ApplianX Gateway for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. ApplianX Gateway incorporates the Mediation Server function...

SAP Duet to leverage Microsoft OCS 2007

SAP and Microsoft have integrated Duet - a join venture - with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. The integration enables users can to take advantage of presence information and “click-to-communicate” features while working with processes and content in Duet. The...

Rich Liveblogging Microsoft UC Launch

Rich Tehrani is doing a great job live blogging the Microsoft UC launch in San Francisco. This is a huge launch for Microsoft OCS 2007, which features unified communications,VoIP, presence, video, and more. Go check out his blog regularly today...

Dell Gets into VoIP Game with OCS 2007

Dell is now in the VoIP game! I was talking with Microsoft's Clint Patterson, Director of PR for Unified Communications, this morning and I asked him about Dell, since I noticed they were listed as one of Microsoft's OCS 2007...

Microsoft OCS 2007 Review

Today is the big launch of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS 2007), the core of the Microsoft Unified Communications Strategy. OCS 2007 is a unified communications server that delivers enterprise instant messaging, audio, video- and web-conferencing, and enhanced voice...
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