is a new Canadian-based hosted service provider that plans on offering hosted IP telephony very soon. HIP Communications is a sister company of Accelerated Connections Inc. (ACI)
with the intention of building hosted applications that run across the ACI network. HIP's product roadmap currently has five hosted applications scheduled for rollout within the coming months, including hosted IP telephony (business class IP PBX), digital media/signage, video surveillance, off-site data storage, Web and teleconferencing.
The hosted IP telephony solution is based on Tekelec's PBX technology. Their voice services switch is fully redundant, with multiple Sun and Intel carrier class servers. Some of the features include find me/followme, call center queues, voice IVR, extension dialing, and more.
According to HIP's website, "HIP's mission is to be a role model providing businesses across Canada with leading edge, hosted IP applications. Whether it's a standard product such as our voice over IP phone services, or more customized consulting services for retailers such as network design, management, IP video surveillance, remote offsite storage or digital media, we refuse to take a back seat to anybody."