Since I've been covering Popular Telephony's P2P-based technology called Peerio, I would be remiss if I neglected to mention Nimcat Networks news announcement. Nimcat Networks has a very similar P2P premise to Popular Telephony, though there are some differences. Iit's too late in the day to list them though and provide my analysis.
So enjoy the news...
Nimcat Networks, a leading provider of Peer-to-Peer embedded call processing software, today announced a joint partnership with Aastra Technologies Limited (TSX: AAH), a provider of products and systems for accessing communication networks and Broadcom Corporation, a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor solutions enabling broadband communications.
This partnership will enable Aastra to develop an integrated Peer-to-Peer (P2P) business IP-telephony system that targets the small and medium enterprise (SME) market. Utilizing the Broadcom(R) BCM1101 enterprise IP phone chip, BCM1112 VoIP gateway chip and BCM3341 VoIP coprocessor, the system will embed nimX, Nimcat's unique P2P call processing software into the recently introduced Aastra 480i IP telephone.
"Aastra sees a significant market opportunity in expanding our product portfolio to offer an innovative solution to the small and medium enterprise," says Steve Copeland, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Aastra Telecom Limited. "This market segment has been under-served, and we intend to offer a very compelling and cost effective solution, that caters to this segment's specific needs."
Using the attributes of nimX and the Broadcom chips, the product offering eliminates the need for costly central equipment and offers a complete enterprise call processing solution to the small and medium enterprise that is simple to use, easy to deploy, easy to expand, and easy to maintain.
"Nimcat and Aastra's innovative products are taking advantage of the power and flexibility associated with Broadcom's VoIP chips to enable revolutionary new solutions for the SMB telephony market, which are centered around IP phones," said Paul Shore, Director of Marketing for Broadcom's VoIP Client Products. "We anticipate this new class of peer-to-peer enterprise voice products to thrive in the coming years, and that both Nimcat and Aastra are leading the way with visionary new products."
"Nimcat Networks is proud to be associated with two leading companies," said Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO, Nimcat Networks. "Nimcat is excited that our nimX technology will be introduced to the market by established players such as Aastra and Broadcom. Aastra's ability to leverage its existing distribution network and develop new channels to market is an ideal match with our value proposition."
About Nimcat Networks
Nimcat Networks is the leading provider of Peer Telephone eXchange (PTX) call processing and Communications Efficiency Management (CEM) embedded software products. Nimcat Networks enables equipment vendors to deliver a complete communications solution into small and medium businesses that is simple to use, easy to deploy, easy to maintain and highly scalable. Nimcat's core nimX product, backed by more than a dozen worldwide patents, leverages its unique Peer Telephony Exchange (PTX) architecture to deliver over 140 PBX features directly from standard VoIP terminals, eliminating the need for costly central equipment. Nimcat's embedded-software product portfolio includes voice mail, auto-attendant, teleworker, branch office, unified messaging, personal assistant, hoteling, security, and wireless. Working closely with leading silicon suppliers, PBX equipment vendors and service providers, Nimcat has ported nimX into many commercial VoIP terminals. For more information please visit http://www.nimcatnetworks.com/ .