Here's the release:
VOCAL Technologies’ New 1x0 Offers Industry’s Lowest-Cost, Low-Power ATA Solution for VoIP Market
Leverages State-of-the-Art Technology for Reduced Design Overhead
BUFFALO, N.Y.——VOCAL Technologies, Ltd., today announced the VOCAL 1x0, the market’s lowest-cost configurable low-power analog telephone adapter (ATA) and reference design platform for VoIP applications. The solution enables VoIP equipment suppliers to add a compact, cost-effective ATA solution to their portfolios while simultaneously giving service providers the opportunity to offer ATAs for free or at a substantially subsidized price to new VoIP customers.
The low cost of the VOCAL 1x0 reflects the use of advanced patent-pending algorithms that substantially reduces the component count thereby resulting in significant savings on the bill of materials (BOM). The new BOM results in a per unit cost of $6.00.
"The price breakthrough of our new ATA solution was achieved through advanced engineering, and it promises to transform the ATA game," said VOCAL’s Chief Technology Officer Victor Demjanenko. "Now service providers can offer their subscribers a highly reliable VoIP device for free or at a substantial discount compared to other ATA solutions on the market today."
The VOCAL 1x0 supports a single telephone port that connects to a computer USB connection to route toll-quality voice calls via a computer’s Ethernet connection. It initiates calls using the rapidly emerging IP telephony standard Session Initiation Protocol (SIPv2) and supports multiple advanced codecs to optimize performance.
The solution has a compact 2.5-square-inch footprint, is compatible with conventional wired and cordless phones and fax machines, and requires no external power source because it draws power from a computer’s USB port