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Opening Round of Demos @WebRTCExpo III

I'm in Santa Clara for WebRTC Expo III, with the WebRTC live demos about to kick off. The cool thing is this is round one, with the winners from tonight making it to tomorrow's final round of demos.

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Railways See the Benefits of IP Convergence - Customer and Network Operator Perspectives

By Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor

TDM just doesn’t cut it any longer when it comes to rail communications. Railway operations decision-makers the world over are moving from TDM-based rail solutions to a single IP-based communications network that maximizes bandwidth and delivery true multi-tenancy. When it comes to communications, rail solutions in 2013 are all about IP convergence.

“The necessity of an IP network transformation is due to the increasing need to host more services and its ability to converge these onto a single piece of infrastructure to provide a truly multi-service network,” Stefano Pasetti, director of mobile and telecommunications for Milan’s metro rail service provider, Azienda Trasporti Milanese (ATM), said recently in a blog post by Alcatel-Lucent.

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Phybridge PoLRE Review - Power over Ethernet using Phone Wires

Check out my Phybridge PoLRE Review, a suite of three products that let you use your existing phone wiring to deploy VoIP...

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The State of IPX

Although I have written about IP packet exchange (IPX) before, this article by John Tanner of telecomasia.net suggests that it was...

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The State of IPX

Although I have written about IP packet exchange (IPX) before, this article by John Tanner of telecomasia.net suggests that it was...

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Zangi - New Mobile VoIP Player in Town

Zangi is an interesting new mobile VoIP player. One of their espoused features is the free roaming which saves on international calls....

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M&A This Week

IBM jumped into MDM (mobile device management) with its purchase of Fiberlink. "Fiberlink's MaaS360 cloud-based offerings, IBM will expand its bring...

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Opening Round of Demos @WebRTCExpo III

November 19, 2013

I'm in Santa Clara for WebRTC Expo III, with the WebRTC live demos about to kick off. The cool thing is this is round one, with the winners from tonight making it to tomorrow's final round of demos.

WebRTC Expo Award Winners Named

June 27, 2013

And the award winners at WebRTC Conference & Expo are...

WebRTC Expo - Day 2 Demos

June 26, 2013

Atlanta, GA -- The second evening of WebRTC demos are kicking off with hundreds of attendees eagerly waiting to see what they might be able to do with WebRTC's browser-to-browser communications.

Innovation on Display: ITEXPO Austin

October 12, 2012

Having just wrapped up another successful ITEXPO in Austin (in 20-degree cooler weather than last year), I have the pleasure of again reflecting upon the many exciting happenings from the week. Where to start?

Why You Should be Paying Attention to Unified Communications

July 30, 2012

If your business hasn't yet developed a migration strategy for moving from your legacy communications system to SIP-based UC, the next two sessions in Boston (tomorrow, July 31) and New York (Thursday, August 2) are your next opportunities to not only understand why SIP has become the de facto protocol for enterprise UC, but also why you can't afford to wait.

CRM: Putting the RM Before the C

February 28, 2012

Verizon and AT&T both began using terms like 4G and LTE in their advertising well in advance of network and device rollouts, preparing customers for the next great thing in communications. Remember the HTC Thunderbolt ad that was initially launched without the "coming soon" moniker at the end? Were they neglecting what may well turn into a key customer segment for them - the Baby Boomers?

How to Watch the Super Bowl on Your Deck with an Outdoor TV

January 12, 2012

SunBrite's Signature Series currently boasts a respectable 46-inch diagonal model, but the company plans to introduce a full line ranging from 32- to 55-inch models, and eventually a plus-60-inch model that promises to be the world's largest outdoor TV.

How to Make the Right Unified Communications Choice

November 29, 2011

While we in the media have been talking about these and other capabilities that fall under the broad Unified Communications umbrella for years now, and there are quite a few businesses that have successfully incorporated these features in their daily operations. But, the fact is that making the right decision isn't as easy as it might seem and the majority of businesses have yet to make the jump. There are countless alternatives to choose from and an awful lot rides on making the right decision.

Making Sense of the BYO WiFi Device Party

October 3, 2011

From managing authentication and permissions, to installing and updating applications and corporate resources, to deploying appropriate security measures, to simply ensuring proper design and deployment of WiFi networks, IT staff can have their hands full in today's mobile mayhem.

Private Clouds for SMBs Made Easy

September 27, 2011

"There is real value in virtualizing," says Ruest, "but you need a paradigm shift, where IT must adopt the mentality that resources are shared across all applications and all hardware must become a single resource pool."
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