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July 2000


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Quarry Announces Company Direction, Reveals Underlying Technology
Quarry Technologies announced that it is actively marketing its technology offerings and will introduce a new family of products. Quarry Technologies provides telecommunications carriers and network service providers with the means to meet the demands of corporate enterprises for measurable quality and accountability of IP-based services. Quarry also announced market-defining advances in IP routing, queing, and statistics collection, as well as a strategic technology partnership with Sitera.
No. 500, itmag.com/freeinfo

General Bandwidth Demos VoBroadband Gateway
General Bandwidth has demonstrated a packetized voice phone call across multiple broadband access networks (DSL and cable) through its patented G6 voice gateway. The demonstration shows the seamless interoperability between VoATM and VoIP networks. To date, voice over Broadband solutions have been proprietary according to access platform (DSL, cable, or wireless) as well as voice protocol (ATM, IP, frame relay, or legacy PSTN TDM). General Bandwidth's VoBroadband approach supports voice over all of the new, emerging, cost-effective broadband technologies within one gateway architecture - the G6.
No. 501, itmag.com/freeinfo

Harris & Jeffries Becomes NETPLANE Systems, Intros IP Routing Suite
Harris & Jeffries has become NETPLANE Systems, to represent its growth and mission. The new name highlights the company's position as a leading provider of comprehensive control plan solutions to meet the carrier-class needs of system designers and network architects. NETPLANE also announced plans to introduce and IP routing software suite designed for carrier-class networking equipment. The IP routing software, based on IETF standards, will include interieor gateway protocols, exterior gateway protocols, and a fully redundant routing database to ensure maximum network availability.
No. 502, itmag.com/freeinfo

Hansung Comtech Announces TA-2000
Hansung Comptech Corp. has announced release of the TA-2000, an innovative telecommunications product that allows connection of standard commerceial wireless phones to fixed base, home, and office location PBX systems thereby lowering wireless connection costs The TA-2000 also interfaces to the Internet via dedicated lines to allow near toll-quality voice calls over the Internet, thereby eliminating LD costs. The TA-2000 can be installed either as an adjunct to an existing PBX system or as a stand-alone, expanded function PBX. The wireless and Internet interface modules can be employed individually or together, and form a sophisticated gateway to the wireless network and Internet. The wireless interface module connects directly by wireless transmission to virtually all wireless carriers.
No. 503, itmag.com/freeinfo

3Com Receives CableLabs Qualification
3Com announced that both its standard and next-gen enhanced Total Control 1000 Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS) have been awarded full DOCSIS 1.0 qualification by Cable Television Laboratories (CableLabs). "We are quite pleased to announce DOCSIS qualification of our CMTS systems," said Irfan Ali, senior VP and general manager, 3Com Carrier Networks Business. "These systems are critical comonents of our CommWorks architecture for providing robust, extemely stable and flexible service-enabling technology that adds clear value to calbe operators' networks. "
No. 504, itmag.com/freeinfo

@Comm Announces Town Square
@Comm has announced Town Square, a new and fully integrated business communications system, about the size of a VCR, the redefines the playing field of voice and data communications for small businesses. Town Square introduces affordable, easy to use, enterprise-class telephone, call processing, and Internet communications to millions of small businesses. This product fills the voice and data needs of small businesses with a one-stop solution. Small businesses will be able to quickly acquire and apply integrated communications capabilities to their business processes in order to effectively compete with larger companies.
No. 505, itmag.com/freeinfo

CIENA, Juniper Networks Enable Next-Gen Broadband Services
CIENA and Juniper Networks announced the completion of interoperability testing between 10 Gbps (OC-192c/STM-64) optical and IP networking platforms. Direct connectivity between CIENA's MultiWave CoreStream intelligent optical transport system and Juniper's M160 full-performance core router makes 10 Gbps next-gen optical networks, delivering pure 10G IP services over glass, a reality for service providers. Interoperability testing included the successful passing of 10 G IP data packets when the Juniper Networks M160 router was directly connected to the CIENA 10G CoreStream intelligent opticalk transport system.
No. 506, itmag.com/freeinfo

Cuda 12000 IP Acess Switch Becomes CableLabs Qualitfied Solutions
Broadband Access Systems announced that its Cuda 12000 IP access switch has received DOCSIS CableLabs Qualifications as a CMTS (Cable Modem Termination System) provider. The Cuda 12000 is an IP access switch designed to support the reliable delivery of best-effort data service, IP telephony, tiered data services, and multicast over cable networks. The Cuda's 12000 CMTS delivers the performance of today's high-speed core routers to support the high bandwidth edge.
No. 507, itmag.com/freeinfo

Cayman Parnters With Jetstream Communications
Cayman Systems has announced a strategic agreement with Jetstream Communications to offer end-to-end voice over DSL. Cayman will license Jetstream's VoiceBand messaging protocol to enable Cayman's ADSL 3220H and 3220HW to be interoperable with Jetstream's CPX-1000 broadband voice services platform. This integrated access solution will allow service providers to deploy extra voice lines over a single DSL connection to a home or somall office. With this new capability, Cayman's 3220H and 3220HW will enable service providers to offer high-speed ADSL Internet access and multiple POTS lines over one existing copper telephone line.
No. 508, itmag.com/freeinfo

VCON Announces ViGO
VCON has announced a new video conferencing appliance for both desktop and laptop configurations, the ViGO. The ViGO will be purchased, installed, and serviced as a high-performance appliance, improving desktop video conferencing quality and reducing total cost of ownership. Equipped with a powerful encoder and software decoder, the ViGO leverages VCON's third-generation IP technology, to provide advanced QoS and bandwidth management through VCON's PacketAssist Architecture. It also features VCON's Interactive Multicast technology, which enables users to benefit from the convergence of one-way streaming video with two-way interactive video conferencing systems.
No. 509, itmag.com/freeinfo

Siemens Announces optiPoint IP Phone
Siemens Information and Communication Networks has introduced the optiPoint 100 Advance IP telephone, representing a phone that enables calls to be made over IP-based networks using the new SIP standard. SIP-based telephones, soft clients, communications servers, and gateways can be used in enterprise communications systems as well as in carrier-scale IP telephony solutions. "Our new SIP phone further underscores Siemens' commitment to capturing a leading share of the emerging carrier IP telephony market," said Bernd Kuhlin, senior VP for Siemens. "We are leveraging our expertise in H.323-based IP phones and extending the high quality and functionality of those phones to the SIP protocol."
No. 510, itmag.com/freeinfo

MiTAC Intros News SBC
MiTAC Industrial has introduced the MSC-3675, a new industrial strength SBC driven by either Intel's Celeron or Pentium III Coppermine processors. This MSC-3675 is a CPU Card using Intel's 440 BX AGP chipset and 370 Socket Architecture at 300 to 700 MHz processing speeds on 66/100 MHz bus clock rate. The MSC-3675 offers enhanced I/O interfaces including VGA controller for CRT/LCD display and LAN and is a highly reliable fit for IPC and CTI applications.
No. 511, itmag.com/freeinfo

I-Bus Intros New G8 Sparc CompactPCI System
I-Bus/Phoenix has announced the release of the new G8 Sparc CompactPCI System. With its flexible design and many options for redundancy, it is ideal for high-end applications in the telecommunications, telephony, vision systems, and medical markets. Standard features in the fully integrated system include a chassis, cPCI CPU board with a Sun Microsystems SPARC 1500 processor, I/O transition board, 4 MB video card, 8-slot cPCI backplane, 4 drive bay, 110/220 VAC redundant power supplied, CD-ROM drive, floppy drive, hard drive, and hot-swap, sliding fan tray with 85 CFM fans. The system ships with Solaris 7 or 8 in any language installed.
No. 512, itmag.com/freeinfo

Flexion Announces ConvergenceLoop
Flexion Systems has announced that it has released ConvergenceLoop technology for its integrated communications platform, the BusinessGuardian X300. This new capability enhances the BusinessGuardian X300 and allows service providers to provide affordable, integrated voice and data services to small to medium-sized businesses. Facilities-based CLECs recognizing the massive market potential in the small business marketplace are rapidly moving to roll out low-cost integrated voice and data services. Flexion's ConvergenceLoop technology allows them to leverage their existing infrastructure and low-cost, widely available T1 lines to deliver digital voice services along with reliable broadband data.
No. 513, itmag.com/freeinfo

Pagoo Unveils Technology That Allows Inbound Internet Phone Calling
Pagoo has unveiled Trident, its VoIP platform. This proprietary, patent-pending technology services at the cornerstone of Pagoo's Internet phone service that allows customers to use their PCs to receive and make calls through their PCs, along with a full suite of high-quality, low cost phone features. Trident is a robust VoIP platform, built with a three-way interface to the VoIP network, the client application, the Pagoo Phone,, and specialized Web services, call My Pagoo. Serving as the hub of Pagoo's infrastructure, Trident coordinates customers' phone use activity preferences with the Internet and the PSTN.
No. 514, itmag.com/freeinfo

Tenor Networks Announces TEMPo
Tenor Networks has announced TEMPo, its Element Management Platform, which enables Network Service Providers (NSPs) to create, provision, and manage enhanced services that are focussed on transforming optical network capacity into increased revenue and profits. TEMPo features sophisticated service shaping and monitoring capabilities, as well as integrated business interfaces that enable fiber-based NSPs to create highly differentiated service offerings that can be tailored to each customer's specific requirements. TEMPo is capable of leveraging optical networks for the creation of new service dimentions with respect to flexibility, provisioning, billing, assurance, and control that enriches the service experience for NSPs and their customers.
No. 515, itmag.com/freeinfo

Lucent Announces New Antennas For ORINOCO System
Lucent Technologies has announced a wider choice of certified outdoor antennas for the ORINOCO Outdoor Router system. These new antennas, the 24 dBi Directional Parabolic Grid, the 12 dBi Directional Wide Angle, and the 10 dBi Omni Directional make it possible for enterprises and ISPs to provide high-speed, wireless networking and Internet access with ranges of up to 26 kilometers (point-to-point). They join the existing family of ORINOCO antenna - 14 dBi Directional Yagi, and the 7 dBi Omni Directional Antenna. Available for both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations, these antennas complete the ORINOCO outdoor offering that includes the Central Outdoor Router (COR), the Remote Outdoor Router (ROR), and the ORINIOCO Fixed Wireless PC Card. The system operates in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz spectrum at 11 Mbps.
No. 516, itmag.com/freeinfo

CCPU Intros New Ethernet Switch
Continuous Computing Corp. (CCPU) announced that it is offering a 24+2 Ethernet Switch in a 6U CompactPCI form factor for immediate sale to telecommunications equipment manufacturers. The 24+2 Ethernet Switch is a 26-port non-blocking, fully-managed Ethernet switch with 24 10/100 Mbps autosensing, Fast Ethernet ports, and two Gigabit GBIC ports. The switch provides full-wire speed Layer 2 switching supporting up to 16 K MAC address, 256 IEEE 802.1Q virtual LANs, IP multicasting, full and half duplex flow control, and IEEE 802.1p/Q QoS.
No. 517, itmag.com/freeinfo

COM2001.com Intros InternetPBX Version 2.0
COM2001.com has introduced its InternetPBX Version 2.0, an office and communications system featuring advanced unified messaging based on Microsoft Exchange. COM2001.com's InternetPBX allows you to check, compose, forward, and reply to e-mail and voice mail from any telephone or computer. Targeted at businesses of any size and sold through authorized VARS, COM2001.com's InternetPBX integrates communication tools into one unified system using Microsoft Outlook. The InternetPBX uses a graphical pop-up screen performing lookups in the Outlook contacts database, combined with its own proprietary software technology for real-time call control.
No. 518, itmag.com/freeinfo

RadiSys Intros ARTIC 1000 cPCI I/O Platform
RadiSys has announced the ARTIC 1000 cPCI I/O Platform, which integrates state-of-the-art technology to provide industry leading density and performance capabilities to telecom OEMs. The high-performance ARTIC 1000 CompactPCI platform utilizes the latest technology from Motorola's PowerQUICC II Bus Switch; and Texas Instruments TMS320C6202 (C6X) DSPs. This combination of processing, connectivity, and expandability adds a new level of performance to the ARTIC family for carrier-class application such as SS7, ATM, SONET/SDH, and voice/data convergence protocols, as well as connectivity including traditional serial interfaces, T1/E1/J1, OC-3, and other optical interfaces.
No. 519, itmag.com/freeinfo

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