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September 2000


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Aculab's VoIP PCI Card Provides H.323 Gateway
Aculab is entering the VoIP market with the launch of a VoIP PCI card. This standards-based H.323 gateway offers 60 channels with low latency, all in a single PCI slot, with the option of 60 E1/T1 channels via a daughter module. Aculab's product offers ease of use through a simple, familiar API, scalability to build a single gateway with multiple cards, optimal use of channels, and fully specified performance characteristics.
No. 500, itmag.com/freeinfo

Motorola Extends PowerQUICC II Family
Motorola has disclosed details of the MPC8255 integrated microprocessor, which will enable system designers to develop future generations of routing and DSLAM equipment at a lower cost. Making a potent bid for new embedded designs, as well as providing an alternative for DigitalDNA solutions in the communications premise equipment and broadband access markets, the MPC8255 offering is a key element in Motorola's recently announced Smart Networks Program.
No. 501, itmag.com/freeinfo

Madge Simplifies ATM Integration
Madge.connect has launched its Smart DeskStream ATM Uplink Module which enables Token Ring Users to connect low-cost desktop switches directly into ATM backbone networks without the need for an intermediate switch. By extending the benefits of ATM right into the desktop, the Uplink Module provides a high-performance and cost-effective method of meeting the need for IP integration. The Smart DeskStream ATM Uplink Module offers two 155 Mbps ATM ports that operate as a dual resilient connect between the local Token Ring desktop connection and the ATM backbone, providing a less complex path between the Token Ring user and the ATM network service.
No. 502, itmag.com/freeinfo

General Micro Systems Announces PMC AGP Video Module
General MicroSystems has announced Angelo, a PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) AGP video graphics card for VMEbus and CompactPCI baseboards. Based on Intel's 740 graphics accelerator, Angelo features 8 Mb of high-speed video memory that enables it to deliver ultra-high resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200 at 32 bits per pixel. The modules also employs a dual-bus architecture that offloads the PCI bus of graphics and video traffic and enables Angelo to deliver twice the speed of competitive PCI-based video devices.
No. 503, itmag.com/freeinfo

congruency and AG Communication Announce Agreement
congruency and AG Communication Systems announced an agreement that calls for the companies to pursue joint marketing efforts and interoperability between the 7R/E iMerge Centrex Feature Gateway and the congruency Communications network and i.Picasso touch-screen Internet protocol telephone products. iMerge is part of Lucent's 7R/E Packet Solutions, which offers existing service providers a seamless migration to packet networks and provides emerging carriers with the ability to build a new packet network.
No. 504, itmag.com/freeinfo

Trillium Announces Availability of SS7 Over IP Software
Trillium Digital Systems announced the availability of an SS7 over IP (SIGNTRAN) software solution. SIGNTRAN is a set of IETF-defined protocol standards created to accelerate the convergence of communications networks by bridging the traditional PSTN and next-gen IP-based telephony networks. SIGTRAN enables carriers to exchange the signalling information of telephony switching systems using Internet technology, greatly facilitating the ease with which new IP telephony services can be implemented in the network. The Trillium solution includes support for the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) and MTP Level 3 User Adaptation Layer (M3UA).
No. 505, itmag.com/freeinfo

New PictureTel 900 Series Announced
PictureTel has announced the PictureTel 900 Series, Built on iPower, a new line of collaboration solutions. In addition to enhancing functionality and ease for use, the PictureTel 900 Series solves the complexity, reliability, management, and information sharing issues that have kept video conferencing from mass adoption in the corporate mainstream. The new PictureTel systems are built on iPower software and hardware architecture, developed collaboratively by PictureTel and Intel. The iPower system software and hardware architecture combine Intel's hardware and chip expertise with PictureTel's video conferencing capabilities to deliver real-life, content-rich remote interaction.
No. 506, itmag.com/freeinfo

Inter-Tel Announces InterPrise Directory Server
Inter-Tel has announced the production release of the InterPrise Directory Server, a Java-based software application that acts as a "controller" for VoIP calls within a network of Inter-Tel InterPrise voice and data routers. It also enables centralized administration of an InterPrise network and records call detail information for all calls within the InterPrise network. Written in Java and residing on a server anywhere within the InterPrise network, the InterPrise Directory Server controls how calls are routed through a company's network of InterPrise voice and data routers.
No. 507, itmag.com/freeinfo

Ridgeway Launches Broadband Multimedia Portals
Ridgeway has announced a new series of Multimedia Communications Portal products. Based on a new architecture for rich media communications, netHance Communications Portal and netHance Portal Maker promise to enhance the offerings of broadband service providers. netHance Communications Portal and netHance Portal Maker are designed for broadband service providers, next-gen telcos, cable modem, and Internet telephony service providers. These software applications and tools work in conjunction with a unique hardware architecture that allows BSPs to offer a distinctive service providing access to seamless integrated voice, video, and data to anyone who has a telephone and Internet-enabled PC.
No. 508, itmag.com/freeinfo

Liebert Announces New Scalable UPS System
Liebert has introduced a new line of UPS products that are scalable from 4 to 16kVA with advanced features that take systems availability to the next level of power protection for mission-critical applications. The new Nfinity UPS System is loaded with features that provide on-line power protection with N+x redundancy. The modular design provides high flexibility and is configurable with any combination of power or battery modules to maximize redundancy and batter backup times as required.
No. 509, itmag.com/freeinfo

Komodo Enables Telia To Bring VoIP Calls To Customers
Komodo Technology and Telia announced the deployment of a carrier-class IP telephony solution and the beginning of customer trials throughout Sweden. "We are very pleased Telia has selected Komodo to help rapidly deploy voice over IP to residences," said Jan Fandrianto, president and CEO of Komodo. "It's our focus on industry standards and technology that allows network service providers, like Telia, to deliver converged offerings quickly."
No. 510, itmag.com/freeinfo

Spectrum Launches aXs Family
Spectrum Signal Processing announced the launch of the aXs Family of voice over packet solutions to enable the next generation of converged network applications. aXs solutions are board-level products that allow leading telecommunications OEMs to accelerate their time-to-market by rapidly integrating the high density and low cost-per-port voice-processing solutions into their next-gen infrastructure equipment. In turn, the advanced voice-processing capabilities will allow OEMs to offer their customers, such as ILECs, CLECs, IXCs, MSOs, and ISPs, equipment that enables new revenue-generating voice services, as well as cost-reducing efficiencies in their networks.
No. 511, itmag.com/freeinfo

AudioCodes Intros TPM-800 Media Gateway Module
AudioCodes announced a new offering in its TPM Family, the TPM-800 Media Gateway Module. The TPM-800 is a scalable and efficient media gateway module that enables OEMs to offer carrier class next-gen access solutions. The TPM-800 offers high channel density and the supports up to 240 compressed voice or fax channels. The TPM-800's high channel density is achieved on a PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) form factor that is significantly smaller than cPCI boards.
No. 512, itmag.com/freeinfo

Brooktrout Enables New Network Apps Under Linux
Brooktrout Technology has announced expanded Linux support across its broad range of products. Developers who have chosen Linux as their platform for building New Network applications such as IP telephony, unified messaging, voice portals, Web-IVR, enhanced call services, and switching, now have the option of developing on Brooktrout's platforms including the Vantage Series, RDSP Series, RTNI Series, TrxStream Series, and Netaccess Series product families. Brooktrout will also support Linux with RealComm 100, its communications server based on the ECTF S.100 Revision 2 Specification, enabling developers to build modular, distributed communications solutions for call centers, interactive voice response, enhanced call services, auto-attendant and directory services, and unified messaging.
No. 513, itmag.com/freeinfo

Silver Telecom Announces VoIP Telephone Interface Chipset
Silver Telecom has announced a complete analog interface solution for designers of VoIP gateway products. Together, the Ag1450 four channel ringing SLIC and Ag2400 four channel Trunk Interface remove all the analog telephone interfacing worries for the developers of the latest gateway products. Both products are fully approvable and programmable to meet international requirements. They also support signaling services such as caller-ID.
No. 514, itmag.com/freeinfo

Seven European Carriers Connect To ITXC Super PoP
ITXC reported that seven European carriers have connected to its new London Super PoP which opened at the end of May. The current connections between ITXC's carrier customers and the Super PoP are cable of handling up to 720 simultaneous phone calls. The Super PoP has capacity for nearly 3,000 simultaneous calls and can rapidly be expanded. The Super PoP is already operating at a run rate of over five million minutes per month.
No. 515, itmag.com/freeinfo

IRE Extends Secure Business Communications
Information Resource Engineering announced the availability of SafeNet/Soft-PK Version 5.0. IRE enhanced its client to add two new features, including Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) and Win2000 support. These features will expand opportunities for leading communications suppliers to offer users of non-IP protocols the functionality the need in a VPN client to communicate in an increasingly IP-dominated marketplace.
No. 516, itmag.com/freeinfo

Infinilink Announces ADSL Modem
Infinilink has announced its second product, a full rate (up to 8 Mbps) ADSL modem. The i200 ADSL modem complies with all current industry standards. It supports connections at up to 8 Mbps with telcos and service providers using G.dmt and T1.413i2 standards, and provides full G.lite (1.5 Mbps) compliance including fast retrain for the services most frequently supplied to homes and small offices. The i200 also supports all four ADSL data encapsulation techniques and provides comprehensive interoperability with virtually all telco manufacturers' equipment.
No. 517, itmag.com/freeinfo

Mapletree Networks Announces PHS Wireless Support
Mapletree Networks has announced PHS (Personal Handyphone Service) wireless support for the UniPorte architecture. Mapletree's new software, together with the company's Universal Access Modules, makes it easy to add high-quality voice and high-speed PIAFS data services to PHS basestations. The modules are slated for deployment in UTStarcom's Airstar Wireless System later this year.
No. 518, itmag.com/freeinfo

3Com Unveils NBX 25 LAN Telephony Solution
3Com has unveiled the NBX 25 Communications Systems, an Ethernet LAN-based telephony and data solution that offers small businesses a single network for voice and data communications. The NBX 25 system provides a range of features and services that cut the costs of implementation, as well as ease system installation and expansion through the NBX Web-enabled system administration interface.
No. 519, itmag.com/freeinfo

Artisoft Intros TeleVantage 3.5
Artisoft announced the release of TeleVantage 3.5. With TeleVantage 3.5, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate branch offices worldwide will benefit from Microsoft Windows 2000 compatibility, BRI ISDN support, international language capabilities, IP gateway enhancements, and increased application programmability. These new additions will advance global relationships, extend TeleVantage's current Internet offering, and expand third-party development opportunities.
No. 520, itmag.com/freeinfo

Telica Lifts Network Subscriber Performance
Telica has launched into the high growth broadband switching market, offering carrier an intelligent edge in broadband switching systems. Telica delivers voice and data infrastructure products for the new public network that advance carrier-class broadband service deliver from network access to the optical core across unified optical networks, giving all network subscribers continuous, non-blocking, high performance service.
No. 521, itmag.com/freeinfo

3Com Unveils Ethernet Power Source
3Com announced an Ethernet power solution that will create a single, continuous source of power for 3Com's LAN telephony and wireless LAN products. The new product family, 3Com Ethernet Power Source, will integrate easily with NBX 100 Communications System business telephones and AirConnect wireless access points. Easy to use and install, the power source offers business customers enhanced system reliability by maintaining telephony service and wireless connectivity during power interruptions. 3Com Ethernet Power Source is a central device for adding power to the same premise cabling also carrying voice and data signals.
No. 522, itmag.com/freeinfo

Oracle And Cisco Team Up For Business Communications
Oracle and Cisco Systems are working together to jointly develop and deliver a solution addressing the increasing demand for a single, Internet-based communications network based on VoIP in the contact center. Oracle and Cisco intend to address the fundamental shift toward the Internet as the leading communications network for both voice and data by delivering an integrated solution that will allow companies to use the Internet as their communications infrastructure, facilitating cost-effective and multimedia business communications.
No. 523, itmag.com/freeinfo

PORTech Launches LP-2000 LAN-Phone
PORTech has announced the LP-2000 LAN-Phone, a broadband VoIP solution that complements current PBX systems and office LANs. The LP-2000 can be deployed in creating an IP-based PBX network within the existing infrastructure, so there is no need to invest in expensive telephony systems. The LP-2000 supports H.323 and H.323.1, and any standard specifications such as Cisco 5300, NetMeeting, Web Phone, other software applications, and current PBX systems.
No. 524, itmag.com/freeinfo

Agilent Announces FASTest 4.0
Agilent Technologies has introduced a system that automatically tests the interoperability between traditional and IP-based telecommunications networks. With new features, Aglient FASTest 4.0 enables network equipment manufacturers and service providers to decrease test times in order to deliver next-gen telephony capabilities at a significant cost savings. Agilent's new FASTest meets the interoperability testing demands of network operators and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) introducing new systems that deliver VoIP services via SIP.
No. 525, itmag.com/freeinfo

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