Compare And Contrast - Kicking The Tires
An INTERNET TELEPHONY EXPO Show Preview
The trade show experience offers different things to different people. But perhaps the
main reason that most people attend industry events is to compare and contrast the
products and services being offered by the participating vendors. Where else can potential
customers see all the options and differentiating factors within a particular product
category of interest? Under one roof, no less.
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has years of experience in putting
together trade shows that cater to the needs of vendors and attendees alike. TMC's Exhibit
Hall always features special attractions offered nowhere else, such as free Learning
Centers, actual operational call centers making and taking calls on the show floor, and so
much more. And, at the premiere of Internet Telephony EXPO, the same holds true: We are
proud to unveil ConvergeNET, an overlay of the show network that will showcase the
interoperability of various vendors' products and solutions. Furthermore, our conferences
are still the most highly respected in the industry. No one else can offer an unbiased,
truly educational experience like we can. No one else has the full backing and mind share
of the editors and engineers of Internet Telephony� magazine, CTI� magazine, and TMC
Labs. No one else offers the breadth and depth of tracks and special features, such as the
ITXC-sponsored "How To Become A Next-Gen Telco" track.
And so, the first ever Internet Telephony EXPO is upon us. Finishing touches are being
put on the inaugural event, which will be held at the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado, just
across the bay from San Diego, CA. So if you haven't yet made your plans for October 6-8,
don't hesitate! Sign up now at www.itexpo.com.
There will be so much to do and to see at Internet Telephony EXPO. There's no better
place to come and "kick the tires" of the industry's latest and greatest
Internet telephony products. The Exhibit Hall at this show will be the only place to come
and compare products from the industry's leading vendors- all in a lavish hotel setting.
Beyond the Exhibit Hall, the editors of this magazine, together with the editors of CTI
Magazine and TMC Labs' engineers, have put together a conference program that simply
cannot be missed. There is just no better place to get the education you need to make
informed decisions about the next generation of telecommunications. Our conference will
span a full three days and will offer a vast array of information on topics ranging from
implementation strategies to educational developer seminars, from the business case for
Internet telephony to the legal ramifications of doing business as a next generation
service provider. The conference tracks have been broken down to appeal to the greatest
number of attendees, whether you are a service provider, a developer or reseller, a
corporate/enterprise end user, or just interested in learning more about the fast-moving,
exciting world of Internet telephony.
ITXC SPECIAL SESSION
Weve even worked with ITXC to come up
with a fantastic day-long educational opportunity available only at Internet Telephony
EXPO. ITXC is sponsoring a special conference workshop aimed at educating attendees and
teaching them what it takes to become a next-generation telco.
This special Internet Telephony Expo event will provide an introduction to IP telephony
technology and its applications. It will provide a wealth of market analysis including the
projected size of the industry, where it is today, what the analysts say, which service
provider business models are working (and not working) today, and what service providers
need to be exploring in terms of future models and offerings. The workshop will take place
from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 7th, and will feature the following
- IP Telephony Industry Overview
- Choosing The Hardware You Need For Offering IP Telephony Services
- Evaluating The Long-Term Plans Of An IP Telephony Gateway Vendor
- How To Calculate Termination Prices And Retail Prices
- Billing, Customer Management, And Settlement Issues
- Choosing An Exchange Carrier/-Clearing House
It promises to be an exciting, informative event.
Another exciting event scheduled to make its debut at the show is ConvergeNET.
This interoperability proving ground is another TMC first.
IP-based data networks have gained widespread popularity as the unifying platform to
carry voice, video, fax, and data. IP telephony gateways have emerged as cutting-edge
devices that allow the packetization and transportation of voice over IP, and also serve
to bridge the gap between the traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and
IP-based data networks, allowing voice calls to traverse voice and data networks
One of the considerable challenges facing the IP telephony industry is a lack of
standardization and interoperability among different vendors products. The
ITUs H.323 protocol is the frontrunner in the standards space, but there are also a
number of other specifications competing for industry mind share. ConvergeNET is a
TCP/IP-based network that will bring IP telephony gateways and gatekeepers together in a
proof-of-concept environment. The ConvergeNET platform will provide the means to interface
various gateways and gatekeepers and examine their degree of standards compliance and
ConvergeNET will be a network that we construct (or more correctly, an overlay of the
show network), allowing exhibitors to connect with other exhibitors for the purpose of
proving that their Internet telephony products interoperate with others. Interoperabil-ity
is crucial in the Internet telephony field and ConvergeNET will be the proving ground.
(For more insight into the state of interoperability, check out this months Round Table.)
KEYNOTES & SPONSORS
Another measure of the tremendous impact of Internet Telephony EXPO is the class
and quality of its keynoters. Eric Giler, President of Brooktrout
Technology, Bob Schechter, President, CEO, and Chairman of Natural MicroSystems, and Rick Lane, Vice President and
General Manager of Multiservice Networks of Motorola
Internet Networking Group will address the crowd on Wednesday starting at 5:15 p.m.
These speakers, and the companies they represent, are all well respected leaders in the
exploding field of Internet telephony.
Speaking of industry leaders, a quick look at the show sponsors reads like a whos
who of the industry: Corporate sponsors Motorola and
GTE Internetworking play a leading role in the
development and delivery of products and services that make up the cutting edge of this
fast-growing industry. Also, Cisco and Quicknet Technologies have come onboard as sponsoring
If you think the list of sponsors is impressive, then youll really be excited to
see who will be showcasing their products and services on the show floor. Following is a
list of the companies who are exhibiting at Internet Telephony EXPO. I urge you to stop by
their booths (booth numbers in parentheses), and compare the products and services that
they have to offer. Ask some tough questions, get some straight answers, and most
importantly learn what they can do to help you build your business. Kicking tires?
Theres just no better place than Internet Telephony EXPO.
3Com connects more people to information in more ways than any other networking
company. 3Com delivers innovative information access products and network system solutions
to large, medium, and small enterprises, carriers, and network service providers.
3Coms SuperStack II was singled out for honors in the 1998 Internet Telephony
magazine Product of the Year awards. For further information, visit 3Coms Web
site at www.3com.com.
Artisoft is an industry leader in providing computer telephony, communications, and
networking solutions designed for small and medium businesses. The companys
solutions include: TeleVantage; Visual Voice; Visual Fax; InfoFast; LANtastic; i.Share;
ModemShare; ConfigSafe; and CoSession Remote. Artisofts core company focus is to
deliver innovative computer telephony software applications to small businesses and
corporate departments, while offering a wide range of affordable solutions, which improve
communication and increase productivity. Artisoft has received more than 100 industry
awards in all facets of product design, production and servicing, including CTI
Magazines Editors Choice Platinum Award and the Spring 1999 Best of CTI EXPO
award. For more information, visit Artisoft on the Web at www.artisoft.com.
AudioCodes designs, develops, and markets enabling technologies and products for
voice-over-packet networks. AudioCodes product line includes a selection of signal
processors, VoIP communication boards, communications software, and custom modules for OEM
customers. AudioCodes is a voice compression leader and a key originator of the ITU
G.723.1 standard for IP telephony. The company has received multiple awards from Internet
Telephony magazine, including Editors Choice and Product of the Year.
Visit their Web site at www.audiocodes.com.
BreezeCOM, Inc. (16)
BreezeCOM is a worldwide technology leader, developing and manufacturing wireless access
products for data and voice applications. These products are targeted at private
enterprises and public operators such as ISPs or Local Exchange Carriers (LECs). BreezeCOM
is active in the field of indoor/outdoor wireless LAN, wireless Internet access, and IP
broadband wireless local loop. Visit their Web site at www.breezecom.com.
Brooktrout Technology (42)
Brooktrout Technology, a Brooktrout Company, provides enabling technologies for customers
to deliver voice, fax, and data solutions for the electronic communications market.
Brooktrout Technologys high-performance, high-quality products include voice, fax,
remote access, and WAN access cards; application development tools; and voice systems.
Brooktrout is also a winner of the 1998 Internet Telephony magazine
Product of the Year. Brooktrout
President Eric Giler will deliver his keynote address on Wednesday October 6. Visit
their Web site at www.brooktrout.com.
Catapult Communications (10)
Catapults mission is to assist customers in meeting their goals by
delivering test solutions that combine state-of-the art software and hardware technologies
with world-class technical support. Offering multi-protocol, multi-user capabilities in a
single solution, Catapult test systems simultaneously perform multiple testing
applications, which include simulation, verification, stress and load performance, and
conformance testing. See Catapults new H.323 and MGCP (VoIP) protocol modules for
testing VoIP entities, simulating gateways, gatekeepers, and call agents. Visit their Web
site at www.catapult.com.
Cisco Systems (27, 28)
Cisco Systems is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet.
Ciscos networking solutions connect people, computing devices, and computer
networks, allowing people to access or transfer information without regard to differences
in time, place, or type of computer system. Cisco provides end-to-end networking solutions
that customers use to build a unified information infrastructure of their own, or to
connect to someone elses network, while providing a common architecture that
delivers consistent network services to all users. Cisco solutions have received a number
of awards including the coveted Editors Choice and Product of the Year from
Internet Telephony magazine. Visit this show sponsor at www.cisco.com.
Crystal Group (36)
Crystal Group, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade fault tolerant
computers specializing in the design and manufacture of space-efficient computer systems
for the fast-paced networking and communications market. Crystals fault tolerant
computer systems perform mission-critical applications while occupying as little as
one-sixth the space of traditional offerings. Crystals computers are designed for
high-density computer installations maximizing flexibility, reliability, serviceability,
and space efficiency. Crystal has won many honors, including Product of the Year. Visit
their Web site at www.crystalpc.com.
Founded in 1996, deltathree.com has capitalized on the advancement of Internet
telephony technology and now manages one of the worlds largest networks dedicated
entirely to the transport of VoIP. deltathree.coms mission is to use their redundant
Internet Telephony Global Network as a backbone to offer customers a full suite of
personalized, Web-based, communications services. deltathree.com is a subsidiary of RSL
Communications, Ltd., an international facilities-based carrier with operating offices
worldwide. deltathree.com has received the 1998 Product of the Year award
from Internet Telephony magazine. Visit them at www.deltathree.com.
Dialogic Corporation (1)
Dialogic Corporation is a leader in the manufacture of open, high-performance,
standards-based, telecommunications and computer telephony components. Youll find
systems built with Dialogic products reliably managing billions of telephone, facsimile,
and multimedia calls answered by computers over wireless and wireline networks worldwide.
Recently Intel has agreed to acquire Dialogic. Dialogic has received tremendous industry
recognition, including the Internet Telephony magazine
Product of the Year. Visit their Web site at www.dialogic.com.
dynamicsoft is a leading supplier of Java technology-based software solutions
that enable communications equipment manufacturers and service providers to deliver
enhanced applications in converged networks. dynamicsofts Java technology-based
jVoIP Framework combines a standards-based open architecture with innovative technologies,
which are scalable, reliable, and enable seamless interoperability. The company has
received a number of industry honors including a Product of the Year award from Internet
Telephony magazine. Visit them on the Web at www.dynamicsoft.com.
elemedia, one of the first venture companies launched by Lucent, markets software
platforms used in the development of carrier-grade systems and applications for IP
telephony. elemedias focus is on providing the highest-quality software for
transport, network management, and intelligent network features in the IP domain. The
elemedia family of products is based on Bell Laboratories research. Lucent Technologies
designs, builds, and delivers a wide range of public and private networks, communications
systems and software, data networking systems, business telephone systems, and
microelectronic components. Both elemedia and Lucent were honored in the 1998 Product of
the Year listing. Visit elemedia at www.elemedia.com.
Ericsson WebCom (66)
Ericsson WebCom, formerly TouchWave, Inc., is focused on converged voice/data
communications systems for the enterprise. The flagship WebSwitch product, is a turnkey
IPBX and gateway that can be networked across the LAN, the WAN, or the Internet. The
WebSwitch is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses and remote and branch offices in
larger businesses. Using the WebSwitch as a voice-over-IP access device, Competitive Local
Exchange Carriers (CLECs) and ISPs can provide IP-based voice services to their customers.
The product was honored with a Product of the Year award and an Editors Choice award
from TMC Labs. Visit www.ericsson-webcom.com
for more information.
The Fantastic Corporation (65)
The Fantastic Corporation is a global provider of end-to-end broadband multimedia
solutions. Their solutions are designed to enhance sensory experience by merging the
quality, emotion, and reach of television with the interactivity and smarts of the
Internet. Based on Internet standards, its proven solutions enable packaging, managing,
broadcasting, and viewing TV-quality content over broadband. Fantastic opens the content
creation process allowing any content including text, audio, video, graphics,
pictures, animation, and software to be supported by any high-speed network, such
as satellite, xDSL, cable, mobile, wireless, fiber, and digital terrestrial, to any fixed
or mobile device. Fantastics IP anywhere model drives broadband content
any content, any way, anytime. Visit them on the Web at www.fantastic.com
GTE Internetworking (39, 40)
GTEs IP Telecom Group delivers innovative IP-based communications services
IP fax, unified messaging, Internet call manager, and VoIP. These services
integrate the capabilities of todays leading communications platforms with the
flexibility and scalability of IP network technology. GTE IP Telecom offers these services
directly to enterprise customers or, through resellers, to other end users. GTE
Internetworking is a corporate sponsor of Internet Telephony Expo. Visit their Web site at
Hammer Technologies (41)
Founded in 1991, Hammer Technologies is a leader in computer-telephony
integration (CTI) application testing. Hammers Windows NT-based family of products
includes the Integrated Telecom-munications (Hammer IT) and Integrated Stress Generator
(ISG). Hammer products provide a complete solution for load, feature, regression, and
in-service testing of integrated telecommunications systems and services. System test
capabilities include voice, data, T1, E1, ISDN, WWW, TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, SS7, facsimile,
speech recognition, and other related technologies. Hammer has been on the receiving end
of much industry attention, and has garnered many awards including Best of CTI Expo,
Editors Choice, and Product of the Year. Visit them on the Web at www.hammer.com.
Hypercom Network Systems (37)
Hypercom Network Systems (a division of Hypercom Corporation) IP.Tel
Internet telephony gateways provide infrastructure to telephone carriers and Internet
Service Providers (ISPs) to deliver phone, fax, and data communications services over IP
or frame relay. Hypercom is a global leader in electronic payment, networking and
electronic commerce. With two decades of vision and innovation, Hypercom consistently
focuses on increasing customer profitability through technological solutions that deliver
greater functionality and scalability. The company has garnered many industry awards,
including Best of CTI EXPO and Internet Telephony magazines Editors Choice.
Visit their Web site at www.hypercom.com/netsys.
iBasis (formerly VIP Calling, Inc.), is a leading facilities-based carrier
utilizing the Internet to provide wholesale international telecommunication services.
Founded in 1996 to provide reliable, quality IP telephony service to telecommunications
carriers around the globe, the company has deployed the iBasis Network, a network of
high-capacity points of presence (POPs) strategically located across Asia, Europe, the
Middle East, and the Americas. Quality and reliability are assured through the use of
fully redundant systems, iBasis proprietary Assured Quality Routing (AQR), and a
sophisticated 7x24 Network Operations Center (NOC). For more information, visit the
companys Web site at www.ibasis.net.
iFace.com (formerly Interface Altern-ative) was established in 1992 with a
mission of developing and implementing new communication solutions for the computer
telephony and telecommunications service provider marketplace. The target was, and will
continue to be, innovative revenue-producing applications and enhanced services for these
markets, and leveraging evolving technologies to this end. Today, iFace.com is taking this
experience and applying it to new e-commerce telecommunication, focusing on enhanced
services for the converged voice and data network. Solutions encompass traditional telecom
switching applications, VoIP, FoIP, integrated circuit-to-packet switching with real-time
billing, data, and ATM networking technologies. iFace.com is also a recipient of a Best of CTI EXPO Spring 1999 award.
For more information, visit the companys Web site at www.iface.com.
ICS Advent (35)
Founded in 1985, ICS Advent (formerly Industrial Computer Source) manufactures
and stocks PC platform solutions supporting Intel processors and compatible operating
systems. The company specializes in rackmount computers, chassis and enclosures, single
board computers, custom and ruggedized computers, and chassis. ICS Advent products are
targeted for IP telephony, telecommunications, voice processing, broadcasting/convergence,
ap-plied computing, medical, and industrial automation industries. The company was awarded
the Internet Telephony
magazine Product of the Year award for 1998. Visit their Web site at www.icsadvent.com.
Inter-Tel is a full service provider of digital business telephone systems, call
processing software, call accounting software, IP telephony software, computer-telephony
integration (CTI) applications, and long-distance calling services. Inter-Tels
products and services include the Axxess and Inter-Tel Axxent digital business
communication software platforms, the Axxessory Talk voice processing platform, the
Inter-Tel IP telephony family of products for the enterprise and carrier markets, and
Inter-Tel.net, an IP telephony packet-switched long-distance service. The company also
provides maintenance, leasing, and support services for its products. Inter-Tel has won
many awards in the past two years, including a Best of CTI Expo Spring 1999 and
an Internet Telephony
Editors Choice in 1998. Visit their Web site at www.inter-tel.com.
InterSoft Technologies, Inc. (2)
InterSoft Technologies is a leading services and products provider specializing
in signaling and processing. InterSoft offers specialization in the following categories:
Network Management Solutions (SNMP, CMIP, TMN); Switching Software (SS7, ISDN, ATM, and
more); Billing Systems (Telecom Wireline, Wireless); Call Centers (Distributed and
Centralized); Database Solutions; and Data Communications. InterSofts VirConn
product family enables implementation of distributed call models and services in
heterogeneous networks, including specialized SS7 security modules targeted at the
application and interface layers. For more information on InterSoft, visit their Web site
ITXC Corp. is a tier 1 carrier of Internet telephony. ITXC develops and sells
services to its network of originators and terminators. The first service, WWeXchange
Service, provides wholesale call completion at exceptional prices and with consistent
quality to any phone in the world using a combination of Internet telephony and
traditional PSTN. The companys customers and affiliates are traditional telephone
companies, new competitive carriers, ISPs, prepaid calling card companies, call back
companies, and newly formed Internet telephony service providers. ITXC is sponsoring a
special day-long conference track on How to Become a Next Generation Telco. For more
information, visit the companys Web site at www.itxc.com.
Mapletree Networks (5)
Mapletree Networks specializes in high-density universal access communications
products for the next generation of access equipment. Mapletree Networks offers access
solutions that integrate multiple applications such as ISDN, modem, data, fax, and voice
into a package that significantly increases density over existing solutions. This enables
telcos, large enterprises, and service providers to integrate more services into a single
box. At the core of Mapletrees technology is their UniPorte Architecture, a
software-based access design built on high-performance RISC and DSP processors and
proprietary MTN software and ASICs. For more information on Mapletree Networks
products and services, visit their Web site at www.mapletreenetworks.com.
MATRAnet, Inc. (44)
MATRAnet is a global software industry leader focused and committed to
developing, distributing and implementing secure and proven electronic business solutions
over the WWW. MATRAnet believes the key to electronic business success is based on the
quality of a companys customer service and the security of their network. As a
member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), MATRAnets entire product offering is
designed to fully conform to Internet security standards, ensuring compatibility and
optimizing performance. The companys M>WebTouch product was singled out by the
editors of CTI magazine, earning a Best of CTI EXPO Fall 98 award in San Jose. For more
information visit www.matranet.com.
Motorola (32, 33)
Motorolas Internet and Networking Group (ING) focuses on making networks
more responsive to the demand for integrated, personalized access. Through Smart Access
Technology, Motorola takes a unified approach to both wireless and wireline networking to
address the rapidly changing market as it moves from regulated telecommunications to a new
market driven by the Internet, deregulation, and digital/packet networks. Motorolas
products have won numerous industry awards including Product of the Year and Editors
Choice from Internet Telephony magazine. Sean Parham, Director and General Manager of
Motorolas Internet Products Operation will be a featured keynote speaker at the
show. Visit this corporate sponsor on the Web at www.mot.com/internet.
Motorola Computer Group (64)
Motorola Computer Group is a leading supplier of telephony platforms to Original
Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The companys embedded computing platforms are
integrated by OEMs into a wide variety of products and solutions including
telephony switching systems that regularly impact consumers in their everyday lives.
Motorola Computer Group plans to feature the latest additions to their CompactPCI family
of systems, designed to deliver high availability and high line density for telecom and
datacom applications. For more information, visit the companys Web site at www.mcg.mot.com.
Natural MicroSystems (25)
Natural MicroSystems is a technology leader in open telecommunications, providing
hardware and software technologies, and consulting and support services for developers of
high-value telecommunications solutions. The companys state-of-the-art technology
and services and support enable a growing international network of Alliance partners to
reduce time to market, leverage development resources, and offer truly global
communications products. Natural MicroSystems enabling technologies are used in
high-value computer telephony systems, such as voice and fax over IP, Web-enabled call
centers, network-based enhanced services, integrated voice response (IVR), speech
recognition, wireless, SS7, and CompactPCI. Bob Schechter, the companys President
and CEO will be addressing the crowd at Internet Telephony Expo in his keynote on
Wednesday evening. For more information, visit Natural MicroSystems on the Web at www.nmss.com.
Net2Phone is a leading provider of voice-enhanced Internet communications
services to individuals and businesses worldwide. Net2Phone enables people to place
low-cost, high-quality calls from their computer, telephone, or fax machine to any
telephone or fax machine in the world. Net2Phones Easysurf.com, an Internet shopping
portal powered by Internet telephony, was honored with an Editors Choice award soon
after it made its debut. The portal integrates voice, graphics, and ultimately video and
push technology to enhance the online shoppers experience. For more information
about Net2Phones products, please visit www.net2phone.com.
NetPhone, Inc. (18, 19)
NetPhone, Inc., provides high-availability telecommunications products that
combine telephony, computing, corporate networks, and the Internet. This convergence
enables new telephony applications while reducing operating and management costs.
NetPhones unique Always Up! patented architecture and intelligent PSTN fallback
provides users with dependable dial tone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Always Up!
architecture guarantees NetPhone users access to the public switched telephone network
regardless of the state of the server or LAN network. NetPhone provides solutions that
increase productivity while driving down the cost of communications. The company has won
several prestigious awards including Editors Choice and
Product of the Year from Internet Telephony magazine. Visit them at www.netphone.com.
NeTrue Communications (34)
NeTrue Communications, founded in 1996, is among the leaders of IP telephony,
enabling the convergence of data, voice, and fax. Targeting next-generation telcos,
callbacks, and corporations, NeTrue has introduced a complete line of Internet telephony
gateway products including Internet fax/voice messaging and IP phone/fax gateways. Its IPT
Back Office, an IP telephony operations support system (OSS), allows next-generation
carriers to effectively provision, settle, bill, and manage IP telephony services.
NeTrues demonstrated core technical competencies include quality of service (QoS)
management, traffic management, and clearinghouse technology in IP telephony networks.
Winner of several awards, including Product of the Year, NeTrue can be reached on the Web
Nokia IP Telephony (3,4)
Nokia IP Telephony, formerly known as Vienna Systems, is one of the pioneers in
the now rapidly emerging global marketplace for IP telephony solutions. Nokias suite
of IP telephony solutions supports voice, fax, and multimedia processing and transmission
over IP networks, and provide interfaces to traditional telephone networks. Nokia
solutions enable service providers to increase revenue and profit margins by offering new
value-added services to customers, develop new markets and geographies, reduce network and
administration costs, and increase revenue and profit margins. Nokias hardware and
software solutions allow service providers to deploy end-to-end IP telephony networks
easily and cost-effectively. Nokia gateways ensure reliable, high-quality phone-to-phone
and PC-to-phone communications. For more information, visit them on the Web at www.nokiaiptel.com
Nuera Communications (45, 46)
Nuera Communications is the leading provider of high-quality packet voice
communications systems and technology for voice/fax/data/video networking over IP, frame
relay, and circuit-switched networks. A cofounder of the Voice over IP Forum and member of
the Frame Relay Forum, Nuera serves carrier, corporate, and OEM customers with
industry-leading DSP-based solutions that optimize bandwidth utilization while maintaining
communications quality for voice, fax, data, signaling, modem, and video traffic. Nuera
has won a multitude of industry awards, including Internet Telephony
magazines Product of the Year. For more information, visit their Web site at www.nuera.com.
Odin TeleSystems Inc. (29)
Odin specializes in the design, manufacture, and sale of OEM subsystems and test
equipment for the telecom industry. The company provides a telecom development platform
with interchangeable software and hardware building blocks for a wide variety of
applications, such as switching systems, customer premises equipment, network access
devices, and test equipment. Odin will exhibit its OTX (Odin Telecom frameworX) CT
development platform consisting of a modular adapter family for PCI/H.100 and Compact
PCI/H.110 systems as well as of a variety of protocol stacks and DSP software modules. OTX
enables rapid implementation of a variety of CT applications, such as voice-over-IP
systems. A winner of the Best of CTI EXPO Fall 1998 award, Odin can be reached on the Web
Portal Software (62)
Portal Software provides software that links services, customers, and revenues
for Internet and emerging next-generation communication services. The companys
real-time customer management and billing software enable service providers to rapidly
develop, price, and provision new services while effectively managing customer usage and
billing. Portals real-time, flexible technology allows providers to generate revenue
and be competitive by enabling them to bring new services to market quicker than ever
before and by establishing innovative ways of supporting customers needs.
Portals Infranet IPT a platform for real-time management of IP telephony
services was the recipient of the June 1999 Internet Telephony magazine
Editors Choice Award. For more information on Portal Software, visit them on the Web
Quicknet Technologies, Inc. (22, 23)
Integrated with the leading IP telephony applications and gateways, individuals
and small businesses can make high-quality, low-cost, PC-to-Phone, PC-to-PC and
Phone-to-PC calls with Quicknets award-winning products: The Internet PhoneJACK,
Internet Line-JACK, and the new high-performance H.323 Internet SwitchBoard low-density
gateway software. Quicknet markets to individuals and small businesses with low-density
Internet telephony needs. Compatible with the existing base of Internet telephony
applications, Quick-nets products enable the home-, small office-, and LAN-based or
Intranet user to cost effectively boost their Internet telephony call quality and
ease-of-use. Quicknet has won many industry honors, including Internet Telephony
magazines Product of the Year and CTI magazines coveted Editors
Choice. For more information on this show sponsor, visit www.quicknet.net.
SBS Technologies Industrial Computers (57)
SBS Technologies Industrial Computers is a leader in providing fast, low-priced
custom industrial PC and CompactPCI designs and integration solutions for mission-critical
applications where quality and performance come first. Since 1987, SBS Technologies has
been providing standard-bus, board-level embedded computer components to the companies who
design and build systems based on embedded computers. SBS provides high quality,
easy-to-use building blocks that system designers can mix and match to create
an embedded computer solution specific to a companys unique application
applications that range from large central office switching equipment to intelligent
controllers to digital video control, switching, and transmission. Visit SBS on the Web at
ShelCad Communications Ltd. (16)
ShelCad develops state-of-the art innovative client base CTI, intranet and
Internet telephony products. ShelCads Hi Phone PCMCIA solutions address the crucial
need for an interface between a phone and VoIP, wireless local loop, cable modem,
satellite, and other forms of nontraditional communication technologies. The
companys developments include Voice-over-IP technologies, PCMCIA products, Ethernet
solutions, and ASIC-Voice-over-Packet technology. ShelCad has a clear mission to multiply
the power to communicate to its customers; thus bridging the gap between standard
telephones (the way most people communicate) and other technological vehicles for voice
communication. The company has received two Best of CTI Expo awards, one in the Fall of
1998, and one in the Spring of
1999. Visit the companys site at www.shelcad.com.
VocalData, Inc. (54, 55)
VocalData has developed a complete solution for delivering voice services over IP
networks. IP*Star enables service providers (ISPs, CLECs, ILECs, and VARs) to provision
fully functional voice services and Internet/data services over IP packet (T1 and xDSL)
infrastructures. With IP*Star, service providers can now offer small and medium businesses
complete solutions, tapping into the one-stop-shopping trend, while enjoying the cost
advantages of operating packet-based networks and leveraging investments in xDSL and
Internet platforms. The company offers a variety of solutions including IP local voice
solutions; IP Centrex; IP-Ethernet telephones; advanced PBX features; and multi-tenant
applications. Visit the companys Web site at www.vocaldata.com.
VoCAL Technologies, Ltd. (59)
VoCAL Technologies, Ltd., is the only single stop for complete
modem/facsimile/telephony/voice/video communications source code. The companys
products include support for the latest standards such as voice-over-IP, V.90, V.34FAX,
T.38 real-time fax, H.323, MGCP/SIP/SDP, and G.723/G.729A. VoCALs software can be
executed as a separate task allowing a DSP to be used for concurrent customer applications
as ADSL and ATM. Target products are voice/fax over IP, modem banks, consumer modems,
standard fax products, fax-relay equipment, and advanced telephony products. For more
information on VoCAL Technologies, please visit the companys Web site at www.vocal.com.
VocalTec Communications (38)
VocalTec Communications develops and markets end-to-end communications solutions
for service providers, corporations, and individuals. The companys systems are used
worldwide for voice, video, data, and fax communications over the Internet, telephony
networks, and private networks to improve productivity and reduce telecommunications
costs. VocalTec is recognized as a founder of the voice-over-the-Internet market, for its
ongoing technical innovations, and for its leadership in industry standards. The
companys pioneering role has earned it numerous industry awards including the 1998 Internet Telephony
magazine Product of the Year award. Visit the VocalTec Web site at www.vocaltec.com.