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Johanne Torres[October 11, 2004]

Uniden Unveils VoIP Adapter

BY JOHANNE TORRES


Addressing the VoIP (define - news - alert) consumer market, wireless consumer electronics manufacturer Uniden America Corp.- the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Uniden Corporation - just announced it unveiled the DTA 200 Digital Telephone Adapter. The company also announced that along with BroadSoft the DTA 200 has passed interoperability testing with BroadSoft's BroadWorks network communications platform, allowing service providers using the BroadWorks VoIP platform to now offer Uniden's DTA 200 as part of their consumer VoIP services.




The DTA 200 converts standard telephone signals to a VoIP digital signal so they can be sent across a broadband Internet connection. The device acts like an Ethernet router, providing WAN-LAN bridging, NAT (define - news - alert) routing, firewall protection and browser-based configuration as well as full FAX support. The DTA 200 is also double-jacked, supports two telephone lines and offers extended features such as call waiting, caller ID and three-way calling. Uniden's DTA 200 is interoperable with VoIP software vendors such as BroadSoft.

BroadSoft's BroadWorks provides hosted PBX (define - news - alert), IP Centrex (define - news - alert), residential broadband and collaborative conferencing. "Uniden is excited to bring the latest in voice communication to consumers with the DTA 200," said Al Silverberg, president of Uniden America. "By achieving interoperability with BroadSoft's market-leading platform, we can deliver a high-quality, low-cost VoIP phone solution to consumers.”

"Uniden and BroadSoft are delivering to service providers a powerful, out-of-the-box consumer VoIP solution that breaks the barrier for customer ease-of-use, features and low-cost calling," said Scott Wharton, vice president of marketing at BroadSoft. "As a leader in the consumer electronics market, Uniden provides the credibility, strong brand and retail presence to bring VoIP offerings further into the mainstream."

Johanne Torres is the contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was the assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at jtorres@tmcnet.com.

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