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June 2000


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Pingtel Intros Intelligent IP Phone
Pingtel has introduced xpressa, an intelligent Java-based, VoIP phone capable of leveraging the potential of IP networks. Offering new levels of functionality, ease-of-use, audio quality, comfort, and elegance that exceed those in today's digital and IP phones, the xpressa features a Java-enriched, open environment for the delivery of new valuable, personalized voice services and applications not possible with a dumb phone. In conjunction with xpressa, Pingtel has also introduced Voice Internet-age Architecture (VIA), it's architectural vision for next-gen voice services and applications.
No. 500, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

VocalTec Intros UniPOP
The IP Telephony Products Group of VocalTec Communications has announced the availability of the VocalTec UniPOP VoIP System. For ITSPs and IP telephony clearinghouse and exchange carrier affiliates, the UniPOP provides a cost-effective means to rapidly and easily deploy high-performance VoIP telephony networks. The UniPOP contains in a single box a complete solutions that previously required three separate units. It has also been designed for maximum scalability and can accommodate rapid growth. This is made possible via an easy upgrade to the larger, carrier-graded end of this product family.
No. 501, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Agilent Enhances VoIP Capabilities
Agilent Technologies has introduced two test systems for developing and deploying VoIP networks. The Agilent Telegra VQT 2.0 now offers echo measurement capabilities, allowing engineers to measure the impact of echo noise distortion on QoS levels for next-gen IP-based network devices and services. The Telegra VQT is also available with PAMS speech quality measurement. The Perceptual Analysis Measurement System (PAMS) uses a similar perceptual model as PSQM/PSQM+, and shares the purpose of providing a repeatable, objective means for measuring perceived speech quality.
No. 502, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Hammer Releases VoIP Test System 2.0
Hammer Technologies has announced release 2.0 of their VoIP Test System. Release 2.0 is a product for carrier-class gateways that integrates up to 480 ports of full-coverage ITU standard voice quality analysis (PSQM) with SS7, ISDN, and fax in a single, integrated test platform. Release 2.0 incorporates many enhancements to Hammer's VoIP test suite. In addition to SS7, improved PSQM density, and fax, this release incorporates new levels of user programmability, additional ISDN variants, enhanced scheduling, remote control, reporting, and monitoring features, as well as the Call Profiler introduced with the Hammer DS33 test system.
No. 503, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

RiverDelta Intros BSR 64000
RiverDelta Networks announced it's flagship product, the Broadband Services Router 64000, which is a carrier-class, content-aware, IP switch/router designed to reliably deliver voice, data, video, music, and other interactive IP-based service flows over shared broadband network infrastructures. The BSR 64000 has been designed to take broadband carriers to the next level of service reliability. Its 16 slot, NEBS-compliant chassis features a 1:1 redundant integraded system control, switching, and routing module; 1xN redundant high speed WAN and DOCSIS RF modules; and an RF switch which eliminates network downtime and emergency maintenance calls in the event of a RF line card module failure.
No. 504, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Siliconrax-Sligers Intros Rax2100 Web Server
Siliconrax-Sliger announced its application driven interactive rackmount server, Rax2100 Web server, which is designed to help maximize uptime, increase revenue per square foot, and meet the needs of the business-critical application. The Rax2100 Web server provides users with main features such as a compact size 2U rackmount enclosure with 17-inch depth, -48 DC power supply, or 300 Watt ATX power supply, dual Pentium II/III supporting up to 800 MHz, and multiple operating system support, including Linux.
No. 505, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

General Micro Systems (GMS) has announced ENET VIII, an eight-channel Fast Ethernet controller on a PMC card. Utilizing Intel 82559 Enthernet controllers packaged in micro Ball Grid Arrays, the ENET VIII delivers twice the port density of other PMC cards. The ENET VII can be used with any single-board computer that provides PMC sites, including General Micro Systems' own Pentium-based VMEbus and CompactPCI-based CPU boards.
No. 506, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Sylantro Systems Intros c-Business
Sylantro Systems has introduced an innovative delivery and development platform, an applications switch, and the first module in a rich suite of hosted business communications applications, called c-Business. These new revenue-ready applications and products will allow service providers to effectively offer their business customers access to advanced applications over their existing managed networks, utilizing the outsourced ASP model which offers a rent vs. buy alternative. Sylantro's network-based software approach to telephony and communications applications will allow CLECs and other service providers to transform themselves into a Telecom ASP, which will be able to deliver advanced, hosted communications services that many businesses would not other be able to access affordably.
No. 507, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Mitel Unveils Data Integrated Voice Applications Architecture
Mitel Communications Systems has announced its Data Integrated Voice Applications architecture for the extended enterprise. The architecture provides the foundation for delivering software-only IP business applications, and is the bridge between Mitel's existing PBX platforms and its next-generation IP solutions. Mitel has also announced the Ipera 2000, a fully featured VoIP solution for small and medium businesses, branch offices, and departmental adjuncts. Mitel's architectural approach is based on a switched IP core that provides a full range of IP values, including scalability, robust switching, and routing. Mitel's IP architecture provides the five-nine of reliability PBX call control, and integrated applications including messaging and ACD.
No. 508, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Shoreline Announces Voice Communications System 2.0
Shoreline Communications has announced a new release of its enterprise-class IP voice communications system. Based on the company's Distributed Internet Voice Architecture (DIVA) software, the new Shoreline IP Voice Communications System 2.0 delivers enterprise-class scalability, support for remote teleworkers and SOHO environments, unified messaging through Microsoft Outlook, and cost savings through toll bypass, enabling voice to "ride free" across the IP network. At the heart of the system is the standards-based DIVA software switching architecture, which distributes call handling intelligence across multiple local or remote locations, rather than centralizing it at the network core.
No. 509, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Redback Networks Announces Next-Gen Platform
Redback Networks has introduced a new high-end platform in to its Subscriber Management System (SMS) family. The new SMS 10000 allows carriers and large-service providers to aggregate DSL, cable, and wireless broadband access, as well as conventional leased-line and dial services, in a single, integrated aggregation platform that both speeds provisioning and simplifies IP service creation. Each SMS 10000 can scale to 500,000 configured and 100,000 concurrently active subscribers in a single seven-foot equipment rack. The SMS 10000 is designed to support traffic-intensive, mission-critical broadband networks with maximum reliability.
No. 510, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

RadiSys Intros Addition To Intel-Architecture Motherboards
RadiSys has announced the immediate availability of customer samples of its SF810 micro NLX motherboard. RadiSys;s latest product is an early member to be added to its roadmap of motherboards. The company also plans to announced additional motherboards throughout the years. The lastest is designed for embedded applications in the telecom, datacomm, medical imaging, transaction terminal, and industrial automation markets. The designs also incorporate a rich feature set of integrated technologies and support for legacy features such as ISA slots, providing an ideal platform for embedded system design.
No. 511, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

CopperCom Enhances CopperComplete DSL Product Family
CopperCom, a Silicon Valley company that is Giving Voice to DSL, is extending its leadership in end-to-end broadband packetized Voice over DSL (VoDSL) with the introduction of advanced 16 Kbps toll-quality voice compression technology in its CopperComplete DSL product family. Both the CopperCom Gateway and CopperCom MXR (IAD) will feature this capability, which maximizes bandwidth utilization by enabling up to four times the number of voice lines to be optimized for toll-quality voice with VoDSL. VoDSL provides up to 16 phone lines with high-speed Internet access over a single DSL connection. It significantly reduces the complexity and expense of building and supporting separate systems by providing seamless integration of local data and voice transmission.
No. 512, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Mapletree Announces High Density CPCI Remote Access Card
Mapletree Networks announced the MTN5000 CompactPCI remote access card for service provider and carrier class OEMs. Based on Mapletree's UniPorte architecture, the MTN5000 features 168 56K/ISDN remote access ports. Each port can be dynamically configured to handle a wide variety of incoming subscriber calls, including V.90, 56K, Basic Rate ISDN, and both fax and voice-over-IP. The MTN5000 is a scalable, PICMC-compliant, hot-swappable, CompactPCI remote access solution. Equipped with 96 to 168 universal access ports, the MTN5000 can process any type of dial-up access traffic, including V.90 data modem, ISDN, VoIP, and FoIP.
No. 513, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

AccessLan Unveils i-SLAM
AccessLan Communications has unveiled a new class of IP-smart intelligent DSLAM or i-SLAM, which will form the foundation for delivery of Internet-based services, such as e-commerce, Web hosting, application hosting, streaming audio, streaming video, etc. The i-SLAM provides sophisticated IP QoS and IP handling capabilities to deliver carrier-scale IP/Internet service, in addition to the VoDSL and "best efforts" Internet access offered by the current generation of Layer-2 DSLAMs. AccessLan's concept of i-SLAM represents a departure from the second generation DSLAM, which mandates end-to-end PVC-oriented service delivery for voice and Internet services.
No. 514, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Cisco 827 ADSL Router Announced
Cisco Systems has announced the Cisco 827 ADSL Router, a true business DSL solution. Small offices and telecommuters can take advantage of the high-bandwidth and affordability of DSL while utilizing enhanced business functionality required for mission-critical applications. By offering the value-added services of business DSL, service providers and resellers can differentiate themselves and strengthen customer relationships. Features such as QoS, security, and voice over DSL enable businesses to take advantage of sophisticated e-commerce applications using a cost-effective solution. The Cisco 827 ADSL Router enables service providers to differentiate service options such as premium, standard, or best-effort service classes, allowing them to guarantee or prioritize bandwidth based on a specific application or user.
No. 515, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Actiontec's InternetPhoneWizard Eliminates Long-Distance Charges
Actiontec Electronics has announced the InternetPhoneWizard, which lets callers continue to use their favorite wired or portable phones, while offering a combination of features that makes Internet calling easy. InternetPhoneWizard is competitive will all ITSPs, including Delta Three, dialpad.com, and Net2Phone. By using the InternetPhoneWizard, callers can use the same phone to place either analog calls or Internet phone calls. For callers who use DSL or have two phone lines in their home, the InternetPhoneWizard will allow them to switch back and forth between calls by hitting the # key twice.
No. 516, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Teknor Targets CTI Server Market
Teknor Applicom has introduced the PICMG-compliant PCI-P3S440BX, an enhanced single board computer designed to manage the high throughput demands of (near) real-time, mission-critical voice messaging, call processing, CTI, and Internet/intranet server applications. Developers gain a strategic design and long life cycle advantage with the PCI-P3S440BX which uses Intel's Embedded Intel Architecture Division (EID) Pentium III 600 MHz processor and 440 BX chipset in an FC-PGA package. Its low profile format and high performance enable developer to incorporate Tecknor's PCI-P3S440BX with 1U form factor solutions employed in the CTI server and telecommunications markets.
No. 517, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Blue Wave Adds To ComStruct DSP resource boards
Blue Wave Systems has added the new CPCI/C6402-3 to its line of ComStruct DSP resource boards. The new high-performance Compact PCI board provides a cost-effective, flexible, and scalable single-slot DSP platform for the development of a wide range of wireline and wireless voice and data applications, including 2.5G and 3G transcoding, GPRS encryption, packet applications, voice recording and archival systems, and communications test equipment. The new CPCI/C6402-3 increases system performance and channel density per slot. Employing eight TI TMS320C6203 processors, the board's processing power is equivalent to that of three ComStruct CPCI/C6400 boards, each of which contain four TI C6201 DSPs.
No. 518, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

SBS Technologies Releases Palomar III
SBS Technologies Communications Products business has announced Palomar III, a PowerPC-based PMC module. Palomar III utilizes two IBM devices: the high-performance PowerPC 750 processor and the Company's new Dual Bridge and Memory Controller. Palomar III provides communications customers with PowerPC performance and the flexibility of dual bridges for memory/FPGA or other system expansion. Palomar III is currently available. Pricing is based on processor clock speed and memory configurations with volume pricing on 400MHz/128 MB boards expected to start below $1,500. SBS also offers a Palomar Design Kit, which adds Ethernet and serial ports on a carrier card to make software development easier.
No. 519, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

Ericsson Extends VoIP Telephony Services To Desktop
Ericsson Enterprise Systems announced the addition of the WebSwitch 100 to their portfolio of voice, mobile, and data solutions for the enterprise. The WebSwitch 100 is a cost-effective desktop VoIP gateway that allows remote users, including branch offices and telecommuters, to seamlessly integrate into their corporate-wide call management system, providing access to the company operator, the voice mail system, and other advanced telephone resources. The WebSwitch 100 is focussed on small and home offices with 2 to 4 port capability. Serving as a complete entry level IP telephony gateway, the WebSwitch 100 provides multiple telephone extensions from one phone line, automatic fax detection and receipt, automatic call roll-over to a non-busy extension, and access to all the features of a company's corporate PBX.
No. 520, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

NightFire Announces Hosted Services For DSL Providers/Resellers
NightFire Software announced two new, hosted services targeted at DSL service providers and resellers. These new services, eCustomerExpress and eSupplierExpress, let DSL providers and resellers acquire new customers more efficiently and deliver DSL more quickly and reliably. eSupplierExpress is targeted at facilities-based CLECs that offer DSL and value-added services, enabling them to automate the pre-ordering and ordering of unbundled local loops and other services from their suppliers, included ILECs and IXCs. With eSupplierExpress, DSL providers can focus on their core business and outsource the complexities of managing ordering processes with suppliers to NightFire.
No. 521, www.itmag.com/freeinfo

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