Active Contacts from Hotsip is client software for PCs, PDAs, and
mobile terminals (supporting Windows, Pocket PC, EPOC and Java/J2ME),
which allows the creation of an operator-branded end-to-end solution.
Furthermore, Active Contacts is a Web and PocketPC-based application
designed to provide users with the ability to intercommunicate via VoIP,
instant messaging, text messaging, video conferencing. The PC client
version supports USB soft phones, which enables users to make and receive
telephone calls from the Internet or the PSTN.
Through its three-level architecture Active Contacts PC is designed to
support open standards and open interfaces. It is extensible through
plug-in concept for easy addition of new services. The client can with
great advantage be fully utilized together with the Hotsip server software
product suite and can be customized to match the customerï¿½s brand. An SDK
is available for developing themes (look and feel), communication plug-ins
like conferencing, and automation programs for exporting and importing
presence information using APIs for e.g., Outlook Calendar integration.
Though SIP-based softswitches are made for next-generation call transport
over packet networks, they generally lack certain interaction management
applications. For example, inherent features such as voice mail still
require multiple communications servers and boxes within a SIP network.
Which is where the Windows 2000-based, SIP capable Interaction Center
Platform technology comes in.
In addition to replacing multi-box communications systems with a single
server, Interaction Center Platform supports a full suite of interaction
management software products that deliver voice mail and more. It can also
integrate with SIP-compliant Proxies and Registrars in addition to new IP
telephony boards. As a result, the Interaction Center Platform can drive
entire SIP oriented networks from just one server while also opening the
door to new SIP solutions from VoIP infrastructure providers.
Because the Interaction Center Platform supports the SIP RFC,
organizations leaning toward SIP standards can now get a full range of
voice- and Web-based interaction management features via a converged
SIP Multimedia PC Client: SIP Multimedia PC Client is a Windows
PC-based SIP agent that supports traditional telephony communications
while providing additional multimedia communications services.
SIP Multimedia Web Client: The SIP Multimedia Web Client uses a
Web Browser on a PC platform to provide the services provided by the SIP
Multimedia PC Client.
SIP Personal Agent: The SIP Personal Agent allows a subscriber
to personalize and provision their SIP-based services through a web-based
SIP Multimedia PDA Client: The Nortel Networks SIP Multimedia
PDA Client is a SIP-enabled client that runs on J2ME-based handheld
devices like iPaq and RIM-type personal digital assistant devices. This
client supports wireless instant messaging and network-based address book
integration. In addition, this client provides a listing of incoming
SIP-based call attempts, and can initiate VPN calls using any phone. For
example, a user can simply click on a call log entry to initiate a
callback to the caller from their mobile phone.
The SoundPoint IP 500 offers users easy access to familiar telephony
features and, with support for SIP, adds abilities associated with
computing such as instant messaging and presence-based features on the
phone. The standards-based desktop phone supports all of the major IP
telephony protocols including SIP, IETF MGCP V1, ITU H.323 V3, and Cisco
SCCP. The SoundPoint IP 500 includes full-duplex speakerphone performance,
a two-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, and support for XML application
services delivered by an IP telephony call management server. The phone
has a large 160x80 display that supports numerous network applications,
and its user interface offers dedicated, one-button access to telephony
Pingtel, the leader in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) technology,
fosters innovation and provides competitive advantages for solution
providers and enterprises by employing industry standards to create open
architecture IP voice products.
Pingtel xpressa for the desk is the worldï¿½s first Java-smart SIP phone,
is feature rich, open to add-on features, easy to use, manageable, and
stylish for premise-based IP PBX systems and hosted IP voice services.
Pingtel xpressa, recognized as the de facto SIP phone by both industry and
media experts, also incorporates audio-enhancing GIPS NetEQ technology for
significant latency savings and packet loss compensation.
Siemens optiPoint 400 Standard IP telephones operate in H.323, H.450,
CorNet IP, or SIP to create a highly versatile workpoint. optiPoint 400
Standard uses an Ethernet interface with a built-in, two-port Ethernet
switch to deliver all the conveniences of Siemens optiSet telephones to
the desktop over IP. The product offers the feature-richness of telephony
with intuitive menus, programmable feature keys, log-on/log-off
capabilities and simple dialing by extension or standard telephone number.
Siemens optiPoint 400 Standard telephones can store a protocol stack of
choice in memory. This capability is designed to give optiPoint 400
Standard IP telephones added functionality in that protocol stacks need
not be downloaded again and again upon every reboot.
The Cisco IP Phone 7960Gis a standards-based communication appliance. The
Cisco IP series phones is designed to interoperate with IP telephony
systems based on Cisco CallManager technology, H.323, or SIP and, in the
future, Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP), with system-initiated
software updates. The Cisco IP Phone 7960G is a second-generation,
full-featured IP phone primarily for manager and executive needs. It
provides six programmable line/feature buttons and four interactive soft
keys that guide a user through call features and functions.
The Mitel Networks 5055 SIP Phone is a full-featured, standards-based
business telephone. It delivers toll-quality voice and SIP services to the
end userï¿½s desktop. The 5055 is a versatile, highly interoperable phone
that can function as a standalone product connected to a service provider,
as part of a Mitel Networks total IP-based business communications
solution, or in PBX environments that support SIP. As a SIP-compliant
appliance, it is interoperable with all voice, data, video, and Internet
applications and services that are SIP-enabled, and provides full SIP
The enhanced snom 200 VoIP is the perfect solution for SOHO,
SME and large corporate clients. The snom 200 utilizes the same SIP stack
and software as the snom 100 but wrapped in a more conservative package
with an additional second Ethernet port. The snom 200 utilizes SIP, H.323,
and H.450 to be compliant with all of the worldï¿½s open standard systems.
Special features are UPNP readiness, which allows the phone to operate in
NAT environment and automatically configure your UPNP router to work so
the user does not have to do any port forwarding or special settings to
the router to get things going.
The ZIP4x4 IP phone from Zultys integrates the functions of a managed
switch with a business phone. Having four call appearances and four
Ethernet circuits, the phone simplifies wiring from the network room to
the desktop with only one Ethernet circuit. The ZIP4x4 can receive power
over an Ethernet connection (IEEE 802.3af) or from an external ac adapter.
With a standard method for configuration, administrators can deploy a
phone within seconds. The phone runs on a real-time Linux operating
system, uses SIP for call control, and supports VLAN and QoS standards for
prioritizing multimedia traffic to ensure high voice quality.
Xten Networks, Inc.
Xtenï¿½s flagship application, X-PRO, is a premium SIP User Agent with all
the features and functionality of a small business phone system. The
productï¿½s open standards-based design allows for maximum network
interoperation and integration. X-PRO is a SIP User Agent (softphone) for
Windows PCs and Wireless PocketPC/CE devices. X-PRO can be used to make
free IP-to-IP calls using a service such as Free World Dialup or can be
used to make IP-to-Phone calls using a pre-paid calling service such as
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