Linksys Launches WAP2000 AP with PoE
Linksys has launched its Wireless-G Access Point (News - Alert) with PoE, the WAP2000, for business network environments. Included in the WAP2000 is RangeBooster technology, which offers improved performance, range, and speed, enabling businesses to effectively double network size and enhance performance.
Vertical Communications (News - Alert) Launches Vertical SBX IP 320
Vertical Communications announced the Vertical SBX IP 320, a converged IP telephony system for single- and multi-location small businesses. The SBX IP 320 provides small businesses access to the advantages of a big company PBX (News - Alert), including a rich feature set, robust telephony applications, and significant flexibility and cost-savings associated with VoIP.
TalkSwitch (News - Alert) Compatible with Gamma Telecom
TalkSwitch and Gamma Telecom announced that TalkSwitch IP PBXs are compatible with Gamma Telecom’s IP DirectConnect service. “This is a prime example of two like-minded companies coming together.”
AT&T Offers Bundled Service to Business Customers
AT&T announced a new bundled service for business customers converging voice, Internet, and data communications over a single network connection. Called “AT&T Business in a Box”, the new bundled service comprises an Internet telephone system with Internet access, VPN capabilities, WiFi (News - Alert) capabilities, and a LAN.
i2Telecom (News - Alert) Issued Patent for VoiceStick
i2Telecom it has received U.S. Patent #7,336,654, for its portable VoIP Service Access Module (VSAM) technology, VoiceStick. VoiceStick is a plug-and-play, portable key chain-sized device that inserts directly into the USB port of a PC or notebook computer, PDA, or other similar device.
D-Link (News - Alert) Announces Expansion of Green Ethernet Technology
D-Link announced the expansion of its Green Ethernet technology series by introducing two new environmentally-friendly small business Gigabit switches. The D-Link DGS (News - Alert)-2200 series 5 and 8 port desktop switches reduce energy costs through a reduction in power consumption, with no compromise on operational performance and functionality.
F5 Networks (News - Alert) Announces Application Ready Network for Windows Server 2008
F5 Networks announced it has extended its Application Ready Network (ARN) for Microsoft (News - Alert) to include Windows Server 2008, helping enterprises achieve deployment advantages, including support for the updated versions of MS Internet Information Services (IIS) and Terminal Services and other MX technologies.
SightSpeed (News - Alert) and VTEL Bring Affordable Videoconferencing to SMBs
SightSpeed and VTEL have teamed up to bring an affordable SIP-based videoconferencing solution to market. This new hardware/software solution combines VTEL’s IPanel all-in-one conferencing system with SightSpeed’s high quality video conferencing service.
Epygi (News - Alert) Launches IP PBX that Blends IP and Key-System Functionality
Epygi Technologies announced general availability for the latest addition to its line of small and medium business telephony appliances, the Quadro 6L. Epygi designed the Quadro 6L for environments that require multiple ringing phones and shared trunk appearance visibility, according to company officials.
Sagem (News - Alert)-Interstar Announces New XMediusFAX IP Fax Software
Sagem-Interstar announced version 5.5.2 of its XMediusFAX T.38 Fax over IP (FoIP) solution. This latest evolution of Sagem-Interstar (News - Alert)’s boardless IP fax server software includes new features such as unique, built-in Python scripting and increased flexibility in fax routing.
SpinVox (News - Alert) Intros Voicemail-to-Email Solution for BlackBerry Users
SpinVox launched a BlackBerry plug-in, enabling voicemail messages to be converted to text and delivered as email directly to the BlackBerry (News - Alert) device. In this way, users can identify the caller and read the message, and then reply with a single click. The conversion from voicemail into text is powered by the SpinVox Voice Message Conversion System (VMCS).
Service Provider News
Covergence (News - Alert) Completes Interoperability Testing with PortaOne
Covergence announced the successful completion of interoperability testing with PortaOne (News - Alert), a global vendor of carrier grade billing and provisioning software.
Ciena Completes World Wide Packets (News - Alert) Acquisition
Ciena announced completion of its acquisition of World Wide Packets, which gives Ciena additional Ethernet expertise and products to play in the burgeoning Ethernet access market. The deal dovetails nicely with its FlexSelect and Ethernet-over-any-media strategy.
MERA Systems (News - Alert)’ New Softswitch Delivers PBX Functionality as a Service
MERA Systems released a new version of the MERA IP Centrex, CLASS 5 softswitch, enabling carriers to deliver PBX functionality as a service. The new release of MERA IP Centrex includes call management capability enhancements as well as database and Control Unit redundancy schemes which provide for reliability and dependability of the system key elements.
ECI Intros New FTTB Solutions
ECI Telecom (News - Alert) announced its gigabit passive optical network and gigabit Ethernet (GbE) additions to its suite of broadband access products — two new Optical Network Units, G-PoweRAM 48V and the MiniCABTM 8V.
Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) Enhances Switching Capacity of GPON Network Termination Card
Alcatel-Lucent introduced important capacity innovations to its 7342 ISAM FTTU GPON platform. “The 7342 ISAM FTTU is optimized for addressing the bandwidth requirements of single-dwelling unit, multiple-dwelling unit and business customer segments.”
Excel Selects VIXXI’s VoIP E911
Excel Telecommunications (News - Alert) has selected VIXXI Solutions’ next generation VoIP E911 network to provide secure E911 routing that helps drive lower operating costs and provide advanced services throughout the United States. The combination of Excel’s carrier-class SIP Trunking bundled service with VIXXI’s comprehensive E911 routing is expected to help deliver on the promise of VoIP.
VoX Communications Launches 8-Port Linksys (News - Alert) ATA Support
VoX Communications announced it has launched support for the Linksys SPA8000 small business analog telephone adapter (ATA), as it extends its penetration into the small business wholesale market, providing an affordable and “easy-to-use alternative” to a traditional PBX phone system.
Sunrise Telecom (News - Alert) Introduces GTT
Sunrise Telecom introduced the GTT, an all-in-one portable handheld test set designed to speed accurate verification of home networks for triple play deployments. For the first time, field technicians can rely on one, compact test set for virtually every home network testing requirement including Ethernet, WiFi, HomePNA (News - Alert) and home wiring.
i3 Networks Deploys Velleros Mass Communications Emergency Alerting
Velleros announced that i3 Networks has deployed Velleros AlertSlinger mass notification suite of applications. i3 Networks will team to offer Velleros Call Attempt Notifier to over 55,000 VoIP subscribers, Cable MSO’s, large enterprises and other carriers interested in a Hosted Solution.
Ixia (News - Alert) Opens New Proof-of-Concept Lab
Network test solutions provider Ixia has opened a new executive briefing center and proof-of-concept (PoC) lab adjacent to its sales and services offices in Santa Clara, California. Dubbed “iSimCity,” the new facility lets Ixia’s customers “access thousands of test ports and aggregate traffic in the range of 10-100 Gbps; emulate hundreds of thousands of subscribers/users; and generate millions of routes with thousands of routing peers.”
Agilent Technologies and Beceem (News - Alert) Collaborate on Mobile WiMAX Protocol Test Solution
Agilent Technologies and Beceem Communications announced they will extend their WiMAX (News - Alert) collaboration to include Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Protocol Test. As per the agreement between both the companies, Agilent and Beceem will ensure that customers can confidently use Agilent (News - Alert) protocol test systems with Beceem’s Mobile WiMAX reference designs.
JPS and Clarity Integrate Cellular PTT and Land Mobile Radio Interoperability
Raytheon (News - Alert)’s JPS Communications has collaborated with Clarity Communication Systems to integrate cellular push-to-talk and land mobile radio interoperability product offerings. Using this new technology, digital push-to-talk cellular users will now be able to communicate with land mobile radio users without compromising voice quality and network efficiency.
Nextlink Intros 30Mbps Wireless Metro Ethernet Services Offering
Nextlink Wireless (News - Alert) launched a new 30Mbps wireless metro Ethernet services offering for carrier reseller partners. This expansion of Nextlink’s Wireless Metro Ethernet Services speed options will enable carriers to offer a mid-range Ethernet solution to businesses that require faster network throughput, but may not be ready for a full 100Mbps Ethernet networking solution.
Agito Networks (News - Alert) Introduces RoamAnywhere Mobility Router
Agito Networks introduced its RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, using RF-based, location-aware technologies to reliably mobilize and enable voice over 802.11 wireless LANs and data applications, while remaining agnostic to enterprise customers’ choices of mobile carriers and equipment vendors.
Arieso (News - Alert) Accelerates Development of Self Optimizing Wireless Networks
Arieso has secured $10 million in a Series B investment led by Oxford Capital Partners and Qualcomm (News - Alert) Ventures, which will be used for accelerating the development of self optimizing wireless networks. Arieso’s software not only optimizes the quality of service for mobile cell phone users, but also minimizes capital expenditure and operating costs for network operators.
UMA to Support 3G Dual-Mode Handset and Femtocell (News - Alert) Deployments
The 3GPP has completed a specification update effort adding 3G support to the UMA/GAN standard. Following the completion of the 3G version of the 3GPP UMA/GAN standard, the vendor community is making efforts to develop UMA-based 3G dual-mode handset and femtocell products in anticipation of operator service deployments later this year.
AirMagnet’s Laptop Analyzer Available for Apple (News - Alert) MacBook Pro
AirMagnet announced that AirMagnet Laptop Analyzer is now supported on the Apple MacBook Pro. This new platform support allows IT managers or wireless professionals using Apple laptops to leverage AirMagnet (News - Alert)’s mobile field tool for auditing and troubleshooting wireless enterprise networks.
XAVi Announces IP-STB with Integrated 802.11n and DVB-T Functionality
XAVi Technologies launched its new HD IPTV (News - Alert) STB with integrated 802.11n and DVB-T functionality. Designed for streaming True Full-HD video content (up to 1080p) wirelessly, the Pisces111 IP-STB has new IEEE (News - Alert) 802.11n technology, capable of supporting more than 100 Mbps of streaming video.
Motorola (News - Alert) Intros Wireless Access Point Solution for Branch Offices
Motorola introduced its adaptive AP wireless solution capable of offering secure wireless connectivity and service to mobile users in remote branch offices and support for future 802.11n wireless local area networks (WLANs). Leveraging an adaptive AP architecture, enterprises can enjoy centralized management and local networking. As a result enterprises will save by reducing the need for additional networking equipment and dedicated IT staff at each branch office.
Telenor (News - Alert) Enters into WiMAX Framework Agreement with Alvarion
Alvarion entered into a framework agreement with Telenor Telecom Solutions, with an option for other Telenor subsidiaries and affiliates to purchase WiMAX solutions using this framework agreement. “The agreement demonstrates that WiMAX is the right technology for achieving optimized coverage in any kind of environment.”
Other Industry News
Elma’s New AMC Extender Card
Elma Electronic announced an extender board for MicroTCA (News - Alert) and AMC-based systems. The module extends the signals out of the card cage area so that an Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) can be tested or debugged.
Zannel Opens Developer API
Zannel announced it is launching an open API that will allow developers to leverage the functionality of Zannel’s Instant Media Messaging platform to create media-rich mobile applications, widgets, and mashups, enabling the delivery of text, picture, and video messages across SMS, MMS, and email systems and format them for Web browsers or mobile devices.
STMicroelectronics (News - Alert) Offers TCP/IP Stack Free for STR91x Designers
STMicroelectronics has made the NicheLite TCP/IP stack available free of charge with its STR91x 32-bit Flash microcontrollers featured for networking applications. NicheLite is a fully-featured TCP/IP stack boasting a memory footprint of less than 12 Kbytes. The stack delivers memory efficiency, low cost and power savings in embedded systems and has features including a compact TCP layer optimized for simple memory management, sdata copy prevention, low memory usage and high data throughput.
Junction Networks (News - Alert) Unveils New Bridging Application
Junction Networks launched Inbound Bridge, an accessory service that ties in third-party providers of international and domestic direct inward dial (DID) numbers. Junction Networks’ business customers can save money by using Inbound Bridge, and connecting to the onSIP PBX platform, which offers the best available price and flexibility in hosted PBX, auto attendant, voice mail and other voice services.
Esnatech Provides Real-time High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Esnatech introduced its new high availability and disaster recovery release leveraging Sybase (News - Alert) Technologies’ Mobilink synchronization software. The 7.1 release of the Telephony Office-LinX platform allows customers to distribute the application and resources over multiple servers connected to a single or distributed telephony infrastructure.
M5T Intros New SIP Client Engine
M5T released its new SIP Client Engine, a SIP client implementation based on RFC 3261 and other IETF RFCs. The new engine includes a suite of high-level C++ APIs developers can use to integrate SIP functionality into any type of device with a minimum of fuss.
U4EA (News - Alert) Inks New Distributor for VoIP Products
U4EA Technologies has a new distributor for its Fusion 200 and 400 Series Multi-Service Business Gateways (MSBG) — Pulse (News - Alert). “U4EA’s solution enables us to provide QoS, survivability, session border control and VoIP/router security features in a single product, and that’s a big differentiator.”
Verso Signs Reseller Agreement with Nortel
Verso Technologies (News - Alert) has signed a worldwide reseller agreement with Nortel, through which Nortel will be able to sell Verso products through out the world. Provisions in the agreement allow for Verso to offer product installations, support and maintenance for Nortel (News - Alert).
Freedom Wireless Signs Distribution Agreement with Blackstone
TMT Capital subsidiary Freedom Wireless signed a distribution agreement with BlackStone Calling Cards. Under the deal, Blackstone will distribute Freedom’s prepaid wireless products, which include Zebra Unlimited and Zebra Everywhere, to traditional wireless and prepaid distributors and retailers.
IP Contact Center
Vonage (News - Alert) Plus SaaS CRM Equals High Functionality For SMBs
CRM ASP announced the availability of Vonage VoIP services fully integrated in the CRM platform. Available immediately, Vonage integration brings small businesses full integration with Free CRM and CRM ASP licensed products, providing one-click calling and automating phone dialing and outbound sales campaigns with Vonage. CRM ASP provides CRM solutions to over 75,000 companies and 90,000 subscribers.
FrontRange Announces Goldmine Mobile Version 3
FrontRange Solutions (News - Alert) announced the availability of GoldMine Mobile Edition Version 3.0. The new software edition gives sales teams the ability to manage customer contacts, sales activities and opportunities at any time, from anywhere, on their BlackBerry smartphones.
Telecom Expense Management
Rivermine (News - Alert) Picked by IBM to Run TEM Solution
IBM unveiled a TEM solution designed to help enterprises manage the costs associated with the communications services needed to stay competitive — it picked Rivermine to supply TEM software. “The comprehensive TEM service from IBM (News - Alert) will help drive down the complexity of managing spend and improve processes for order management, bill management and dispute resolution in one integrated, consolidated and automated solution.”
Control Point Solutions (News - Alert) Launches New Data Center
Control Point Solutions has launched a new state-of-the-art data center, to which it successfully migrated while providing uninterrupted service to their clients. Benefits of the new data center include faster system response times, improved storage capacity, greater processing power, expanded security and disaster recovery capabilities, and reduced maintenance windows (scheduled downtime).
Veramark Joins Ingram Micro (News - Alert) as Vendor Partner
Veramark Technologies announced their call accounting software eCAS is now available through Ingram Micro, the world’s largest technology distributor. This agreement will make eCAS accessible to Ingram Micro’s vast network of reseller customers in the United States, including many of the channel’s largest players. Tested and certified by most leading switch manufacturers, including Avaya, Cisco (News - Alert), and Nortel, eCAS offers the ease of point and click navigation with the control of a built-in robust reporting engine.
TnT Launches SOA for Global Access to Telecom and IT Expenses
In an effort to further expand its global TEM services and provide access to important financial and IT related information, TnT Expense Management (News - Alert) launched a new SOA that will enable clients to access inventory, spend, and rate information directly from their own internal applications. TnT Expense Management maintains in-depth information about clients’ IT and telecom assets with its copyrighted Telebase system, and the new SOA allows secure access and synchronization with any application that a client is running regardless of the operating system, language or platform.
Evotem Launched Evotem University
Evotem announced the launch of a new professional development program, Evotem University, for enterprise telecom and IT professionals. With the new program, telecom and IT professionals looking for career advancement and educational opportunities will be provided with a structured program for improving the way telecom and IT services are managed. Evotem University courses teach best practices and proven methodologies for financial and operational management processes in an enterprise telecom environment and the program provides a flexible curriculum with both in-class and online courses offering over 230 hours of training.
Vocio (News - Alert)’s TEM Software In Line With AOTMP Study
AOTMP recently published results of a research study titled, CFO and CIO Perspectives: A Top-Down View of IT and Telecom Management, which noted that reduction in telecom expenses was a major challenge for CFOs and CIOs. The study surveyed 275 CFOs and CIOs about managing technology and telecommunications and uncovered that enterprises do not have enough information regarding means and opportunities to reduce telecom expenses.
Asentinel (News - Alert) Receives Patent for TEM
Asentinel announced it has received a United States patent covering core elements of its TEM software, Asentinel 5.0. “We have long highlighted that when we introduced our Asentinel TEM software, we were the first to develop truly innovative solutions to address the challenging task of processing telecom invoices. This patent, granted from an application filed in 2003, serves as a testament to this view, and recognizes our industry leadership.”
Ezwim (News - Alert) Boosts Revenues by 50 Percent in 2007
Ezwim reported a 50 percent growth in revenues in 2007 compared to 2006, outperforming the market by 20 percent. “These figures prove that the market is aware of the necessity to professionally manage telecom spending. Both enterprises and operators need services to make telecom spending transparent and manageable. Our SaaS (News - Alert) model offers customers competitive advantages by means of a scalable and comprehensive solution that can be implemented quickly and without initial investments.”
MTS (News - Alert) Announces Sale of its Interest in cVidya Networks
MTS (Mer Telemanagement Solutions) announced it has completed the sale of its ownership interest in cVidya Networks (News - Alert). This sale is part of the Company’s plan to improve its liquidity by selling non-core assets in which significant synergies or added values no longer exist. “The sale is the second step of our restructuring plan and efforts to improve our Company’s working capital.”
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