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August 2007 | Volume 10 / Nuber 8
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Industry News

Tadiran Telecom Organizes IP Communications Experience Tour

Tadiran Telecom has announced the “IP Communications Experience Tour,” a nationwide, multi-city tour of Tadiran’s Mobile Advanced Technology Centers (MATC). These 40-foot high-end, luxury motor coaches are fitted with Tadiran’s state-of-the-art telecommunications solutions. The IP Communications Experience Tour is being organized to help visitors experience and test the possibilities in IP communications, first hand.

Sun’s Releases On Demand Financial Services Software

Sun Microsystems has unveiled Dynamic On Demand financial risk simulation and pricing service from offered by CDO2, a provider of innovative pricing and risk technology for organizations trading structured credit products. The new version of CDOSheet application, available from, delivers the latest pricing models and risk analysis technology in a secure and cost effective way.

IPitomy Intros IP 1000 IP-PBX for Small Businesses

Telephone systems manufacturer IPitomy announced availability of a new communications system for small businesses, the IP 1000. Designed specifically for small businesses with 10 to 50 employees, the IP 1000 is an IP PBX with analog interfaces that can be connected to a VoIP service. It comes with web-based administration for easily configuring functions like remote extensions, branch offices, and call forwarding.

Cisco Unveils Mobility Solutions for Business

Cisco, has launched a series of mobility solutions that offers secure connections and advanced services for developing businesses into more profitable organizations. Among these solutions is the Cisco Wireless Mesh Networking, a solution especially designed for organizations, educational institutions, and hospitality companies keen to expand their net connectivity. Other solutions include Location Solution, Outdoor Wireless Network Solution, Wireless Network Security, etc.

Quickoffice v4 for MOTORIZR Z8 Launched

Quickoffice has announced the availability of its software for Motorola’s newest Symbian OS multimedia slider phone, the MOTORIZR Z8. “Quickoffice’s mobile software enables users to easily view complete Word, Excel and PowerPoint text and graphics in a user-friendly way,” said Mats Barvesten, VP of product management at UIQ Technology.

Cantata Fax Platforms Integrate Quintum VoIP Gateway

Cantata Technology has announced the interoperability of its Brooktrout SR140 and TR1034 fax-over-IP (FoIP) platforms with Quintum Technologies’ family of Tenor VoIP access switches and gateways. Both the Brooktrout SR140 and TR1034 fax platforms support real-time FoIP, providing companies with the ability to integrate fax servers into their VoIP network.

Green Technology Featured In New Lenovo ThinkPad Mobile Work Station

International technology company Lenovo, introduced today its latest notebook PC, the ThinkPad T61. The 15.4-inch widescreen mobile workstation notebook not only features new enhancements that drive innovation and efficiency, but is also the latest offering to include the company’s efforts to reduce global carbon footprints through energy efficient products. The new notebook offers a cooler, quieter and more energy efficient solution over other earlier models and features Lenovo’s new cooling system, allowing the notebook to run three decibels quieter than previous models and up to 10 percent cooler even under the most intensive tasks.

AirMagnet Increases VoIP Traffic Visibility in WLAN Deployments

AirMagnet has announced the latest version of its VoFi Analyzer, version 3.0, which enhances network managers’ ability to manage voice traffic on their WLANs. VoFi Analyzer 3.0 provides a comprehensive view of all voice traffic, regardless of its source (i.e., phone, air, or wire), thus providing more insight into network traffic than ever before — thereby allowing for more effective troubleshooting.

WiFiMobile Offers WiFi Smartphones

WiFiMobile has announced it is now selling smartphones with built in WiFi directly to U.S. consumers and businesses. The U.S. online store, supplies a broad range of unlocked WiFi supported cellular devices that enables end users to take advantage of mobile VoIP, email, and Internet browsing when in range of a WiFi access point. Businesses can also use these smartphones as extensions to their corporate IP PBX system. In this case the cellular device acts as both a standard GSM handset and as an extension to the company switchboard.


CyLogistics Unveils VoIP Telephony

Billing Solution

CyLogistics has released Version 2.0 of its TrueBill billing solution for Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs), LECs, CLECs and cable companies. “With this release, we have introduced the next generation of Telephony Billing that is VoIP centric,” said Don Witt President of cyLogistics. “This release currently has 28 modules that allow the VoIP Telephony provider to pick and choose the features they would like to support and offer to their customers.”

VoIP Launches Click4Me Communications Portal

Internet communications provider VoIP Inc. has launched a beta version of Click4Me, a free web-click calling service available at the company’s new portal Click4Me allows users to connect to others through free calls without using the PC for actual voice communications, unlike all other web-enabled calling services. In addition, there is no need for a person contacting a registered click4me user to be a registered user as well. Click4Me also offers email, instant messaging and other popular calling features.

Nortel Wins US$135 Million Network Expansion Contract from Cricket Communications

Nortel will supply Cricket Communications with CDMA equipment to expand its network coverage. Under the three-year, US$135 million agreement, Cricket will use Nortel CDMA2000 1X and EV-DO Rev A equipment to expand their affordable mobile voice and data services to new markets across the U.S. using recently acquired Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum.

ISPhone Unveils Asterisk Connector for Service Providers

In a bid to help Asterisk operate with software that uses the RADIUS protocol, ISPhone has introduced a plug-in called Asterisk Connector. Once Asterisk Connector is installed on an Asterisk server, it provides a bridge between Asterisk and any RADIUS-based system.

Allied Telesis Launches High Port Count Switch/Router

Allied Telesis has released the Rapier 48w, a combination of switch and router in a single device for WAN connectivity with up to 50 LAN ports. Developed especially for service providers using legacy backhaul technology, the product enables the expansion of their customer base with a range of new services without requiring major infrastructure investments.

Openmind Networks Updates Messaging Filter

Openmind Networks has released the latest version of Protect for the mobile wholesale carrier community. Protect is already deployed in four continents to filter out undesirable messages that attack or defraud subscribers or network infrastructures. It also introduces revenue assurance initiatives to prevent leakage. The system filters out spoofed and faked messages that are impossible to bill, ensuring that network bandwidth is freed up for revenue generating traffic.

Motorola Expands Video Compression Portfolio, Acquires Modulus Video

Motorola announced its successful acquisition of Modulus Video, a supplier of MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) compression systems. This acquisition provides Motorola direct access to Modulus Video’s high-tech MPEG-4 AVC encoders.

Modulus Video creates MPEG-4 AVC compression systems used around the world. These MPEG-4 AVC encoders are a key component in many of the highly advanced IPTV deployments, facilitating delivery of high value video content in cable, broadcast, IPTV, and satellite networks.

United Wireless Acquires Velocita Wireless

United Wireless Holdings has acquired Velocita Wireless, an indirect subsidiary of Sprint Nextel Corp. Subject to any required FCC approvals, Velocita Wireless will now lease certain FCC spectrum channels from various affiliates of Sprint Nextel Corp. Velocita operates a nationwide Mobitex wireless data network covering 93% of the U.S. business population. The network delivers data communications solutions, including email messaging, machine-to-machine (M2M), telematics, point-of-sale, and telemetry applications to its approximately 200,000 customers.

XO Communications Joins the PAIX VoIP Exchange

XO Communications will join the Switch and Data’s PAIX VoIP Exchange marketplace, designed to enable global, end-to-end VoIP call completion. XO can now exchange VoIP traffic directly with other PAIX VoIP Exchange members without relying on traditional telephone networks. The company will also able to offer members XO VoIP Origination and XO VoIP Termination services, allowing members to make and deliver VoIP calls nationwide across the PSTN.

DPS Telecom Unveils Next-Gen GUI for the T/Mon Platform

DPS Telecom, developer of network

alarm monitoring solutions, has integrated a newly enhanced graphical alarm display into its multi-protocol T/Mon alarm master. DPS Telecom designs and manufactures

monitoring systems for operators of geo-diverse networks. DPS equipment provides status alerts, known as “alarms,” to the appropriate technician or dispatcher, speeding up repairs and maximizing service reliability for customers.


Comtech Solution to Support

Real-Time Trading Function in New China Unicom Handsets

China Unicom has announced plans to introduce handsets equipped with customized module solutions from Comtech Group, Inc., a provider of customized design solutions for the technology manufacturing sector in China. The customized solutions will support an extremely innovative trading function in the new phones. The new function will offer real time market updates, comprehensive financial analysis and personalized stock price alerts. With the function, users will be able to connect with over 90% of the trading systems in China.

Sprint Develops Wireless WAN Solution with Cisco

Sprint has introduced a wireless WAN solution equipped with the Cisco 3G Wireless WAN High-Speed WAN Interface Card (HWIC). Sprint and Cisco have jointly developed the Cisco 3G Wireless WAN HWIC solution for use with applicable Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs). The solution is part of the Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture. It also provides high-speed wireless data access via the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network for primary access to an IP/MPLS network solution or to provide true redundancy for high-availability corporate networking solutions.

Digicel Selects ECI’s Ethernet Solution for WiMAX Net

Israel's ECI Telecom has announced that the Caribbean-based telecom company, Digicel, has chosen its optical and Ethernet solution to expand WiMAX broadband services. With the support of ECI, Digicel will offer cost-effective fixed and mobile voice and data communications solutions, including VoIP, to corporate customers.

Adcore-Tech Develops New W-CDMA 3.5G Digital Baseband Technology

Mobile software maker Adcore-Tech, Co., Ltd., has released a new -CDMA 3.5G digital baseband technology and related communications platform. The company has reportedly started licensing the technology to partner companies for the development of mobile phone chips.

Dialog Launches Fixed Wireless Operations Based on CDMA Technology

Dialog Broadband Networks has launched its fixed wireless operations based on CDMA technology. According to Nushad Perera, general manager sales and marketing, Dialog Telekom, the company aims to provide their customers a complete package in the provision of multi-sensory connectivity, with uncompromising quality and the most competitive solutions.

LG-Nortel Selects Global IP Solutions’ VoiceEngine

LG-Norte in Korea has selected Global IP Solutions (GIPS) VoiceEngine PC Advanced and VoiceEngine Mobile ‘soft phone’ applications to power its new Phontage UCS (Unified Communication Solution) PDA and desktop PC telephony offerings. Users of LG Nortel’s Phontage PDA will use GIPS VoiceEngine Mobile’s on-the-move extension of their office phone system. The system works in the office or in the field using a built-in wireless LAN interface.

Thomson, Nokia Siemens Team on Femto cells for 3G

Media solutions provider Thomson and network company Nokia Siemens Networks have teamed to develop 3G femto cells for residential data and voice coverage. “Our collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks brings together two of the strongest players in their respective fields to enable operators realize the full potential of fixed-mobile convergence”, said Bruno Fabre, Vice President of Thomson’s Premises Systems Business Unit.

Alcatel-Lucent, Softbank Demo Wireless In-Building Solutions in Japan

Alcatel-Lucent is collaborating with Japanese service provider Softbank Mobile on a series of demonstrations of its 3G wireless in-building solutions in Japan. Aiming to highlight the benefits of home base stations, these demonstrations are a part of the company’s plan to deliver high-speed mobile voice and data services to Softbank’s customers in their homes and business locations.

Nortel to Create All-Wireless Office Environments

Nortel has announced its vision for the ‘Unwired Enterprise’ that aims to enable businesses create all-wireless office environments. Unwired Enterprise will also benefit from seamless universal mobility both in and out of the office, enabled by true wireless broadband capable of supporting all communications needs.

Trapeze Updates Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

Trapeze Networks has announced that its products are fully compliant with the latest version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS, version 1.1), issued by the PCI Standards Security Council. The standard has a number of requirements specifically regarding wireless network security, including implementation of WiFi Protected Access. Trapeze Smart Mobile wireless technology meets all these requirements as well as other wireless requirements specified in PCI DSS version 1.1.

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