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  • IT EXPO: Digium Adds Web-aware UC to Switchvox SMB 4.0
    Digium Inc. introduced Monday a new version of its Switchvox SMB IP PBX that allows integration with Web and office applications, turning the phone system into a unified communications platform. General availability will be March 3, 2009.It’s been about a year since ...More
    February 2, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • FCC’s Copps: ‘We Will Not Have’ Seamless DTV Move
    FCC Acting Chairman Michael Copps is very unhappy with the Bush Administration’s handling of the digital TV transition and he’s making no bones about it. “I’ve never sugar-coated my concerns,” Copps told the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee on ...More
    February 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Polycom Releases Low-Cost Video Conferencing System
    Polycom Inc. (PLCM) has introduced a new high-resolution video conferencing system with a list price of $3,999. Designed to deliver high-resolution, DVD-quality video at very low bandwidth, Polycom said the QDX 6000 delivers features and performance previously found ...More
    February 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Cbeyond Announces Mobile Workforce Manager
    Cbeyond Inc. (CBEY) announced the availability of Cbeyond Mobile Workforce Manager, a mobile location-based services and resource management application suite powered by software from Xora. This new service drives increased revenue opportunities and reduced operating ...More
  • Which Assets Will Nortel Keep?
    Nortel Networks (NT) continues to assess which assets it will keep and those it will offload – like its WiMAX unit – in the wake of bankruptcy. The company last week indicated to media outlets that it will hang on to the CDMA and carrier VoIP businesses. ...More
    February 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Telecom Layoff Tracker for Week of Feb. 2
    The Anchorage Daily News reported late last week that phone company ACS (ALSK), Alaska’s dominant phone company, is laying off 20 people, which amounts to 2 percent of its work force.To keep up with our ongoing telecom industry layoff tracker, please click here. ...More
    February 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • IT EXPO: Grandstream Adds Keypad Extender
    IP phone system vendor Grandstream Networks Monday released an extension module for its GXP2020 and GXP2010 enterprise IP phones, providing additional keys instantly for office receptionists, call centers or offices with high volume calling.Announced at the Internet ...More
    February 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Reports: Charter On Brink of Bankruptcy
    Shares of Charter Communications (CHTR) were down dramatically during Monday trading on word that the cableco is pursuing bankruptcy. Its stock prices had fallen to 8 cents, a more than 13 percent drop, by early afternoon trading. Now that Charter has missed a hefty ...More
    February 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • IT EXPO: Grandstream Previews Next-Gen IP Video Phone
    IP phone system vendor Grandstream Networks will preview its next-generation IP video phone at the Internet Telephony Expo this week. The GXV3140, which is a departure from the maker’s previous offers in this space, will be generally available March 3.The GXV3140 is ...More
    February 2, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • IT EXPO: UC Part of Response Point Roadmap, GM Says
    Unified communications is part of the roadmap for the year-old Response Point small business IP PBX from Microsoft Corp., according to John Frederiksen, the new general manager for the product, in an interview with PHONE+ for the rollout of Service Pack 2.Response Point, ...More
    February 2, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony