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PRODUCT NEWS

Posted: 11/2003

PRODUCT NEWS


UBIQUITY GOES LIVE WITH SPEAK CONFERENCE DIRECTOR

Ubiquity
Software Corp. has launched Speak Conference Director 3.0, a SIP-based voice
over IP rich-media conferencing application for service providers and large
enterprises.

Powered by Ubiquitys programmable SIP Application Server
(SIP A/S), Speak scales to support 20,000 concurrent users per system and uses
SIP and VoIP technologies to offer advanced conferencing features to PSTN,
wireless and IP endpoints. Features include browser- based initiation,
management and termination of conference calls and instant messaging/presence
capabilities.

Speak 3.0s Web collaboration capabilities allow organizers
to share presentations, Web content, applications and documents in real time
with individuals and groups. With one click login from the Speak GUI,
participants enter Web conferencing without having to reenter their names or
passcodes.

UBIQUITY SOFTWARE CORP.
3 Lagoon Drive, Suite 345
Redwood City, CA 94065
+1 650 413
7100 www.ubiquity.net


IP UNITY, GALLERY IP LAUNCH MESSAGING, CONFERENCING, PREPAID FOR CABLECOS 

IP Unity Corp. and Gallery IP Telephony Inc. have completed
interoperability testing between IP Unitys unified messaging, audio/Web
conferencing and prepaid services applications, and Gallery IPs CAssiopeia
softswitch. The combined technology equips cable companies with a suite of
enhanced voice services as they roll out cable telephony services.

Parity of service with the incumbent carriers is not enough
to entice subscribers away from their existing phone provider, says Keith
Bhatia, senior vice president of business development for IP Unity. Cable
telephony operators need to compete on price, product bundles and customized
enhanced services to win this battle. Several major cable companies have started
rolling out triple play offerings to the market, offering video, broadband
Internet and voice services on the same line. Adding unified messaging, prepaid services and audio/Web
conferencing applications to this bundle greatly enhances its appeal to
subscribers and takes the voice component of the triple-play offering to the
next level.

The unified messaging suite offers standard voice mail
features, and subscribers may integrate voice mail with e-mail, receiving voice
messages as .wav files in their e-mail inboxes and accessing e-mails through a
telephone using IP Unitys text-to-speech technology. Subscribers also can use
the Web interface during conference calls to access additional features such as
PowerPoint slide sharing and text messaging.

The suite utilizes the media servers digital signal mixing
and quality monitoring to ensure that only the three strongest signals are
carried on the conference bridge, dramatically improving sound quality, says IP
Unity.

The joint Gallery IP and IP Unity prepaid calling platform
allows cable operators to track usage and bill in real time.

IP UNITY CORP.
475 Sycamore Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
+1 408 582 1100
www.ip-unity.com

GALLERY IP TELEPHONY INC.
117 Achuza St.
Raanana 43000, Israel
+972 9 774 7016
www.g-ipt.com


SPECTEL, CONVEDIA DELIVER IP CONFERENCING SOLUTIONS

Spectel, a provider of integrated conferencing solutions, and
Convedia Corp., a provider of carrier-class media processing platforms,
announced a strategic partnership in which Spectels voice and data
conferencing applications will be available on Convedias media server
platforms.

The companies have partnered to develop and market integrated
solutions, based on open standards, which support reserved, reservation-less,
attended and unattended conferencing services. The combination allows service
providers and development partners to capitalize quickly on new markets and
revenue opportunities using the inherent benefits of IP while selecting the
infrastructure that best suits each companys deployment needs.

SPECTEL
200 Minuteman Road
Andover, MA 01810
+1 978 552 6200
www.spectel.com

CONVEDIA CORP.
4190 Still Creek Drive, Suite 300
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5C
6C6
+1 604 918 6300
www.convedia.com


VOYANT OFFERS NEW
FEATURES, PLATFORM OCI

Voyant Technologies has introduced a recording and playback
service and a new release of its OCI platform for service providers.

The new recording service gives end users the ability to
record a call and then make it available to those unable to participate. For use
with a reservationless or operator-attended call, the virtually live
digital audio copy of the session is available later by phone or subscriber Web
portal. The sessions are delivered in a variety of formats, including CDs,
transcripts and translation.

Voyant also has a new release of its OCI voice conferencing
platform, acquired through Voyants merger with Octave Communications in
January. The latest release extends previous reservationless and high-touch
features by upgrading to a Microsoft Windows-based Operator Console.

Release highlights include a 42 percent higher call arrival
rate than in previous releases, an operator console that can respond to operator
commands on calls with more than 28 operators and 800 participants, new fraud
alarm features to prevent unauthorized usage; an improved interface, decreasing hold time;
and enhanced billing options, allowing service providers to
collect an additional billing code, such as a case number or a project code.

VOYANT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
1765 W. 121st Ave.
Westminster, CO 80234
+1 303 223 5000
www.voyanttech.com


RADVISION INCORPORATES OUTLOOK SCHEDULING

RADVISION Corp. has announced Microsoft Outlook Calendar
Scheduling as an optional add-on module for its iVIEW Video Communications
Scheduler.

The iVIEW is an end user call management tool for scheduling
and managing calls and resources within an organization, fully integrated with
the RADVISION viaIP and INVISION networking product families for
converged IP communications. The optional module for Microsoft Outlook
integration runs on a Microsoft Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server and is
accessible by end users who use Microsoft Outlook 2000 (with Service Pack 3) or
Microsoft XP as their desktop operating system.

RADVISION CORP.
266 Harristown Road, Suite 201
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
+1 201 689
6300
www.radvision.com

Links
Convedia Corp. www.convedia.com.
Gallery IP Telephony Inc. www.g-ipt.com
IP Unity Corp. www.ip-unity.com
Spectel www.spectel.com
Ubiquity Software Corp. www.ubiquity.net

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