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GlobalTouch Telecom Rolls Out Video Over VoIP

GlobalTouch Telecom Inc. announced the successful deployment of its video over VoIP application. The GlobalTouch VoIP platform supports the Leadtek Research Inc. desktop video telephone and GlobalTouchs video softphone (shown at left). The company has completed a limited field test and is planning a wider release in late second quarter or early third quarter.

LiteScape Features Light Up Cisco IP Phones

LiteScape Technologies Inc.s collaboration applications now are available on the new, video-enabled Cisco Systems Inc. 7985G series desktop IP phones. LiteScapes features let callers search corporate directories; initiate conference calls with the push of one button; send multimedia files; and access inventory information.

The optional LiteScape Secure Personal Authentication Reader (SPAR) attaches to any Cisco IP device, providing identity management with RFID, magnetic card, smartcard or biometric authentication. or

Verizon Wholesale Offers De-Tariffed High-Cap Broadband Services

Verizon Partner Solutions, the entity formed from the combination of MCI Inc. and Verizons legacy wholesale groups, is beginning to offer commercial service agreements for services for which it recently received regulatory relief. These include frame relay, ATM, IP and Ethernet and SONET services above the DS3 capacity level.

Arel Goes Anywhere

Arel Communications and Software Ltd. has enhanced its video and audio conferencing product, Arel Anyware, so that it can be accessed from Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 and Microsoft Office Communicator. It also features PSTN integration, and enhanced firewall and encryption. Arel Anyware now also can be integrated with any standard telephony bridge, enabling participants to choose if they want to join an Anyware session via VoIP or standard telephony audio. The new version of Arel Anyware which is sold through the companys channel partners is available as an on-premise or hosted solution.

PAETEC MPLS Service Now Worldwide

PAETEC Communications Inc. announced its SECURETEC MPLS network has expanded globally to more than 50 countries, including those in Asia, Europe and South America. This allows PAETEC and its agents to offer MPLS services to areas once considered off-net. This means if a customer has one or more sites outside of PAETECs traditional footprint, PAETEC can enable data traffic to pass seamlessly and securely between on-net and international locations.

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