TOSHIBA EXPANDS STRATA CIX LINE From top left to right: Strata CIX200, Strata CIX670 Rackmount Model, Strata CIX670, Strata CIX100. Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.’s Digital Solutions Division has expanded its Strata CIX line of IP business communications systems with two new versions, the Strata CIX670 that supports up to 672 ports, and the Strata […]

PAC-MAN Gobbles Up MobileGame Competition

Even though the 1980s went away, PAC-MAN never did. In fact, it was the bestselling mobile game of 2004 for several mobile network operators, reports the game’s owner Namco Web & Mobile Content. Vodafone Group in the United Kingdom, as well as operators in other parts of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, say the […]

Avaya Gets “Smart”

Posted: 06/2005 Avaya Gets “Smart” By Kelly M. Teal Avaya Inc. is expanding its leading market presence by getting into the software and Web services arenas, and partnering with more than 140 companies, including systems integrators, alliance partners, consultants, and independent hardware and software firms that are supporting the company’s interoperable, multivendor approach to socalled […]

Channel News

Posted: 04/2005 Channel News Asante, 1NService Partner to Help SMBs Asante Technologies Inc. and value-added reseller 1NService have teamed up to help SMBs upgrade their network infrastructures to support data, voice and video over IP networks. 1NService will use Asante’s Power over Ethernet switch, the 24- port IntraCore IC3624PWR. The new switch provides Ethernet connectivity […]

News Briefs

Bandwave Systems, a DSL provider with national coverage, has launched its partner program. The New Jersey-based company - whose carrier partners include Covad Communications Group, New Edge Networks, BellSouth Corp. and others - says its program does not require minimums. Agents earn recurring revenue commission of 10 percent, plus bonus awards. Bandwave also says partners who bill […]


Will 2005 be the Year of the IP PBX? The IP PBX trend probably won’t be that noticeable of an event, but that important segment of the VoIP market will continue strong over the next few years, analysts predict. “VoIP is a whole trend that is happening,” says Robert Messer, president of ABP Technology, which […]

A Star is Born

It’s official: The premise-based IP PBX has crossed over, hit the Big Time, entered the Top 40. No longer merely a favorite of a cult fan base of early adopters and network visionaries, the product has been embraced by businesses large and small. “Next-generation” has become “now-generation” technology. As Britney, Christina and Justin know, fans […]

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Posted: 10/2003 Good Things Come in Small Packages IP PBX Vendors Scale Products, Partner Programs to Serve SMBs By Tara Seals Though small and medium-sized businesses long have wanted to capitalize on the savings and convergence benefits that come with using IP PBXs and voice over IP, the pricey systems have remained out of their […]


Posted: 6/2003 VPNs Are Hot Resellers Tap Managed Revenue Stream By Tara Seals Resellers always are looking for high-margin, high-value "sticky" services that are virtually hassle-free to implement and support. They’ve found just that in managed IP-based Virtual Private Networks — outsourced versions of the network technology layered with managed services. IP VPNs, which use […]


Posted: 4/2003 Device Advice Partners Play Role in Evangelizing Value of All-in-One Internet Appliances By Tara Seals For the user, the IP phone is the most visible part of the VoIP infrastructure. Often confronted with a series of special commands, newfangled handsets, restricted dialing options, difficult installations or clunky styling, end users may find themselves […]

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