Sipera Adds Features to IPCS 520 Sipera Systems Inc., a security provider for VoIP, mobile and multimedia communications, has unveiled new features for its IPCS 520, including a security policy framework, intrusion detection and prevention, and troubleshooting features. The Sipera IPCS 520 allows secure integration of dual-mode phones with the corporate IP PBX. The company […]

Palm Introduces New Hands-Free Car Kits

Palm Inc. has added to its line of hands-free accessories, including three car kits and a new combination GPS/hands-free speakerphone product available for Treo smartphones. The hands-free car kits include the Comfort Plus DSP Hands-free Car Kit for Treo 680 and Treo 750 customers, priced at $199; The Take&Talk DSP Cradle + CarTalk Hands-free Car […]

DBL to Distribute Wi-Ex Products

DBL Distributing Inc. has a new partnership with Wi-Ex Inc. to distribute that companys brand of zBoost cell phone signal extenders. Wi-Exs products improve signal strength for better voice and data transmission while maintaining the integrity of the carriers networks, the companies said. Wi-Ex products carried by DBL include: YX510-PCS/CEL, which handles all PCS or […]


Hedy Lamarr: Mother of Wireless? Did Hedy Lamarr, star of such 1930s, 40s and 50s films as Samson and Delilah and My Favorite Spy, invent the technology that now underlies 3G, Bluetooth and WLAN? One writer, Rob Walters, who also serves as managing director of U.K.-based Satin Information Services Ltd., says he has the answer […]

Headsets Enter the Blue Period

THE HIGH-MARGIN WIRELESS sale is back, thanks to headsets that wirelessly connect with devices using the Bluetooth standard. Spurred along by hands-free driving legislation and an explosion of styles and designs, Bluetooth headsets now are gaining massmarket popularity, and presenting a big opportunity for dealers. Today, 30 [percent] to 40 percent of handsets ship with […]


For every lonely heart who has spied his soulmate in traffic, only to watch her speed away once the light turns green, has come to the rescue. The Web site collects headshots and bios of flirts and assigns each a numbered sticker, or Flirting ID, to affix to their car bumpers. When other members […]

O1 Rewards Agents With New Cars

O1 Communications Inc. (Booth 620) is seeking agents to sell its next-generation telecommunications services, and plans to give away cars to all of its top-selling agents. The service provider offers a VoIP solution along with MPLS for WANs, Internet T1s for voice and data, and colocation, data backup and recovery solutions. This year, O1s focus […]

From Offshoring to Homeshoring

FROM CAR INSURANCE GIANTS with thousands of customer service agents to small companies with tech support requirements, businesses are sending their call center workers home or to remote offices in droves. Call center requirements are driven by three things: competitive differentiation through customer service, revenue generation through upsell and cross-sell activity, and opex reduction. One […]

Forget the Die – Press a Button!

Posted: 03/2005 Forget the Die – Press a Button! What is the most addictive game to enter the 21st century? A: The Trivial Pursuit mobile game Trivial Pursuit, the quint-essential game for pop culture junkies, has moved off the game board and onto mobile handsets. Starwave Mobile and Horn Abbot Ltd., owner of the Trivial […]

Not Neccesarily News

Looking for L-O-V-E Finding love through the keyboard is passé now it’s time to discover “the one” via cell phone text messaging. “Mobilehookup” will do just that this fall, thanks to Telenor Interactive and Voice Courier Mobile, the companies launching the dating service. “Text messaging is a fun, convenient way for people to connect and […]

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