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Jumping Into the Low End

I am not sure if its coincidental, but two technology companies Cisco and Digium, which are at opposite ends of the size and philosophy spectrum are rethinking their go-to-market strategies addressing the low-end business market. Both companies have come up with appliances that will make it easier for small businesses to adopt their technology and […]

Viacom Details Mobile Content and Marketing Advances

Content giant Viacom Inc. on Wednesday announced progress in its mobile marketing efforts with the signing on of Intel and Pepsi as wireless advertisers, and news that its MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramout Pictures are launching video-rich wireless Web sites. The broad-sweeping advances were detailed by Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman in his […]

Best Buy to Acquire Speakeasy for $97 Million

In a move that positions the consumer electronics retailer as a one-stop communications shop for small businesses, Best Buy announced Tuesday it is buying broadband services provider Speakeasy Inc. for $97 million. Speakeasy sells T1, business-class DSL, business VoIP and managed services to verticals such as real estate and doctors offices with 50 or fewer […]

Linksys Expands CPE VoIP Line

Linksys the leader in VoIP products for consumer through retail with about 90 percent marketshare and the fastest growing vendor in SIP-based phone and IP PBX solutions in the SMB market has unveiled a handful of new products, as well as software enhancements to existing gear. The companys new SIP phone appliance, the SPA8000, is […]

D2 Technologies Launches New Embedded VoIP Software

Embedded software provider D2 Technologies has unleashed the next generation of its vPort VoIP product line, which enables manufacturers to quickly and affordably develop such VoIP-enabled devices as Wi-Fi/VoIP dual-mode phones, triple-play devices, advanced VoIP adapters/gateways, IP phones and other mobile devices. The new version of vPort offers enhanced multiservice/multisession protocol support, allowing it to […]

Lightyear Launches VoIP Phone for SMBs

Lightyear Network Solutions LLC launched a new Internet phone the XSTREAM EnterpriseIP. The phone is a PBX and IP Centrex-hosted solution with nationwide coverage designed for SMBs with five to 50 workstations. EnterpriseIPs Office Administrator portal enables users to make adjustments to the phone easily for current and new employees, eliminating the need for offsite […]

Is LEC Billing the Next E-Wallet?

DESPITE THE INCREASED SOPHISTICATION of the online marketplace, and the staggering growth in the number of e-commerce transactions conducted in 2006, payment acceptance limitations remain a significant issue to the digital merchant community. The large majority of transactions conducted online are performed via credit card. Yet, according to countless consumer surveys, the security of personal […]

Keeping Pace in the IPTV Race

With the rapid pace of consumer, device and technology change in the IP video industry, some service providers likely feel keeping pace is about as easy as solving a Rubiks Cube blindfolded, hence the creation of a COMPTEL PLUS three-session IPTV track spanning three core topics. The track, sponsored by Cisco Systems Inc., begins today […]

Ojo Enhanced to Interoperate With Other Video Phones, PC Soft Clients

Personal video phone provider WorldGate Communications Inc. announced its Ojo video phone now can communicate with video phones using H.263 and G729 video and audio codecs and utilize the H.323 communications protocol. The added functionality allows users to make video phone calls between the Ojo and a PC with a Web cam. Ojo uses SIP […]

Polycom to Acquire SpectraLink

In a bid to meet IP mobility demand, equipment maker Polycom Inc., said Wednesday it will acquire SpectraLink Corp. for about $220 million in cash. Boulder, Colo.-based SpectraLink makes wireless telephone and messaging systems for businesses. Polycom, which is based in Pleasanton, Calif., will purchase the outstanding shares of SpectraLink stock for $11.75 each. The […]

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