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One Small Step Toward VoIP

Enterprises of all sizes and their solutions providers are finding in many cases migrating to VoIP can be akin to a trip to the moon with equipment, coordination and expense required for launch much more than they expected or can bear. Vendors now are addressing this reality with migration appliances as stop-gap solutions or even […]

On Guard!

A wireless LAN uses ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio technology to either replace or extend a conventional wired LAN. In a WLAN, data is superimposed onto a “carrier” radio wave using a process called “modulation.” The carrier wave acts as the transmission medium, replacing the cable. Like conventional radio or TV, a WLAN can transmit data […]

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: POWER OVER ETHERNET

POWERDSINE PowerDsine has created a 48-port PoE midspan designed for large VoIP systems.PowerDsines 24-port 6024G model of the companys new line of Power over Gigabit Ethernet Midspans is the first to ship. PowerDsine Ltd. this year so far introduced a new line of midspans for Gigabit Ethernet and launched the first 48- port midspan for […]

Enabling the Bundle

Reselling service is one thing, but in wireless, it can get messy considering handset configuration, value-added services and content, not to mention the development and support of sales channels. MVNOs and carriers looking to present a whole package for their customers can turn to fulfillment and distribution outsourcer Brightpoint Inc., which has launched Advanced Wireless […]

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 […]

Telkonet Gives Power to Resellers

Telkonet Inc. in mid-April plans to roll out voice functionality for its patented Telkonet PlugPlus commercial powerline LAN communications system. This enhancement will give its value-added resellers - namely ISPs, property management companies and some telcos - low-cost entrance into the telephone business serving multitenant offices and apartments. Ron Pickett, president and CEO of Telkonet, says PlugPlus […]

Reselling Hosted VoIP May Not be as Easy as it Looks

Wholesale VoIP has been in the news lately, and the news hasn’t been all that good. Level 3 Communications Inc., supposedly one of the premiere wholesalers of hosted PBX services, is pulling out of the business, shuttering its (3)Tone service, which is being resold by as many as 100 service providers. Level 3 will shut […]

Beyond Hotspots

As the Wi-Fi market matures, partners have sighted yet more shores of opportunity beyond the sea of public hotspots. Some equipment vendor channel initiatives offer partners - particularly VARs - opportunities for a business-oriented convergent sale that combines hardware with services and applications. Meanwhile, new markets for Wi-Fi are appearing, and a trend towards co-marketing is enabling […]

Cmon Pardners: Jump on the Convergence Bandwagon

Alan Borck For months, T@G and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo shows have harped on the fact that convergence isnt the wave of the future, its here now, and its hot. This month, T@G went to the Computing Technology Industry Associations (CompTIAs) Alan Borck for details on why and how convergence works, and why […]

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