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Selling Short

WHEN YOU CONSIDER that Wi-Fi mesh, WiMAX and 3G are about growing range and footprint, wireless technologies motto seems to be bigger is better. But, there is similar movement at the opposite end of the spectrum as short-range standards continue to percolate in the lab. Rather than taking on great distances, these technologies are trying […]

Speakeasys Partners a Best Buy for Electronics Retailer

One of the reasons Best Buy bought Speakeasy Inc. was for its 4,700 indirect channel partners. Indeed, the broadband service providers agent reach was a very important aspect of what Best Buy saw in Speakeasy, says Bruce Chatterley, Speakeasys president and CEO. To that end, executives want partners to know that their places are valued […]

Virtual BlackBerry Due in the Fall

Research in Motion Ltd. has announced that beginning in the fall smartphone users will be able to load an application from the company that will replace a native Windows Mobile OS with the BlackBerry interface. That will allow users of competitive devices to take advantage of the BlackBerry push e-mail service and other applications. The […]

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 […]

iDeal or No iDeal?

UNLESS YOUVE BEEN HIDING out in the Yukon Territory, you may have heard that Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone in January. Its a $500-$600 piece of sleek electronics that combines the iPod with wireless access (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GSM/EDGE cellular) and smartphone features. So, the question you have to ask is, should I become an […]

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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