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  Iomega Announces Managed Security Services for Telephony Service Providers, Agents Iomega Corp. introduced its OfficeScreen managed security services for small and medium businesses to service providers, resellers, agents and brokers. OfficeScreen provides SMBs a secure, reliable outsourced network security and VPN service that does not require upfront hardware expenses, dedicated IT resources or large […]

ESI Unveils New Communications Servers

Estech Systems Inc. (ESI), a manufacturer of digital and IP-based telephone systems, has unveiled new communications server products and enhancements to its Visually Integrated Phone (VIP) suite. In a recent a product rollout meeting with ESI resellers, the company unveiled the ESI-100, ESI-200, ESI-600 and ESI-1000 communication servers. The ESI-100 is the companys smallest system […]

Nurturing Enterprise Telephonys Growing Need

A LOOK BACK AT BUSINESS telephony system introductions in 2006 indicates leading telecommunications manufacturers are rounding out their telephony system portfolios and focusing on growing businesses. Very small offices, midsize enterprises and larger businesses with multiple sites all intend to grow and profit, and thus, require a telephony system that will continue to meet their […]

Siemens Releases Multi-Standard Base Station

Siemens Communications Inc. yesterday at CTIA Wireless released its Siemens Multi-standard Base Station (MBS). The system provides Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) cellular operators with one platform for supporting the radio elements for 2G and 3G mobile networks, without needing to buy individual systems for each technology. Using the Siemens MBS, operators can upgrade […]

GO Networks Introduces Cellular Wi-Fi System

GO Networks at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas on Monday introduced its cellular Wi-Fi system, the outdoor Metro Broadband Wireless (MBW) system that lets carriers deploy metropolitan networks for residential and urban areas, school and corporate campuses, and public spaces. More service providers are investigating metro Wi-Fi networks to provide subscribers with voice, video, data […]

ITS AN SMB WORLD

LEADING MANUFACTURERS CONTINUE to target smaller businesses with new telephony platforms and applications while system introductions of larger platforms decline. Database publisher and analyst group TelecomTactics finds nearly 80 percent of new enterprise telephony systems introduced in 2005 in North America were designed for SMBs or branch offices of larger businesses that require fewer than […]

UNE CLECs Should Cut the Cord

THE TELEGRAPH, THE TELEPHONE AND EVEN the television have had us wired so long its difficult to imagine the world without the wires. Ironically, wireless communication has been around just as long as wireline. Since 1899, when Marconi radio-telegraphed the results of the Americas Cup yacht races, weve been sending content through the air. So […]

Barrett Expounds on Broadcasters View of IPTV

In his keynote speech yesterday, David Barrett made the case for local TV and said telcos and broadcasters like his company, are natural allies in the multicasting debate. While broadcasters like Hearst-Argyle Television, of which Barrett is president and CEO, want their digital signals to appear in their entirety, cable companies disagree, arguing such a […]

Barrett Expounds on Broadcasters View of IPTV

In his keynote speech yesterday, David Barrett made the case for local TV and said telcos and broadcasters, like his company, are natural allies in the multicasting debate. While broadcasters like Hearst-Argyle Television, of which Barrett is president and CEO, want their digital signals to appear in their entirety, cable companies disagree, arguing such a […]

Trading Desk – There’s No Business like Slow Business

Posted: 12/2001 Trading Desk There’s No Business like Slow Business By Tara Seals In theory, short-term contracts at low prices and on a just-in-time basis should make bandwidth trading appealing to the broadcast industry. In practice, however, capacity traders had better look at getting true bandwidth-on-demand capability, and fast. As providers add Gigabit Ethernet and […]

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