HD Voice News

France Telecom enables telephony via web browser using Adobe Flash


It looks like France Telecom/Orange is leading the way again in the major carrier space. The company announced it now provides a webphone API cloud service for embedding phone service into a web site.

The webphone API uses the Adobe Flash platform to embed/integrate voice features into business (web) applications, so customers visiting a [...]

Sipera rolls out E-SBC


Siper Systems (www.sipera.com) has introduced an E-SBC (Enterprise Session Border Controller) appliance, designed for SIP trunk termination and including a VoIP integration module for rapid installation and implementation.

Sipera says the E-SBC can deployed in as little as two hours for typical implementations and can scale from 10 to 10,000 concurrent sessions.  Features include [...]

Microsoft Lync gets love from Zeacom at Enterprise Connect


Earlier this month, Zeacom (www.zeacom.com) announced that its contact center solution will interoperate with Microsoft Lync 2010. 

Official turn up is slated for June 1, 2011 and will enable Microsoft Lync users to “seamlessly” interop with Zeacom Communications Center (ZCC) contact center solution.   Customer service agents will get extra tools to improve service [...]

Everybody intros cloud-communications service for Enterprise Connect


NOT from Orlando, Florida – Global Crossing, Verizon Business, and XO Communications all introduced cloud-based communications services today.

You can find more information on XO’s rollout of its HD voice and video service on HD Voice News.  Key points out of its release are 1) They’re supporting HD voice and video on an enterprise-basis [...]

ADTRAN dives deeper into the security world


Huntsville, Alabama-based ADTRAN (www.adtran.com) has announced a full line of Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions.

The NetVanta 2000 series of devices use ADTRAN’s baseline hardware with Sonic Wall’s software on top, getting the company quickly into the security market without having to develop software in-house.  ADTRAN is owning the product, so if you [...]

Office Depot goes with Global Crossing


Global Crossing announced it has signed up a Big Deal with Office Depot, providing the company with a large MPLS network for “more than 100” Office Depot warehouse distribution centers and large customer sites in the U.S., Europe, China and Israel.

It’s a three year, multimillion dollar contract providing Office Depot with a “strategic [...]

CounterPath officially announces Bria Android


At IT EXPO last week, CounterPath (www.counterpath.com) officially announced that it will roll out an Android version of it’s Bria softphone at the end of this month (October).

Bria Android will work both over 3G and WiFi networks, and joins versions for the Apple iOS (iPad, iPod, iPhone) family, and Mac, Linux, and Windows-based [...]

XO over 1 Million served (Business VoIP users)


XO Communications (www.xo.com) says it serving over one million business VoIP end-user customers.  So much for voice and VoIP being dead.

The company’s XO IP Flex service was launched in April 2005.  Depending on how you want to slice the numbers, Frost & Sullivan says says XO is the VoIP access services market leader [...]

Skype buys Cisco (executive) – now what?


Skype (www.skype.com) has hired Tony Bates, formerly Cisco’s Senior VP and GM of Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business.  So now what?

I suppose this kinda-sorta explains the origin of the rumor that Cisco was going to buy Skype.

Speculation ranges that Bates’ experience with Enterprise will help Skype get traction into the business [...]

Dialogic, Veraz complete merger – now what?


Dialogic (www.dialogic.com) and Veriz Networks have completed their merger.  Now that Dialogic is still, well, Dialogic, but with a new NASDAQ ticker symbol, it’ll be interesting to see what CEO/Chairman of the Board Nick Jensen and company do in the next 12 to 24 months.  It’ll also be interesting to look at the financials [...]