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Lining up August, Fall travel plans – IT EXPO West, Metaswitch Forum 2011

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In August,I expect to make a day trip down to Dallas for the Gigaset love-in. Probably drive them nuts with HD voice questions.

If it’s September, it must be IT EXPO West.  In Austin this year – a refreshing change from the LA/Miami circuit – from September 13 through 15.   Austin is a great [...]

ADTRAN, Digium in recovery mode after Northern Alabama tornado spree

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ADTRAN (www.adtran.com) and Digium (www.digium.com) is currently recovering from the massive hit of tornados that swept through the southeast, with primary power restored to its facilities yesterday.  Digium says none of its personnel appeared to have been injured, but several employees sustained “sustained personal property loss or damage,” according to a blog post by [...]

May travel schedule–Interop Vegas and TIA 2011

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I’ll be at two shows in May. 

Interop Las Vegas 2011, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Running around the show floor on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11.

TIA 2011, Gaylord Texas, Dallas, TX

Wednesday, May 18  – “HD Voice: Implementing the Advantages” 8:30 am – 9:15 am.

After my [...]

Everybody intros cloud-communications service for Enterprise Connect

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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 [...]

SIP Forum launches SIPNOC network operators conference

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The SIP Forum (www.sipforum.org) has announced SIPNOC, the SIP Network Operators Conference.  Isn’t this interesting….

The SIPNOC conference is designed for SIP network operations personnel, such as NOC engineers, “instead of a high-level conference for executives.”  The event will be held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA (yes, a short drive from [...]

Tracking me and the news at CES 2011 next week

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Consumer Electronics Show 2011 “How to find/follow Doug”

I am rolling into Vegas on Tuesday morning and the first session for the media is the “State of Consumer Technology” industry brief at 2 PM, followed by…

Well, I don’t need to detail the full agenda since I’ll end up screaming after the first [...]

Metaswitch Forum 2011–Going to Vegas in high style

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Dates and a location for Metaswitch Forum 2011 have been announced.   The event will be October 3-6, 2011, at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 

Yes, the Bellagio, I’m looking at the email now.  Originally, the week of September 9 had been floated along with the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas as the [...]

Metaswitch Forum 2011 – “Week of September 19th”

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I have received a note from the Meta-people that Metaswitch Forum will be the week of September 19th, not the week of the 9th.  And a remind the contract with the Vegas hotel is still pending, not yet signed.

I have corrected. Maybe you guys can do a PowerPoint slide at the end [...]

Where to find me at IT EXPO West next week

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I’ll be out in Los Angeles next week for IT EXPO West, one of the few remaining games, er events around for IP Communications/VoIP these days. It’s a great channel partners/resellers show and a good vendor/service provider show.

Looks like I’ll be moderating three (3) panels, one on HD voice, one on mobile VoIP [...]

Metaswitch Forum 2011 – week of Sept 9, Vegas

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OCTOBER 1 CORRECTION  – Metaswitch Forum 2011 will be held on the week of September 19th, not the 9th.  And yes, they’re still working out details with the hotel.

(Yes, this was the last bit announced at Metaswitch Forum, but I want to clean it out of my brain to get to the rest [...]