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SIP Print and Grandstream Partner


SIP Print (www.sipprint.com) and Grandstream Networks (www.grandstream.com) have teamed up to sell SIP Print’s SIP-based call recording and monitoring service to Grandstream customers.  Yes, it’s a reseller deal.

Since Grandstream sells SIP phones, SIP Print’s call recording systems plug right into Grandstream’s customer base.

SIP Print will record up to 200 seats per [...]

8×8 offers single-seat Virtual Office option


SMB business service provider 8×8 (www.8×8.com) – cuz if you’re offering more than phone, you’re more than an ITSP – has launched Virtual Office Solo service for $7.99 per month. 

The solution includes unlimited local and long distance calling, web conferencing with video, Internet fax *sigh*, call recording and “more.”  It’s a hosted [...]

May travel schedule–Interop Vegas and TIA 2011


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 [...]

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 [...]

Metaswitch intros SIP session router


Out at Mobile World Congress last month, Metaswitch Networks introduced the Metaswitch SIP Session Router (SSR). It will be available directly from Metaswitch and through an OEM agreement

The SSR is a purpose-built platform built to scale and designed to support 10 million BHCA in stateless, transaction stateful and call stateful modes, allowing [...]

SIP Forum launches SIPNOC network operators conference


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 [...]

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 [...]

ADTRAN pushes optical to the edge


ADTRAN (www.adtran.com) has rolled out a suite of solutions to push fiber further out of the network “core” and to the “edge” – wherever “edge” is defined these days. 

The Optical Network Edge (ONE) portfolio integrates packet optical functionality for service delivery, aggregation and transport, so service providers can extend/blur the edge of [...]

CounterPath will roll in wireline mobility services for ITSPs, wireline operators


CounterPath (www.counterpath.com) has announced that the next release of its Messaging Convergence Gateway (MCG) 2.0 will give wireline operators the ability to extend VoIP and messaging services over the top of mobile networks.

While the software won’t officially debut until early 2011, several CounterPath “partners” (i.e. customers) are already in the process of bringing [...]

ADTRAN UBE–It’s GigE, but simplified


Huntsville, AL – ADTRAN (www.adtran.com) made big waves in Paris last month by announcing Ultra-Broadband Ethernet (UBE), delivering Ethernet at 100 Mbps over standard copper for up to 300 feet.  It turns out there’s no big secret sauce to the underlying technology because it’s based on GigE. More interesting, UBE may become a more [...]