HD Voice News

The Horribus of January, but IT EXPO East is next week


I had planned to have my HD voice report done by the end of January, but I was seriously sick (probably the flu) coming back from CES 2011. 

On top of that, multiple snow days has thrown my schedule for a big loop.

However, next week is ITEXPO (or is it IT [...]

Phone.com integrates with Mobile Office for BlackBerry


Phone.com keeps on adding on features and hits for the SMB crowd.  The company has added Mobile Office for BlackBerry to its services.

Customers can now listen/manage voice mail, view received faxes from a phone, run Call Logs on a call extension, block calls, quickly connect to a conference bridge, and make calls from [...]

CES 2011–The Cisco non-press conference


Las Vegas – I tried to get into the Cisco press conference today.  Should have known something was wrong when they stared handing out “Stand-by” tickets and had sign-holders for “Confirmed” and “Stand-by” lines.

After I and about 30-50 other press people were turned away because they room had been packed to the [...]

So you want to meet me at CES 2011…hah. Hah. Hahahah.


Yes, this post is for you, Mr. “I would like to meet with Doug, but haven’t gotten around to it yet” PR person.

I’m getting into Las Vegas for CES on the morning of January 4 and leaving/running away screaming on the evening of Friday, January 7. There’s at least two days where I’ll [...]

Phone.com throws in free activation, shipping for the holidays


Phone.com is a sponsor of HD Voice News, a sister publication to DougonIPComm

ITSP Phone.com is running a holiday special, covering free phone activation and free shipping of hardware. 

The offer is applicable to the company’s “Home Plus Plan Unlimited or 250 plans” and Virtual office plans.

D2 adds full IP video calling to Android mCUE software stack


Last week in Japan, D2 Technologies (www.d2tech.com) announced that its mCUE converged communications software for the Android got a whole bunch of features, including the addition of IP video to its already robust HD voice and VoIP support.

Now available for new Android devices such as “tablets, HD media players, IP media phones, connected [...]

ADTRAN Connect Event–I’m on Twitter


Huntsville, AL – Currently on the ADTRAN campus (three buildings, omelet bar this year for breakfast) for the 2010 “Connect” ADTRAN Press & Analyst Event.

I’ll be tweeting bits at @DougonIPComm.  First discussion this morning is “ADTRAN’s path forward” and then an executive panel discussion “Addressing the Changing Telecom Landscape” with CEO Tom [...]

Freescale and D2 team up on multi-service business gateways


Freescale (www.freescale.com) has teamed up with D2 Technologies to integrate Freescale’s QorlQ P1020 processor and VortiQa Security Application Software with D2’s embedded vPort VoIP software, plus throwing on virtualization support from Green Hills Software “for the potential incorporation of additional services.”

Putting all this bits together means OEMs/ODMs can pull the whole package [...]

Possible HD voice speaking opportunities in May 2011


HD Voice News is talking with “TIA 2011 – Inside the Network” (www.tia2011.org) to put a couple of HD voice-related sessions on the conference schedule.  The event will be May 17-20, 2011 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas. 

One session will likely be a discussion and progress to date of HD voice [...]

Food for thought: Technology “Journalism” and news reporting


With the decline in print publications and print revenues, there are a lot fewer reporters out there and a lot less research and thought going into what you read.  Historical context and analysis is in shorter supply with an RSS/Twitter/Google Page Rank-driven immediate news gratification culture.

Over at TechEye (www.techeye.net), founder/chief gadfly Mike [...]