Perhaps the biggest surprise/trend in LA this week was the move by established IP communications companies to start widening their playing fields, abet for different reasons. Both AudioCodes (www.audiocodes.com) and snom (www.snom.com) rolled out new products that suggest better and better possibilities for growth in the months to come.
AudioCodes is definitely expansion-minded, betting [...]
AudioCodes (www.audiocodes.com) has rolled out Enterprise Session Border Controller (SBC) capabilities for its Mediant platforms.
The company says the new capabilities target a growing market for a range of IP-enabled services at the enterprise, including SIP trunking, Hosted IP-PBX, remote extension, and contact center and conferencing services.
AudioCodes says the solution addresses the [...]
AudioCodes (www.audiocodes.com) has gone SIP wild over the past two weeks, announcing support for Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) and Skype for SIP.
Last week, the company announced its SIP Phone Support (SPS) for Microsoft Unified Communications, enabling “economically affordable” connections to Microsoft OCS via standard SIP IP phones. A direct connection to OCS [...]
If you don’t feel like plowing through all of the HD Communications Summit pieces, here’s a recap of what went on.
1) Jeff Pulver can still pull over 100 of the “right people” to an event just after InterOp and just before the U.S. Memorial Day weekend.
2) The baseline for a PSTN/POTS phone [...]
Unlike the start of VoIP and VON oh-so-long-ago (circa 1997), HD voice is much further down the technology path in terms of technology and deployment. Islands of HD usage are appearing at major corporations, while BT, France Telecom (FT), and T-Mobile are all deploying HD within their territories in Europe. FT expects to be [...]
At yesterday’s HD Communications Summit, most equipment manufacturers said they would like to see fewer HD codecs and an “HD voice” logo to slap on to their boxes and gear. Discussion also took place on the relative virtues of a “free” codec and the intellectual property issues associated with free codecs.
Handset manufacturers Polycom [...]
Things you might want to know for Thursday, May 7–
Cox comes over with a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for trial. Vonage has their Q1 earnings report out (Good look with that…) Yesterday, AudioCodes reported its quarterly earnings; they lost money in the Q1 due to Nortel disintegrating, but no big surprise there.