Monthly Archives: March 2004

BroadbandTeleco.com to offer residential service

March 31, 2004

 

Dial Discount USA Begins Selling voiceglo First Web-based Long Distance Vendor Adds voiceglo as Featured Product on BroadbandTeleco Web site.

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – March 16, 2004 – One of the first web-based long distance companies in the marketplace, Dial Discount USA, will this month begin marketing VoIP products and services from voiceglo, a wholly owned subsidiary of theglobe.com (OTC: TGLO.OB) as the company’s primary featured Web phone offering, it was announced today.

Dial Discount USA Inc., which began marketing long distance products and services in1999, will feature voiceglo on the Web site of its wholly-owned subsidiary, BroadbandTeleco.com. The site will be selling voiceglo’s home and business products, which start as low as $29.99 per month for residential users and $49.99 for business users. The voiceglo Unlimited plan provides unlimited free local and long distance calling within the US or Canada including taxes and calling features.

“We got excited about VoIP over a year ago and started exploring the possibilities of marketing soon after,” Tom A. Johnson, President of Dial Discount USA, said. “It wasn’t until we started talking with voiceglo that our plans came to together. voiceglo by far has the best residential and business model in the market today. We look forward to gaining significant market share in the telecom industry with voiceglo as our featured product.”

Centrepoint delivers low-cost VoIPtelephony to SB

March 31, 2004

 

Centrepoint Technologies Brings Affordable VoIP Telephone System to Small Business Revolutionary TalkSwitch 48-CVA provides customers with a converged PSTN and VoIP solution at unprecedented price.

OTTAWA, ON – March 16, 2004 – Centrepoint Technologies, designer and manufacturer of innovative telephone systems for small business, today unveiled the system that will put Voice over IP (VoIP) in the hands of small business. The TalkSwitch 48-CVA, an all-in-one hybrid PBX that combines PSTN and VoIP connections for small and multi-branch businesses at the unprecedented price of $1795 US, will be available on June 1.

In addition to the rich features common to the entire TalkSwitch line of phone systems, the combination of PSTN lines and built-in VoIP trunks in the TalkSwitch 48-CVA allows businesses with one to 32 phone users per location to maintain local calls on the public switched network while switching to VoIP for long distance and inter-branch calling. It enables companies to reduce their number of costly CO telephone lines, while maximizing utilization of broadband connections.

“For the first time, small business can afford a telephone system that truly gives them the best of both telecommunications worlds. They can take advantage of VoIP while maintaining their traditional phone lines,” said Jan Scheeren, President and CEO, Centrepoint Technologies. “The TalkSwitch 48-CVA is affordably priced, and designed so small businesses can install it themselves. It’s a revolutionary way to build a phone system, which we based on our extensive experience with small business customers.”

In addition to connecting branches together, the TalkSwitch 48-CVA includes extensive built-in remote extension capabilities that easily and cost-effectively integrate mobile workers and teleworkers with the office telephone system. Recent studies show that increasing numbers of very small businesses have mobile, traveling and teleworkers. The TalkSwitch 48-CVA allows small businesses to present a highly professional image, increase productivity, reduce communication costs, and keep their employees connected in all their work zones – office, telework and mobile.

As with all TalkSwitch phone systems, the 48-CVA comes loaded with auto attendants, call-routing, voicemail, and a host of other features. The 48-CVA has four CO lines and four VoIP trunks, eight local extensions and eight remote extensions. Up to four 48-CVAs can be networked to make a system with 16 CO lines and 16 VoIP trunks, 32 local extensions and 32 remote extensions per location. The system works with all standard analog and cellular phones and includes free software updates.

TalkSwitch 48-CVA is built on the proven TalkSwitch system that has been sold to thousands of businesses across North America. The TalkSwitch line of products has given the 5.9 million North American businesses with 1 to 20 employees an opportunity to own a highly professional, feature-rich telephone system at prices they can afford. Compact, user-friendly and customer-installable, TalkSwitch is redefining the way that small businesses think about telephone systems. By adding the new 48-CVA to the existing family of TalkSwitch products, Centrepoint has brought that same revolutionary approach to VoIP communications.

“There has been a realization in the service provider and reseller communities that the traditional telephone systems they have been offering don’t adequately address the needs of small businesses operating today in North America,” said Scheeren. “While the price of most office equipment has steadily declined in the past decade, phone system prices have remained consistently high. The gap between what small business want and what they can afford has been wide, and with the increasing prevalence of VoIP it has been getting wider. The TalkSwitch 48-CVA has bridged that gap for small business.”

TeleGea to show VoIP Delivery Management Solution

March 29, 2004

 

Innovative VoIP Solution Enhanced to Support Additional Deployment Scenarios.

Waltham, MA (March 25, 2004) – TeleGea, a leading provider of software solutions for rapid IP service delivery, today announced its presence at next week’s Voice on the Net (VON) Conference & Expo in Santa Clara. Spring 2004 VON is being held March 28-April 1, 2004 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. TeleGea’s upgraded VoIP Delivery Management Solution will be showcased in a demonstration of automated service delivery. In addition, TeleGea executive Kevin Farrell will speak to the challenges of delivering hosted services like IP Centrex, and the innovative solution approaches now making VoIP a reality for market-leading service providers and enterprises.

TeleGea’s VoIP Delivery Management Solution uniquely combines automation, integration and visualization capabilities that solve the business and operational challenges of delivering hosted VoIP services. Building on recent customer wins, TeleGea continues to expand its customer base by enabling service providers to open new wholesale and retail channels and efficiently deliver innovative hosted services like IP Centrex and residential voice. The latest release (3.1) of the VoIP Delivery Management Solution, powered by TeleGea’s Accelerator PlatformTM (AP), expands support for deployments leveraging open source infrastructure, as well as offering additional capabilities for the consolidated management and control of multiple resellers and partner channels. “Our 3.1 release was driven by our customers’ requirements to leverage open source technologies to lower their total cost of ownership,” said Kevin Farrell, Vice President of Product Management. “With this release, we can now offer service providers a flexible solution that can grow with their business and effectively support evolution of both their service offerings and technology architectures.”

Service providers seeking cost and performance benefits can now leverage alternatives such as Linux, JBossTM and MySQL®, in addition to traditional commercial products from vendors such as Oracle, BEA and Sun. Additionally, TeleGea’s VoIP solution adds pre-packaged support for residential voice services, rounding out coverage for the full range of hosted residential and business services currently being offered. The VoIP Delivery Management Solution, powered by AP 3.1, has been in trials with beta customers since early February, and is now Generally Available.

Beginning Monday, March 29, 2004, TeleGea will present its showcase demonstration, automating hosted VoIP service delivery over an active network on the show floor. During exhibit hours, visitors to booth 705/707 can view the live demonstration in action. In addition, Kevin Farrell is the featured speaker in a session focused on the potential for VoIP services in the enterprise and strategies for eliminating the challenges in creating and delivering such services.

Vonage Selects Xten’s X-PRO as Preferred Softphone

March 29, 2004

 

vonageVonage’s cutting-edge Voice-over-IP service now available with X-PRO, the leading SIP Softphone from Xten.

EDISON, N.J. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 23 – Vonage, the fastest growing telephony company in the US, and Xten Networks, publisher of the award winning X-PRO SoftPhone, announced today that Vonage and Xten have completed interoperability testing of an OEM version of Xten’s X-PRO SIP SoftPhone for use on Vonage’s Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service.

VegaStream partners with KBT Systems Corporation

March 29, 2004

 

VegaStream partners with KBT Systems Corporation to provide VoIP solutions to Telus Canada

Spring VON, Santa Clara, USA – 29 March 2004 – VegaStream, a leading supplier of dedicated business VoIP (Voice over IP) Gateways, today announced its partnership with voice reseller KBT Systems Corp. Under the terms of the agreement, VegaStream’s Vega 100 VoIP gateways will be distributed to KBT customers including Canadian network operator, Telus.

VegaStream combines VoIP and the SIP protocol to provide a Prepaid Calling Card Starter System specifically designed for VoIP service providers. The solution ensures that companies such as KBT systems can benefit from the advantages of VoIP including flexibility and low infrastructure costs whilst providing high quality – and profitable – voice services to its customers.

“VoIP is quickly becoming a reality for enterprises especially those within the telecoms industry. Companies that stay on PSTN will not be able to compete and will very soon be left behind,” said Tim Burne, CEO of VegaStream “VegaStream gateways enable companies such as KBT Systems to bring down their call costs making their own services more profitable.”

KBT Systems provide prepaid minutes and infrastructure to telecoms carriers and resellers in the US and Canada. One of its customers, Telus is the second largest telecommunications company in Canada with 4.9 million network access lines and 3.4 million wireless subscribers. Utilising next generation Internet-based technologies, Telus provides subscribers with a full range of telecommunications products and services including data, voice and wireless services across Canada.

With such a large customer base, operators such as Telus demand non-stop support to ensure a reliable service is provided to its customers. VegaStream’s industry leading VoIP solutions, services and support enable service providers to cater for even the largest of customers.

“As a reseller ourselves, KBT values good support. VegaStream has been extremely responsive to our needs as a customer and has allowed us to provide the same quality of service to our own,” said Steven Mundy President & CEO at KBT systems. “We are a very happy customer.”

Eicon Launches The Diva Server V-Series Family

March 22, 2004

 

New adapters enable powerful solutions for voice, speech and conferencing.

 

MONTREAL, March 18, 2004 — Eicon Networks Corporation, a global leader in providing reliable communication products for networked business applications, today announced the launch of the Diva Server V-Series family of adapters for voice, speech and conferencing applications. The new family is a dedicated range of intelligent adapters for real-time voice processing that integrates with applications to deliver high performance, rich functionality and cost savings.

The Diva Server V-Series adapters are fully scalable with versions for E1, T1 and ISDN Primary Rate along with multiple and single ISDN Basic Rate allowing a mix of 4 adapters to be combined in a single server delivering up to 120 communication channels for continuous voice and speech processing. With industry standard PCI-X and PCI 2.2 compatibility through 3.3V and 66MHz bus speeds, users can install the most up to date servers to get the full value from their applications.

The family provides a full set of voice processing functions including tone detection and generation, voice activity detection and echo cancellation. Handling voice either in PSTN standard coding or in compressed coding allows adaptation to any kind of telephony system. Onboard powerful Digital Signaling Processors (DSPs), one dedicated to each communication channel, perform these complex operations in real-time enhancing overall system performance and lowering implementation cost.

The Diva Server V-Series supports Generic Tone Detection and Generation capabilities to give greater flexibility in adapting to global call signaling standards. With the Automatic Gain Control (AGC) feature, voice quality and maximum size of conferences is substantially improved, allowing for up to sixty parties in a single conference. Furthermore, to enable PBX integration also includes ETSI DSS-1 and Q-SIG signaling parameters.

Also announced today, the Diva Server Software Suite 7.0 enables support for the new Diva Server V-Series adapters. Diva Server Software Suite 7.0 supports all of the most recent Microsoft Server systems, including Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 and Windows XP, as well as Windows NT. The Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003 driver included in the Diva™ Server Software Suite 7.0 is signed and certified by Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL), easing hardware installation.

The Diva Server V-Series can be ordered now using the part codes below:

 

306-214 Diva Server V-PRI/E1-30

306-213 Diva Server V-PRI/T1-24

306-218 Diva Server V-4BRI

306-219 Diva Server V-BRI

Ingate launches partner program at Spring VON

March 15, 2004

 

Extends Successful SIP Sales Support, Certification and Training Program – Already Established Overseas – to U.S. Market.

 

HOLLIS, N.H., March 15, 2004 – Ingate® Systems, which produces and sells the world’s only fully Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-capable enterprise firewalls, is launching the Ingate Partner Program, an extensive sales support, SIP certification and training program for resellers of telecommunications products, in the United States. The Partner Program is already a success in Europe, and is designed to create a powerful network of SIP-educated resellers that are well positioned to meet the demands of businesses looking to integrate VoIP or any SIP-based realtime communications applications into their enterprise.

The Ingate Partner Program will be announced at Spring VON 2004 on March 29.

The Ingate Partner Program brings together a broad knowledge base on the implementation and enterprise integration of realtime communications applications based on SIP. The standard protocol for VoIP, instant messaging, presence and a host of cost-saving business tools, SIP is quickly becoming a necessity for companies of all sizes looking to remain competitive. This growing demand for SIP-enabling products that can be integrated quickly, effectively and on-budget has many resellers eager for a resource from which they can draw information and sales support.

Key components of the program include education and training opportunities to prepare resellers for SIP-focused sales. Certification training will be available in the following areas: Ingate Firewalls, SIP, VPN and QoS, and sales. Becoming an Ingate Certified SIP Partner assures customers that resellers are fully knowledgeable about SIP and its enterprise implementation, and can deliver informed technical support. “NAT traversal and security are still issues facing IT managers as they SIP-enable their enterprises, but there are solutions that make sense for enterprises of all sizes,” said Olle Westerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ingate Systems. “Resellers must be able to understand and anticipate questions about integrating SIP and be prepared with the right products for their customers.”

“The Ingate Partner Program started in 2003 in Stockholm. SIP adoption was starting to really take off, and customers were looking to adapt their networks. We found that resellers were eager to tap into our extensive knowledge of SIP and its implementation. Today, Ingate’s Partner Program in Sweden boasts 25 members and is still growing strong,” said Westerberg. “We look forward to meeting the needs of our U.S.-based resellers as well.”

There is no fee to join the Ingate Partner Program.

Partners will receive substantial sales support through Ingate partner WEB, a repository of technical information, sales materials, template sales presentations and a product roadmap for enterprise-wide SIP integration. Information about Ingate activities will also be available through the Ingate partner WEB.

Ingate Partners will also enjoy the following benefits:

• An Ingate Firewall 1200 demo or Ingate Firewall 1400 demo unit at a reduced price.

• E-mail newsletter

• Public relations and marketing support

• Posting of logo on the Ingate home page (www.ingate.com)

• Active sales support