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Sonus Demonstrates Govt Emergency Capability on VoIP Platform

November 1, 2004

 

sonusUses SIP Resource Priority Header to route Government Emergency Telecommunications Service emergency calls.

Sonus Networks (Nasdaq: SONS) is the first softswitch provider to demonstrate Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS)capabilities on a VoIP platform at the recent Global Multi-Switching Forum Interoperability event for 2004, GMI 2004.

GETS is an emergency telecommunications service required to be provided by the National Communications System agency of the Department of Homeland Security in order to provide National Security and Emergency Preparedness users with switched voice and voice-band data communications service during periods of emergency or crisis.

To deliver the requisite capability on a VoIP platform, Sonus developed prototype software demonstrating the use of the SIP RPH (Resource Priority Header) to route GETS emergency calls. SIP RPH is one of the key elements for critical government network applications, which require per-call prioritization (precedence) for emergency calls in Homeland Security and military Command and Control applications.

GMI 2004 interoperability testing was conducted October 4-16 at four carrier test labs: Qwest in the United States, BT in the United Kingdom, NTT in Japan and KT in Korea.

Avonline picks Encore For Satellite VPN Solutions

August 16, 2004

 

Avonline PLC Selects Encore Networks To Deliver End-To-End Satellite Broadband VPN Solutions Throughout The United Kingdom And Continental Europe Avonline PLC To Offer Encore’s VSR-30™ and the BANDIT™ Line Of Security Products With Enhanced VPN Capabilities For Satellite Networks

Dulles, VA August 10, 2004 – Encore Networks, a leading developer of secure converged broadband solutions over satellite, terrestrial, and hybrid IP networks, today announced that Avonline PLC, one of the United Kingdoms leading network, telecommunications and installation companies, has selected Encore’s complete line of BANDIT™ security appliances and the VSR-30™ Virtual Private Network (VPN) router for their enterprise satellite network solutions. Avonline will sell, install and service Encore’s product line to provide end-to-end, broadband IP VPN solutions across both satellite and terrestrial networks.

Avonline PLC delivers complete, end-to-end, turnkey networks with a focus on satellite and wireless broadband solutions, connecting more than 350 businesses including Gwent NHS (outdoor wireless LAN), London Stock Exchange (VPN satellite), Sony Europe (VPN satellite), Merrill Lynch (VPN satellite) and Toshiba (indoor wireless LAN and satellite). Strategically located throughout the UK and Continental Europe, Avonline directly employs an impressive range of skills through a 650 strong team.

“For more than 22 years Avonline has built a solid reputation for providing innovative converged satellite VPN services for remote to corporate office connectivity for applications like HTTP, File transfer, email and dBase integration,”said Simon Reeves, Encore Networks Director of European Sales. “Customers like BT, Telewest, ntl, BSkyB, Fujitsu, Easynet and Marconi trust Avonline with their most valuable commercial assets their network infrastructure, their equipment and their end customers.”

Encore’s VSR-30ä is a purpose-built VPN router that works across multi-vendor satellite networks and solves the issues of performance degradation associated with running IPsec over satellite networks. The BANDIT™ enables satellite users, requiring secure access, to realize the full potential of their limited satellite bandwidth without the performance degradation associated with other off-the-shelf IPsec VPN products. Through the use of Selective Layer Encryption (SLE), Encore Networks can provide channel efficient VPN solutions across Performance Enhancement

“Encore’s VPN technology is compatible with all currently deployed standards based IPsec VPN devices using the Avonline Sat 500 to Sat 1000 Pro Gilat 360e satellite modems,” stated Tony Waters, Avonline Head of Telecoms. “Encore also provides converged solutions for legacy data applications, allowing customers to secure and link non-IP based terminals, legacy networks and devices to secure broadband IP satellite networks.”

Data Connection releases MeetingServer v2.1 web conferencing solution

January 28, 2004

 

Data Connection releases MeetingServer v2.1 – the web conferencing solution for Service Providers

 

London, UK: January 23, 2004. Data Connection today announced the latest version of its MeetingServer web conferencing solution. MeetingServer gives Service Providers the capability to host their own self-branded web conferencing service, rather than reselling the services of a third-party provider, and is the result of Data Connection’s 10 years of experience at the heart of the conferencing industry.

“Service Providers – whether they are Audio Conferencing SPs, Enterprise Portal providers, general ISPs, or even ILECs and CLECs – desperately need to increase the value of their hosted service offerings,” said Graeme MacArthur, General Manager of Data Connection’s Internet Applications Group. “Web conferencing is an ideal way of doing this, but many SPs worry about the resource costs and time-to-market of deploying an in-house solution. MeetingServer is aimed squarely at addressing those concerns – by providing a high quality, competitive solution, packaged for rapid and easy customization and deployment, supported by an outstanding engineering team with a world-class reputation.”

Frank J. Michela, Vice President at Connect-Us, backs up these claims. “We wanted a web conferencing solution that we could host and manage ourselves, with our own branding and look-and-feel. MeetingServer gives us exactly what we were looking for, and the new V2.1 release will provide our end users with some great new services.”

MeetingServer provides highly featured, reliable conferencing capabilities for both small and large conferences. Its intuitive GUI, which has received praise throughout the industry for its simplicity and ease of use, presents access to a complete range of conferencing and application sharing capabilities, and with this latest release now includes voting and polling functions and high-performance presentation up/download. It is easily integrated with audio bridges, and the UI is fully customizable to allow rebranding.

Gary Anderson, President and CEO of Netbriefings, confirms that integration is straightforward. “Data Connection has been great to work with. Integrating MeetingServer with our existing meeting management software has been easy, and Data Connection’s superb support team has been very responsive in giving us all the help we need.”

MeetingServer uses a reservationless scheduling model, where participants are invited to the meeting using a simple click-to-invite function. This increases user take-up, because conferences can easily be set up on-demand without requiring pre-configuration.

Several other Service Providers, including British Telecom, have already licensed MeetingServer technology. It is also OEMed by equipment vendors and conferencing providers including Latitude Communications (now owned by Cisco), Spectel and Documentum.