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INX Makes US / Canada Phone Service a Local Call in India

March 1, 2005

Lx_logo-clrSmall Indian exporters and outsourcing companies have increased their visibility in the US and Canadian markets.  This has led to an increased need for affordable, and reliable telecommunications solutions for these companies, in order to maximize services and profits.  Enter Logical Exchange, LLC, which has  has launched its International Number Exchange (INX) Internet phone service, featuring fixed monthly charges for unlimited Internet calling with voice mail, caller ID, follow-me, and online account management.

The company reports that service sign-ups have been particularly brisk throughout India, where it is investing significant resources to develop that market.  The service comes with free downloadable software that allows a PC to be used with a headset and microphone as an international telephone.

The prevalence of outsourcing to India has resulted in Indian businesses wanting to function more closely with their customers, resulting in some having multiple INX lines to keep up with increased opportunities, services, and demands.

By lowering international calling prices, INX intends to become a global telephone service provider.  Customers in India with an Internet connection – broadband, wireless or dial-up – can have an affordable US or Canadian phone number.

Subscribers sign up with any international credit card with a 14-day money-back guarantee.  Plans start at $7.95 a month for unlimited local calling and 2.1 cents/minute to the US and Canada.  Unlimited service costs $19.95/month.

Logical Exchange, LLC is an enhanced IP communications service provider, offering global communications with IP-based services.  The company also has reseller and affiliate programs.

VoIP, Inc. to Promote as 1-800-TALKTIME

February 24, 2005

voipincAggressive player aspires to dominate VoIP mindshare with vanity toll-free numbers and matching domain names.

VoIP, Inc (OTCBB:VOII) announced today that it has acquired the three vanity telephone numbers, 1-800-TALKTIME, 1-888-TALKTIME and 1-877-TALKTIME, along with the domain names 800TALKTIME.COM, 1800TALKTIME.COM and 1-800-TALKTIME.COM, and a US trademark for 1-800-TALKTIME.

The company views the acquisition and promotion of these brands as giving it a substantial marketing edge with consumers in the retail VoIP, subscriber-based telephony market throughout the US and Canada, and eventually beyond, which are its targets.

It believes 1-800-TALKTIME can become synonymous with VOIP services, against competition from the likes of VonageAT&T’s CallVantage, Deltathree’s iConnectHere,Packet8, and Primus Telecom.

Received marketing wisdom is that memorable phone numbers can generate up to twice the TV and ten times the radio direct response sales compared to generic phone numbers. The industry will watch to see how that plays out here.

Net2Phone Local Number Availability Exceeds 80% of US, Also Offers Canada and UK

December 29, 2004


net2phoneLocal phone numbers in more than 80% of the United States, as well as numbers in cities across Canada and local toll-free numbers in the UK, are now available to VoIP service providers worldwide from Net2Phone.

Net2Phone (NASDAQ:NTOP) today announced that the reach of its US local phone number inventory now exceeds 80% of the US, and that it now offers phone numbers in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, and Hamilton in Canada, and toll free numbers in the United Kingdom, all for use anywhere in the world.

Net2Phone says it is the only provider of both SIP-based and DOCSIS-compliant VoIP solutions, with its SIP-based VoiceLine for DSL and DOCSIS-compliant CableLine for cable service providers. By supporting multiple platforms and architectures, Net2Phone can conform to any operator’s particular marketing, technical, financial and operational needs.

This expansion of number availability enhances service providers’ ability to deliver VoIP service in their regions with local phone numbers, as well as makes more options available to international service providers looking to offer a broader choice of phone numbers.

Net2Phone’s solutions embody features such as call waiting, caller ID and voicemail, and also seamlessly integrate front and back office systems and billing platforms into the operator’s infrastructure, enabling a unified bill for video, high-speed data, and voice services.

IP Unity and Atreus Systems Partner to Automate VoIP Provisioning

December 14, 2004


ipunityIP Unity and Atreus have completed a joint marketing agreement to automate the provisioning of advanced IP features tier one carriers.

IP Unity and Atreus Systems’ partnership agreement will help carriers increase revenue per customer by extending their existing systems to support VoIP and other advanced IP applications, the companies said. The combined solution allows providers to bundle everything from VoIP and messaging to access and desktop applications.

By using Atreus to automate the provisioning of IP Unity’s media/applications server system, service providers can quickly deploy advanced communications features on demand, further enhancing IP Unity’s ‘many services, one system’ value proposition.

The company is successfully deploying volume shipments at ILECs, MSOs and hybrid carriers. One of these is TELUS, the largest telecommunications company in Western Canada and second largest in Canada overall, which has deployed IP Unity’s unified messaging features and will soon implement the joint solution of IP Unity features with Atreus’ service fulfillment solution in its production network.

Epygi Quadro IP PBX 2.4 Lets Users Mix IP and Analog Phones

December 8, 2004


Epygi’s new IP PBX 2.4 softrware allows analog users easy migration to a VoIP PBX by allowing both to work on the same network.

Epygi Technologies, Ltd announced the 2.4 upgrade of its Quadro All-In-One-Box IP PBX, gateway and stand alone voice router, which combines analog lines and phones with IP phones and VoIP carriers in one product with no moving parts.

Existing analog phones gain IP capabilities and IP phones work seamlessly with Quadro IP PBXs, allowing small businesses, SOHOs and teleworkers to to grow using IP phones while still being able to derive value from their analog equipment. Supported IP phones include Cisco, Polycom, Snom, IP Dialog, Swissvoice and Aastra.

Quadro 2.4 features include a streamlined GUI, least cost routing, SIP server support, H.323 signaling, G.723 and iLBC CODECs and RADIUS billing (for service operators). The all-solid-state solution makes the product highly robust and cost effective, according to the company.

Epygi is building a world-wide network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Plano, Texas (North Dallas), it has sales and development offices in the US, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, UK, Armenia and Japan. The company uses a sales organization of distributors and resellers. Its products include IP PBXs, conference servers, and gateways.

Paraxip and CYGCOM enter Distribution Agreement

June 15, 2004


Paraxip Technologies today announced an agreement with CYGCOM Integrated Technologies. Through this agreement CYGCOM will co-market, distribute and support Paraxip’s speech-optimized media gateway products to their extensive VAR and ISV distribution channels.

Montréal and Markham, Canada – June 14, 2004 – Paraxip Technologies, a leading developer of open and flexible VoIP gateway solutions, today announced an agreement with CYGCOM Integrated Technologies, a value added channel distributor of speech integration products and services for converged voice and data solutions. Through this agreement CYGCOM will co-market, distribute and support Paraxip’s speech-optimized media gateway products to their extensive VAR and ISV distribution channels. CYGCOM offers a number of high-value hardware, software and support bundles based on Paraxip’s software products specifically targeted at the speech and IVR markets.

“Paraxip is delighted to work with CYGCOM, an industry leader in the field of computer telephony integration and speech technologies” said Serge Forest, President and CEO at Paraxip. “CYGCOM brings tremendous value to our solutions by offering their world-class system integration and support services to our joint customers”.

With this agreement, CYGCOM is the channel source for complete integrated solutions including all the hardware, software and support services related to Paraxip’s products. “We are pleased to partner with Paraxip in offering this gateway product suite specifically designed for the speech and IVR markets” said Jeff Valliant, CYGCOM’s President and CEO. “We firmly believe that Paraxip’s approach of leveraging best-of-breed, building-block components is what this industry needs as it accelerates its transition to VoIP.” Products from Paraxip as well as complete Paraxip solution bundles are now available from CYGCOM.

Primus Canada deploys Pactolus

June 7, 2004


Post Paid and Prepaid Calling Card Services Expand Service Offerings of Canada’s Largest Alternative Communications Carrier

Westborough, MA, June 7, 2004 — Pactolus Communications Software Corporation, a leading provider of SIP-based voice services, today announced that Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. (Primus Canada), a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (Nasdaq: PRTL), has deployed Pactolus SIPware Post Paid and Prepaid Calling Card services in its extensive Canadian converged network. These service offerings provide TDM-based consumer and business subscribers with prepaid and post paid long distance calling capabilities through the Telica® Plexus™ 9000 media gateway and softswitch.

“Primus Canada has been making a steady investment in converged network elements over the last year and wanted a way to leverage this investment with a commercially proven, industry recognized, SIP-based services architecture that could deliver proven revenue-generating services to our network,” said Matt Stein, Vice President, New Technology and Services of Primus Canada. “The Pactolus solution readily integrated with our Telica network elements using SIP, and proved to be highly scalable and customizable to keep pace with our aggressive business model expansion.”

Pactolus utilizes SIP, the emerging standard for IP voice services, to deliver IP-based solutions that allow telecommunications carriers and service providers to drive down the cost and accelerate time-to-market of high-value services.

“Primus Canada, one of Canada’s premier service providers, went through an in depth evaluation of various SIP-based approaches and we are pleased they have selected Pactolus as their partner for the deployment of multiple service offerings in their network,” said Paul Blondin, Chairman and CEO of Pactolus. “By taking this strategic step with us, they will be able to leverage a highly extensible services architecture that will meet their needs beyond calling card services well into the future.”

Pactolus offers a suite of IP voice services for deployment in wireline and wireless carrier networks called SIPware™ Services, built upon the RapidFLEX™ software platform. These services include broadband IP telephony, prepaid calling card, post paid calling card, conference calling (all available with an integrated operator assistance module), voice mail, unified messaging, and SCE-built applications. The RapidFLEX software platform includes an application server, service creation environment (SCE), software-based IP media server, NAT traversal server, element management system, subscriber self-service portals, high availability features, and other components in an open, extensible software framework.

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