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Ingate Releases New Tools for SIP Real Time Communications Through Firewalls

December 17,2004

 

Ingate’s new Firewall 1600 and SIParator 60 high-capacity products enable SIP-based VoIP, IM, presence, and other realtime person-to-person IP communications in large enterprises.

Ingate Systems AB announced two new products for organizations with high demands for capacity, throughput and reliability of SIP-based IP communications: the Firewall 1600 and SIParator 60.

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) traversal of firewalls is an ongoing hurdle for the rapid adoption of this protocol for realtime communications in enterprises, and one which all of Ingate’s security products address.

Both of these products deliver IP-PBX functionality, SIP-enabling technology, and support for Microsoft Office LCS (Live Communications Server) 2005, combined with network security. Both are 1 U high and feature six interfaces, two of which can be used at Gigabit speed, and each supports up to 360 simultaneous RTP sessions (e.g. VoIP calls). Both are managed via an HTML-based graphical user interface.

The Firewall 1600 includes 10 SIP user licenses and five SIP traversal licenses, while the SIParator 60 has 50 SIP user licenses and 25 SIP traversal licenses. The SIP user licenses can be used for the registration of SIP user agents such as phones and soft clients, while the SIP traversal licenses allow one call per license to traverse related firewalls at the same time. Additional licenses are available optionally.

The 1600 and 60 are designed complement an IP-PBX, and support functions such as call transfer, call hold and voicemail. Their compatibility with Office LCS 2005 allow voice, video, IM and presence applications to work outside the LAN.

Ingate Systems is based in Stockholm and Linköping, Sweden, with a wholly-owned subsidiary, Ingate Systems Inc, in Hollis, New Hampshire. Ingate Firewalls solve the NAT traversal issues inherent in using SIP.

Interstar Launches XMediusFAX Express 4.1 Software-Only Fax-over-IP

November 29, 2004

 

The shrink-wrapped, rapid-install 1 to 4-channel fax server for T.38 IP Fax can be bundled by telecom resellers and carriers for lower-traffic fax users or SMBs.

Interstar Technologies Inc announced the release of version 4.1 of its XMediusFAX Express T.38 Fax-over-IP boardless server software, designed to provide from 1 to 4 channels of centrally managed fax for converged IP networks.

By seamlessly integrating into IP-PBX and IP-voice mail systems, XMediusFAX is designed to offer centralized faxing from the desktop or a multifunction device (MFD), as well as automatic inbound routing, all without fax hardware or leased lines.

Long-distance charges are eliminated by routing the faxes over IP in TIFF or PDF format to a VoIP branch office closest to the destination area code, using VPN encryption for security.

The product supports 3Com, Cisco and Alcatel gateways, as well as Microsoft Exchange / Windows / Office 2003. It includes support for H.323 and SIP for compatibility, as well as SMTP-compliant email clients, G4 (Group 4) fax, and HTML email notification.

Interstar introduced its hardware-based LightningFAX fax server in 1996, and the first version of the boardless XMediusFAX in 2002. The company maintains technology partnerships with Microsoft, Cisco Systems, IBM, HP, Lotus, Pitney Bowes, Brooktrout, Groupe SAGEM, Artisoft, Bell Canada, SAP and Onset Technology.