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i2Telecom Bridged Cellular to VoIP Calling to be Available in Asia-Pac

December 1, 2004


i2Telecom’s InternetTalker MG-3 cellular-to-VoIP gateway is to be distributed throughout the Asia-Pacific region by Triamis Technology Group.

i2Telecom International, Inc (OTCBB: ITUI) has signed an international distributor agreement with Triamis Technology Group Ltd (TTG), one of the largest wireless broadband network operators in Hong Kong, to market i2’s cellular-to-VoIP bridging products throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

TTG will distribute i2Telecom’s InternetTalker MG-3 VoIP microgateways, and i2 will also provide TTG access to its SIP-based global VoIP network, along with operating support.

The cellular-bridging-to-VoIP feature of InternetTalker MG-3 allows users to access VoIP service from their mobile phones, thereby saving substantially on international mobile calls, the most expensive mobile calls to make.

TTG has already started marketing the InternetTalker MG-3 in Hong Kong and Australia, and it plans to introduce the product in India and other markets in the next several months.

i2Telecom is a low-cost VoIP telecom service provider with operations based in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Redwood City, and China. It controls its own proprietary technology, and outsources its production and service functions.

Its products include the microgateways InternetTalker, Morpheus Voicebox, EVoIP-4310, and VoiceStick, and its revenue model includes prepaid revenue from the sale of these devices, recurring monthly subscriptions, call minute termination fees, and OEM royalties.

SPIRIT Introduces Prosodic VoIP Conferencing Software

November 29, 2004


SPIRIT Corp introduced its new Multi-PASS embedded conferencing software designed for server-based and serverless peer-to-peer PC VoIP communication and conferencing.

SPIRIT Corp‘s Multi-PASS is a conferencing solution providing both server-based and serverless peer-to-peer and multipoint conferencing, based on SPIRIT’s Prosodic Active Speaker Selection (PASS) algorithm.

Prosody is the study of patterns of stress and intonation in language. By combining prosodic analysis with with dynamic utterance modeling, SPIRIT says it has made speaker activity estimation more accurate, enabling each speaker to get the best chance or time to speak, to be heard, and to hear all the meaningful speech of others.

The software enables any number of conferences and unlimited number of participants per conference, without degradation of speech quality and user experience, preserving clarity as in a face-to-face conversation, according to the company. The analysis is performed on each speaker’s side and does not load server CPU.

Controlled by the PASS software info, the conferencing engine optimally passes voice data from active speakers to the other participants. Broad bandwidth is not required, and due to smart traffic channeling, voice traffic and channel usage are optimized to reduce CPU load.

The company’s objective is to provide better-than-PSTN quality at low cost, thus enabling it to serve the exectutive conferencing market, as well as all other conferencing needs, all via VoIP.

SPIRIT communication software works within hardware solutions from clients including Agere, Atmel, Furuno, JRC, NEC, Nortel Networks, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Tadiran, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba among 100+ other OEMs. Texas Instruments is shipping SPIRIT’s software ROM-ed into TI C54CST processor.

TELCHEMY introduces VoIP perform. management apps.

June 8, 2004


New SQprobe and SQmediator Are Flexible, Real-Time Service Quality Monitoring, Analysis and Mediation Applications for VoIP Equipment Vendors

SUWANEE, Georgia – June 7, 2004 – Telchemy (R) Incorporated, the global leader in VoIP performance management technology, today announced its new SQmon (TM) family of software products for end-to-end VoIP service quality monitoring. Building on the strength of its widely deployed VQmon (R) VoIP call quality monitoring technology, SQmon represents the next step towards Telchemy’s long term goal of providing the performance management infrastructure needed to support the growing range of real-time applications and services.

SQmon is a family of modular OEM software applications that includes sophisticated probe and mediation/aggregation functions. These functions provide network equipment and performance management system vendors with a scalable, flexible “leading edge solution that integrates quickly and easily with both reporting applications and VQmon enabled IP phones and gateways. Initial SQmon product family applications include SQprobe (TM) and SQmediator (TM).

SQprobe is an advanced VoIP probe that monitors high speed packet streams, automatically detects and monitors active VoIP calls and produces real-time call quality metrics in the form of call quality records. SQprobe can handle approximately 2,000-5,000 simultaneous calls on a typical open architecture hardware platform. The product will be available as a software application for selected versions of Linux, Windows and Solaris during the fourth quarter of 2004.

SQmediator is an advanced VoIP call quality correlation and aggregation function designed for use with the SQprobe. SQmediator provides the ability to monitor service across a network, summarize call quality metrics derived from call quality records, generate real-time alerts and integrate with SNMP-based reporting applications. SQmediator will be available as a software product for selected versions of Linux, Windows and Solaris during the first quarter of 2005.

“SQmon broadens the range of leading-edge performance management solutions that we can provide to our OEM partners in the Voice over IP market, said Alan Clark, President and CEO of Telchemy. “With the addition of SQprobe and SQmediator, Telchemy is providing more of the essential management infrastructure for VoIP and delivering a more comprehensive solution to the industry. This, in turn, will contribute to continued growth and reliable operation of VoIP and real-time multimedia services.

Pricing for SQprobe and SQmediator will be disclosed at product availability time, and the products will be sold via OEM channels.

Atreus Systems Signs OEM Telcordia to Deliver VoIP

May 20, 2004


Telcordia® Technologies, Inc., a global provider of telecommunications software and services, today announced a strategic OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partnership agreement with Atreus Systems™, a provider of software solutions for the rapid creation and delivery of IP (Internet Protocol) services. Under the agreement, Telcordia will market and sell the Atreus xAuthority™ Service Fulfillment solution for Voice Over IP (VoIP) and other advanced services like IP Centrex and Messaging, as part of its Telcordia Elementive™ Portfolio.

Ottawa, Ontario, May 17, 2004 – Telcordia® Technologies, Inc., a global provider of telecommunications software and services, today announced a strategic OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partnership agreement with Atreus Systems™, a provider of software solutions for the rapid creation and delivery of IP (Internet Protocol) services. Under the agreement, Telcordia will market and sell the Atreus xAuthority™ Service Fulfillment solution for Voice Over IP (VoIP) and other advanced services like IP Centrex and Messaging, as part of its Telcordia Elementive™ Portfolio.

“As service providers zero in on higher-margin, value-added services, the complexity of the operational challenges behind these initiatives grows, explains Larry Goldman, Partner, OSS Observer. “The solution from Telcordia and Atreus will help streamline and automate the creation and provisioning of VoIP and other advanced data and application services in order to support the initiatives of service providers to capture new revenue streams and reduce churn.

The ability to rapidly deliver advanced, IP-based service bundles requires managing complex processes and devices throughout the network. The partnership combines Telcordia’s ability to enable flow-through activation and provisioning of leading softswitch, application server and media gateway vendors with Atreus’s service fulfillment solution to support development and delivery of advanced VoIP services. Through self-service web portals, the partnership offers VoIP ordering, fulfillment and group management functions to dramatically reduce operating expenses and improve customer satisfaction. Service providers will also maximize the revenue potential of VoIP with the ability to easily create differentiated packages to target specific business customer needs.

“Our agreement with Atreus compliments our Elementive strategy to streamline the creation, provisioning and management of next-generation network applications and services to deliver cost-effective, end-to-end revenue-generating solutions for service providers,” said Chris Drake, Group Senior Vice President, New Generation Systems, Telcordia Technologies. “Our open, configurable Elementive Portfolio, combined with Atreus’ expertise in automated service definition and fulfillment, delivers the market’s only operations solution for flexible and user customizable service introduction, fulfillment and assurance for VoIP and other advanced services.

“Atreus is pleased to announce an OEM agreement with Telcordia as it furthers our ability to provide our joint customers with cost-effective solutions for advanced services like IP Centrex, said Len Castelli, Vice President of Business Development & Product Management at Atreus Systems. “As profits from traditional services continue to decline, Telcordia Elementive Portfolio gives providers a low-risk, adaptable solution that fulfills their customer’s VoIP needs today, while supporting their future requirements for converged voice, video and data.

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.

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.