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pulver.Communicator Released to OEMs, Interoperates with Skype

January 6, 2005

 

The new Instant Messaging / Voice over IP / Two-Way-Video-Calling-over-IP / Presence / Contact-Sharing software product from FWD Communications has been released to OEMs for incorporation into PCs, PDAs, cellphones, and any other IP-enabled device to add an order of magnitude of additional communications capacity.

FWD Communications today announced the general availability of Beta Version 0.94.3 of its pulver.Communicator IP Communications client application to OEM makers of IP-enabled devices, including PCs, PDAs, and cellphones, for incorporation into their product designs.

The pulver.Communicator combines, and leverages the advantages of, the best features of all current leading edge IP communications technologies — Instant Messaging, VoIP, IP-voice conferencing, video calling, presence, and contact-sharing — all in one Windows XP / 2000 PC client application.

Among its most useful features is the ability to integrate and communicate, one-on-one or multi-party, across the provider boundaries of the four major non-interoperable instant messaging (IM) networks, AOL, Yahoo!, MSN, and ICQ — and also to share contact lists from all four services to whatever extent desired.

VoIP connectivity is provided through the worldwide Free World Dialup/FWD Communications network, extended by its over 80 peering agreements with other VoIP providers worldwide. An important addition was made this week by the finalization of a peering arrangement with Skype.

In keeping with its leading edge mission, the pulver.Communicator uses SIP to establish connect-via-hyperlink individual or on-the-fly-conference calls with SIP-enabled contacts. These calls simultaneously support both voice and Instant Messaging. Non-SIP enabled contacts can be sent a Call-Me Link that enables an immediate VoIP call-back to the sender via FWD Communication’s FWDTalk service.

Two-way webcam video calling is also a standard feature enhanced by the pulver.Communicator’s ease of use. Like all pulver.Communicator services, it also draws on the built-in social networking capacity of being able to share contact or buddy lists at will, completely or to whatever extent desired, right from within the software.

Since its official launch in October, 2004, pulver.Communicator has been downloaded more than 50,000 times around the world.

Ecuity Partners with TeleSym to Deliver Residential Broadband VoIP and VoWiFi

December 22, 2004

 

ecuityStarting in January, Ecuity will roll out nationwide its V-Tone Home residential VoIP service, which will run on PCs and Pocket PCs over wireline broadband and WiFi.

Ecuity, Inc (OTC BB: ECUI.OB) announced that its partnership with TeleSym, Inc will result in the nationwide rollout of its V-Tone Home and Smart Call service for residential broadband users, starting January 3, 2005.

Customers will be able to keep their current phone numbers, or choose a number within specific area codes, and make and receive calls from PC or Pocket PC-compatible devices such as laptops and PDA’s with a broadband or wireless (Smart Call) connection.

Features of Ecuity’s service include:

– Caller ID, call blocking, call forwarding and three way calling

– Free voicemail

– Low international rates

– Unlimited calls anywhere in the continental US

– Free in-network calling

– Automatic call forwarding

– No contract

– Optional addition of Ecuity’s Smart Call software to extend V-Tone services to laptops or Pocket PC-compatible cell phones and PDAs for making mobile VoWiFi (Voice over Wi-Fi) calls.

The combination of the Ecuity and SymPhone systems makes telephoning possible over private WiFi, public HotSpot or Broadband networks, and supports all current key telephony standards such as SIP (Session Initiation Protocol).

New Lucent Technology Lays Groundwork for VoIP-over-3G-Wireless

November 30, 2004

 

lucentLucent’s new high-speed downlink packet access technology will be deployed by Cingular Wireless, as a basis for future VoIP over 3G service, as part of its nationwide UMTS 3G rollout.

Lucent Technologies, Inc (NYSE:LU) today unveiled its High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology, software that will introduce ultra high-speed data capabilities to third-generation UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) networks. Cingular Wireless is including Lucent’s HSDPA in its nationwide UMTS deployment also announced today.

HSDPA will enable the fastest mobile high-speed data connections available – comparable to DSL or cable modem – on devices including 3G phones as well as laptop computers and PDAs equipped with specially designed wireless modem cards. Lucent is currently working with a variety of terminal partners to ensure the availability of HSDPA-capable devices.

Future upgrades of HSDPA will provide theoretical maximum peak data speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps, up from the 3.6 Mbps of today. The objective is to allow UMTS operators to support high-bandwidth data services such as DVD-quality streaming video, or fast downloads of very large files.

It will also enable operators to support up to six times more users than UMTS in the same spectrum, at substantially higher average data rates, maximizing the use of an operator’s available spectrum and laying the groundwork for operators to introduce VoIP over UMTS, and more advanced multimedia services.

VoIP over 3G gives operators the ability to support a greater number of voice users at a lower cost, in turn helping to ensure that voice can continue to be delivered profitably in the context of ever-declining rates chargeable for voice service.

HSDPA is a standardized upgrade of UMTS, also known as Wideband-CDMA, developed by 3GPP (the 3G Partnership Project), an industry body that is responsible for the establishment of standards for 3G UMTS networks. HSDPA is part of a series of upgrades collectively known as UMTS Release 5.