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deltathree Launches New VoIP and Calling Features

December 14, 2004


New features include Web call, inbound calling, voice mail, call forwarding, SMS callback, and a choice of US, European or Israeli telephone numbers.

deltathree, Inc (NASDAQ:DDDC) today announced the launch of new features and services for its VoIP Reseller Program, expanded the range of devices certified as interoperable with its service, and incorporated the recently announced new pricing plans and an enhanced look and feel for its VoIP service.

Among the new features is an expanded choice of inbound local phone numbers available to end users irrespective of location. Customers can choose to receive calls via these phone numbers as local calls in the US, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel and the UK.

deltathree’s reseller platform enables end users to manage and control a variety of VoIP services and account activities, and gives resellers a wide range of back-office tools to analyze, control and manage their customer base.

The new customizable Web-based and SMS-based callback features allow users to decide if the call should occur immediately or at a later time, new to deltathree’s IP voice service.

Through the Reseller Program, calling centers/shops, Internet Cafes, local hardware and software distributors, local ISPs, calling card and callback companies, telecom consultants, Web portal and entrepreneurs can all participate in the business of VoIP.

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.

Zoom Begins Shipping the V3, Zoom’s Second Major VoIP Product

November 12, 2004


V3 provides VoIP and Data Networking to Cable and ADSL Modem Users

Zoom Technologies, Inc’s (NASDAQ: ZOOM) new V3 connects to the Ethernet port of a cable modem or ADSL modem, and includes a router, firewall with stateful packet inspection, 4-port switching hub, and TelePort VoIP port, which lets users make conventional telephone calls or VoIP calls from the same phone.

This provides a second phone line while allowing conventional phone service for 911 emergency dialing, toll-free number dialing, or in the event of a power failure, thus addressing the difficulty many consumers have with parting from their traditional, reliable and familiar telephone service.

The Zoom V3 allows users to use their own VoIP phone service, or can come bundled with Zoom’s Global Village phone service, which allows free VoIP calls over the Internet, and low cost calls to any phone on the conventional telephone network with both pay-per-call and unlimited-in-the-US calling plans.

Other features of the Zoom V3 include:

• Integrated Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection and NAT (Network Address Translation)

• Integration of the voice processing with the firewall in the router, to ensure reliability of VoIP calls and reduce service provider support requirements

• SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) support, for VoIP calling and other communications over the Internet

• A browser-based graphic user interface

• Compatibility with any operating system that supports an Internet browser and Javascript, including Windows, Macintosh and Linux

• A 4-port Ethernet switching hub and a USB port, allowing up to five computers to plug directly into the V3

• Flash memory for easy firmware updates

• Multi-national, multi-lingual sales and support.

Zoom has been providing communications products since 1977, under the Zoom, Hayes and Global Village brands. Today it designs and produces VoIP products, ADSL modems, cable modems, dial-up modems, Bluetooth and other communications products in over forty countries, and provides multi-lingual support from its offices in Massachusetts, Florida, and the UK.

VegaStream signs partnership with Vanquish

June 10, 2004


EMEA distribution agreement takes VoIP into new markets

London, UK, 10th June 2004VegaStream, the leading supplier of dedicated business VoIP (Voice over IP) Gateways, today announced a Europe-wide distribution agreement with Vanquish, a leading technology provider to the specialist IT marketplace. Under the terms of the agreement, Vanquish will re-sell and license VegaStream’s products directly to its customers throughout Europe.

Vanquish provides best-of-breed technology and support for VoIP, thin client computing, network QoS, optimisation and e-policy. Using VegaStream’s Vega 50 and Vega 100 VoIP gateways, Vanquish is able to offer its customers the advantages of VoIP – flexibility, lower infrastructure and lower call costs – in a complete best-of-breed package.

“The word coming back from our reseller network is that they wanted a compelling VoIP solution that they could take to their customers, said Peter Graham, Managing Director, Vanquish. “Most IT networks have large capacity bandwidth and so carrying voice over these networks makes perfect sense for business communications – what was missing was a VoIP solution that could be easily integrated with a wide range of legacy systems. We’re delighted to have signed this distribution agreement with VegaStream and are confident that our reseller network will see real market opportunities for VoIP.

Richard Bayton, VegaStream’s EMEA Enterprise Channel Manager. “As businesses realize VoIP is about more than ‘cheap voice’ and start to understand that it goes to the heart of effective business communications, so the reseller community is starting to see tangible revenue in VoIP. This European distribution agreement with Vanquish is a significant milestone in VegaStream’s growing channel presence and we excited by prospect of working with them to target new vertical markets.

VegaStream’s portfolio of business VoIP Gateways are designed to enable businesses to rapidly deploy VoIP solutions while avoiding the extensive reprogramming of the PBX traditionally associated with new VoIP deployments. Fully interoperable with all leading PBX industry and vendor standards, the Vega 50 and Vega 100 Gateways provide full inter-PBX feature transparency to deliver a seamless and consistent experience for the corporate user. VegaStream also provides extensive hands-on training for both sales and technical staff that, together with its experienced service and support experts, extends dedicated business VoIP capabilities to its channel partners.

Telappliant Chooses Jasomi Networks to Provide SecVoIP

June 10, 2004


jasomiTelappliant Chooses Jasomi Networks as Channel Partner to Provide Secure VoIP Solutions to Enterprise and Carrier Customers Leading VoIP vendor enters channel partner agreement with award-winning manufacturer

London, UK (June 7, 2004) – Telappliant, the UK-based VoIP solution provider, today announced a new partnership with Jasomi Networks, creators of the award-winning PeerPoint line of VoIP network boundary traversal and session controller products. The partnership is aimed at expanding the range of SIP-based communications products offered to the enterprise, enabling faster deployment and greater use of VoIP for business users.

Telappliant provides low-cost IP telephony solutions for a wide range of businesses, including IP PBXs, calling card platforms, and IP call termination services. The addition of Jasomi Networks’ network boundary traversal and session control technology to Telappliant’s offerings will enable a more cost-effective VoIP business model, increased user agent compatibility, and faster deployment.

“NAT traversal issues affect a significant percentage of customers using VoIP services, and, Jasomi Networks’ Peerpoint products offer a strategy for eradicating these problems and reducing support overhead, said Tan Aksoy, Managing Director of Telappliant. “This relationship therefore has real value for our enterprise and carrier customers.

“This partnership between Jasomi Networks and Telappliant has huge potential,said Benjamin Freedman, Vice President of Marketing for Jasomi Networks. “VoIP is quickly moving into the mainstream, and companies that are able to implement the technology quickly and affordably without stumbling on network boundary roadblocks stand to reap substantial benefits.

NetCentrex launch free access to VoiceXML

June 8, 2004


netcentrexNetCentrex™, leading enabler of converged voice-video-data networks and next-generation services, announces the launch of NetCentrex Interactive.

Lonodn, UK – 8 June 2004 – NetCentrex™, leading enabler of converged voice-video-data networks and next-generation services, announces the launch of NetCentrex Interactive, a demonstration and development web site, designed to promote VoiceXML voice services among service providers, enterprises, system integrators and web agencies.

Based on NetCentrex’ IP MCS Media Control Server and SVI®VoiceXML solution, NetCentrex Interactive offers free online access to NetCentrex’ VoiceXML technologies, enabling voice services to be developed and tested easily. It has been realised in partnership with AudioCodes for IP/PSTN voice gateways, Connection for the platform hosting, and ScanSoft for speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies.

NetCentrex’ SVI®VoiceXML solution enables service providers to develop new business models by hosting multi-tenant service platforms on which enterprises can develop and execute multiple applications. With this model, enterprises can reduce their investment and operational costs by outsourcing their voice service infrastructure, whilst keeping control of the applications and benefiting from secure access to data. Service providers benefit from a quick ROI by sharing the infrastructure between multiple customers.

NetCentrex Interactive illustrates the deployment of a VoiceXML platform in a service provider network. With SVI®VoiceXML, service providers can offer the same online environment as NetCentrex Interactive, enabling their business customers to : – have a voice services development and test environment, – experiment text-to-speech and ASR – have online access to VoiceXML demonstrations – benefit from VoIP technologies

“NetCentrex Interactive has been designed to boost the VoiceXML voice services market. Our goal is to facilitate the development of hosted solutions by service providers and multiply enterprise subscriptions for these solutions Comments Carine Ziol, Business Solutions Marketing Manager, at NetCentrex. “The IP-based NetCentrex Interactive platform illustrates perfectly the advantages of a hosted VoiceXML platform, which enables companies to control their applications whilst benefiting from a fast deployment of voice services. Each service provider can build an environment equivalent to NetCentrex Interactive in order to increase its traffic and generate more revenues.

“We are proud to expand on our collaboration with NetCentrex in developing their latest initiative of new VoIP applications and services said Dr. Yossi Zilberfarb, Vice President for Business Development at AudioCodes“Our CPE and core VoIP platforms provide complete media gateway solutions for the rapidly evolving hosted services market.

“Hosting NetCentrex interactive platform allows Connection to develop new business opportunities, States David Bozio-Made, CTO at Connection. “With this platform, we can offer value-added services to customers willing to keep control on their voice application development and data accesses.

“We are extremely pleased with NetCentrex Interactive online tool. This tool is simple to use and will be another business driver accelerating the use of voice technology. The new development and demonstration web site will help to build VoiceXML voice services based on best-of-breed SpeechWorks Solutions from ScanSoft, said Peter Hauser, Sr Vice President and General Manager ScanSoft International.

For more information about NetCentrex Interactive, you can consult http://interactive.netcentrex.net or visit us during VON tradeshow & conference, from June 7th to 10th, London.

Intec signs mediation deal with UK’s Your Communications

January 20, 2004


Contract for unified convergent mediation platform valued at nearly $1 million.


Atlanta/London, January 20, 2004 – Intec Telecom Systems, a global provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) for fixed, wireless, and IP/next generation networks, today announced an Inter-mediatE™ software deal with Manchester, UK-based telecommunications company Your Communications. The contract, valued at nearly $1 million, enhances Intec’s existing agreement with the company. Under the terms of the new contract, Intec will upgrade Your Communications’ mediation platform to create a more powerful multi-service network using Inter-mediatE’s fully convergent mediation technology.

“Intec’s mediation solution will provide us with one unified platform, providing the opportunity for cost of ownership savings while offering unparalleled innovation and service to our customers, said Gary Clarkson, Operations Director from Your Communications. “Intec’s reputation for cutting-edge technology and superior delivery capability will help guarantee the success of the project, thereby offering us the possibility of seeking market advantages from the moment we go live with the Inter-mediatE solution.

Your Communications offers voice, data and mobile services to businesses throughout the UK, both directly to end-users through its Business Communications channel and to selected resellers through its Wholesale channel. It is part of the United Utilities group, a FTSE100 company.

“Intec is very pleased to have secured another business agreement with Your Communications, one of the leading business to business telecom companies in Britain, says Intec’s CEO Kevin Adams. “As the company rolls out new products and services Intec’s mediation system will be customized to reflect the changes, ensuring that Your Communications is able to quickly and accurately charge for all network traffic.

Intec’s Inter-mediatE solution will be used to support Your Communications’ real-time. fixed billing and, potentially in the future, wireless and content billing. Inter-mediatE is considered one of the world’s most scalable, flexible and powerful convergent mediation systems, with proven ability to gather, process and distribute usage data from any kind or size of network. Its distributed, component-based architecture will adapt quickly to Your Communications’ business needs, thereby delivering the highest quality of information to its downstream systems.