Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Pingtel Announces Amazon.com installing sipXchange ECS

Pingtel has annouced that Amazon.com will be running their communications through Pingtel's Open Source sipXchange Enterprise Communications System (ECS).

The deployed system is a High Availability implementation utilizing 2 registration / authentication proxy servers with a separate media server for voicemail and auto attendant.


Monday, October 23, 2006

Windows Mobile 5.0® SIP-Based Dual-Mode Phone: hipi-2200™

Paragon Wireless introduces the world’s first SIP-based Windows Mobile 5.0® dual-mode handset—the hipi-2200. The hipi-2200 is the next generation in integrated dual mode handsets. Utilizing the proven VoWLAN / GSM dual-mode voice technology, the hipi-2200 adds the Windows Mobile 5.0® operating system to further expand the usability and functionality of this extremely versatile handset. With the built in 2.0M pixel camera, the MP3/MP4 player and the camcorder/recorder on a Windows Mobile® platform, users can access the Internet, listen to music and take and review pictures all from one easily carried handset, that also serves as their mobile phone. The 1100mAh Li-ion battery offers users up to 4 hours of talk time, or 100 hours of standby time, making the hipi-2200 the only handset they need to carry.

Here's a link: http://www.parawireless.com/hipi-2200.htm

New Polycom 650 phones

Saw and played with these at VON. Sound quality is awesome!

Here's some of the marketing stuff...

Revolutionary Voice Quality The SoundPoint IP 650 is the first IP phone to use Polycom’s revolutionary HD Voice technology that delivers voice communications of life-like richness and clarity.

Advanced Features and Applications The phone’s SIP 2.0 software fully supports Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 for telephony and presence, and integrates with Microsoft Office Communicator instant messenger client. The SoundPoint IP 650 features a USB port for future applications.

Enhanced Call Handling Capabilities The SoundPoint IP 650 accommodates 6 lines in a standalone mode and up to 12 lines when equipped with SoundPoint IP Expansion Modules, as an attendant console. The phone supports shared call / bridged line appearances as well as busy lamp field (BLF) functionality that enables phone attendants to monitor and manage calls more efficiently.

Expandability When equipped with up to three SoundPoint IP Expansion Modules, the SoundPoint IP 650 delivers the advanced call handling capabilities and enhanced user interface of a high-performance attendant console. (note, haven't seen the updated expansion modules yet... I assume they will be backlit as the new phone is)

Intuitive User Interface The SoundPoint IP 650 delivers all of its capabilities through an intuitive user interface, featuring a high-quality backlit 320x160 graphical grayscale LCD display, an easy-to-navigate menu, and a combination of dedicated keys and context-sensitive soft keys for one-button access to essential telephony features.

Fonality Acquires trixbox

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - October 04, 2006 - Fonality, the leader in IP telephony systems for small and medium businesses and the world's largest commercial Asterisk based deployment, today announced it has acquired trixbox, the world's largest Asterisk based community. trixbox founder Andrew Gillis will join Fonality and continue to lead the trixbox community. Fonality will commit engineering resources and broad financial support to continue fostering innovation in the trixbox open source community.

See full press release here: http://www.fonality.com/press.html