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IP Telephony news wrap-up for Nov 13 - 2006

Pactolus Providing Open Source Version of VoIP App Development Solution

Pactolus Communications Software has switched to an open source business model, making its RapidFlex Service Delivery Platform available at no cost. In addition to its own platform, the company is offering a free functional reservation-less audio conferencing reference application, tutorials and hundreds of documents and articles related to the development of SIP and IMS-based applications.

The RapidFlex platform includes service creation environment software, application server software, media server software, and element and prompt manager utilities.

Access to the open source files is available from Pactolus' newly introduced developer community web site at http://www.sipdev.org

Pactolus Communications Software
Frost & Sullivan has released World VoIP Semiconductor Markets, a study that identifies trends, drivers, restraints, and challenges that are affecting the growth of the VoIP semiconductor market. In addition, the report includes an in-depth analysis of the marketplace along with forecasts through 2009.

The firm finds revenues generated from the global VoIP semiconductor market will grow from $256.2 million in 2005 to $857.8 million in 2009.

For detailed information on the publication, email your complete contact information to Tori Foster at tori.foster@frost.com

Frost & Sullivan
Performance Technologies has introduced PCE385, a quad TI/E1/J1 PCI Express telecom adapter that includes a MPC8280 PowerQUICC II RISC communications processor and NexusWare Core, a Linux-based SDK. The new product is a platform that operates as a programmable communications subsystem capable of intra-chassis communication using a H.100 bus. The technology can be used to develop SS7 elements, wireless infrastructure equipment, media and signaling gateways, and telecom switches and routers.

The software includes SIP, SS7 MTP-2, ISDN and WAN connectivity with Frame Relay, HDLC, LAPD, and X.25.

Performance Technologies
In-Stat has released In Depth Analysis: IP PBX Market in China: Driving into the Fast Lane, a study that examines the IP PBX market in China including an examination of the opportunities, drivers, and barriers, along with profiles of the major vendors. The report also includes forecasts for units, revenue, and average selling price, with breakouts for traditional, IP-enabled, and IP server-based systems.

The firm finds IP server-based PBX revenues in China will grow from $164.1 million in 2006 to $479.5 million in 2010. Traditional PBX revenue is expected to decline by a CAGR of 31% through 2010.

The publication is available for $2,995.

In-Stat
A VeriWave engineer has detected a problem with the physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) in 802.11 networks that could affect voice quality in VoWiFi applications as well create problems with end-user network authentication. The source of the problem is the single parity bit in the header, which can corrupt the header. To make things worse, the engineer has claimed that due the nature of the problem, the network may not recognize that it is dropping packets, as packet retransmissions would occur during the receiver's blind period.

VeriWave's CTO discovered the problem while working on test generation and wireless performance for the IEEE 802.11t Task Group.

VeriWave
Vonage has recently changed its privacy policy to allow it to share its customers' personal information with third parties. In exact terms, customers were issued an email stating that Vonage will use PII (1) to market products and services to Customers and Visitors that Vonage believes may be of interest to them, (2) to provide services and products requested by Customers and Visitors and (3) to enable its vendors and contractors to provide and assist Vonage in the marketing and provision of such services and products to Vonage, Customers or Visitors.

TMCnet, which initially reported the development, used a phone number (Vonage's main line) provided to opt-out of the practice, but the CSR was unfamiliar with the new policy change and upon investigation referred the trade journal's editor to the Federal Do Not Call opt out hotline.

Vonage
Integrated Research has announced plans to introduce versions of its Prognosis IP telephony management system that will interoperate with enterprise VoIP systems from Alcatel, Avaya, and Nortel.

Linksys has introduced CIT310, a cordless phone that provides dual
support for PSTN calls as well as VoIP calls using Yahoo!'s Phone
Out service. The phone also interoperates with Yahoo! Messenger.




Integrated Research
Prognosis
Linksys
Yahoo!