Skype users are in luck this week. Skype, the popular company that allows voice calls over IP (VoIP) today announced the immediate availability the new edition of Skype 5.8 - A version that comes with major improvements, especially on two fronts. It must be said, first, that the issue is available to users of Windows. So, you should expect a good number of users that will begin testing its benefits immediately.
Revolabs Inc recently launched the FLX VoIP, the first wireless conference phone designed for networks with VoIP (Voice over IP). Compatible with a variety of IP switches, the VoIP FLX is the only conference phone that keeps the HD audio clarity while offering the freedom of wireless microphones and speakers.
Leveraging its expertise in cloud computing, mobile and voice services and IP network connections, AT&T makes available to companies of all sizes, the full benefits of unified communications (UC) through a simple and reliable service. The company’s unified communications services helps organizations control costs and eliminate unpredictable expenses. The new unified communications’ functionality reduces complexity and simplifies access.
ESET announced the launch of ESET Mobile Security for smartphones with Android operating systems. Their solution for smartphones is now available for Android OS computers.
The solution for mobile devices ESET, previously only available for computers running Windows Mobile and Symbian, can now run on Android operating systems and is capable of protecting 70% of smartphone users against known and unknown threats.
911 Enable, the leading provider of VoIP emergency management, announced today that its revolutionary application Emergency Gateway (EGW) is now available worldwide. This expansion helps companies to provide access to emergency calls for help when needed.
T-Mobile began offering a calling service for iPhone and iPad users, even though it doesn't market those devices. The operator is expanding its free voice-over-IP (VoIP) service, called Bobsled, to iPhones, iPads and even Android phones. Users with the application can make calls to mobile or landline phones in the U.S., Canada and also Puerto Rico without incurring charges. Users can make the free calls over cellular data networks, which typically charge for the Internet access usage, or over free Wi-Fi.
Microsoft announced the 8.5-billion-dollar acquisition of Skype in May 2011, and since then little was known about the integration of Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions for Skype in various Microsoft products.
DrayTek Corp, a network solutions provider located in Taiwan, today announced that the well-known Italian IT magazine PC Professional has made great reviews to the DrayTek Vigor solution IPPBX 3510 through the testing of its scalability and feature-rich IPPBX including its extensive security. Simone Zanardi, IT professional copywriter PC Professional has said that "the solution provided by the design of DrayTek Vigor IPPBX is perfect for extending the functionality of an existing PBX PSTN installed in a small office."
Fortinet, a leading provider of network security, has announced that Siemens Enterprise Communications, a global provider of business communications solutions, has deployed multiple devices such as the FortiGate network security -1240B to ensure its OpenScape Cloud Services.
Skype is already at full capacity by 2012, a year that comes with great activity in the technological environment. The company wanted to start the new year with strength and motivation with a review on the highlights and milestones achieved by the service last year.
Determined to revive its failing IPTV service, Spain’s Telefónica banged on the table to substantially improve its pay-TV service, which operates under the brand Imagenio and that can receive over 70 channels via broadband networks (ADSL and optical fiber).
To do this, Telefónica recently launched a new Imagenio, renewing the technology platform that supports it and that from now on will be provided by Microsoft.
Is 2012 the year that many believe will mark the end of the world? But if the four horsemen of the Apocalypse are not, you may want to make some smart long-term investments with a different kind of 'riders'.
In the 90's, Intel, Microsoft, Dell and Cisco were the so-called "four horsemen of technology ': technology companies that are high profile and public, no doubt, contributed to solid growth for investors year after year. For nearly two decades, the four firms had the keys to the technological growth machine: the personal computer, Intel processors manufactured; Microsoft produced the software; Dell PCs and Cisco was the connecting network.
Anixter today announced its alliance with Microsemi, a world leader in PoE (Power over Ethernet) and POH (Power over HDBaseT), to distribute the company's products in Brazil. Microsemi has also partnered with CommScope, a world leader in the manufacture of structured cabling systems. Microsemi's goal is to partner for development and certification of premium channels of integration in Brazil.
Interoute, owner and operator of the largest cloud services platform in Europe, has signed a strategic alliance with Microsoft to offer SIPCOM Microsoft Lync Server 2010 to companies and organizations throughout Europe. This host Interoute platform unified communications cloud SIPCOM will provide organizations with new ways to connect employees, regardless of physical location.
Even though most German mobile operators do not appreciate VoIP telephony - in the long run however, these companies can not survive without mobile Internet telephony. The provider Sipgate now has a new version of its VoIP app on the iTunes AppStore released by Apple, which runs on both the iPhone and iPod Touch and can be used on the iPad.
Malaysia has introduced a new Internet video service which will help the government deliver information, news and other updates to the public in the country, according to media reports.
The IPTV channel, 1MalaysiaIPTV, can be visited online from all Internet devices, PC or mobile, while dedicated applications for BlackBerry, Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) will provide additional access points for Malaysians.
Time Warner Cable recently announced the upcoming launch of HBO’s online video offerings, HBO GO and MAX GO. The companies will run a short beta trial and then the service is expected to launch to all Time Warner Cable viewers who subscribe to HBO in January. Time Warner Cable customers who subscribe to HBO or Cinemax will have free, unlimited access to the corresponding online services 24 hours on any computer within the U.S. with a broadband connection, as well as a host of other devices, including the Apple’s iPad.
VoIP giant Skype announced the latest version of its service for Google Android devices, the Skype 2.6 for Android, which enables users to send photos and videos to contacts from Skype on an Android smartphone. The free service works over WiFi or 3G on a mobile data plan.
The Philippine’s National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is filing a legal case against the country’s three largest telecom companies - Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and Sun Cellular for failing to lower their Short Messaging Service (SMS) rates according to an NTC executive order.
ADTRAN execs last week treated telecom analysts to their southern hospitality in Huntsville, Alabama last week at the ADTRAN Connect event. While primarily a networking vendor focused on VoIP carriers and service providers, a small division of the company’s business is focused on enterprise solutions and unified communications.
Much of the benefits of unified communications (UC) technology had always been about better communication and collaboration between workers, faster time-to-market, and the ability to get better talents. But the wireless carrier Sprint Nextel has made a more compelling reason to shift to UC when it has saved US$12.85 million by adopting UC Polycom equipment and Microsoft Lync software.
AT&T faces a week-long delay for its US$39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA, as a district judge prepares to decide whether the antitrust lawsuit against the merger will go ahead and the companies look to their alternatives should the deal fail.
At a hearing on Friday last week, US district judge Ellen Huvelle stated she would consider delaying the case brought by the justice department against the deal, which had been set for February next year, dashing AT&T’s hopes of a quick victory.
An accident late last month where an iPhone caught fire aboard an Australian airplane may not be an isolated incident after all, after another iPhone shorted and burned in possession of its owner in Brazil. Bloggers reported the incident happened last November 22, where an iPhone 4 shorted while charging and burned mere inches away from the face of owner Ayla Paulo Mota.
"For the fourth straight quarter, Avaya leads the highly competitive PBX market, with about a quarter of the world's PBX revenue in 3Q11, “according to market research firm Infonetics Research. Avaya held on to its top position over rival Cisco as the PBX market enjoyed a better third quarter this year.
Voip-Pal recently announced their so-called state-of-the-art antivirus program for Android smartphones and tablets, PointsPhoneGuard, is now available for download as part of the Platinum Suite package on its retail website PointsPhone.Com. PointsPhoneGuard is a complete antivirus program that provides automatic real-time protection for smartphones against viruses, spyware and other malware. VoIp-Pal spokesman said PointsPhoneGuard and PointsPhoneMobile Android apps are also available for all Google Android tablets and smartphones including the high-performance Motorola ATRIX and Samsung's Galaxy.