1. VCON Using Andrea’s Software in Conferencing Bridge
VCON Telcommunications is integrating Andrea Electronics’ PureAudio software algorithm into its conferencing bridge software module to manage and filter voice signals from multiple sources. VCON is also employing other software from Andrea for enabling the videoconferencing system to automatically select the speaker whose video picture is presented on the participants’ screens. The software monitors the activity of the speakers that are taking part in the call and selects the dominant speaker at any given time to be presented to the other participants.
VCON’s conferencing bridge module is a component of the company’s Media Xchange Manager, an IP video telephony platform that features call forward, transfer and pickup, as well as centralized management and monitoring for support of a large-scale videoconferencing deployment. The module allows Media Xchange participants to dial into the conference sesion or allows the user to invite others to join the conference making a 2-way call a multi- point videoconference.
3. Net2Phone Settles Lawsuit Against Cisco
Net2Phone and ADIR Technologies have settled a lawsuit filed against Cisco in New Jersey Federal Court on March 19, 2002. The complaint sought both compensatory and punitive damages on claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, unfair competition, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties. The settlement resolves all pending litigation between the two companies.
5. UTStarcom Using Agere’s Switching in VoIP Line Card
UTStarcom, supplier of VoIP and wireless switching equipment, will use Agere’s Ambassador TDM T8110 chips within its mSwitch VoIP line card to switch voice and TDM traffic to and from various chips and circuit boards within UTStarcom’s voice and data processing telecom systems. The chip will provide UTStarcom’s product with 4,096 connections. The T8110 adheres to the H.100/H.110 and PCI bus technology.
7. Elluminate Unveils Videoconferencing Solution
Elluminate has released version 3.5 of its vClass Collaboration Environment, a videoconferencing and e-learning platform. The technology features:
- shared interactive whiteboard
- application sharing
- text chat
- PowerPoint importation
- moderator controls
- multiple moderator support
- ability to capture a screen shot or entire desktop on the whiteboard with AppSnap
- ability to transport participants to a web site
- moderator controlled record & playback
- advanced polling, handraising and classroom pace feedback
- support for interaction between Windows and Mac users
- functionality at bandwidth as low as 28.8 Kbps
The new videoconferencing release will be available on August 30.