IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Aug, 29 2002

1. NexTone Introduces MSC for Peering
NexTone Communications has introduced a multi-protocol session controller, a border element that provides service providers with access control and performs private-to-public IP NAT in real-time. The technology supports NAT traversal, topology hiding, route enforcement, and the regulation of bandwidth consumption to manage multimedia flows across carrier and enterprise boundaries. The session controller is deployed on Sun Netra platforms.


3. Radvision Introduces SME Videoconferencing Solution
Radvision has introduced viaIP100, a videoconferencing solution targeted at SMEs that provides a IP (H.323)/ISDN bridge for networks with 3 to 30 endpoints. The technology can handle multimedia conferences of up to 15 simultaneous video participants and 26 voice participants. In addition to use by SMEs, the viaIP100 can also be deployed by large enterprise and service provider networks as a building block in a distributed network architecture.

Radvision’s new videoconferencing solution enables users to conduct scheduled or ad-hoc point-to-point or multipoint conferences with audio, video and collaborative capabilities and features such as Advanced Continuous Presence (ACP). ACP provides a simultaneous view of conference participants. The viaIP100 also provides video processing functions that allow conference managers to dynamically change the video layout.


5. BT Ignite Using Dynamicsoft to Offer VoIP to MSN Users
BT Ignite will use Dynamicsoft’s AppEngine to drive BT’s MSN Messenger-based VoIP service, PC 2 UK, which will be offered to MSN customers in the UK. The service will offer unlimited local and national calls for a flat monthly fee.
There are 3.6 million MSN customers in the UK.

BT Ignite


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