IP Telephony news wrap-up for Jan 24 – 2006

SBS Technologies has intorduced Telum 1204-03, an AdvancedMC module for convergent gateway and ATM to IP interworking network applications such as 3G wireless, VoIP, media gateways, DSLAMs, and switches/routers. The module, which incliudes up to 4 ports of OC-3/STM1, independently interconnects between any supplied protocols, which can be selected on a per port basis. Further, a full set of IP services can be offered over any Layer 2 protocol including ATM, AAL5, PPP and Ethernet.

The new module enables packet processing, directly terminating and switching traffic on the card rather than by sending traffic to an off-board processor. The enables system to be built using a distributed processing architecture.

The Telum 1204-03 processes up to 750,000 packets per second. It supports local port to port Automatica Protection Switching for failover. The module can operate in OC-3 multi-mode or single mode.

Pricing for the module starts at US$2,800. The company is in the process of developing a RoHS version of the product to meet the EU’s environmental policies.

SBS Technologies
Cisco Systems has introduced Rich Media Communications Specialist to its Career certifications program. The new certification validates the skills and knowledge required to successfully plan, install, and manage the integration of video conferencing into an IP network, both independent of Cisco technology or in conjunction with Cisco’s CallManager, Unity, and IP contact center.

Certification participants may take the course online. Enrolled participants must hold an active CCNA certification and pass CRMC 642-481 Implementing Cisco IP Video Rich Media Communications and 642-432 Cisco Voice over IP.

Get more detailed information about this certification and others provided by Cisco

Cisco Systems
Telrex has enhanced its premise based call recording and monitoring technology, CallRex, to be interoperate with hosted IP PBX platforms including those supplied by BroadSoft, Sylantro, and VocalData.

Network Instruments has introduced Observer 11, an enterprise VoIP analysis solution that can examine up to 8 TB of data and pinpoint transaction delay through up to 10 hops. The technology can aggregate statistics for overall VoIP traffic, call summary, and quality scoring, as well over 20 detailed per call metrics such as call status, current jitter, call setup, duration, teardwon, MOS/R-Factor, and QoS prioritization. The analysis crosses multiple technologies including remote and local segements of LAN, WAN, gigabit, and 802.11a/b/g infrastructures.

Other features include stream reconstruction, the ability to monitor and troubleshoot Citrix served applications, and support for viewing long time trending for application response time, VLANs, and WLANs. Stream reconstruction enables administrators to rebuild web pages, images, emails and instant messages for network forensics.

Oberserver 11 is written as a native 64-bit application, but is also available for 32-bit operating systems.

Pricing for the Observer platform is $995. Pricing for Expert Observer with VoIP analysis starts at $2,895. The Observer Suite is offered at $3,995 and the GigaStore Application with a 4 TB configuration is available for $35,000. All pricing pertains to the technology in its basic configuration.

Network Instruments
Texas Instruments has introduced Piqua, a new IP quality management system that measures Quality of Experience; enables discovery, monitoring, and repair of services, devices, and networks; and provides real-time and historical reporting capabilities. The first generation Piqua employs technology from Motive and Viola Networks.

Implementations of Piqua in customer and third party equipment will be released later this year.

Texas Instruments
BellSouth will use VoIP service components from 8×8 to offer its own residential VoIP service. The components to be supplied to BellSouth include a call switching platform, feature servers, customer portals, and CPE.

IPness NV/SA will launch residential and managed enterprise VoIP services in Belgium in Q1 of this year. The service is being driven by Verso’s softswitch solution.

GVT, a telecom carrier in Brazil, will launch VoIP services to mid-sized and large enterprises throughout the country. The service will employ Avaya’s VoIP technology. Marketing for the service will be handled by GVT’s 50 sales agents and Avaya’s base of 80 resellers that target the Brazilian market.

Vonage has deployed Sonus’ equipment at PoPs in L.A. and New York, and plans to incorporate the company’s technology into additional locations in the U.S. as well as in international PoPs. Specifically, the service provider is using Sonus’ GSX9000, PSX Call Routing Server, SGX Signaling Gateway, and Insight Management System.

Sonus Networks
iGlass Networks and QoVox have teamed to offer a VoIP quality assurance solution to service providers that enables the routine testing of call quality and the identification of call connectivity and network failures. QoVox’s NAS 6131 tests, measures and fault isolates voice networks while measuring end to end voice quality by placing test calls from multiple access points across multiple VoIP and PSTN network segments. iGlass’ technology adds the ability to collect, analyze and report on network and traffic data.


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