1. Acoustic Tech Introduces Digital Voice Processors
Acoustic Technologies has introduced 2 full duplex digital voice processors. The ICs feature a combination of patented techniques that provide acoustic echo cancellation, bi-directional noise reduction, sound enhancement, and network echo cancellation combined with control. The technology achieves -40dB of acoustic echo cancellation and -20dB of network echo cancellation.
The ATH2400 processor provides programmable registers for features such as thresholds and levels for gain, noise reduction, and residual echo, enabling the devices to be tuned for a specific application. The AT2100 is non-programmable.
The processors are available in a 16-pin SOIC package with flexible interfacing. Evaluation kits are available.
3. NEC Biglobe to Offer Dialpad’s PC-to-Phone in Japan
NEC Biglobe, Japan’s second largest ISP, will offer Dialpad’s PC-to-phone service to its more than 5 million access subscribers. The service runs on a proprietary platform that uses a java applet and works in firewall or NAT environments.
5. BT Ignite to Offer VoIP in UK via MSN Messenger
BT Ignite has deployed Cisco’s networking gear to support PC 2 UK, a flat rate VoiP service offered via MSN Messenger. BT has deployed Cisco’s PGW2200 PSTN gateway and AS5000 series voice gateways. The equipment will also support NetChat, a H.323 based service that works with NetMeeting.
7. Club Med Outsouring Nortel’s IP VPN from France Telecom
Club Mediterranee, France’s largest travel and tourism company, has signed a 7-year agreement to outsource IP VPN services from France Telecom. The network, exclusively supplied by Nortel, will connect Club Med’s 800 Paris-based employees with colleagues in 120 resorts and 40 regional head offices. The travel company’s U.S. and Australian call centers have been upgraded with Nortel’s gear.
Nortel’s enterprise VoIP solution consists of the company’s CallPilot Unified Messaging Services, centralized management services, Symposium IP Contact Center, IP phones, and Succession Meridian 1 Communications Systems.
9. Trinity County to Use 3Com’s VoIP Solution
Trinity County General Services Department in Northern California will deploy 3Com’s NBX 1000 Communications System to support a VoIP network that will connect 500 employees and nine departments. The 3Com system will be integrated with Trinity’s existing Toshiba PBX and wireless network.
Peak Systems will be the systems integrator.