Natural MicroSystems to Supply IP Telephony Platform for Global Network
Inter-Tel has announced that it will integrate Natural MicroSystems’ Fusion IP
Telephonoy platform into the Inter-Tel Vocal’Net gateways that will be used by
an alliance of IP telephony networks. The alliance will unite the IP networks
of Inter-Tel, Glocalnet, Telba TelecomunicaÁıes and NTT International to form a
global IP telephony network with connectivity in Europe, Japan, South America and
the US. The allied companies plan to provide a managed QoS network capable of
supporting up to 15,000 ports of V/FoIP services.
The network alliance is expected to be operational by this December.
Ericsson and PSINet Team to Offer IP Based Communication Solutions
Ericsson has announced an agreement with PSINet Limited of Toronto, Canada, in which
the companies will develop and offer IP based or IP enabled electronic commerce,
communications and business solutions. According to the terms of the agreement,
PSINet will provide the Internet communications, web hosting, and applications
services and Ericsson will provide the design, integration, and support of the
IP based solutions.
PSINet is planning to offer Ericsson’s PhoneDoubler technology later this
year. PhoneDoubler is a software product that enables users to make and receive
telephone calls while connected to the Internet using a single telephone line.
Global Transmedia Uses Innomedia’s Equipment for South American POP
Global Transmedia announced that it has completed the installation of an Internet
telephony POP in Bogota, Columbia using Innomedia’s IP telephony gateway products.
The addition of that POP gives Global Transmedia’s Internet telephony service POPs
in Canada, Singapore, South America and the US (California and Florida).
Global Transmedia will initially target its service offering at major import/export
firms with locations in South Florida and South America. For flat monthly rates,
subscribers will receive unlimited long-distance calling to all other subscriber
locations and local calling in each subscriber’s area code. The service will
utilize a centralized gatekeeper to enable LCR capabilities for calling non-subscribers
through the gateways.
USWeb Unveils IP Telephony Testing Facility
USWeb Corporation has announced the availability of its Voice over Networks
Testing Lab, a lab used to research and evaluate IP telephony related software
and systems. In the lab, USWeb plans to test IP telephony concepts, equipment,
call flows, configurations, and capabilities. The company will compare different
features of each technology including QoS, reliability, performance, scalability,
consistency, ease-of-use, and compatibility. When the testing and research is
completed, USWeb will offer recommendations regarding the IP technology based on
performance, compatibility, scalability, time to market, features and ROI for specific
Fujitsu Teams With NetSpeak to Deliver IP Telephony Web Commerce Application
NetSpeak has announced that its IP telephony technology has been integrated into Fujitsu
Business Communication Systems’ IntelliCommerce Web-enabled call center solution.
The application was co-developed by the companies.
IntelliCommerce leverages NetSpeak’s gateway, CTI link and client technology
to enable an Internet user to initiate communications with a company representative
by clicking a call icon on a businesses’ web site. Calls originating from the Internet
are passed through the gateway to the Fujitsu F9600 Multimedia Platform PBX then
routed into the call center. When the call is initiated, the product’s call handling
application will automatically deliver a screen pop-up to an agent’s PC based on
customer entered information. Then, utilizing client software, agents will be able
to interact with the customers through live voice, video, text chat and URL push.
IntelliCommerce is currently available in the US and Canada.
Fujitsu Business Communication Systems
Vegastream Uses Telogy Networks Software for Gateway
Vegastream has announced that it will run Telogy Networks’ embeddable Golden
Gateway VoIP software on its Vega 100 IP Telephony gateway product. The Vega
100 will be implemented in a ‘black box’ configuration measuring 17 x 3 x 12
inches. It will support up to 120 simultaneous calls with ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI,
E1 or T1 interfaces. The DSP based Golden Gateway software will provide the
Vega 100 with H.323 support, enabling it to transmit voice packets utilizing
G.711, G.729a and G.723.1 codecs.
Vegastream expects the product to be commercially available by Fall.
Infotrieve Teams with Acola to Offer Internet Fax OEM Applications
Infotrieve has announced that it will integrate its Internet fax technologies into
German based Acola GmbH’s TCP/IP product line. The companies plan to develop
circuit boards that will enable OEM manufacturers to design products that can
be accessed via the Internet.
FaxSav Releases Internet Fax Software in 12 Languages
FaxSav has announced that its Internet fax enabling software, FaxLauncher Pro, has
been released in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Simplified
and Traditional Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Russian and Korean. FaxLauncher
enables users with an Internet connection to send computer originated documents
from a PC to any fax machine in the world via FaxSav’s global Internet fax network.
In a separate announcement, FaxSav has received $7 million in private placement by
selling two million new, unregistered shares of common stock.