IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Jun, 28 2002

1. SciDyn Introduces Calling Card & Billing System
Science Dynamics has introduced MinuteMan, a turnkey calling card and validation system with an IP gateway and PSTN interface. The platform provides interactive multi-language voice response, prepaid and debit card processing, programmable call rating as well as support for pre and post paid billing accounts.

Science Dynamics

3. HorizonLive Introduces New Conferencing Platform
HorizonLive has introduced HorizonLive 2.6, a web-based collaboration platform for establishing meetings or virtual classrooms that features streaming audio/video, VoIP, application sharing, and a virtual whiteboard. Any event can be recorded or indexed for playback at any time. The technology supports participants using PC, Mac, or UNIX operating systems.

HorizonLive 2.6 is scheduled to be implemented by more than 250 businesses and campuses.


5. Masergy Deploys NexTone’s Signaling Switch
Masergy Communications, a a provider of customer controlled IP applications and services, has deployed NexTone’s Multiprotocol signaling switch to deliver enterprise VoIP services. The switch features a SIP/ H.323 interworking function and VoIP firewall control capability. Masergy plans to initially use the technology within its SIP enabled infrastructure as a H.323 to SIP signaling gateway.

Masergy Communications

NexTone Communications

7. EarthLink to Offer DeltaThree’s VoIP to Its Subs
EarthLink is marketing DeltaThree’s PC-to-phone and phone- to-phone calling card over its web properties. Interested EarthLink subscribers will visit a co-branded web site to sign up for services and download an EarthLink branded PC- to-phone dialer.

DeltaThree is handling all backoffice services including billing, network management and customer support.

EarthLink provides Internet connectivity to 4.9 customers.



9. Latitude & IT to Use NMS’ Conferencing Platform
Latitude Communications and Interactive Technologies will use NMS’ conferencing technologies to support their respective conferencing services. Latitude will use NMS’ CG 6000 development platform to support MeetingPlace M3, a voice and web conferencing service that integrates with Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes. Interactive Technologies will use NMS’ AG 4000 voice processing platform to support Dial-A-Meeting, a reservation-less conferencing service that supports up to 60 participants.

Latitude Communications

Interactive Technologies

NMS Communications

11. Verizon & GoBeam to Offer VoB to SMEs in Chicago
This summer, Verizon and GoBeam will team to offer Verizon Voice over Broadband to small businesses in the Chicago area. The service will include local, long distance, voicemail, fax, demand conferencing, documentation collaboration, and unified messaging. GoBeam will provide, own, and maintained the switch equipment as well as provide further service intrastructure, billing, and customer support.



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