1. Adtran Introduces Family of IADs
Adtran has introduced Total Access 900, a series of IADs designed to function as a SIP gateway to overlay additional services to customers, a registrar for IP phones, and a B2BUA to facilitate remote survivability and NAT. The IADs are also ideal for hosted PBX and IP Centrex applications. The 900 series provides support for 12, 16, or 24 fixed FXS ports.
The devices include a T1 port for WAN connectivity, a 10/ 100 Base T Ethernet port to connect PoE switches to network devices and a DSX-1 port to connect to a PBX.
Features include dynamic bandwidth allocation and G.711 and G.729a voice compression. Other features are facilitated by Adtran’s operating system, which provides IP routing functionality including stateful inspection firewall, NAT, and support for BGP, OSPF, and RIP routing protocols.
The 12-port IAD goes for $1450. The 16 port is $1575 and the 24-port version is $1825.
3. FaxCore Releases Fax Server with FoIP Capabilities
FaxCore has introduced FaxCore 4371, a .Net based fax server system that supports FoIP least cost routing, and provides reporting. The server can support 3rd party applications such as CRM, ERP, financial, and Microsoft Office productivity software.
FaxCore’s new server centrally manages all inbound and outbound fax communications and provides document archiving capabilities.
In addition to Microsoft’s .Net, the server is driven by Brooktrout’s FoIP technology.
Pricing for the 4371 starts at $1995.
5. MCI Testing VoIP Service in U.S.
MCI is testing VoIP service among 5,000 consumers in the U.S. The planned service, Neighborhood Broadband, is expected to be commercially available someday via an unlimited U.S. long distance calling plan that starts at $29.99 and a plan that includes 500 minutes of domestic long distance for $19.95 per month.
MCI’s parent company, Verizon, already offers a consumer VoIP service, VoiceWing.
7. IP911 Resource Awarded Patent for VoIP e911 Technology
IP911 Resource has been awarded a patent for S911, its e911 solution for VoIP service providers. The technology uses a GPS device to pinpoint the exact location of a caller based on longitude, latitude, and altitude. After, location software and database comparisons are used to find the address of the emergency and the nearest public safety location and phone number to route the VoIP emergency.