Oman Telco Joins Delta Three Global Network of Providers
Delta Three has announced that General Telecommunications Organization
(GTO), the exclusive provider of telecommunications in the Sultanate of
Oman, will install Ericsson’s IP telephony equipment to connect its network
with the Delta Three’s Global Internet Telephony network. GTO will provide
Internet telephony services including calling cards, direct dial long
distance, and PC to phone. The services are expected to be available next
GTO Oman is the fifth major telco to join the Delta Three Network
Partnership Program. Other members include Telenor Nextel (Norway), Iceland
Telecom, ONSE (South Korea) and KPN (The Netherlands).
In January, GTO supposedly made a deal with Net2Phone, in which it would
install Net2Phone Direct gateways to offer PC to phone and phone to phone
VoIP services. GTO is currently distributing Net2Phone’s IP telephony
products and services from its web site.
General Telecommunications Organization
One Stop to Distribute CMR’s Internet Fax Solutions
One Stop Communications has announced that it is teaming with CMR
Communications to offer a range of real-time fax over Internet facsimile
products and services. From its web site, One Stop will distribute CMR’s
fax products including: Fax while you surf, a software and gateway service
enabling users to send faxes from their PC while surfing the net; Real time
fax, which enables users to send faxes from fax to fax; and E-mail fax
which allows users to send faxes directly to e-mail. In addition, One Stop
plans to begin offering Internet fax and telephony services by deploying
CMR’s Internet fax gateways on a global basis.
One Stop Communications
USA Global Link Receives Hong Kong Telecom License
USA Global Link has announced today that it has received a Public
Non-Exclusive Telecommunications Service (PNETS) license and a carrier
select code from the Hong Kong Office of the Telecommunications Authority.
The new PNETS license enables the provider to provision international
direct dialing services for voice, fax, and data using international simple
resale, Internet telephony or other techniques.
USA Global Link
i-data Networks to Develop Security Application for VoIP
i-data Networks, a provider of Internet connectivity products, has
announced that it is developing a secure QoS technology for VoIP
applications. The technology is being designed to produce the same QoS and
security on VoIP networks that is associated with traditional telephony
networks. It is based on the company’s hardware-based TripleDES
The company expects to offer the system to small/medium-sized businesses by
the end of this year.
RadiSys Introduces Single Board Voice Gateway System
RadiSys has announced the introduction of the SPIRIT-6040E, its single
board voice gateway (SBVG) subsystem. The product is designed specifically
for telecom and datacom OEM applications. It is a scalable, intelligent
I/O, single slot, cPCI based solution. SPIRIT, which utilizes Texas
Intrument’s ‘C6201 DSP chips, can support up to 80 channels. The board
consists of VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) running on a Intel
i960 processor that serves as the intelligent I/O controller. The RTOS
features a TCP/IP stack for access to Ethernet networks that implement
RTP/RTCP, ATM, ISDN and H.323 applications. It provides support for H.323
and other protocols including G.729, G.729A, G.726, G.723.1, G.165 Echo
Canceller, DTMF, AGC/VOX, CPM, and V.17 Fax. The unit offers a dual
Ethernet interface to enable voice traffic to be routed on one line while
the other is used to manage QoS parameters or to link with other gateways
on the system. The product also offers dual or quad E1/T1 interfaces for
Engineering prototypes of the product are expected to be available in June.
The company plans to begin commercial shipments by Q’3 ’99. Pricing is
based on quantity, beginning at $4,920. For information, call 503-615-1100.
Genoa to Use Dialogic’s Hardware for Fax Testing Application
Genoa Technology, a provider of fax-test applications, has announced that
it will use Dialogic’s DM3 fax series hardware to develop a multi-line
voice and fax testing product. The test utility is a voice and fax call
simulator that can be used by call centers and networks to determine if a
systems can handle real-world communication loads. It also tests fax
machines connected to the network to ensure that the T.30 fax protocol is
MIND CTI Introduces New Version of VoIP Billing System
MIND CTI has announced the release of a new version 3.1 of its real-time,
IP telephony Billing system, MIND-iPhonEX. The system is a Windows NT
based real-time billing and call management product designed to provide
billing and call traffic analysis for real-time V/FoIP services. It
provides fraud detection, traffic analysis and call management reports to
ensure that all resources are optimally used. The product is capable of
billing tens of millions of simultaneous calls per month. It features
real-time service cut-off when the call limit is reached, calling card
management, individualized customer rate tables and flexible fax charge
options by page, duration or priority (real-time vs. store & forward). The
system can also calculate reseller commissions and handle inter-billing and
arbitration between connected service providers. Its Web Client module
enables CSRs to provision, update and view customer information via any web
browser. The module also allows customers to view account information
online, including invoices, calls and payments made and real-time balances.
MiBridge & DSPR Team to Offer VoIP OEM Application
MiBridge has announced that it is teaming with DSP Research to offer OEM
developers a solution to build carrier-class IP telephony gateway
applications. The solution is based on MiBridge’s ComToPCM H.323 SDK and
DSP Research’s Viper family of high-density DSP resource boards.
The ComToPCM323 SDK offers an H.323 protocol stack that runs on the Viper
DSP boards with an independent API to Pentium-based host processor. The
ComToPCM SDK enables the development of V/FoIP gateway applications by
offering a full suite of API functions for voice compression, PSTN to IP
protocol mapping, real-time fax demod/remod, and an H.323 protocol stack.
The SDK enables echo-cancellation and DTMF tone detection/regeneration plus
full duplex speech compression/decompression. It also supports real-time
audio and H.225/245 control functions.
The boards combine an MVIP bus with the power of 12 Texas Instruments
TMS320C54x DSPs to provide OEMs with a DSP application board that can
support up to 60 H.323 speech coders with line echo cancellers or fax
relay. At up to 100 MIPS of performance, the ‘C54x DSP allows for multiple
channel or port assignments per DSP. The boards are available with host
APIs for MVIP bus switch control and DSP-host communications, and a
QuickSTART DSP operating environment. In addition, the product ships with
development tools including the Texas Instruments C compiler with assembler
and linker, a DSP program loader, and a Code Composer Debugger.
Single board pricing for the Viper boards begins at US $6,495. For more
information on the products visit each company’s web site.
Viper Board Information
VocalTec Introduces Internet Call Waiting Technology
VocalTec announced that it is planning to add call waiting capabilities to
the Lite version of its Internet phone software. The technology will be
sold to providers as part of the VocalTec Ensemble Architecture solution,
which includes H.323 compliant gatekeepers, gateways, network management
resources and communications software. It is capable of supporting
thousands of interacting multi-vendor gateways, gatekeepers and servers.
The technology is currently in field trials. It is expected to be
commercially available in Q’2 ’99. It is priced at $250 per port. A
customizable SDK is available for $25,000.
RING! to Introduce VoIP Gateway Product
RING! has announced the introduction of IVIP, its configurable IP telephony
gateway, engineered to enable OEMs to build customizable V/FoIP solutions.
The Windows NT based software product supports IP voice boards from
Dialogic and Natural MicroSystems. It consists of gateway and gatekeeper
applications that are designed to be implemented in a VPN or corporate LAN.
The application is based on Ring’s IP engine product, the iMPACT, which
provides a design, development, test, and maintenance environment that OEMs
can use to customize applications.
The IVIP will is expected to be available in mid-April. Its estimated
pricing will be from $350 to $950 per port, depending on configuration.
Trillium introduces H.323 Software Products
Trillium Digital Systems, a provider of software communications solutions,
has announced the introduction of its H.323 software gateway and gatekeeper
products. The products incorporate H.225 Call Signaling, H.225.0 RAS, H.245
Control Signaling and an H.323 Call Manager. The company is currently
planning to further develop the product to support RTP and RTCP protocols.
Trillium will offer separate licensing options for gateway, gatekeeper
(with call routing) and gatekeeper (without call routing) implementations.
Trillium Digital Systems
KeyLink to Distribute VideoServer’s VoIP Conferencing Apps
VideoServer has announced that KeyLink Systems will distribute its line of
VideoServer multimedia networked conferencing products. The VideoServer
product line includes the Encounter NetServer (an H.323 Multimedia
Conference Server), the Encounter Gatekeeper (a policy manager for
networked conferencing), the Encounter NetGate (a gateway connecting ISDN
and IP conferencing endpoints), and the Encounter NetServer ADX 1000 (an
integrated audio and data conferencing server supporting both PSTN and VoIP
users). VideoServer also offers a series of multimedia conference servers,
and an entry-level line of multimedia conference servers for circuit