IP Telephony News Wrap-up for May, 07 2001

NMS and Ridgeway Team for IP Video/Voice Solution With QoS
Natural MicroSystems (NMS) announced that it has teamed with Ridgeway to develop an end-to-end IP video and voice communications solution with guaranteed QoS capabilities based on the interoperability of NMS’ PolicyPoint IP Multi-Service Unit (IP MSU) with Ridgeway’s VX Communication System hardware and software. The IP MSU application features traffic classification, bandwidth management and traffic shaping capabilities that can support tiered IP based CoS and application-specific QoS, and the VX technology enables users to route broadband video and voice media over existing network infrastructure as well as over private IP environments.

Natural MicroSystems


Oki Data Introduces Digital Facsimile System
Oki Data Americas has announced the introduction of the OKIFAX 5950, its plain paper facsimile. The product can be used to scan, transmit, and receive documents at 600 dpi. It ships standard with a 33.6 Kbps modem with JBIG compression, providing page transmission times as fast as 2.5-seconds per page, and it features a 1.5-second scan speed, and dual mode operation (users can perform 2-functions simultaneously). In addition, the product offers upgrade options including the G3 Dual Line Kit, the T.37 Internet Fax/Network Printer Kit and the T.38 Real-Time Internet Fax Kit.

Oki Data Americas

ESI Introduces IP Phone With Remote Capabilities
ESI has announced the introduction of its Remote IP Feature Phone. The product has been designed to enable remotely located employees to connect, via a high-speed connection, with the vendor’s IP 200 and IP 40 phone systems deployed at the main office to access all of the of the phone systems functionality from the remote location, with all inter-systems communications routed over IP connections. In addition, users of the company’s flagship product, the IVX 128 Plus, can upgrade to the remote phone by adding an optional remote network card.


Internet VIP Secures Calling Card Distribution Agreement
Internet VIP (IVIP) reported that it has secured an order from an undisclosed New York City based marketing firm for US$2.6 million in prepaid telephone cards, which will enable users to access its network to place calls. The marketing firm had previously sold US$1 million in prepaid cards, which were primarily used to place calls to the Caribbean region using IVIP’s network.

IVIP has VoIP gateway centers in Montreal, Moscow and Saint-Petersburg (Russia) capable of terminating traffic in over 240 countries and territories via various Tier 1 carriers. Its network capacity is either resold to other providers, or accessed via prepaid calling card users, which dial a toll-free number to access its network.

Internet VIP

Sylantro and Polycom Team for IP Phone/Managed Services Solution
Polycom said that it has teamed with Sylantro Systems to further develop its to be released VoIP desktop phone, SoundPoint IP 500, to utilize Sylantro’s managed telephony applications. The combined solution will enable users to access enhanced features such as missed-call, in-bound and out-bound call logs as well as both company and personal directories.

Polycom expects the phone is expected to commercially available this fall.


Sylantro Systems

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