IP Telephony news wrap-up for Nov 8 – 2006

ADT Security Services, the largest provider of electronic security with nearly 6 million customers in North America, has released an outline of requirements that VoIP service providers must meet before ADT will endorse support of its services with a particular provider’s VoIP service. ADT requires that a provider have a managed and mantained physical facilities network with major and minor disaster recovery plans that include specific network power restoration procedures. The company also insists that a
provider’s service installation include primary line seizure for alarm signal transmission. Last, the company requires that a provider’s physical facilities network provide real-time transmission of voice signals, carrying alarm formats unchanged.

Providers must contact ADT to demonstrate that they meet the aforementioned rrequirements. To get a list of approved providers, call ADT (1-800-ADT-ASAP). The security leader has already approved VoIP services offered by Comcast, Time Warner, Cablevision, Charter, Cox and Bright House Networks.

ADT Security Services
Agilent Technologies has introduced J6900A, a device for network equipment manufacturers, service providers, and systems integrators for analyzing voice, video and data. The instrument detects and resolves signaling, transport and QoE problems before customers are affected. It provides measurements for addressing network interoperability, voice and video media transport, service delivery, QoE and IP network performance for VoIP, IPTV, and VOD.

The analyzer will be available for $15,000.

Agilent Technologies
At a Microsoft Conference in Tokyo, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer said the company would be entering the VoIP market early next year, with plans on introducing VoIP functionality across the company’s operating system, desktop applications, and server software, as well as incorporated into the software giant’s email, video, and instant messaging clients.

The Windows Vista operating system, the first new operating system from Microsoft in 5 years, will be made available to corporate users this month. Consumers will be able to get the software in January.

NetLogic Microsystems has introduced NL3140LV, a processor designed for the development of low power switches and routers. It can support up to 128K IPv4 routes adn 266 million decisions per second. The processor is currently sampling.

NetLogic Microsystems
Tektronix, a supplier of network testing solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Montreal-based Minacom through an asset purchase for $27 million. Minacom’s technology consists of active probes used for troubleshooting, provisioning, and service quality monitoring for voice/fax, video, and data. Through the acquisition, Tektronix will now be offering both active and passive probing for legacy and IP networks.

Minacom has 35 employees. The company has customers in 30 countries including a significant base of cable MSO clients.

Global IP Sound has introduced VoiceEngine Mobile Lite, a stripped down version of VoiceEngine mobile, that includes the basic platform components for developing mobile VoIP applications. The new version, available at no cost (for a limited time) and free of all licensing, includes GIPS’ CODECs, NetEQ, an advanced jitter buffer and a packet loss concealment module. Developers have access to Google’s Libjingle mobile phone application as well as its Google Talk peer to peer and voice calling capabilities.

VoiceEngine Mobile Lite is available to members of the company’s developer community. The platform runs on Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 5.0 and 5.0 Smartphone devices. with WiFi.

Global IP Sound (GIPS)
Frost & Sullivan has released IP Centrex Market Opportunity in Asia Pacific, a study that includes profiles of service providers and an examination of drivers, restraints, challenges and recommendations of the IP Centrex market in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea. The publication is part of the Communications Services Growth Partnership Service.

For more details on the report, email Lettcia Leopold at letticia.leopold@frost.com with your full contact information.

Frost & Sullivan
Ditech Networks has enhanced its Packet Voice Processor now supports Internet Low Bit Rate CODEC (iLBC), handling up to 16,000 simultaneous iLBC transcoding sessions. The processor also supports G.711, G.723.1, G.726, G.729, G.729a, G.729b, G.729ab, G.729e, and G.729g.

Ditech Networks
Texas Instruments has licensed the MIPS32 24K processor core for its newest generation of Gigabit Ethernet IP phone SoCs. The cores offer performance of 660 MHz in a 90nm G process.

AudioCodes and BroadSoft have entered into a joint development, sales and
support agreement involving BroadSoft’s BroadWorks VoIP application
platform and AudioCodes’ media gateways.

Texas Instruments
MIPS Technologies

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