IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Oct, 07 2002

1. Mindspeed Introduces Packet PBX Chip
Mindspeed has introduced M825xx, a silicon PBX that integrates signaling, encryption, packet processing and signal processing functions. The technology combines a SDP core soft encryption engine , programmable packet processor and a user-programmable embedded host controller.

The embedded host is 100% available for user applications and signaling, and can support SIP, H.323, and H.248. The voice processing subsystem runs up to 64 channels of G.7xxx codecs and echo cancellation, supporting packet-to-TDM, packet-to- packet, and TDM-to-TDM operation for up to 512 subscriber lines. The device also includes T.38 Fax Relay.

The embedded encryption engine supports multiple ciphers from RC2 to 3DES. Security can be upgraded by software to support future technology.

When combined with one or more Miro convergence processors, which share a common programming model and aggregation architecture, the M825xx provides a scaleable solution from 16 to 2,016 channels.

The packet PBX chip is targeted at developers of voice and media gateways for enterprise and multi-tenant unit; wireless base transceiver stations, base station controllers, mobile switching centers, digital loop carriers, Class 4 and 5 switches, IADs, IP routers, IP PBX systems, and remote access concentrators.

The M825xx is available in 3 configurations: the M82530, 64- channel G.7xx; the M82520, 32-channel G.7xx; and the M82510, 16-channel G.7xx. The products are currently sampling. Production quantities are scheduled for availability later this quarter. The chips are packaged in a 19mm FPBGA. Pricing begins at $139 per unit in OEM volumes of 10,000.


3. ePhone to Advertise VoIP Service on TV
ePhone Telecom will launch a television ad campaign to promote e-Trans-Port, its prepaid 1+ long distance calling service. The ad spots appear during the week of October 7th on several U.S. cable channels such as ESPNews, FoxNews, and Animal Planet.

ePhone Telecom


5. Starbak Introduces Origin Streaming Media Server
Starbak has introduced Torrent Origin Streaming Appliance , a media server that distributes digital video over IP. The technology has been designed to saturate a full Gigabit total throughput from a 1U rack mount form. The media server supports unicast and multicast delivery of multiple streaming formats including Windows Media, Apple QuickTime, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MP3.

The Torrent OSA has passed Microsoft’s origin server certification tests. It offers fully featured Microsoft streaming while running on a non-Microsoft OS.

The Torrent OSA includes enhancements not included in former generation Starbak products such as expanded performance options and internal and external storage options as well as integrated help.

Starbak Communications

7. Canadian Hospital Group to Deploy Cisco’s AVVID
The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, a partnership of Public General Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital in Chatham and Sydenham District Hospital in Wallaceburg, will deploy Cisco’s AVVID network. The group will deploy 380 Cisco IP phones in a new wing in early 2003. IP phones will initially be used in newly developed or renovated areas of the hospitals, with long term plans to eventually migrate to IP telephony throughout the entire network.

Bell Canada will be the systems integrator and will manage the network.

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

Cisco Systems

Bell Canada

9. Victoria Gvmt to Deploy Tandberg’s Videoconferencing
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment, a government agency in Victoria, Australia, will deploy Tandberg’s videoconferencing solution over its AVVID network. Tandberg will proivide 41 end-points to 26 sites.

Technology Ideas will act as the systems integrator.


Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Technology Ideas

11. Digitalix to Offer Vonage’s VoIP in Bay Area
Digitalix, a broadband provider serving MDUs in the Bay area, will resell Vonage’s VoIP services to its more than 1,500 customers. Vonage’s DigalVoice service offers unlimited local and long distance calling for a flat $39.95 per month.



13. Digital Agent to Offer IP Centrex Using BroadSoft
Digital Agent, a facilities based communications provider, will use BroadSoft’s BroadWorks platform to offer hosted PBX and IP Centrex services to small and medium sized businesses in Georgia.

BroadWorks is an integrated system of voice applications and servers that supports IP Centrex, hosted PBX, voice VPN and enhanced network applications.

Digital Agent


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