IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Sep, 19 2002

1. ColTelecom & Albacom to Interconnect with ITXC
ITXC has landed interconnection deals with ColTelecom, a U.S. subsidiary of Telecom Colombia, and Albacom S.P.A., a network operator based in Italy.

Telecom Colombia is the largest telephone operator in Colombia with over 2.7 million installed lines including its 15 regional affiliates.

Albacom’s network is part of the European and worldwide BT Ignite network. The provider is in the process of building a 7,600 kilometer optical network.

ITXC reports that its network has carried more than 5 billion voice minutes since beginning its operations in April of 1998. The company carried more than 1 billion minutes in the last 4 months.

ITXC
http://www.itxc.net

Albacom
http://www.albacom.it

3. Texas School District Deploys NEC’s VoIP
The Little Elm Independent School District, located in suburban Dallas, has deployed NEC’s VoIP system including the company’s NEAX 2000 IP server voice platform, BlueFire 720 Multilayer and 200/24 IP switches, the , and Dterm IP phones.

In other company news, NEC has said that it will integrate TabletMedia’s software client into its VoIP platforms. The technology will enable businesses to deliver voice, video and data to wireless handheld devices and PDAs running Microsoft Pocket PC 2002.

NEC America
http://www.necam.com

TabletMedia
http://www.tabletmedia.com

Little Elm Independent School District
http://www.leisd.ws

5. Comdial Awarded $1.7M in Licensing Dispute with ePhone
The American Arbitration Association, in response to a licensing dispute between ePhone and Comdial, ordered ePhone to pay Comdial more than $1.7 million. The amount was based on the present value of all royalties that would have been payable by the company over the life of the licensing agreement that was established between the companies. ePhone intends to seek a clarification of the ruling and request reconsideration and modification of the decision.

ePhone
http://www.ephonetelecom.com

Comdial
http://www.comdial.com

7. Trinity Introduces Gateway & IP-PBX Development Kit
Trinity Convergence has introduced VeriCall Enterprise, a RAG, media gateway and IP PBX development platform driven by Motorola DSPs and communications processors. The technology supports three core processing functions including media processing, telephony signaling and system management and control. Media processing is handled via Motorola’s MSC810x DSP, and the signaling and management utilizes Motorola’s MPC8260 PowerQUICC II communications processor.

The development platform offers a Wind River’s VxWorks-based API providing control over media processing and call control resources within the system.

Other features include a SNMP management, R2/FXS/FXO/E&M and ISDN signaling and G.726 and G.711 codecs with G.168-2000 echo canceller. VeriCall Enterprise has dual E1/T1 processing capacity. Option packs include T.38 fax relay over IP, G.723.1 and G.729A/B codecs, SIP, MGCP, and MEGACO.

Trinity’s development platform will be available in Q’4 of this year with run-time costs starting at $0.45 per port in OEM volumes.

Trinity Convergence
http://www.trinityconvergence.com

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