IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Sep, 23 2002

1. Cisco Introduces VoIP Domain Manager
Cisco Systems has introduced a series of new domain managers including Packet Telephony Center. The technology provides network and service management functions that focus on provisioning, service-level monitoring and service-level accounting. The product can be used as a stand-alone application or serve as a subsystem for independent software vendors, systems integrators, or customers to integrate into existing OSS infrastructures.

The Packet Telephony Center provides voice network management that supports new call agents and gateway devices.

The domain manager suite also includes VPN Solution Center that supports MPLS and IPSec VPN.

Pricing, based on the number of units such as CPE, routers/switches, subscribers or broadband access lines, ranges from $25,000 to millions of dollars.

Cisco Systems
http://www.cisco.com

3. VyTek to Market Time America’s Time & Labor Mgmt
Vytek Solutions has teamed with Time America to offer a solution that will provide customers with real-time access to time and labor management software on an IP phone, such as clock in/clock out and scheduling. The technology bundles Time America’s NETtime time and labor management software and Vytek’s AVVID-driven IP telephony application. The solution includes a desktop administration tool.

Vytek Solutions
http://www.vytek.com

Time America
http://www.timeamerica.com

5. Frost & Sullivan Releases Enterprise VoIP Study
Frost & Sullivan has released World Enterprise IP Telephony Solutions Markets. The firm finds the industry revenues will grow from $1.43 billion in 2001 to $7.26 billion in 2006.

Frost & Sullivan
http://www.frost.com

7. Telstar to Deploy PoPs Throughout the U.S.
Telstar plans to deploy PoPs throughout the U.S. In the first phase of its network expansion, the interexchange carrier plans to establish PoPs in 10 major U.S. cities by Q2 2003. PoPs in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles are already up and running. The company expects its domestic traffic to double to 150 million minutes per month by mid 2003.

Telstar also plans to add an additional 20 countries to its network in the next several months.

Telstar
http://www.telstar-usa.com

9. Maxxar to Resell Shoreline’s IP-PBX Solution
Maxxar will resell Shoreline’s IP-PBX systems as an integrated part of its contact center solution, which features technology such as IVR, speech recognition, and e-commerce.

Shoreline reports that more than 76,000 of its IP voice stations have been installed worldwide since it started shipping voice systems in 1998.

Maxxar
http://www.maxxar.com

Shoreline Communications
http://www.goshoreline.com

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