IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Sep, 23 2005

1. Broadcom Introduces New Mobile VoIP Processor
Broadcom has introduced BCM1161, a 2nd generation mobile VoIP processor that features polyphonic ring tone, a 2 Megapixel digital camera, voice record/playback and video clips record/playback. Support is provided for 3-way conferencing, speakerphone and high fidelity voice capabilities via the employment of the company’s advanced compression technique known as BroadVoice32.

The single chip processor consists of a ARM90-based CPU, an analog voice CODEC with a direct microphone and high output speaker interface, 262 color LCD display interface and a USB 2.0 interface.

Along with BCM1161, Broadcom is also introducing a development kit that consists of a wireless IP phone handset with a hardware reference design. The references design includes a SIP stack, WLAN OneDirvier, a LinuxOS board support package (with drivers and software development tools), and xChange VoIP software.

The processor and reference design are currently available. Current customers include Alpha Networks, Moimstone and Wistron Neweb.


3. Voxilla Launches Provisioning, Fulfillment & CS for ITSPs
Voxilla has launched At Your Service, a software driven provisioning, fulfillment and customer service solution for ITSPs using SIP gear supplied by either Cisco, Grandstream, Leadtek, Linksys, or Sipura.

Voxilla’s servers hold each ITSP’s profile template and configure and provision a customer’s device when it is plugged in. ITSPs receive daily reports indicating the number of units shipped, customer identification, device MAC address and serial number, along with the package’s tracking information.

The service also handles returns and replacements including the process of replacing CPE within one business day.


5. Verso Introduces Tool Enabling Carriers to Block VoIP
Verso Technologies has introduced an application filter that allows carriers to identify and block specific traffic such as VoIP, P2P messaging, streaming media, and instant messaging.

The filter runs on Intel-based NEBS compliant hardware.

In a separate announcement, Verso said that its softswitch has been selected by Aksh Broadband Limited for a VoIP network being established to serve enterprise, residential, and municipal users in Andhra Pradesh in India. Network operators expect to have one million VoIP subscribers by mid-2008

Verso Technologies

Aksh Broadband Limited

7. BroadSoft Acquires Carbon Twelve
BroadSoft has acquired Carbon Twelve, an applications developer based in Sydney. BroadSoft will integrate the company’s client software applications into its BroadWorks platform, adding VoIP desktop applications such as a toolbar that allows users to place and receive calls as well as manage settings and preferences within Outlook and IE. The software also includes a VoIP attendant console to manage receptionist capabilities.


Carbon Twelve

9. IOGear Introduces USB Speaker Phone for PC to x Users
IOGear has introduced a USB speakerphone designed for use with PC to PC/phone VoIP services. The product features advanced noise and echo cancellation and a DSP. The product meets USB specs and an 8 KHz input sampling rate.

The speakerphone has a 2.5mm headset jack. The size is 2.2 x 0.8 x 3.2 and the weight is 1.5 ounces. The device, shipped with a 6-foot USB cable, retails for $60.


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