November 15, 2010

Integra Telecom, a telecommunications provider for businesses, said it now offers SIP Solutions, a portfolio of IP-based services that greatly expands Integra's voice and data offerings.

In a release, the company said SIP Solutions combines multiple voice and data options on a single connection and is the latest addition to Integra's product offerings, which utilize Integra's own fiber-based voice and data network.

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October 22, 2009

VoicePulse Expands Executive Management Team with Christopher Y. Silk

VoicePulse announced, today, that it has hired Christopher Y. Silk as its new Chief Executive Officer. Silk will report to the company's Board of Directors. Founder and former President/CEO, Ravi Sakaria, will serve as Chairman of the Board.
This transition allows Sakaria to focus on the company's overall direction and strategy. Sakaria sees Chris as the right person to continue and grow VoicePulse's success as an industry leader in quality VoIP products and unmatched customer service.

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October 05, 2009

Sprint SIP Trunking Goes "General Availability" for Customers

Sprint now is reportedly selling SIP trunking service on a "general availability" basis, allowing business users to buy a single IP connection for voice, data and video communications while reducing local, long-distance and calling feature expenses.

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June 19, 2009

Media5 SIP Softphone App Turns iPhone into IP-PBX Extension


Media5 has released a SIP client application that allows the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch to be used as a IP-PBX extension. The company says the full-featured softphone enables the Apple devices to be used to access the same phone services and features as if they were in the office.

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April 03, 2009

Speakeasy Certifies Digium's Asterisk PBX for SIP Trunking

Speakeasy, a Best Buy company, has added Digium, the Asterisk company, to its growing portfolio of partners certified interoperable with Speakeasy’s expanded SIP Trunking integrated voice and data services.

Speakeasy further expands its SIP Trunking integration of voice and data services to reach an even larger SMB market with the certification of Digium’s Switchvox SMB and Switchvox SOHO IP PBXs and AsteriskNOW open-source telephony platform.

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November 13, 2008

Junction Networks Picked as Voice Provider for edgeBOX

Editor's Note:  We personally use Junction Networks for our SIP termination and we have been satisfied with their service.  I have also chatted with their CEO and he was very knowledgeable and courteous.

New Jersey-based Critical Links has chosen VoIP service provider Junction Networks as the preferred provider for its edgeBOX all-in-one, voice-and-data appliance.

edgeBOX is an integrated device aimed at the SMB market. It includes a full-fledged IP-PBX, wireless access point, router, file, e-mail and VPN server. The edgeBOX will come preconfigured with a free trial of Junction Networks’ SIP or IAX VoIP trunking and PSTN gateway.


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May 23, 2008

SIP Forum Membership Surges

The SIP Forum has announced it has experienced a "dramatic surge" in memberships since the beginning of the year, with both corporate dues-paying and individual memberships experiencing 100 percent growth compared to the last quarter of 2007.

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September 27, 2007

F5 Networks Updates IP Multimedia Traffic device

The BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is aimed at organisations using a variety of multimedia applications and networks. The product is compatible with infrastructure management service (IMS), manages traffic for service providers’ migration from circuit-switched to packet-switched networks and carries out application-layer switching for session initiation protocol (SIP), real-time streaming protocol (RTSP) and steam control transmission protocol (SCTP).

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March 20, 2007

SIP Application Layer Gateway with Redundancy Released By Aspen Networks

Aspen Networks, today announced the addition of a SIP Application Layer Gateway (ALG) to its Aspen 365-VOIP Multi-link WAN Switch. The product release marks the industry's first SIP ALG that utilizes multiple ISP links to provide VoIP failover, redundancy and SIP survivability.

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February 12, 2007

Avaya IP Office PBX adds SIP Support

Avaya Inc. announced significant enhancements to its IP Office Telephony Solution specially designed for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs). Avaya's new developments also enable companies Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) based trunking, which can cut calling costs in half. SIP is a protocol governing voice and data signals traveling together on a converged network.

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February 06, 2007

Jabber XCP 5.2 Now Available

Jabber, Inc. today announced the general availability of the 5.2 release of the Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP).

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February 05, 2007

TECORE Unveils SIP/VoIP Enabled GSM Base Station

TECORE Wireless Systems, announced the launch of its pre-IMS VoIP/SIP enabled GSM base station to be showcased at this year's 3GSM World Congress. The BTS-4000RM delivers up to 64 high powered GSM/GPRS/EDGE voice and data channels occupying as little as 5U of a standard 19” telecommunications rack. The BTS-4000RM base station eliminates the need for traditional BSC, TRAU and PCU elements, embedding these functions within the base station platform.

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January 19, 2007

Nuance goes SIP on voice dialer

Nuance Communications has embraced the standard signaling system for IP telephony to deliver a less expensive system for dialing by voice. The SpeechAttendant Internal Dialer, like earlier products for circuit-switched and IP phone systems, lets employees call their coworkers by just tapping one number and saying the name of the person they want to talk to.
The new product supports SIP, which is rapidly being adopted by IP telephony vendors, making it easier for Nuance to port its technology to each vendor's platform, according to Pat Delgesso, director of Auto Attendant Solutions at Nuance.

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January 03, 2007

Junction's SIP Service Suite Rejects per Seat pricing model


Full Disclosure:  We use this service in our office via IAX termination.  So far it has been pretty darn good.

Building on the momentum of its PSTN Gateway offering, Junction Networks today officially announced the release of its Hosted PBX service and SIP For Business services. These new services break the mold of per-seat pricing by offering an unlimited number of users for Hosted PBX services. Additionally, the SIP For Business service allows free SIP calls with business-class PBX features.

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December 04, 2006

Sterling National Bank Chooses Ingate for SIP Trunking Solution

Ingate Systems, which develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP-based live communication for the enterprise while maintaining control and security at the network edge, announces that Sterling National Bank, the principal banking subsidiary of financial holding company Sterling Bancorp, has chosen the award-winning Ingate SIParator to enable SIP trunking.

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November 30, 2006

Paradial announces Firewall/NAT traversal product for SIP

Paradial today announced the general availability of Paradial's RealTunnel 2.0. In addition to making it simple for customers to deliver guaranteed and secure connections across networks, geographical areas and organizational boundaries, the new version enhances the award winning product with new features and standards-based provisioning capabilities on a significantly reduced footprint.

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November 15, 2006

IVR Technologies Releases Talking SIP 3.1 Real-Time Billing Server

IVR Technologies, a software developer for IP enhanced services and real-time billing solutions, today announced the availability of Talking SIP 3.1. Talking SIP 3.1 represents the culmination of a tremendous investment by IVR Technologies in the development of its third generation architecture to further entrench IVR Technologies' leadership position of providing industry leading and revenue-generating applications with the utmost in real-time billing control and flexibility, without sacrificing ease-of-use nor low administrative overhead.

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November 13, 2006

Starent Networks Delivers SIP and IMS Capabilities

Starent Networks, Corp., a global market leader in mobile packet core solutions, today announced its Session Control Manager – an integrated Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Proxy/Registrar, Proxy Call Session Control Function (P-CSCF), and Policy Agent – for its ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway. Starent Networks’ Session Control Manager (SCM) provides IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)/Multimedia Domain (MMD) capabilities while providing a migration path to a complete IMS/MMD architecture. The Session Control Manager is a software upgrade to the company’s industry leading ST16 Intelligent Mobile Gateway. The standards-based solution simultaneously supports an IETF SIP Proxy/Registrar, a 3GPP/3GPP2-compliant P-CSCF, and a Policy Agent.

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October 23, 2006

NetComm rallies on NEC SIP Telephone deal

Shares in NetComm soared 15% on news it had established a partnership with NEC Business Solutions. The broadband technology specialist said it is set to develop and manufacture the first fully approved third -party SIP-compatible digital telephone to operate with NEC’s UNIVERGE SV7000 IP Telephony solutions. 
MD David Stewart said that NEC Corporation, a world market leader in telephony, were looking for a business-grade telephone that could support the many functions of its UNIVERGE IP-PBX range. “TheNetComm Product Customisation Division was commissioned to build the V95 for NEC to deliver a standardised product on the SIP platform and to capitalise on the powerful feat ures in the UNIVERGE SV7000 IP telephony solution,” he explained.
The NetComm V95 IP Telephone uses the popular Voice over IP standard Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and will be now be used by NEC. Evaluation samples of the V95 have also been sent to several other countries where NEC operates, to review the phone’s compatibility for overseas use, the company advised. NetComm said that they are extremely optimistic of broad adoption worldwide.
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October 11, 2006

Verizon Partner Solutions Expands Options Into SIP

Editor's Note:  Glad to see Verizon is embracing a decent protocol.  Kudos
Wholesale VoIP customers are now receiving new cost saving options from Partner Solutions. Leveraging its extensive reach with an innovative suite of wholesale VoIP services, Verizon Partner Solutions is offering a new cost-effective option for VoIP providers, using SIP (Session-Initiated Protocol) Gateway Services.

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September 13, 2006

How SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Works

Note:  Nice little article explaining SIP in a basic sense.  Informative Read

Have you ever wondered why long distance calls cost so much? In part the reason is because telephone lines cost so much. When driving, you might occasionally see a telephone crew maintaining a telephone line, but what you may have never considered is that there are literally thousands of individuals working around the clock to maintain our telephone lines.

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August 30, 2006

Flextronics Software Systems Ranked Number 1 in Worldwide Market Share for SIP Stacks

Flextronics Software Systems (FSS), the global leader in communications software, today announced that it is the worldwide share leader in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) stack market, according to a recent Venture Development Corporation (VDC) report.

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August 22, 2006

Ingate Showcases SIP Trunking Solution

Ingate Systems, which develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP-based live communication for the enterprise while maintaining control and security at the network edge, showcases traversal and security solutions for enterprises connecting to SIP trunks, with Ingate Firewal and Ingate SIParator products at the VoiceCon show.

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August 08, 2006 Launches SIP Trunking Solution, a nationwide provider of complete business telecom services, today announced the launch of its SIP Trunking VoIP product. SIP Trunking is used extensively by businesses that have purchased SIP-enabled IP PBXs to replace their traditional phone system in an effort to lower-cost and benefit from more flexible voice services.

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July 18, 2006

CommuniGate Demonstrates SIP Farm for 10M VoIP Subscribers

CommuniGate Systems says it has demonstrated their All-Active Dynamic Cluster SIP Farm on HP hardware can be scaled up to support 10 million VoIP subscribers. Multiple vendors were involved in the emulated real-world environment, including Intel, Navtel Communications, and F5 Networks. HP provided a 64-CPU Integrity Superdome system that ran CommuniGate's SIP Farm technology.

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