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December 27, 2006

Phishers target VoIP

by Brian Turner
Gone fishing has taken on a whole new meaning (and spelling) in this age of technology. Internet “phishing” is the term that has been devised for those sending out mass amounts of emails to catch their victims. Now the phishers have started casting wider nets – seeking to use VOIP and text messaging to hook their prey. Voice over ...

December 23, 2006

VoIP expected to increase marketshare

by Brian Turner
VOIP is like the little technology that could, and it’s almost there. In the past, it has been condemned for its below standard voice quality. It has been just as highly praised for its affordability. This double standard has made the corporate community hesitant to jump aboard the VOIP train. Consumers have been quicker to respond despite ...

SME’s expected to take to VoIP in 2007

by Brian Turner
VOIP can change the way a company does business – especially a small business. For most SME’s, VOIP will be a priority for the upcoming year. It only lags behind laptop and handheld computers when it comes to monies that will be invested by small businesses. VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is the technology that lies at the ...

December 20, 2006

Linskys Launches iPhone

by Brian Turner
Home networking specialist Linksys has introduced a series of seven handsets and systems designed for making Internet calls. The handsets will be called iPhones, a trademark owned by parent company Cisco Systems. The iPhones work with Internet calling services, including eBay’s Skype. The launch follows speculation that Apple Computer would use the brand to launch a combined mobile phone ...

December 16, 2006

Genuine threat to VoIP technology

by Brian Turner
The bad guys are back on the prowl, and this time they have their eyes squarely on the prize of VOIP. Some experts in internet security are predicting that 2007 will bring a surge of Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) hacking attacks. The new telephony technology still has quite a few bugs to work out. It also ...

December 14, 2006

Microsoft targets VoIP with Office 2007

by Brian Turner
Microsoft is targeting the business sector of VOIP users for its latest market test. The company has announced the launch of an ambitious beta test with links to its 2007 Microsoft Office application. The beta is aimed at allowing the business to utilize their existing telephony infrastructure. One of the most exciting features is the ability to initiate a call ...

December 13, 2006


by Brian Turner
It’s time for a switch – a switching system that is. Cedar Point Communications announced its selection of B.A.S.E. Technologies to support the international deployment of its SAFARI C (Cubed) Media Switching System. B.A.S.E. is being brought in to help Cedar Point mainly in the areas of customer prospects, sales and other professional services (to include installation and technical support). The two ...

South Africa looks to VoIP

by Brian Turner
South Africa has the highest telecommunications costs of any where in the world. Using technology correctly could be the simple but effective answer that companies need to bring these costs down. Many of South Africaʼs firms have been looking into Voice over Internet Protocol as the technological tool they need. VOIP routes calls over existing computer data lines. ...

December 11, 2006

Bluetooth™ VoIP Kit Provides Handsfree Internet Calling Solution

by Brian Turner
The Bluetooth™ VoIP Kit HBV-100, from Sony Ericsson Corporate Communications, is a high performance device which allows users to benefit from the lower cost calls available via the internet. The kit comprises a Bluetooth™ headset HBH-PV705 and a Bluetooth™ USB Adaptor. The Bluetooth™ USB Adaptor simply plugs into a Windows XP PC and doesn't require a complicated installation process. ...

December 7, 2006

Fax for VoIP!

by Brian Turner
The fax is in. Because many professions, such as real estate, legal, and financial, still rely on hand written signatures and because the papers with those signatures have to be effectively communicated between companies, there has been a need to accommodate this paper trail. Intelliverse, an Atlanta, Georgia based provider of hosted internet communications, has developed T.38 technology specific to ...

Cell Phones to take up VoIP gauntlet

by Brian Turner
VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is poised to be the wave of the future - for cell phones. Manufacturers plan to meet the needs of those consumers that are less than technologically savvy by upgrading home communication products to have IP capabilities. Although the cordless phones will be IP enabled, the handsets are not being designed for web surfing activities. ...

December 6, 2006

Dual action mobile and WiFi handsets and VoIP

by Brian Turner
The hardware is here – but is there enough consumer confidence in the technology to support the VOIP handsets? 2006 launched a large number of dual action mobile and WiFi handsets. These new handsets allow callers to make use of both cell phone and WiFi technologies. The boom in the handsets has set off analysts as well. Many of ...

December 5, 2006

goTalk steps into VoIP market

by Brian Turner
goTalk, a division of Europe’s largest wholesale voice carrier, WaveCrest, has stepped out into the VOIP market. The new ADSL service that they are offering will include unlimited data at aggressive pricing and national calls for some of the lowest rates around. The company is trying to lure new customers by offering hardware bundles for amazing introductory prices. ...

December 1, 2006

Cordless VoIP now on Skype

by Brian Turner
Computer free VOIP is now available. Netgear, a world wide provider of networking products based out of California, has released its Skype WiFi Phone SPH101. The new phone frees users from having a direct connection to their computer by using WiFi technology. The handset is just a basic unit, but since it is used more like a cordless ...