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December 16, 2008

Unison brings Unified Communications to Cisco and Digium Gateways

by Jan Harris
Unison Technologies’ ‘Unison’ free communications software now supports Cisco and Digium SIP gateways. This means that SMBs can now deploy unified communications over traditional phone lines, without incurring high costs. Unison combines telephony, e-mail, instant messaging and collaboration in a single Linux server and single Windows or Linux desktop client. The software will run in parallel with existing analog lines, eliminating ...

December 15, 2008

VoIP winners declared at ITSPA 2008 Awards

by David Masters
The UK's best VoIP and Unified Communication service providers were announced last week at the 2008 ITSPA (Internet Telephony Services Providers' Association) awards. Held last Thursday in the Members Dining Room at the House of Commons, the awards were co-hosted by Ian Taylor MP and Derek Wyatt MP. A group of independent judges selected the winner of each category from a shortlist. BT ...

‘Delighted’ Timico is best unified communications provider

by David Masters
Unified communications service provider Timico Group has revealed its 'delight' at winning the Best Unified Solution Award at the 2008 ITSPA awards. "Timico Group is delighted to announce that it has been honoured for its business strength Unified Communications service at the prestigious ITSPA Awards," the company said in a press release. ITSPA (the Internet Telephony Service Providers’ Association) represents network operators, ...

December 11, 2008

Skype appoints technology and strategy officers

by David Masters
Leading VoIP provider, Skype, yesterday announced appointments to two newly created roles. Daniel Berg was appointed Chief Technology Officer, and Christopher S. Dean was chosen as Chief Strategy Officer. Both Berg and Dean will report direct to Skype President Josh Silverman. Berg will join Skype on 1st January 2009, whilst Dean will assume his role immediately. Berg formerly worked as Chief Technology ...

Fortify warns of VoIP PBX security risk

by David Masters
Application vulnerability specialist, Fortify Software, has warned companies using VoIP private branch exchange (PBX) software that they are vulnerable to hacker attacks. The complex program code used in Internet telephony software makes it an easy target for hackers, said Fortify. Fortify's warning comes days after the FBI told users of Asterisk VOIP PBX software to upgrade to the latest edition. A ...

December 9, 2008

Unison: Unified Communications Software

by Jan Harris
A sponsor supported version of Unison has been launched, allowing SMBs to benefit from fully-unified communications free of charge. Unison, the world’s first sponsor-supported enterprise application, offers an alternative to Microsoft Exchange or Google Apps. Unison is Linux and Windows-based, and can be downloaded for free at www.unison.com, and no licence is required. The software could save a 50-employee company using ...

Teleappliant shortlisted for two VoIP awards

by David Masters
London-based internet telephony provider, Teleappliant, has had two of its products shortlisted for the first ever ITSPA VoIP Awards. Teleappliant is up against fierce competition in the Internet Telephony Services Providers’ Association awards, with rivals that include Tesco in both consumer and business categories. Teleappliant's VoIPtalk has been nominated for the 'Best Consumer VoIP' award, whilst VoIPOffice Hosted Edition Package is a ...

December 8, 2008

3CX Updates Phone System For Windows

by Jan Harris
3CX, a developer of telecommunications software, has released version 7.0 of 3CX Phone System for Windows. In line with 3CX’s focus on delivering an easy to manage and use software-based IP PBX, the latest version offers a more user-friendly Management Console and User Interface. It allows users to configure their own extensions with advanced call handling rules based on caller ID ...

December 1, 2008

ITSPA announces VoIP award finalists

by Jan Harris
The Internet Telephony Services Providers' Association (ITSPA) has announced the finalists for the 2008 ITSPA Awards. The awards, which recognise excellence in the UK VoIP and Unified Communications sector, will be held at the House of Commons on 11 December 2008. After assessing the UK’s top VoIP products and services, on the basis of reliability, user-friendliness, design, innovation, price and ...