Daily VoIP News Digest
Saturday 23rd of January 2010
January 29, 2009

VoIP handset with drag-and-drop touchscreen

by David Masters
German VoIP telephone maker, snom technology AG, will showcase the world's first touchscreen VoIP handset with drag-and-drop functionality at this year's CeBIT tradeshow, 3-8 March 2009. The snom 870 incorporates an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, the company said, enabling the user to easily connect calls and set up telephone conferences. Conference calls are created by simply dragging and dropping the button icons of ...

January 28, 2009

fring announces Last.fm music radio add-on

by Jan Harris
fring is going full steam ahead with its development, and has now announced the launch of a Last.fm music radio add-on. The launch is part of the company’s plan to offer more than aggregation and internet communication tools, by providing services that allow friends to enjoy mobile experiences together. The latest add-on allows fring members to launch the mobile-optimised version ...

January 23, 2009

Nimbuzz awarded Red Herring 100

by David Masters
Social interaction service Nimbuzz has won a Red Herring Global 100 award, recognising it as one of the top 100 tech start ups in the world. It is the first aggregated mobile messenger company to receive this award. Award winners are chosen by Red Herring's editorial team on the basis of both qualitative and quantitative criteria, such as financial performance, innovation, management, ...

Skype integrated with Lotus Live

by David Masters
Skype voice and video calling are to be integrated into IBM's new suite of cloud services, LotusLive. LotusLive enables business and individuals to collaborate online, making inter-business co-operation easier and more efficient. Skype functionality on LotusLive will provide seamless, real-time communication via video or voice link. “We recognize that communications is an integral component of collaboration in an Internet-enabled world and that many ...

January 22, 2009

Psytechnics Adds 1Million IP Telephony Business Users

by Alan Harten
Psytechnics has announced that a million new business-class IP telephony users installed its flagship product Experience Manger in 2008. Experience Manager is a product which is installed on hardware that runs the Linux operating system. Its purpose is to improve the quality of calls that are made through IP-based (Or Internet) telephone calls. The rapid expansion of use ...

January 14, 2009

Timico appoints Director of Business Development

by Jan Harris
Timico Group, a Nottinghamshire based Unified Communications company, has appointed Steve Hodges to the new role of Director of Business Development. Hodges will be charged with boosting sales of Timico’s Unified Communications solutions to companies with over 250 employees. From a report just released by Dimension Data, it seems that one of the problems he could well experience is convincing the ...

January 13, 2009

Skype Lite launched for Android

by David Masters
VoIP giant Skype has launched a lite version of its software to run on Google's mobile operating system, Android, and other Java-enabled mobile phones. The software enables Android users to make Skype calls over standard voice channels. The call is then converted to VoIP, allowing users to make international calls at local call rates. Because it works on standard voice networks, ...

January 6, 2009

fring awarded Windows Mobile certification

by Jan Harris
Fring has been busy developing its mobile VoIP application for different platforms and has now announced that Microsoft has awarded the application its “Designed for Window Mobile” certification. Back in October, fring was approved by Apple for use on its iPhone and iPod devices. The company has also released a new version of fring for Windows Mobile devices, including Sony ...

January 2, 2009

Good start to 2009 for Gradwell dot com

by Jan Harris
VoIP for business specialist, Gradwell dot com Ltd, has called its recent success in the Internet Telephony Services Providers’ Association (ITSPA) Awards the perfect start to 2009. The company won the ITSPA Best Business VoIP 2008 award at a ceremony at the House of Commons, in December. The awards were judged on a range of criteria, including reliability, user-friendliness, design, ...

AltiGen launches MAX2000 VoIP phone

by Jan Harris
AltiGen Communications Inc has expanded its MAX1000 and MAX1000R platforms with the MAX2000 VoIP phone system. The MAX2000 is designed to bring the benefits of VoIP to small business, and supports up to 100 users. The upgraded system provides built-in hot swappable RAID-1 storage array and redundant hot swappable power supplies, giving extra protection against unplanned power outages. MAX2000 also offers ...