Daily VoIP News Digest
Tuesday 02nd of February 2010
October 29, 2009

Sipera enables secure VoIP over WiFi

by Jan Harris
Sipera Systems has announced the availability of Sipera Secure Live Communications (SLiC), a solution to ensure the security of VoIP calls over WiFi. Sipera SLiC is the first security solution for enterprises using VoIP, UC, and cloud telephony on mobile devices. It provides smart-card card authentication for workers using mobile VoIP calls to access enterprise resources, controlling access to confidential data ...

October 28, 2009

Voxbone’s iNum supports Skype HD calls

by Jan Harris
Voxbone has added support for HD calls between VoIP networks and Skype, to its iNum service. The upgrade brings in-the-room sound quality to millions more VoIP users. iNum is Voxbone’s geographically-independent number service. It is prefaced with the 883 code, which refers to the Internet in the same way that the 44 code refers to the UK. Calls to iNum numbers are ...

October 26, 2009

Aastra launches unified communications solution for SMBs

by Jan Harris
Aastra is launching the MX-ONE Compact, a cost-effective unified communications solution, targeted small and medium businesses. The solution is designed to allow SMBs to move to pure IP and Unified Communications (UC) at their own pace. Michael Calvert, Aastra’s managing director for the UK and Ireland, said: “Now, small and medium businesses can get the benefits of a full-featured and ...

October 21, 2009

Skype to be pre-loaded by Lenovo

by Jan Harris
Skype has secured a deal with Lenovo for ‘Skype for Windows’ software to be pre-installed on Lenovo’s computers. Skype’s VoIP and video-calling software will be loaded onto all of Lenovo’s Thinkpad laptops and ThinkCentre desktops, which target the enterprise market. The Skype icon will be available via the Start menu. The move is part of Skype’s efforts to expand its presence ...

October 20, 2009

VoIP market grows despite recession

by Jan Harris
According to Research and Markets' latest report the VoIP market has continued to grow in 2009, despite the difficult economic climate. The report suggests that improvements in technology have helped VoIP continue to thrive, although security and reliability still cause concern. One of the main benefits of the technology is reported to be the savings on cost offered by VoIP ...

October 15, 2009

Shoretel in Middle East Expansion

by Jan Harris
IP phone company Shoretel has announced further investment in the Middle East following its launch in the region earlier in the year. The company is showcasing its unified communications solution at the Gitex Technology Week in Dubai, from 18th to 22nd October, as part of its marketing drive. Tom Perry, Shoretel’s Director of Marketing, EMEA, said: "VoIP is a flourishing market ...

October 14, 2009

snom first with TR-069 standard for VoIP management

by Jan Harris
snom technology AG has become the first company to enable the auto configuration of VoIP terminals using the International Broadband Forum’s TR-069 standard. The new standard allows various devices to contact auto-configuration servers in order to automatically obtain the latest updates and security settings. It allows organisations using snom phones to customise an unlimited number of extensions for free, and ...

October 12, 2009

NTA launches VoIP for hospitality sector

by Jan Harris
NTA (Nationwide Telephone Assistance) Ltd’s hosted VoIP phone system allows hotels to offer a high-level phone service at a competitive price. NTA’s Hospitality VoIP Suite works with Micros Fidelio Front Office, Opera, Suit8 and Fidelio Suite. Customers and hotel staff have access to software interface that allows them to manage billing, wake-up calls, voice mail and fax. The hosted system ...

October 8, 2009

Openaire announces Clarity VoIP phones

by Jan Harris
Openaire Holdings Ltd launched its Clarity range of IP handsets and VoIP Access devices at the IP Expo exhibition at Earls Court, London. At the top of the range is the 4020G VoIP and integrated GSM trunk desk phone, the world’s first converged VoIP Desk Phone. The 4020G has an integrated quad band sim module, which means that mobile calls ...

October 7, 2009

Timico to attend hosted telephony shoot out

by Jan Harris
Timico hopes its hosted VoIP solution will be voted champion VoIP product in the UK at the Convergence Summit Hosted Telephony Shoot Out. The aim of the shoot out is to compare hosted VoIP applications and services from three different telephony suppliers, and see how easy they are to set up and get running. Ease of use is vital to ...

October 6, 2009

LifeSize Passport enables Skype audio calls

by Jan Harris
LifeSize Communications, Inc. has launched LifeSize Passport, an HD video conferencing system that is one-third the weight and one-third the price of similar systems. LifeSize Passport is also the world’s first HD video communications system to enable Skype audio calls. Users can connect directly with any of Skype’s global community of 480 million registered users, and other LifeSize and standards-compliant enterprise ...

October 5, 2009

Vonage VoIP available for iPhones and BlackBerrys

by Jan Harris
Vonage has released a VoIP app for iphones and BlackBerry smartphones in the US, allowing users to benefit from low-cost international calling over Wi-Fi or cellular networks. The calls are routed through Vonage's network, but the app redirects international calls over cellular networks to a local access number, saving money. Wi-Fi can be used with the iPhone, but not with the ...

October 1, 2009

O-bit launches Purple Networx

by Jan Harris
O-bit Telecom has launched a VoIP solution for SMBs called Purple Networx. The solution offers hosted PBX, single user/residential, SIP terminating service, Wi-Fi, mobile integration, hosted or CPE (customer premises equipment) version, voice quality broadband and a choice from thousands of geographic numbers, without the need for capital outlay or costly infrastructure. Dave Breith, CEO of O-bit Telecom, said: “By ...