Michael Synder Lasted Less Than a Year
Not that this should be a surprise given all that has gone on wrong at Vonage during his tenure, but one has to wonder if Michael was thrown under the bus to “show investors” that Vonage was serious about cutting costs and making themselves into a viable, long term, profitable business. Seems that Michael is the “fall guy” here, especially since Vonage included a snippet in the press release about their plans to focus on reducing the company’s operational costs, and slashing marketing expense….signs of an investor driven move.
Although no reason was given for his resignation (so my thoughts are pure speculation), Jeffery Citron noted that, “Mike has made valuable contributions to the growth of our business …
On-Board Echo Cancellation Decreases Server Workload
Rhino Equipment has announced the release of their plug-in PCI analog telephony card product line with on-board echo cancellation as a standard offering. The Rhino FXO and FXS analog telephony product line consists of fixed and modular offerings to fill the need of any analog requirement for Asterisk-based PBX systems.
What’s New With The Rhino Analog PCI Cards?
For their new analog telephony cards, Rhino has partnered with Texas Instruments and Adaptive Digital Technologies to help create the lowest priced analog PCI card echo cancellation solution available for Asterisk. All Rhino PCI analog cards offer standard features such as carrier-class ITU G.168 compliant echo cancellation with 1,024 taps, 128ms tail, complete with a fast converging non-linear processor with automatic …
Microsoft’s Response Point Platform Has Many Shaking In Their Boots…But Should They Be?
Iotum CEO and blogger Alec Saunders has an excellent post about the impact that Microsoft will have on smaller players in the small medium business phone system marketplace with their release of their Office Communications Server, Office Communicator, and the Embedded Microsoft Response Point PBX. Alec makes some solid points in regards to Microsoft’s moves into this space and why small medium phone system vendors should be worried. The two most important points to consider?
Voice as just another application, and Microsoft is the KING of software.
I could not agree more with Alec’s points, but if I was a small business phone system provider, I would not as worried about Microsoft, …
New Video Shows Your How to Install trixbox
Pal Kerry Garrison just pointed me to this awesome video he created that show a complete beginner how to get a trixbox VoIP phone system installed (and installed correctly)for the very first time. I think the best part of the video is when Kerry points out the fact that although trixbox phone systems are relatively easy to install and achieve a basic set-up, it is not easy for someone without Linux knowledge to manage and maintain going forward. Sound advice, that many have not taken in the past, from the guy who wrote the book on trixbox.
Here is the video:
If you are looking for VoIP adapters, a VoIP phone or even complete VoIP systems…
Sayers Media Group Launches PBX Prompts
Our sister company, Sayers Media Group, announced the launch of PBX Prompts yesterday. PBX Prompts offers a variety of standard voice prompt packages for the Asterisk Open Source PBX and custom voice prompts for your IVR, Voicemail, or in addition to our standard prompts packages. Recorded in professional sound studios, PBX Prompts’ standard, advanced, and custom voice prompts give your company a voice that is representative of your business. With no minimums, and a quick 72 hour turnaround, PBX Prompts can meet the demands of any voice prompt project.
PBX Prompts true value is in the ability for a customer to have a complete set of prompts including all system prompts and more importantly matching custom menus and …
VoIP Supply Named One of the Best Places to Work in Western New York
Company Named to This Distinguished List Through Employee Nominations
BUFFALO, NY (March 27th, 2007) VoIP Supply, a leading Internet Retailer of Voice over IP equipment, including IP Phones, VoIP Adapters, and Wi-Fi VoIP solutions announced today that it has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Western New York for 2007. The Best Places to Work in Western New York Nominees were selected based on nominations and feedback from employees across the Western New York region. The award, sponsored by Buffalo’s Business First newspaper and Quantum Research, looks to recognize companies in the Western New York area that foster employee-centric work cultures.
“There is only one …
VoIP Supply Nominated For InfoTech Niagara BETA Star Award
Award Nomination is the Latest in a String of Nominations for the Internet Retailer
BUFFALO, NY (January 27th, 2007) VoIP Supply, a leading Internet Retailer of Voice over IP equipment, including VoIP Phone Systems, Telephone Adapters, and Wi-Fi VoIP solutions announced today that it has been nominated for the InfoTech Niagara BETA Star Award. The BETA Star Award is for the entrepreneurial firm bringing unique, innovative products or services to the market that show promise of becoming major economic forces. At the forefront of the cutting edge Voice over IP industry, VoIP Supply has emerged as the market leader in the resale of Voice over IP hardware, software, and services over the past two …
Sangoma A101D is a Single Port T1/EI Card Echo Cancellation
Sangoma announced today that they have released their highly anticipated A101D highly-compatible PCI and PCI Express card for use with Asterisk based phone systems and other open source telephony systems. The A101D supports the same digital processing as the company’s other popular AFT-based family of telephony cards. It provides the benefits of hardware-based echo cancellation and voice enhancement for smaller, single-port T1/E1 installations. The A101D also supports DTMF encoding/decoding and tone recognition, voice quality enhancement and adaptive noise reduction.
Sangoma A101D Additional Features
Distinctive A101D features include:
- Support for PCI Express and PCI bus architectures.
- Support for 1024 taps (128ms) of echo tail handling on every channel (DS0) meaning that troublesome delayed echoes are
New Broadband Communications System is designed for the 10 and under small office home office
According to a recent article in CRN, Linksys will soon be releasing a VoIP phone system for SOHO users. The system is reported to be similar to the Linksys Voice System that includes the SPA9000 phone system, except it will be smaller in scale. According to Sherman Scholte, Director of product management at Linksys, “Having a broadband communication system in the house will allow [consumers] to really see the true benefits of a voice system that they couldn’t have with existing old-world cordless phone systems.”
While I am certainly not surprised to see Linksys moving in the business VoIP direction since the company was founded as a SOHO routing company, …
When it Comes to VoIP Quality it Truly is Brilliant or Crap!
Peter Cochrane of Silicon.com has an excellent post on the state of Voice over IP call quality. Peter nails VoIP call quality when he writes,
“So the bad news is today’s VoIP over the internet works in two typically digital modes: brilliant and crap – and there ain’t much in between. Sometimes it works well and other times it does not. The good news is that moves are afoot to fix this flaw in the internet and it is relatively easy to fix in intranets and ultimately telephone networks that move to IP.”
Many Have a Love/Hate Relationship With VoIP
The hit or miss nature of VoIP leaves many with a love hate …