Is Pure Play a Good Play For AT&T?

August 19, 2008 by Garrett Smith

DSL Reports is reporting that AT&T will soon be releasing a new pure play VoIP product that allows customers to “Bring Your Own Broadband” that comes at a time when AT&T just announced that it was canceling its CallVantage service. This begs the question,

“Is pure play VoIP a good play for AT&T?”

It is quite obvious that the reason the CallVantage product was canned was the inability of AT&T to grow the subscriber base and or to make that subscriber base profitable. Couple this with the fact that AT&T’s bundled data/voice service U-Verse is failing to gain traction in available markets, leads one to believe that this is a desperate play to gain market share.

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Linksys SPA942: New Low Price!

August 18, 2008 by Garrett Smith

Is this too good to be true? No. We are now offering the Linksys SPA942 at the special discounted price of $119.99 – which is a savings of $20! The only catch: quantities are limited. In order to get this great deal, you have to buy while supplies last!

For those not quite sure if the Linksys SPA942 is right for them, here’s a breakdown:

Linksys SPA942

  • 2-4 Voice Lines
  • 2 Ethernet Ports
  • High Resolution Graphical Display
  • Power Over Ethernet Support

Axis and Valcom Free Shipping!

***1 week Free Ground Shipping on Select Axis and Valcom Products***

Aug. 18 – Aug. 25

We are proud to announce the addition of Valcom, a new manufacturer to our site. We’ve also added new additions within our Axis line. Our new Valcom line consists of switching power supplies and linear power supplies. In total, there are 7 new products from Valcom, all with attractive features. The Valcom power supplies boast high efficiency (90%) which means less power consumption. They also have ‘brownout’ protection with less heat dissipation.
Our free ground shipping applies to the new additions outlined in the tables below.

Valcom

Switching Power Supply

Linear Power Supply

VP-1124

x

VP-12124

x

VP-2124A

x

VP-324

x

VP-4124

x

VP-6124

x

VP-624B

x

With efforts to expand our Axis line, we’ve added a mix of network cameras and infrared illuminators. Our camera additions include the flat, non-invasive Axis 209 series. These network cameras feature an array of functions not offered by other Axis cameras. These are outlined in the table below.

Axis

Flat Design

Non-invasive

Progressive

Scan

Tampering Alarm

Vibration, Humidity &

Dust Resistant

POE

209FD

x

x

x

209FD-R

x

x

x

x

x

209MFD

x

x

x

209MFD-R

x

x

x

x

x

Included in the expansion of our Axis line are six infrared illuminators. The prime function of the Axis illuminators is to provide additional light where surrounding light conditions may be insufficient for effective video surveillance. These illuminators allow for significant savings in long term operation and maintenance costs compared to traditional light bulbs. All six new illuminator additions feature adaptive illumination, vandal resistance, low-light surveillance, indoor/outdoor use and long life with low maintenance.

Axis

120 – 180 Degree

50 – 100 Degree

10 -20 Degree

36 -60 Degree

T90A20

x

T90A21

x

T90A26

x

T90A33

x

T90A37

x

T90A40

x

So What’s All This IP Stuff Anyway?

August 14, 2008 by Garrett Smith

Part 1

Working in the IP industry on a daily basis whether it is in new technology, sales or marketing has been a privilege to explore the fast paced and industrial changes that make this field, so unique. I guess this privilege has also led me to believe that the world is the same inside and outside my box. Which in fact is; “NOT TRUE” at all!

So I decided to break down the three types of inbound call inquiries that frequent our queue on a day-to-day basis (of course not that many people are losing sheep and we have way more than just 1 sexy camera in stock)

1. “I’m looking for a security system”
2. “Someone is steeling my sheep and I want to find out who”
3. “I need the Sexy Samsung SCC-C9302F in my life, do you have any in Stock”

2 of these 3 types of questions reflect early adopters of the IP surveillance industry who know they need a solution, but do not know where to begin or even what this ‘so called’ IP buzz is all about. With this dilemma in mind, “So What’s All This IP Stuff Anyway” was born……

So What’s All This IP Stuff Anyway?

3 part series by Anthony Cafaro
Part 1

Working in the IP industry on a daily basis whether it is in new technology, sales or marketing has been a privilege to explore the fast paced and industrial changes that make this field, so unique. I guess this privilege has also led me to believe that the world is the same inside and outside my box. Which in fact is; “NOT TRUE” at all!

So I decided to break down the three types of inbound call inquiries that frequent our queue on a day-to-day basis (of course not that many people are losing sheep and we have way more than just 1 sexy camera in stock)

1. “I’m looking for a security system”
2. “Someone is steeling my sheep and I want to find out who”
3. “I need the Sexy Samsung SCC-C9302F in my life, do you have any in Stock”

2 of these 3 types of questions reflect early adopters of the IP surveillance industry who know they need a solution, but do not know where to begin or even what this ‘so called’ IP buzz is all about. With this dilemma in mind, “So What’s All This IP Stuff Anyway” was born……

Jay Phillips and Mark Spencer Square Off Over Asterisk Critique

Jay Phillips, the creator of Adhearsion, a RUBY development framework for Asterisk, recently called out Digiumfor failing to make Asterisk sufficiently accessible to developers. While it is clear that Phillips has his own entrepreneurial agenda, he asserts that Asterisk alienates would-be developers by presenting an often cryptic, non-intuitive interface.

Jay goes on in detail concerning a laundry list of issues that he believes are limiting the proliferation of Asterisk beyond first adopter types.
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Nortel Snags Pingtel

August 13, 2008 by Garrett Smith

Nortel today announced their acquisition of Pingtel, a commercial SIP telephony platform derived from the open source sipX Enterprise Communications Server. sipX began in 1999, but in 2004 Pingtel contributed the codebase to non-profit organization SIPfoundry and it was subsequently made available under the LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License). Pingtel also continued to develop a commercially licensed version of sipX marketed under the name sipXchange.

The open source sipX project counted Asterisk as its main competitor, although sipX varies significantly from Asterisk in many ways. Unlike Asterisk, in sipX all call signaling is handled natively using the SIP protocol. sipX contributes call signalling and is not concerned with media and encodings, while calls are set up and packets routed point to point between endpoints. sipX also lends itself to a modular, distributed approach where individual hosts can be deployed to handle specific duties such as SIP proxy and media server.
Pingtel’s most noteworthy enterprise deployment was announced in 2006 for Amazon.com, and reportedly serves as many as 5000 users.

Today’s announcement actually marks the second sale of Pingtel, having been acquired in July 0f 2007 by Burlington, Mass based parent BlueSocket.

It will be interesting to see if Nortel’s competitors in the traditional enterprise telephony market will look to make similar purchases. Companies such as Adtran, Cisco, Avaya and Mitel could be eyeing the likes of Digium/Asterisk, Trixbox, FreeSwitch and others as Microsoft’s OCS initiative shifts into another gear.

Samsung IP Camera & DVR New Additions

August 11, 2008 by Garrett Smith

***Offering 1 week free ground shipping Aug 11th – Aug 18th 2008***

Announcing the newest additions to our IPCameraSupply.com inventory, Samsung IP Cameras and DVR’s! Our new affordable Samsung IP cameras cover a broad range of IP surveillance needs, from recording in low light environments to pan/tilt/zoom ability. Whatever your IP camera needs may be, Samsung’s versatile line will surely fit your surveillance requirements and budget.

Samsung IP cameras & their functionality

High Resolution

Low Light Day/Night

Anti-Vandal

Pan/Tilt/Zoom

Dome Camera

Wide Dynamic Range

Zoom Lens

Color Digital Camera

SCC-641

x

x

SCC-931T

x

x

x

x

SCC-B2300

x

x

SCC-B2305

x

x

x

SCC-B2391

x

x

x

SCC-C4301

x

x

SCC-C4307

x

x

x

SCC-C6403

x

x

x

SCC-C6407

x

x

x

x

SCC-C9302

x

x

x

SCC-C9302F

x

x

x

Accompanying the IP camera additions are Samsung DVR’s, including 4, 8 and 16 channels. These standalone digital video recorders cover a broad range of function, including triplex operation (monitoring/playback/recording), PTZ control and loop through video to name a few. Click the link below for additional details on our new line of Samsung DVR’s.

Samsung Digital Video Recorders

Triplex Operation

PTZ Control

Loop Through Video

Built in CD-RW

Motion Detection

4 Channels

8 Channels

16 Channels

SHR-2040

x

x

x

x

SHR-2042

x

x

x

x

SHR-2080

x

x

x

x

SHR-2082

x

x

x

x

SHR-2160

x

x

x

x

SHR-2162

x

x

x

x