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October 27, 2012

TMCnet SIP Trunking Week in Review


By Rory Lidstone SIP Trunking Report Contributing Writer



It's been another busy week in the SIP trunking sector; here are the top stories as reported by TMCnet.

First up, AhnLab released V3 Click, claimed to be the industry's first personal security appliance. The AhnLab V3 Click Home Desktop Edition offers strong anti-virus prevention and system tune up capabilities to optimize performance.


Available as a compact USB appliance, the V3 Click secures the computer at a point of entry usually used for security threats, turning into a warning system as soon as a threat is detected. All in all, this appliance protects against viruses, malware and a number of Internet security threats.

Next, ADTRAN launched new IP phones designed to help enterprises achieve maximum benefits from voice, video and unified communications solutions. This line of six new IP phone models can be deployed on a hosted or premises-based communications network for greater flexibility.

“ADTRAN’s unified communications product line has enabled customers to achieve enhanced efficiency and convenience within their business communications systems. Our expanded line of IP Phones gives our hosted and premises-based UC customers even greater flexibility and options, all from a single point-of-contact,” said Chris Thompson, senior product manager, Enterprise Networks Division, ADTRAN.

In other news, Edgewater Networks launched a PBX interoperability certification program, which allows service providers who apss it to use the company's own interoperability labs. Called "Quick Connect," the service allows SIP trunking service providers to outsource testing, bringing down costs while expanding markets.

The process tests to make sure SIP-based PBXs are properly operated with the service provider network. This includes 60 individual tests certifying PBX systems from providers such as Avaya, Asterisk, Barracuda Networks, Cisco and more.

Polycom this week released the VVX 600 business media phone that brings smartphone-like gestures to the desktop phone. In fact, the VVX 600 is largely designed to provide a personal communications experience for greater ease of use and comfort.

“The simple and intuitive experiences people have with their mobile devices are shaping their expectations for the workplace,” said Jim Kruger, SVP, Solutions Marketing, Polycom. Otherwise, the phone features VVX Cameras, allowing for cost-effective, high-definition video conferencing.

Lastly, Toshiba's flexible Strata CIX system was selected by Baisch & Skinner, a wholesale floral supplier, in order to improve customer service with an advanced telephone system. With wireless handsets in use with the system both inside and outside the company's premises, the new system has allowed the supplier to go mobile.

“Together, Toshiba and ATC have met our key objectives of providing dependable wireless connectivity and handsets, which have succeeded in taking our workforce mobile. This enables us to provide enhanced customer service and facilitates improved communication between our employees," said John Baisch, president of Baisch & Skinner.

That's all for this week in review. Be sure to check out the SIP Trunking Channel for more news in this sector.