RadiSys, Trillium To Discuss Trends In Internet Telephony Protocol Standards In A Live Online SeminarRadiSys and Trillium Digital Systems announced an interactive online seminar to debate the benefits and disadvantages of various voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) standards. Open to the entire industry, the online seminar titled, "Evolving VoIP Protocol Standards, Debates From The Center to the Edge of the IP Network," is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 9 a.m. PST.The two panelists, Philip Fote, Product Marketing Manager, RadiSys, and Prasad Kallur, Product Management Director, Trillium, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the signaling and gateway control protocol standards found in today's leading VoIP (Internet telephony) equipment. Krishna Shetty, Application Engineer, Intel Corp., will serve as moderator. The online seminar is being sponsored by RadiSys and Intel.Internet telephony protocols to be discussed during the on- line seminar include: (1) Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the IETF standard solution for voice and multimedia communications over the packet-based Internet infrastructure; (2) H.323, the corresponding ITU standards protocol suite for establishing voice and multimedia communications over packet-based networks, in particular for transporting VoIP; (3) Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP), a communications device control protocol used in Internet telephony and broadband access products, that allows the separation of gateway signaling and media transmission in order to provide flexibility and cost- effective deployment of scalable, high-performance solutions; and (4) MEGACO, the emerging standard proposed by ETSI-TIPHON, that defines the interface between the media gateway and the media gateway controller identified in the distributed gateway architecture.
GTE Offers New DSL Self-Installation KitGTE announced that it has begun shipping to customers its new DSL self-installation kits that make it easier and quicker to enjoy the benefits of high-speed Internet access. The kits, containing a DSL external modem, microfilters, and installation instructions are being mailed to new DSL customers in the 17 states where GTE offers service. Upon receipt of the kit and activation of the service, customers follow step-by-step instructions to install the kits' contents, and are typically up and running on the Internet in less than one hour."The demand for the broadband benefits of DSL continues to grow rapidly among veteran and first-time computer users," said Rob McCoy, president of retail markets for GTE Network Services, which currently has more than 75,000 DSL subscribers. "Our attractive and competitively priced DSL packages, combined with the simplicity of self-installation, will enable us to nearly triple our subscriber base by the end of the year."For more information, visit the company's Web site at
Ericsson Launches All-In-One IP Telephony SystemEricsson announced the release of WebSwitch 2000 iPBX, enabling the seamless integration of telephony over an enterprise's LAN. This results in reducing the total cost of ownership by capitalizing on the existing data infrastructure. The WebSwitch 2000 iPBX is a standalone IP- based PBX ensuring a future proof and highly scalable platform for the growing business. Installation and integration into an existing LAN is accomplished in a matter of minutes.The WebSwitch 2000, an iPBX and voice gateway platform, targets small and mid-sized businesses. It can be easily networked across the LAN and the WAN, to provide businesses with a cost-effective, highly scalable, and easy-to-manage communication solution.
"This further strengthens our position as a leading vendor of total and innovative solutions for the enterprise," said Lars E. Svensson, vice president and general manager, Ericsson Enterprise Systems. "Since the first IP gateway launched back in 1995, we have continually developed IP- based solutions that enable enterprises to do business more effectively and smarter."