Archive for August, 2008

Digium Offers Cepstral “Allison Voice” Text-to-Speech Software for Asterisk

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Digium, creators and primary corporate sponsors of the popular Asterisk open source telephony platform, and Cepstral, a speech technology company, today announced that Digium now offers "Allison voice" text-to-speech software. The Asterisk-based interactive voice response (IVR) application, created by Cepstral through its longstanding partnership with Digium, allows customers to use the world’s most widely recognized [...]

Polycom Offers Royalty-Free HD Wideband Codec

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Polycom has made its wideband Siren 7 codec for HD voice available without a licensing fee in an effort to accelerate HD voice adoption and demonstrate the company’s commitment to open standards. The royalty-free licensing offer is an extension of the one Polycom offered for its Siren 14 code. The newer 7-kHz version helps [...]

Digium Announces Keynote Speakers for Expanded AstriCon ?08

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Digium, the Asterisk Company, recently announced that Brian Aker from Sun Microsystems/MySQL and Stefan Öberg from Skype are slated as keynote speakers for AstriCon ‘08. AstriCon, the [...]

libpri versions 1.2.8 and 1.4.7, and libss7 version 1.0.1 released

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

The Asterisk development team has released new versions of three libraries used with Asterisk. They are:
libpri-1.2.8:This release contains a number of bugfixes that had been unreleased for months, along with clarification of the licensing of the source code. The change log is here:
libpri-1.4.7:This release contains primarily only clarification of the licensing of the source code [...]

Toshiba Strata CIX1200 PBX Supports up to 1,000+ ports

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Toshiba today announced the launch of its new Strata CIX™1200 VoIP business communication system, bringing Toshiba quality, reliability and affordability to medium-to-large companies.  Supporting up to 1,152 ports, the Strata CIX1200 is designed for 200 to 1,000 users and delivers networked applications for as many as 128 sites.
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Help for getting starting with VOIP.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

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Not everyone is 100 percent VOIP aware. I came across two articles this week that might help the VOIP newbie. And if you think you know enough already, you just might want to browse them for a quick refresher on current trends.
The first article: Guide to internet phone calls will help you understand how [...]

Polycom Soundstation 7000 review

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Polycom is a name synonymous with audio and video conferencing solutions and it’s a fairly safe bet that if you look in the board room of any large company you stand a good chance of seeing one of their products.
Their analogue products had a great reputation for quality and as the move to [...]