An East German company will soon begin selling an IP-PBX setup based on a Mac Mini running Linux. 4S Newcom’s iBlue package comes with an iPod Shuffle that acts as a boot device for the Mac Mini, plus five Linux-based phones. read more?
Although many businesses know that VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) can provide them with free or cheap long distance, most are not aware of its potential shortcomings, such as • poor audio quality • dropped calls • VoIP may shut down during power outages • VoIP may not be able to connect to an emergency [...]
Bush claims he needs NSA wire tapping to break up terrorist networks but terrorists are not using the phone network Bush is tapping. They are using private voice over IP internet phones (VoIP) that can’t be tapped. This video explains how it works.
I’ve been thinking recently about VoIP and OS X. I suppose a lot of people are inclined to think that VoIP on OS X doesn’t go any further than Skype, or iChat. But interestingly there are some very good alternatives to these 2 apps available for OS X. And, might I add, it has to [...]
You may have heard of Skype, the internet telephony. It is famous for its clarity and connectivity as the most convenient internet telephony software. Now here is a mobile which is fully Skype enabled. USRobotics has recently launched its Dual Purpose Skype VOIP ( Voice Over Internet Protocol) phone that lets you use Skype and [...]
Thinking about ditching that landline? Are those VoIP options — especially the free ones — looking more and more attractive? Keynote Systems, a globally respected internet and communication testing company, has completed a ridiculously thorough investigation on the true audio quality that can be had using VoIP (within American borders), and the results are quite [...]
It looks like it’s not just third world countries with government-backed telephone monopolies to protect that are banning VoIP. Some universities are getting in on the game as well. San Jose State University, just down the road from Skype’s parent company eBay, has apparently decided to block all Skype use on campus. read more?
Speex is an Open Source/Free Software patent-free audio compression format designed for speech. The Speex Project aims to lower the barrier of entry for voice applications by providing a free alternative to expensive proprietary speech codecs. Moreover, Speex is well-adapted to Internet applications and provides useful features that are not present in most other codecs. [...]
The new 3Com Unified Gigabit Wireless PoE Switch 24 combines Gigabit Switching, Power over Ethernet (PoE), and Wireless Controller in a single rack-mount or table-top form factor design. While this is designed for SMB – I can’t wait to see consumer home version of this! Throw in a firewall and it’s total networking in a [...]
You know the basics of how Voice over IP (VoIP) works: Voice signals convert to digital data that are broken into packets, which can be sent over the Internet or any TCP/IP network. But you may be confused by all of the protocols you hear about in connection with VoIP. What are the differences among [...]