SpectraLink DECT cordless phones are more scalable than Wi-Fi phones because up to 80 of these phones can be simultaneously used in a 10 MHz wide band in the 1.9 GHz range. These phones terminate to a box that supports 8 phones at a time and connects to your VoIP infrastructure using SIP. Wi-Fi phones that use SpectraLink SVP (SpectraLink Voice Prioritization) wireless QoS can only support around 12 phones in comparison but allow you to use your own Wi-Fi infrastructure.
SpectraLink DECT phone on the left, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz phone on the right
Polycom's presence at the Digium/Asterisk booth
Digium had a very large presence at the VON trade show. Digium is the creator of Asterisk Open Source PBX.
Digium PCI cards
These Digium PCI cards turn PC servers in to telephony PSTN gateways.
Mark Spencer, founder and CTO of Digium
Mark Spencer is the founder and CTO of Digium and the creator of the wildly popular Asterisk Open Source PBX. Asterisk has grown from a small but innovative project a few years ago to something that has attracted massive support from the VoIP and Telephony world. The Digium booth was filled with other companies partnering with Digium and Asterisk.
Mark Spencer holding the Asterisk Development box
Trixbox has one of the most popular Asterisk distributions wrapped up in a simple-to-use self installer CD. You simply insert the CD and install everything you need to get Asterisk running. Asterisk as since created a similar project with AsteriskNOW.
Trixbox all-in-one VoIP PBX/Telephony solution
Trixbox created their all-in-one VoIP PBX/Telephony solution for $999 with everything pre-configured.
Trixbox PBX shown in the rack
Polycom SoundPoint IP 330 and 320
Polycom announced two new SIP phones, the SoundPoint IP 330 and 320.
Polycom HD Conferencing products
Polycom HD conferencing solution
IP Unity booth
Birds eye view of the VON trade show floor
Dialogic--shown here with former Intel employees
ClearOne conferencing phones
ATA (Analog Telephony Adapters
ATA (Analog Telephony Adapters) that have dropped to the $20 price range.
Linksys (division of Cisco Systems) shows up VoIP products.
Phoenix Duet PCS noise cancellation speaker and Microphon
Phoenix Duet PCS noise cancellation speaker and Microphone lists at $150. It will compete with the Polycom Communicator C100S. The Duet has the advantage of hardware based noise/echo cancellation which means it can be used in any Operating System including Linux, Mac OS, and Vista. Polycom Communicator currently only supports Windows using software echo cancellation and Vista support won't be available until Q3 of this year.
Comment and share: VON 2007 convention in San Jose California
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