Enterprise Connect 2014– Dolby shows Voice Conference Phone, BT promotes MeetMe service

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Orlando, Florida – BT and Dolby are marking their third year at Enterprise Connect promoting BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice conferencing.  This time around, Dolby showed off its Voice Conference Phone. The world has changed, and it hasn’t.

Pricing on the beautifully designed Dolby Voice Conference Phone wasn’t announced, but would be “comparable” to […]

Zenitel U.S. announces HD voice intercom module

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Zenitel (www.zenitel.com) has introduced the TKIS-2 Intercom Module Kit, a SIP intercom device that supports HD voice.

From an HD voice standpoint, the device supports G.722 and is designed for indoor and outdoor applications, with suggested uses including a parking communications solution for vehicle entry, exit gates, pay-on-foot machines and emergency help points in […]

Siemens Enterprise Communications touts HD voice in new study

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Siemens Enterprise Communication has released study data showing that people can tell the difference between “standard” quality and HD voice (Well, Siemens Enterprise Communications’ AudioPresence HD – which is G.722 HD voice by any other name) and prefer HD over standard IP telephony quality.  The study joins others by Ericsson, Polycom and several more […]

The Cable Show 2012: Snom arrives

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Seeking to make friends among the MSOs, snom (www.snom.com) is showing off its business phones for IP voice and Lync hosted solutions.

Making its first appearance here, the company is featuring (at booth 1321) its snom UC edition “qualified for Microsoft Lync” phones, including the 300 UC, 370 UC, 821 UC and Lync “optimized” […]

Sangoma intros HD voice transcoding gateway appliance

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Sangoma (www.sangoma.com) Technologies has announced the availability of its NetBorder Transcoding Gateway.  The 1U enterprise appliance comes at a good time, as it supports transcoding between narrowband and HD voice codecs, as well as between different HD voice codecs, such as G.722 and AMR-WB.

For those on lossy networks, codecs such as iBLC can […]

Aastra, Level 3 offer cloud voice services and SIP trunking for Internet2 consortium

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The Internet2 university network consortium has worked out a deal with Aastra and Level 3 Communications to provide managed voice services and SIP trunking to college campuses throughout the country.  Aastra says that its Clearspan hosted SIP calls will do HD voice by default with “no additional changes or charges,” so this could be […]

2012 HD Voice News report now available

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The HD Voice News second annual report is now out and available on TMC. 

“HD Voice 2012: Proliferation” is now available at TMCnet.com for the affordable price of $120.  The report is based on three years of accumulated research and dialogue with service providers, network equipment vendors and OEM suppliers.  It documents a […]

Enterprise Connect 2012 – Comcast officially rolls out Business VoiceEdge cloud-based HD voice service

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Does the cable industry do anything fast?  Comcast officially launched/announced Business VoiceEdge this week, a cloud-based (i.e., hosted) voice and unified communications solution. It’s a service they were demonstrating in plain sight back at The Cable Show 2011.  The service includes HD voice, a “common user experience,” and a full suite of UC features, […]

BT Global Telecom finds HD voice, promotes global IP Exchange (IPX) for SIP exchange

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Over the past month, BT Global Telecom has ramped up promotion of HD voice through several blog postings and UK interviews.  The carrier is positioning itself as the place to go to exchange HD voice and other SIP services , but it is also waiving around an old idea on how to make money […]

Optimum Lightpath rolls out audio and web conferencing

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Optimum Lightpath has rolled out a Conference Bundle, a full line of conference services including “enterprise-class” audio and web conferencing.  The service provides support for HD voice if the customer has it.

Features of the conference bundle include support for up to 300 audio only or 125 web and audio participants; a “Connect Me” […]