Digium rolls out Asterisk IP phone with G.722 support


IT EXPO East 2012, Miami – Digium (www.digium.com) has rolled out the “World’s First Phones Designed for Asterisk.” There’s a trio of new IP handsets. All of them support G.722 out of the box.

In the company’s press release, Digium says the new family of phones are the first engineered to “fully leverage the […]

Digium adds “wideband” media engine, extended codec support into Asterisk 10 release


At AstriCon in Denver this week,  Digium (www.digium.com) announced it had added a “wide-band media engine” into the latest release of Asterisk.  The new support is hailed as the biggest upgrade to the software, including support for “an unlimited number” of codecs and support for SILK, 32kHz Speex, and pass-through support for CELT.  Plus […]

Digium Asterisk SCF promises better support for multi-channel audio, so don’t get wrapped up on the “wideband” and “ultrawideband”


Digium’s shiny new Asterisk SCF – Scalable Communications Framework – is promising more-better support for “multichannel-wideband and ultra-wideband audio.”   But if you drop the “wideband” and “ultrawideband” words out of the press release, it’s the multi-channel that really matters.

Stock Asterisk 1.8 already supports G.722 and various other wideband codecs, but vanilla Asterisk doesn’t […]

TMC launches HD voice channel


Technology Marketing Corporation (www.tmcnet.com) has launched an HD voice channel.

London-based Howler Technology (www.howlertech.com) is sponsoring the site.  Howler offers a number of software and hardware-accelerated transcoding solutions using IBM’s Cell processor; the Cell can be found in a range of platforms from Sony’s PS3 Playstation to IBM’s RoadRunner supercomputer. On the software […]

Digium signs off on Panasonic cordless HD voice phone system


Digium (www.digium.com) has certified that Panasonic’s line of SIP Cordless Phone Systems (SCPS?), the KX-TGP500 and KX-TGP550 work with the Asterisk telephony platform.

The Panasonic TBP500 series of SIP cordless phones support G.722 and use the DECT 6.0 wireless standard as the cordless technology.  The KX-TGP500 system includes a wall-mountable base unit […]

New Android "Glass" biz phone supports HD


Some buzz today around the decloaking of Cloud Telecomputers and the announcement of its “Glass Platform” business IP phone hardware OEM platform.

If you’re looking for a marketing buzzword to define the hardware, it is “Media phone.” Glass has a lot of shiny bells and whistles for VoIP and geek users, including an 8 […]