Dedicated Twitter presence – HDConnectNow


Currently in alpha (from the greek, meaning, “I don’t know quite what to do with it, but I’m figuring it out”),   an “HDConnectNow” Twitter user is now up and running.

The ultimate goal is to dedicate Twitter HDConnectNow to HD Connect/HD Communications news, while DougonIPComm goes on its separate path…

Are the "Original Gangsters" of NGN missing the HD boat?


Without naming names, a number of all-IP service providers who have heartily embraced the Next Generation Network model seem to be blaise-faire on HD Communications and HD voice.  Are they doing so at their own risk?

A casual attitude to providing high-quality voice is all the more shocking given North America cable interest/intent to […]

Snapshot – HD phones: Enterprise ready; Consumer coming


Enterprise: Ready Consumer: Coming SMB: A few Mobile: Waiting

Vendors discussed/cited:  ADTRAN, AudioCodes, Avaya, Cisco, Gigaset (Siemens), ooma, Polycom, snom

Enterprise: Ready

You don’t have to try very hard to find G.722 support for enterprise-grade IP phones. All of the usual suspects have G.722 codecs in one or more of their handset lines.

Avaya […]

HD lessons learned from the Digital TV transition


Are there lessons to be learned for the HD communications community in the recent conversion from analog to digital TV? Robert Graves, Chairman of the ATSC Forum and a 22 year veteran of the journey from SDTV to HDTV.  had a front row seat on the journey from”standard” definition TV to HD and will […]

FYI – Schedule for HD Comm '09 on Sept 15


Jeff Pulver blogged up the latest agenda for HD Comm ’09 on September 15, 2009 last night; we reproduce it here for your convenience.

As a reminder/FYI , you can save 20% from registration for the HD Comm ‘09 event in New York City on September 15 by using the code “HDConnectNow.”


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HD and the 50 year legacy of President Kennedy's Moscow hotline

Tweet by Jeff Pulver and Daniel Berninger

President Obama’s embrace of technology innovation should include an upgrade of the Moscow hotline.  Implementation of HD voice represents the best way to honor the legacy of President Kennedy’s hotline as it approaches 50 years of service. The type of emergencies justifying use of the hotline do not arise […]

HDConnect editor-in-chief guest on Aug 14 VoIP Users Conference call


HDConnect editor-in-chief Doug Mohney will be the featured guest on the August 14, VoIP Users Conference call.  The call will take place at noon ET.  Information on accessing the call can be found at the organizations’ website,

Doug expects to talk about HD Communication, HDConnect, a bit about the upcoming HD Comms ’09 […]

Jeff Pulver chats HD Communications


Jeff Pulver has put up a video talking about the promise and potential of HD Communications; the video can either be found at his website or at the HD Comm ’09 event site.

Speakers, registration announced for HD Comm '09


Registration is now open for HD Comm ’09 and the schedule of speakers has been announced.

The one-day event will highlight advances in HD Communications, with participating speakers from (in no particular order) BroadCom, GIPS, WYDEVoice, AudioCodes, SpiritDSP, Polycom, Uniden, ZipDX, DSPGroup, XConnect, Gigaset, Dialogic, Verizon and Time Warner.

July snapshot – HD conferencing services


SMB : Working, but who’s using? Enterprise: Cued from the top

3 providers queried:  Citrix Online/, Global Crossing, ZipDX 2 providers responded:  Global Crossing, ZipDX

A number of conferencing providers are offering HD voice support, primarily through SIP dialing and G.722.  However, it is not clear at this point in time that offering HD […]