IT EXPO East 2010 – Illustrating SD vs HD voice in sound and slide

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At IT EXPO East 2010, CTO Alon Cohen gave a relatively clear demonstration of the difference between “SD” voice (in the form of G.711) and HD voice with a pair of sound clips using the same spoken phrase.

To hear the SD G.722 […]

IT EXPO East 2010 – XConnect formally announces trial of HD Voice peering federation


After testing the waters at the HD Voice Summit at CES earlier this month, XConnect has formally announced its free trial for its HD voice peering federation.  The trial, open to “qualified operators,” waives sign-up and monthly fees during a run from April to June.

Under the trial, multiple providers will be able to […]

IT EXPO East 2010 and HD Voice News next week in Miami


HD Voice News will be at the IT EXPO East 2010 conference in Miami next week.

Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney will be moderating two panels on the four session HD Voice track on Thursday, January 21, 2010., “Propelling HD Voice to the Mainstream”  at 8:30 AM (ugh) and “Meet the HD handset vendors” at 3:00 […]

Editorial meetings at 2010 CES and IT EXPO


The CES “crunch” is on and since I’m spending a larger-than-expected chunk of time on last minute HD Voice Summit issues (and have you visited the LinkedIn group yet, anyway?), if you are looking for briefing time at CES, please email ASAP rather than ATLM (At the last moment).

Requests for meetings should be […]

Upcoming events on HD Voice in January 2010


A reminder to market and update your calendar for 2010 — HD Voice News will be at and participating two events in January.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, the HD Voice Summit at 2010 CES will take place in Las Vegas; this is the day before the exhibits open and the event will be […]

IT EXPO East 2010 announces HD Voice sessions


TMC has posted its HD voice session descriptions as a part of its IT EXPO East 2010 event in Miami from January 20-22.  The company has dedicated a full track of four session to HD voice on Thursday, January 21, plus a session for developers on HD codecs on Thursday morning.

The IT EXPO […]

IT EXPO – Buying phones that are "HD Ready"


One point out of  IT EXPO for all IP voice planning: New VoIP deployments need to deploy handsets which are HD capable, even if HD won’t be initially implemented.

Given the relative cost of building HD into a phone — which Polycom CTO Jeff Rodman says is as little as a dollar these days […]

IT EXPO – Ooma shows G.722/CAT-iq hardware


Ooma was showing off its latest hardware at ITEXPO in Los Angeles last week.  Telo, ooma’s second generation handset hardware, is expected to hit store shelves at the beginning of October – just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season.  Ooma’s hardware is likely the most sophisticated consumer IP communications hardware […]