Cox Business launches cloud-based HD voice service

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Cox Business has announced a cloud-based HD voice service for businesses.

VoiceManager IP Centrex is a managed hosted in Cox’s private IP network. Businesses pay a flat rate per seat and receive Cisco SPA phones with HD voice, fitting in with the same pay-per-seat/you-get-a-phone model that has become the standard for SMB and [...]

Technicolor releases new SME HD voice phone with AMR-WB and G.722 codecs

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At IP Convergence in Paris, Technnicolor (www.technicolor.com) announced a new entry-level SIP phone. Now if they’d only use the term “HD voice” instead of “HD sound.” However, the phone supports not one, but two common HD voice codec.

The announcement came as a part of a larger one showcasing Technicolor’s MediaAccess communications products.

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SwyxWare 2011 SME UC solution adds HD voice support

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Swyx (www.swyx.com) has added HD voice support to its SwyxWare 2011 Unified Communications software rollout.  Available through authorized UK resellers, the new software release supports G.722, plus SRTP (Secure RTP) encryption. 

Other features include rich presence through syncing with calendar information from Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes; including voice mail and CTI as [...]

Telstra pushes HD voice as a part of "Digital Business” solution

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ARN (www.arnnet.com.au) reports Telstra is putting $600AU million into its network as a way of getting SMBs to use digital communications solutions. More importantly, Telstra is putting HD voice as a key role into its newly introduced Digital Business solution.

Digital Business combines a high-speed broadband service and VoIP with a QoS guarantee. The [...]

Grandstream goes under $100 for HD voice handset

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Grandstream Networks (www.grandstream.com) has announced a $95 list price HD voice phone, the GXP285.

Targeted at the small business, the single-line GXP285 includes dual 10/100M Ethernet ports and integrated PoE (Power over Ethernet), a 128×32 LCD, full-duplex speakerphone with acoustic echo cancellation, up to 2 line appearances allowing 2 simultaneous calls, 3 XML [...]

HD voice gets a CrystalBlue Lite boost

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Whaleback Systems (http://www.whalebacksystems.com) has announced a managed business service optimized for SIP trunks plus a new carrier partner program for selling the service to the SMB market.

CrystalBlue Lite is a managed VoIP offering specifically designed for carriers deploying SIP trunks and includes a “carrier-class” fault-tolerant IP PBX appliance at the customer site. The [...]

Bandwidth.com differentiates Phonebooth service with HD voice

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Bandwidth.com (www.bandwidth.com) is quietly using HD voice as one of value-added features to differentiate between its free and pay Phonebooth.com small business service.

The Phonebooth Free service supplies a free phone number, 200 minutes per month of free inbound local calling – 6 cents per minute additional – auto attendant, extensions, voicemail, voicemail to [...]

IT EXPO East 2010 – CommniGate going HD voice across the board

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Miami – CommuniGate Systems has upgraded its entire Unified Communications product suite to incorporate HD voice and G.722.

Speaking at a afternoon panel at IT EXPO, Vice President Jon Doyle indicated that a formal announcement would be coming soon.  CommuniGate has also posted a note on its website indicating the company will be demoing [...]

Hosted VoIP provider Junction Networks adds HD voice support

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Junction Networks has added HD voice support to all of its on-network and conference bridge calls, laying claim to being the first provide doing both.

The company’s OnSIP Virtual PBX is now defined as “Wideband-ready” and on-network HD voice calls will be free as are current vanilla VoIP calls.  OnSIP is supporting G.722 as [...]

Phone.com launches hosted HD Voice service for SMBs

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Editor’s note: Phone.com and ooma are sponsors of www.hdconnectnow.org

Phone.com has announced the introduction of its new HD Business Phone service, adding to the company’s portfolio of VoIP Virtual Office Services.   Businesses can purchase their own HD IP phones to complement their Phone.com Virtual Office account or purchase a phone from phone.com to use [...]