Tuesday, April 17, 2007

No workaround for Vonage?

VoIP IP Telephony @ http://snapvoip.blogspot.com
According to a discussion at /. and USA TODAY article (Find the links below), it seems that Vonage is in between a rock and a hard place.
Vonage has finally confirmed what many had feared: The embattled Internet phone company has no "workaround" in hand to sidestep Verizon's patented Internet phone technology.
Moreover, Vonage (VG) isn't sure that such a plan is even "feasible," given the expansiveness of Verizon's (VZ) patents, which set out methods for passing calls between the Web and conventional phone networks. Vonage's chilly assessment, contained in a filing submitted to a federal court Friday, marks the first time it has admitted that it doesn't have a plan for getting around Verizon's technology. Vonage couldn't be reached for comment.

Vonage no tech workaround at USA Today;
Slashdot's discussion, Vonage Admits They Have No Workaround

Saturday, April 14, 2007

WeSeePeople: One Joost invite is ready for the taking

In addition to the Joost invites offered and (already given) I have one more invite over here at weseepeople. Also I am including people who requested via the original post when selecting the new invites.
Go enter a comment to have a chance to get invited. (Invitees will be selected at random lottery selection.
Where ever you enter a comment provide a way to get in touch.
WeSeePeople: One Joost invite is ready for the taking

Packet8, 8x8, Inc. Awarded New Patent Related to video Communication Systems

VoIP IP Telephony @ http://snapvoip.blogspot.com
The Patent is for video communication involving monitoring and security applications over communication networks.
The new patent, U.S. Patent No. 7,202,884, issued April 10, 2007 and is titled "Surveillance Method and System." Amongst the 37 allowed claims is claim #1 which reads:

1. A surveillance system comprising:

* a first communications system communicatively coupled and
adapted to deliver a request for image data;
* a second communications system communicatively coupled and
adapted to transmit image data;
* a programmable surveillance system including a first computer
arrangement for processing data including image data, and
including a camera configured and arranged to capture images,
wherein the captured images are processed as data by the first
computer arrangement, and wherein the programmable system is
configured and arranged to receive the request for image data
from the first communications system, and, in response to the
request, to automatically access and deliver image data to the
second communications system;
* and a second computer arrangement for communicatively coupling
with the second communications system, and for processing data
including image data, and configured and arranged to retrieve
image data delivered by the first computer arrangement.

Since its establishment in 1987, 8x8 has been awarded sixty-seven (67) United States patents covering a variety of voice and video communications technologies.

News release by PRNewswire

Cisco VOIP to fly British Airways IP Telephony.

VoIP IP Telephony @ http://snapvoip.blogspot.com
According to Laura Rohde, IDG News Service, British Airways (BA), Europe's third-largest airline, has tapped Cisco Systems to build a telephone system using VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) for its 14,000 office and airport workers, Cisco announced Wednesday.
By next March, BA is expected to be using 8,500 Cisco IP phones with its CallManager call-processing software and MeetingPlace conferencing software over an Ethernet network built by Cisco.
Cisco said the deal with BA brings its sales of IP telephones to the 5 million mark.

Network world article

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Hello every one and the two new Joost invities!

VoIP IP Telephony @ http://snapvoip.blogspot.com

I had a good time again catching the last bit of snow for a while and looking forward to begin my rants soon.
I am happy to say there are two people, Fujisaki and Gilbert are using Joost. I have one more invite for this week. Please leave a comment if you want to be concidered for this joost invite.
Good to be back!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Back from the sea and headed for the mountains

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Had a wonderful time sailing and becoming a better sailor little by little. But I am heading off to mountains tonight, to catch some snow. So I will be back on Tuesday and there is one Joost invite to give away. It is good to switch from satellite phone to VOIP Phone! Catch you later.

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