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June 5, 2008  2:42 PM

Planning Capacity and Bandwidth for OCS 2007



Posted by: Tony Bradley
bandwidth, calculator, capacity, Director of Professional Services, Evangelyze, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, UC, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

One of the most important factors in a successful VoIP or unified communications implementation is ensuring that adequate server processing horsepower and network bandwidth exist to handle the load. Streaming audio and video are less tolerant of latency and packet fragmentation, and the...

June 5, 2008  2:33 AM

A Look at Aastra’s Response Point System



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Aastra, Allen Miller, D-Link, Microsoft, Quanta, Response Point, SIP, Syspine, UC, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Microsoft's Response Point phone system will have a third hardware provider very soon. Quanta (Syspine) and D-Link have already been providing Response Point base units and phones, and now the long awaited Aastra phone system is...


May 31, 2008  1:28 PM

D-Link Takes on Cisco for UC Switching



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, D-Link, Microsoft, Response Point, Switches, UC, UCC, Unified Communications

D-Link, an established name in consumer wired and wireless networking, is targeting rival Cisco to deliver switching solutions for unified communications. D-Link is one of the primary partners with Microsoft for...


May 25, 2008  3:03 AM

Free WiFi Coming to Starbucks



Posted by: Tony Bradley
AT&T, Starbucks, TMobile, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wireless

I have never understood why Starbucks charged for their wifi hotspot access. I understood why TMobile wanted to make some money off of the deal, but wifi hotspots are everywhere. I like Starbucks, but Panera has free wifi,...


May 22, 2008  8:57 PM

ITC Overturns Microsoft Victory Over Alcatel-Lucent



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Alcatel-Lucent, International Trade Commission, ITC, lawsuit, Microsoft, patent, UC, UCC, unified communication

Microsoft is heavily invested in unified communications and they have developed a fair amount of proprietary tools and technologies- many of which they hold patents for. They filed a lawsuit against Alcatel-Lucent for infringing on 4 of their unified communications patents, and originally...


May 8, 2008  12:36 PM

Nortel Delivers UC For Government



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Application Server 5300, Department of Defense, DOD, government, IPv6, Nortel, Security, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Companies generally have confidential information- financial projections, intellectual property, trademarked secret formulas, etc. But, the magnitude of secrecy and the need for confidentiality pale in comparison with a government, especially the United States government. Nortel has developed a


April 26, 2008  1:48 AM

Wireless VoIP



Posted by: Tony Bradley
802.11x, bandwidth, Cisco, communications, quality, VoIP, Webcam, wireless network

If you have ever set up or worked with a wireless network, you are probably familiar with the fact that the signal quality isn't always the best. Depending on your wireless networking hardware and how you have it configured, the layout and materials used in the structure your network is in, and...


April 18, 2008  3:09 AM

XO Communications and Cisco Work Together



Posted by: Tony Bradley
500 series, Cisco, interoperability, SIP trunking, Smart Business Communications System, UC, Unified Communications, XO Communications, XO SIP

XO Communications' XO SIP has passed interoperability tests with Cisco's Smart Business Communications System. The combination of the 500 series unified communications solution from Cisco, and XO SIP, provides...


March 31, 2008  9:05 PM

Nortel UC 1-2-3



Posted by: Tony Bradley
communications, IP, Nortel, PBX, UC, UC 1-2-3, Unified Communications, VoIP

Unless you have been living under a rock the past year or two, you are probably aware that Unified Communications is the hot trend. VoIP is still hot as well, and is a key component of unified communications, but the trend is evolving beyond just moving the phone system from the traditional PBX to...


March 19, 2008  1:10 PM

Nortel Brings UC to Mobile Phones



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Mobile phones, Nortel, UC, Unified Communications, wi-fi

Communications have come a long way in the last couple decades. People used to have one phone number. At one point, that was one phone number with no voicemail which meant you either got...


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