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GulfPines Delivers a 10x Boost in Bandwidth by Replacing Legacy T1 and DS3 Circuits with Ethernet Over Copper From Actelis Networks

Actelis EFM Over Bonded Copper Market Leader

Their exceptional support for bonding was one of the single most important factors in selecting Actelis.”

FREMONT, Calif., October 1, 2009Actelis Networks®, the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions, today announced that GulfPines Communications, LLC, a Mississippi-based CLEC offering high-speed Internet and VoIP (Voice over IP) services to residential and business customers, is deploying the company’s ML600 Ethernet Access Devices (EADs) to replace its existing T1 and DS3 circuits. By leveraging its existing copper plant with Actelis’ ML600 EADs, GulfPines can immediately upgrade its network to offer enhanced broadband services with more than ten times the bandwidth of its legacy services. The move also brings a major reduction in operation expenditures, while allowing new and existing services to more

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Ooma Expands Free Home Phone Services With Ooma Telo

Ooma Expands Free Home Phone Services With Ooma Telo


Free U.S. Calling, Outstanding Voice Quality, Caller ID, Call Waiting, 911


PALO ALTO, Calif.– Ooma, Inc. today announced that Ooma Teloâ„¢ is now available for purchase at more than 1,200 retail locations and leading online shopping destinations. Ooma Telo offers free, clear and reliable home phone service for consumers who are tired of being held hostage by legacy phone carrier contracts and monthly fees. Ooma Telo delivers free U.S. local and long distance calls over the Internet with a suite of sophisticated telephony features that enable unparalleled ease of use and exceptional affordability. more

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INTELEPEER LAUNCHES DEVELOPER PROGRAM TO ADDRESS PENT-UP DEMAND TO ENHANCE WEB AND ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS WITH VOICE

Timely New Developer Program Provides Tools, Forums and Resources to Unleash Creativity for Adding Voice to Applications Using the IntelePeer AppworX Open Communications Platform


SAN MATEO, Calif. – September 29, 2009 – IntelePeer Inc., a leader in hosted on-demand rich media communications, today launched a new program for developers to enable their applications with voice and communications features, hosted from “the cloud,” on the IntelePeer AppworX Open Communications Platform.


AppworX makes it easy for developers to create and deploy communications functionality, such as voice calling and text messaging, deeply integrated with other applications and workflows in the enterprise and on the Web. In as little as a few hours, developers can create powerful communications-enabled business processes (CEBP) and voice-Web mashups that leverage IntelePeer’s on-demand, Communications-as-a-Service infrastructure to deliver advanced capabilities such as media blasts, voice broadcasts and multi-party conferences.


The new Web site, http://developer.IntelePeer.com, provides more

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Advanced Media Technologies Named as Channel Partner for Hitachi Node+ZeroTM RFoG Solution

– AMT will serve as stocking distributor for Hitachi RFoG solution in United States –


ATLANTA, GA, September 28th, 2009 – Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc., a leading supplier of Fiber-to-the-Premises solutions, today announced that Advanced Media Technologies (AMT) will serve as a stocking distributor for Hitachi’s Node+Zero Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) product family in the United States. AMT will support cable television and other communications network operators with Hitachi’s single-fiber RFoG solution, enabling network operators to deliver video, data and voice services via optical fiber and realize significant savings in network operations and maintenance costs.


“Hitachi is pleased to have AMT as a channel partner,” said Rick Schiavinato, Hitachi vice president of sales and marketing. “AMT is well known as a top-tier supplier to cable television network operators and for providing outstanding customer service. They will be a tremendous asset as we expand the market more

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ACCESSKEY IP HIGHLIGHTS SET TOP BOX SYSTEM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., September 23, 2009 (Globe Newswire via COMTEX) — AccessKey IP, Inc., (OTCBB: AKYI) the developer, designer and producer of advanced entertainment and communication devices, detailed today some of the highlights and technical developments of their set top box project.

AKYI Vice President of Technology Craig Erickson stated, “We have pioneered solutions and cutting edge technology for tomorrow‟s demands. The system that we have developed is unique in the IPTV industry and exists nowhere else. AKYI‟s Set Top Box (STB) combined with our secure, patent pending USB conditional access key will take IPTV delivery to the next security level and also enable STB type operations on your PC.” According to Erickson, “This system combination does not rely solely upon MAC & IP addressing, which can be spoofed (faked). Instead, it uses 1024bit RSA more

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Via Browser, Junction Networks’ “my.OnSIP” Adds Presence, Availability, IM Missing Pieces to Hosted PBX Service

Contact:

Ellen Muraskin

Comunicano, Inc.

+1 973-734-1972

emuraskin@comunicano.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Via Browser, Junction Networks’ “my.OnSIP” Adds Presence, Availability, IM Missing Pieces to Hosted PBX Service


• One-Window Interface to OnSIP Lets Those on Hosted PBX Extensions Click to Chat or to Dial, See Who’s Online or on the Phone

• New UC Tools Close Feature Gap Between Hosted and On-Premise PBX


NEW YORK – Sept. 24, 2009 — Junction Networks announced today that it is broadening the range of its popular OnSIP hosted PBX service beyond voice, adding the unified communications features of instant messaging, presence, and phone status. All four components are presented to OnSIP end users through my.OnSIP, an IM-style interface available from a browser.


Through one window, my.OnSIP shows all users which contacts on their hosted PBX are “present,” which are on the phone, and which are more

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iotum Supercharges Online Conferencing Service for Event Holders, Entrepreneurs and Enterprises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Media Contact:

Sue Huss, for Iotum

sue.huss@comunicano.com

619-379-4396


iotum Supercharges Online Conferencing Service for Event Holders, Entrepreneurs and Enterprises

New Software Release Facilitates Seminars, Press Conferences, Classes and More


Ottawa (Sept. 23, 2009) –Web meetings innovator iotum today announced powerful, new software that simplifies and enriches its Calliflower service for use by current and prospective online event holders and enterprises.


The versatile collaboration service now allows users to add and change moderators on-the-fly, schedule recurring calls and easily expand online meetings by including participants who are not Calliflower subscribers.


This takes Calliflower farther beyond plain vanilla offerings in a crowded field of one-dimensional conference calling services. It’s already widely used for multifaceted, meetings that can include document sharing, text chat and more with far flung employees and customers. Mobile users can join using their iPhones.


One current customer, more

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InfoVista Demonstrates Leadership in Ethernet Mobile Backhaul

infovista_logo_registered_500px.gifInfoVista Affirms Status as Leader in Multi-Vendor IP Service Performance Assurance by Broadening its Integration Scope with Alcatel-Lucent for Ethernet Mobile Backhaul


InfoVista (Euronext IFV- FR0004031649), the leader in delivering proven solutions for proactive service assurance and member of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), has strengthened its multi-vendor offerings for Ethernet mobile backhaul with the release of the next version of its pre-integrated, off-the-shelf adaptor with the industry leading Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager. With this release, InfoVista extensively supports deployments of the Alcatel-Lucent 7705 Service Aggregation Router—a platform well suited to the transport needs of the evolving mobile radio access network (RAN).


Infonetics Research, an international data networking and telecom market research firm, estimates that the IP/Ethernet mobile backhaul equipment market will more than double from $4.6 billion in 2008 to almost $11 billion in 2013. This more

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Psytechnics Manages Cisco Telepresence User Experience

Psytechnics’ Experience Manager Now Gives Cisco TelePresence Service Provider and Enterprise Users Real-Time Voice and Video Service Management


VON Conference & Expo, South Beach, FL: September 22, 2009: Psytechnics, the leader in voice and video communications performance management for both service providers and enterprises, today announced that its Experience Manager solution now enables operations and support teams providing Cisco TelePresence to proactively manage service levels and the user quality of experience (QoE), detecting and resolving video or audio quality problems arising at the network or application layers before they degrade the users’ experience.


Organizations are rapidly adopting Cisco TelePresence solutions, either directly or as a managed or hosted service, to improve collaboration and reduce travel expenditure and their carbon footprint. Psytechnics has enhanced its Experience Manager solution to deliver QoE based service management for Cisco TelePresence implementations to ensure any network, configuration or environmental issues that may more

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Ifbyphone Lands Innovation “Triple Crown” from Top Publishers


Contact:

Cheryl Cink, for Ifbyphone

ccink@comunicano.com

+1 530-756-4630


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Ifbyphone Lands Innovation “Triple Crown” from Top Publishers


Company Recognized for Cloud Telephony Services that Enable Businesses to Thrive


CHICAGO — September 21, 2009 — While Major League Baseball bestows its Triple Crown honor to a player that leads his league in three batting categories, Ifbyphone Inc. today announced it has been recognized with a trio of coveted telephony awards.


Recognizing and reinforcing its accomplishments in advanced telephony services innovation, the cloud telephony leader landed the Speech Technology Magazine Speech Luminary Award, TMCnet’s IP Contact Center Technology Pioneer Award and Internet Telephony’s Excellence Award for Outbound IVR.


“Our mission at Ifbyphone is to democratize telephony by providing enterprise- grade automated telephone applications to businesses of any size,” said Irv Shapiro, CEO of Ifbyphone. “We are delighted to receive more

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