This page discusses - VoIP Linux
This document explains about VoIP systems. Recent happenings like Internet diffusion at low cost, new integration of dedicated voice compression processors, have changed common user requirements allowing VoIP standards to diffuse. This howto tries to define some basic lines of VoIP architecture.
Linux is available in several formats, called distributions. Each distribution has its own set of features and functionality that makes it unique-some distributions are available for download at no charge, others are provided on CD or floppy disk and have a (usually) nominal charge associated with them.
In each section below, you'll find not only a list of applications, tools, and utilities, but links to web sites providing support, reviews, and other useful
NTT DoCoMo and its regional subsidiaries are now offering business subscribers a dual-network 3G/VoIP handset that works as a 3G mobile phone, VoIP (voice-over-IP) terminal, or both simultaneously. The N900iL is based on a Linux-based 3G mobile phone software platform developed jointly by NEC and Panasonic.
NTT DoCoMo says the N900iL uses its "passage duple" system for dual-network operation. It can operate as a 3G mobile phone under NTT's W-CDMA 3G network, or as a VoIP phone with SIP (session initiation protocol) control under wireless 802.11b networks. Or, it can be set up for dual-mode operation under both kinds of network simultaneously, NTT DoCoMo says.
- Avaya VoIP Linux Style to The SMB
Avaya is now targeting its Voice over IP (define) efforts at the small- to midsized-business (SMB) market with a new series of Linux-powered initiatives.
The company's VoIP, messaging and contact center is now available in an on-demand service called Avaya On Demand. For those looking for a customer-premise solution, Avaya MultiVantage Express includes VoIP, messaging contact center and mobility.
And existing Avaya customers running the older definity ProLogix, IP600 or S8100 server can now upgrade to greater power and functionality via the Avaya S8400 Media
- Skype Xandros Bundle VoIP Linux
Internet telephony specialist Skype and desktop Linux developer Xandros will bundle their products and sell them through retailers including Amazon.com and Walmart.com.
The agreement was announced here Wednesday at the LinuxWorld trade show in conjunction with a preview of Xandros' new Surfside Linux operating system for consumers.
We share the same values in trying to lower costs for our users, Eileen Broch, Skype director of product management, said, adding that the agreement marks the company's most aggressive move in the Linux community to date.
With more than 25 million registered users, Skype is surging. Its software, which uses an instant-messaging-like interface, enables free Voice over IP (define) calling between its broadband users.
- Linux LiveCD VoIP Server
The Linux LiveCD VoIP Server can be used to provide a Vonage type service, or to create a voip pbx for a campus or business with up to thousands of SIP phones.
It is based on the Open Standard SIP Express Router (SER) and Asterisk. It can serve as a SIP Proxy, VoIP PBX, VoIP gateway or Class 5
* Easy Web user administration and real-time accounting.
* All in one solution to VoIP and SIP enable your business.
* Allows you to make your own SIP numbering plan. Centrex service.
* Can be connected to multiple A-Z wholesale termination providers and to your own PSTN termination gateway/router.
* Can do Least Cost Routing
* Includes nat traversal, media server for conference call bridge, voicemail to email, incomming DID numbers.
Many businesses are turning to Voice over IP (VoIP) to save money on infrastructure and communications costs, but just ripping out your existing phone system and replacing it with VoIP will not work. VoIP systems require IP phones or analog telephone adapters to allow your existing phones to work. If equipment costs are stopping you from experimenting with VoIP,
soft phones can provide an inexpensive way for businesses to get up and running with VoIP, as I recently discovered by putting Kiax, Linphone, Twinkle, and CounterPath's X-Lite to the
test. A soft phone runs on your computer and provides all the features and functionality of a regular phone. I tested the four Linux-based programs using an Asterisk server and multiple Linux workstations on an internal LAN. Kiax, Linphone, and Twinkle are open source. X-Lite is not, but is available as a free download.
- Linux VoIP DECT
The acceptance of VoIP into the mainstream moved up a gear today with the release of a DECT VoIP handset, the plain-badly-named EV5203-C, from Thomson, the-huge-French all-encompassing media company. The product is the first fruit from Thomson's purchase of Inventel, earlier this year.
An area pioneered by Siemens with their M34 and companies such as DU@LPhone, the difference with this is there is no need to be running Skype or similar VoIP software on your PC, with the clear advantage that the PC doesn't have to be on, or even in existence.
Where Thomson are following the same route as Siemens with their method of sales, we were told that initially the handsets will be sold direct to service providers, not the public.
- VoIP grow faster than Linux?
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