Posts Tagged Under: unified communications

VoipNow 3 – Release Candidate Is Available

VoipNow 3 passes another important milestone. Yesterday, the Release Candidate version was made public, which means that the GA version is going to be launched soon.

VoipNow 3 is almost feature-complete. We say “almost” because the final “twist” will be a surprise to our users, and will be wrapped up in the final release.

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VoipNow 3 – Amazon S3 Storage

Another interesting feature in VoipNow 3 is related to storage.

The industry has known many changes over the past years, but storage has remained a hot topic to the majority of Service Providers who consider scaling (read growing) their businesses.

Never Enough

Irrespective of how much storage space was available, sooner or later one would find herself / himself going out of space. This can apply to a personal computer, but also to the service provider’s environment when dealing with customer information.

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VoipNow 3 – Apps

We live in the era of Apps. We have Apps everywhere. Easy to use and performing very specific tasks, Apps are the way to go.

And with VoipNow 3, we introduce the support for Apps.

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VoipNow 3 – Extension Virtualization

An interesting new feature in VoipNow 3 is called extension virtualization. As it might prove useful in many cases, let’s review it. This feature is going to be available in all editions of VoipNow 3.

The basic idea is that we want to separate the phone (device) from the functionality stack, which is setup by the user (features offered by VoipNow).

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VoipNow 3 – The APIs

In the past week, we reached an important milestone – less than 100 bugs opened for the VoipNow 3 release. I know, it might sound a lot, but judging on the release size, they are a few.

As the release could not take much longer, we are opening a series of short blog articles that describe the most important technical changes in VoipNow 3. We will focus on the changes that can affect you in a way or another.

Let’s start with the APIs. Many deployments use the APIs for provisioning operations (SystemAPI) or for controlling calls (CallAPI).

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Make Free Video Calls with VoipNow on Android Smartphones

Linphone is an open source SIP client with video support. It lets you make SIP/VoIP calls from your Android device. It can be found in the Android market or alternatively it can be downloaded here.

Once Linphone is installed and properly configured, you’ll be able to make or receive calls over WiFi, 3G or EDGE connections. If you choose to make VoIP calls over 3G, check if there are any contractual impediments and make sure that your mobile phone carrier doesn’t block outgoing connections to port 5060.

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Join 4PSA at TelecomExpo 2011

Next month we will be present at TelecomExpo 2011, the leading tradeshow for telco professionals. Now at its eight edition, the event will take place on the 7th and 8th of December in Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Netherlands.

TelecomExpo provides telecom professionals with valuable insights on the latest industry trends. It is the meeting place for ISPs, Carriers, Managed Service Providers, MVNOs, VoIP providers and more! More traditional companies as WAN and LAN providers will also be present, as well as consultants, distributors, resellers and system integrators.

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How to Make Free Calls on iPhone with VoipNow

CounterPath’s softphone for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad allows you to make calls through WiFi or 3G, using your VoipNow account. You can download the softphone from the iTunes website.

System requirements: iPhone 3GS or 4 running iOS 4.0 or later, iPod Touch (3rd Generation or later). It’s not recommended to use Bria on iPhone 3G, iPod 2nd generation or older devices.

The first thing you should do is to start Bria from your device’s menu.

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