As SIP phones continue to evolve, makers are adding more features and capabilities to meet customer needs. This past week Panasonic (News - Alert) unveiled its newest addition to the SIP phones lineup, the KX-UT248-B executive desk phone. In her column, TMCnet web editor, Carrie Schmelkin wrote that KX-UT248-B is just as cool as the maker’s first SIP open-source based operating system desk phone, the KX-UT670.
According to this report, the KX-UT248-B offers a variety of user-friendly features such as an easy-to-read screen, soft keys and an XML interface for implementation of Internet applications. In addition, it also brings more functionality and flexibility to enhance multimedia communications with reliability.
TMCnet contributor, Anil Sharma, reported that Jeron Electronic Systems, a communications systems provider for the healthcare industry, entered into a partnership with SIP software developer Brekeke (News - Alert) Software, Inc. The partnership aims to integrate Jeron 's Provider 790 nurse call system with enterprise level SIP wireless telephony system. As a result, Jeron plans to bring VoIP based communications with SIP wireless telephony systems to acute care facilities, wrote Sharma.
According to Jeron Electronic Systems, as per the report, adding SIP wireless phone integration to Provider 790's VoIP-based communications platform un-tethers staff from the nursing stations and delivers mission-critical nurse call alerting and communication to mobile caregivers.
TMCnet contributor, David Gitonga reported interoperability certification of 123Net’s SIP trunking solution with the Toshiba (News - Alert) Telecommunication Systems Division’s IP business communications systems IPedge and Strata CIX. According to the report, the interoperable solution will be available at Toshiba’s authorized dealers in Michigan.
Gitonga’s report quoted Mark Carpenter, VP of product management for Toshiba America Information Systems, as saying, “Certification of Toshiba’s IPedge and Strata CIX with 123Net SIP provide enterprises the interoperability of a feature-rich telephone system with a high-quality SIP trunking service.”
Meanwhile, TMCnet contributor Ed Silverstein alerted readers about next month’s second annual SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC US 2012), which will be held between June 25 and 27 at Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA. The conference is being organized by the SIP Forum (News - Alert) with business sponsorship opportunities, reported Silverstein.
The report quoted a statement from SIP Forum president and managing director Marc Robbins, as saying, “SIPNOC was conceived as a meeting place for network operators to come together to share their deployment experiences and ideas on how to make IP communications better, and provide tangible results that further accelerate the development and worldwide propagation of SIP and SIP network services.” He added, “We expect SIPNOC US 2012 to pick up where last year’s inaugural event left off and be far more than just an educational conference, but a meeting of the brightest technical minds from across the global networking operator community.”