While this past week Panasonic unveiled a new addition to the SIP phones lineup, PC-based test services provider GL Communications (News - Alert) Inc. released SIP call generator software. And the SIP Forum named, longtime member, Spencer Dawkins as its new technical director. Plus, Internet2, in association with communications solutions providers, Aastra (News - Alert) and Level 3 Communications, announced managed voice services to college campuses throughout the country.
SIP phones provider Panasonic unveiled its latest addition to the SIP phones lineup, the KX-UT248-B executive desk phone. According to, TMCnet web editor, Carrie Schmelkin, Panasonic’s newest SIP phone offers many user-friendly features such as an easy-to-read screen, soft keys and an XML interface for implementation of Internet applications, and built-in Bluetooth headset support. According to this report, the latest SIP phone joins Panasonc’s comprehensive SIP phones lineup, which includes the KX-UT670 smart desk phone, KX-UT136-B, KX-UT133-B, KX-UT123-B and KX-UT113-B models, all of which are touted for reliability and clear multimedia communications.
TMCnet contributor, Anil Sharma reported that GL Communications has released SIP call generator software PacketGen. As per Sharma’s description, PacketGen is a PC-based real-time VoIP bulk call generator (including both SIP signaling and RTP generation) for stress testing and precise analysis of the VoIP network equipment. It is based on a distributed architecture, with SIP and RTP software cores modularly stacked in one or many PCs to create a scalable high capacity test system capable of generating more than 1,000 simultaneous calls, reported Sharma.
Another contributing writer, Jacqueline Lee talked about a new technical director for industry association SIP Forum (News - Alert). As per this report, the SIP Forum named longtime member Spencer Dawkins as its new technical director. Currently, Dawkins works as senior standards manager at Huawei (News - Alert) Technologies in Plano, Texas.
Likewise, TMCnet contributor, Rajani Baburajan reported that Internet2, in partnership with Aastra and Level 3 Communications, will offer SIP voice services to college campuses nationwide. This service will enable member institutions to receive carrier grade service at a very cost-effective price per line. “They can customize the solution to meet their unique campus needs. The solution provides control and flexibility over the administration of critical Unified Communications (News - Alert) services like voice and video communications” wrote Baburajan.