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Vendors Roll Out New VoIP, Networking Wares At Interop
A variety of vendors at this week's Interop 2005 conference are showcasing new products that focus on technology convergence, giving solution providers more options as they tackle networking and infrastructure solutions.
At the show, formerly known as Networld+Interop, Avaya plans to launch new IP telephony products, including software upgrades, media gateways and IP phones. In addition, Infoblox rolled out appliances for managing DNS and DHCP services, and optical wireless vendor LightPointe unveiled a product that integrates optical and RF technology for WAN connectivity.
Avaya expanded its VoIP portfolio with Communication Manager 3.0, the latest version of its call control software. The upgrade improves survivability, reliability and advanced communications functionality for customers, said Lawrence Byrd, director of communications applications at Avaya, Basking Ridge, N.J.
"IP telephony to date has been driven by cost savings and bringing new applications to the fore. We think the discussion now is moving toward a question of application functionality and openness, the integration of communications applications and traditional business applications," he said.
Avaya solution provider North American Communications Resource (NACR) beta-tested some of the new features with clients, including an alternate routing feature that enables customers to route calls over the public telephone network while call signaling travels over the IP network, said Sandy Odell, national account manager at NACR, Eagan, Minn.
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