Broadband briefs for 3/16/06(2)
Thu, 03/16/2006 - 6:09am
* Ringgold rings up Latens CARinggold Telephone Company is using a conditional access platform from Latens Systems to protect its IP-based broadcast and on-demand video services. Georgia-based Ringgold is offering VOD via C-COR Inc. servers and backoffice software and has tapped TVN Entertainment to aggregate on-demand content. Minerva, meanwhile, is supplying its iTV Manager system. "The seamless implementation of Latens FCAS by TVN's VOD affiliates, such as Ringgold Telephone, ensures that they will continue acquiring premium content from TVN, and that our content will be secure," said TVN CTO Dom Stasi, in a statement. * 8x8, Legerity turn up turnkey, phone-ready PC platform 8x8 Inc. has partnered with chip maker Legerity Inc. to provide a turnkey, phone-ready PC solution for PC OEMs. The product enables PC vendors to bundle Packet8 voice and video Internet phone services with new platforms that offer simplified VoIP communications and enhanced audio and video collaboration. The Phone-Ready PC simplifies deployment of VoIP services, the partners said, by allowing customers to plug their existing analog phone into a pre-configured PC and immediately begin using an Internet phone service. The 8x8/Legerity turnkey solution incorporates Packet8 VoIP service with a Legerity PCI PhonePort adapter card and Packet8 Softalk, a SIP softphone developed in conjunction with CounterPath Solutions Inc. for use with the Packet8 residential, video and Virtual Office Internet phone services. * Sonus Networks and IP Unity partnerSonus Networks Inc. and IP Unity announced a collaboration that has resulted in a set of services that rely on the interoperability of their product lines. Customers will be able to combine Sonus' Certified Consumer Voice over Broadband (c-VoBB) system with applications from IP Unity, such as Mereon Unified Messaging, Mereon Conferencing, Collaboration, Find me-Follow me, Mereon Color Ringback Tone, and Mereon Video Messaging. Sonus said my people LLC, a new provider of residential VoBB, is one of the first service providers to roll out the Sonus certified c-VoBB solution with IP Unity applications. * Camiant Policy Controller enables IMS migration Camiant Inc. announced its Broadband Policy Controller supports IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-based applications across broadband networks. Policy control is a key component of IMS and provides the quality of service (QoS) and charging capabilities for next-generation networks. Camiant's policy solution enables service providers to deploy non-IMS to fully-compliant IMS applications. IMS provides a business framework for service convergence while also enabling operators to support a myriad of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based services including fixed-mobile convergence. Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and other enhanced multimedia applications are driving the need for a policy platform that can ensure that services behave as desired, increasing subscriber satisfaction and guaranteeing superior customer experiences, the company said.