Alcatel-Lucent’s Newest Releases brought on

There’s a new solution from Alcatel-Lucent, apparently. The 7705 SAR - Fixed Form Factor offers more bandwidth and scalability at a lower operational cost.

According to Alcatel-Lucent:

This innovative solution reinforces Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Evolution Transport Architecture (META) as the industry’s most comprehensive and cost-effective architecture for evolving mobile networks to all-IP. The 7705 SAR-F enhances a fully managed, complete end-to-end solution for carriers moving from TDM/PDH transport for mobile backhaul to Carrier Ethernet and IP/MPLS networks. New features and functionality of the single-rack unit 7705 SAR-F include: cost-effective scaling, resiliency/redundancy covering synchronization, uplinks and power feeds as well as extreme temperature hardened characteristics (-40degrees C to +65 degrees C).

“The one unit aggregation router product category is an important one for many 3G and 4G operators looking to migrate to IP backhaul,” said Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading. “It enables the cost and performance benefits of IP to be extended out from the core of the network all the way to the cell site.”

The company also released version 1.1 of its 7705 SAR family software today.

“As mobile operators look beyond 3G to long-term evolution (LTE) their networks will move to all-IP for its operational and cost efficiencies. To enable this Alcatel-Lucent is delivering the industry’s most comprehensive and integrated mobile solution, from the IP backbone through to the cell tower,” said Basil Alwan, president of Alcatel-Lucent IP activities. “The introduction of the new 7705 SAR-F and enhancements to our SAR family demonstrate our commitment to continuous innovation and technological leadership in the IP/MPLS market for mobile service providers.”

3CX and Bring PBX Integration to Email Management

London, UK – 17 September, 2008 – 3CX and Deerfield announce the availability of an integrated call and email handling system that improves customer relations and customer handling efficiency with the release of VisNetic MailFlow version 3.8.

“3CX is designed for and used by businesses that require a high level of functionality and reliability in a phone system, but are also knowledgeable and budget conscious enough to avoid high overhead or administrative phone system costs,” said Nick Galea, CEO of 3CX. “Similarly, VisNetic MailFlow is an email management application offered by [3CX North American Distributors] that provides all of the necessary tools to ensure a high level of email customer service, but is also reasonably priced and easy to administer. The integration of these products provides companies with an advanced and affordable integrated communication system that can manage and track all of an organizations’ email and telephony traffic.”

The integration also illustrates how a PBX, when running on Windows, can integrate seamlessly with other Windows Business Applications, allowing companies to make the PBX work harder and deliver considerable productivity gains.

VisNetic MailFlow is an email customer service solution for Windows used by thousands of organizations that provides: email routing and tracking, reporting, standard responses, a global contact database, customer email history tracking, and much more. 3CX Phone System for Windows is a multi award-winning software-based IP PBX that replaces traditional proprietary hardware PBX. It is based on the SIP standard, and therefore interoperates with most popular SIP phones, VoIP Gateways and VoIP providers.

VisNetic MailFlow 3.8 is a momentous release for both VisNetic MailFlow and 3CX customers, as the combination of the two products gives them an end to end customer service solution,” said Mike Deerfield, CEO of - developers of VisNetic MailFlow. “Features like click to call, telephone conversation time stamps and call notes allow MailFlow customers to easily call their contacts within MailFlow and record – and refer back to – their telephone conversations, while 3CX users not currently employing an email management solution will benefit greatly from MailFlow features such as: automatic email routing, shared email queues, standard responses and reporting. also fully supports both products and can provide all of the necessary assistance to ensure a smooth installation.”

About 3CX and 3CX Phone System for Windows

3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, USA, Australia and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team. 3CX Phone System for Windows is an award-winning software-based IP PBX that replaces a traditional proprietary hardware PBX. It is entirely SIP standard based, and therefore interoperates with leading SIP phones, VoIP Gateways and VoIP providers. 3CX’s IP PBX has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has been developed specifically for the SMB market with a full set of features that make it simple to install and manage. For more information on 3CX and 3CX Phone System for Windows visit

About VisNetic MailFlow

VisNetic MailFlow is an email management solution designed for businesses who wish to improve their level of email customer service and business intelligence. VisNetic MailFlow combines excellent affordability with super-fast deployment capability and extremely low management burden to offer an incredibly compelling value. First released in 2002, making is one of the most mature email management applications. Today, VisNetic MailFlow is used by over 22,000 agents worldwide – a sampling of which include John Hopkins Medicine, Boston Globe, Blue Nile, Gold Medal Travel Group, Guess Inc. and Lowrance Electronics. Flexible licensing terms includes a 30-day “try before you buy” download and free technical support.

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Some New Versions of Asterisk PBX and DAHDI on the market

The Asterisk development team is pleased to announce new releases of Asterisk and DAHDI.

For more information on the reasoning behind the transition to DAHDI, please see the following post:

The list of packages released today includes:

dahdi-linux 2.0.0-rc4
dahdi-linux-complete 2.0.0-rc4+2.0.0-rc2
asterisk 1.4.22-rc4
asterisk 1.6.0-rc5