NET acquires SmartSIP

This is great news – NET are a strong UC voice partner, and SmartSIP will give them advanced capabilities like registering SIP phones to OCS.   FREMONT, CA–(Marketwire – February 4, 2010) – Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK), a leader in network and voice-over-IP solutions, and Evangelyze Communications ("EC"), a Microsoft Unified Communications…

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Cisco UC v4/5/6 supported for Direct-SIP with OCS R2

The UC Open Interoperability Program has been updated and Cisco Unified Communications Manager (aka Call Manager) versions 4, 5 & 6 are now supported for Direct-SIP connectivity with OCS R2. This means that back-end integration can be configured between Cisco UC and OCS without the need for a gateway, and without requiring multiple client applications…

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Integrating Telephony with OCS R2

Updated for OCS 2007 R2, this white paper covers everything you want to know about Voice Interoperability with OCS.  Topics include Media Gateways, IP-PBXs, SIP Trunking, PBX integration Scenarios, Standards Compliance, Integration Features and Migration Strategies. Download it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8CDE0C3A-042E-445B-A514-2D12ED5B2AC2&displaylang=en

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Direct SIP connectivity with OCS and Cisco UCM v4.2, 5.1 and 6.1

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (aka CallManager) version 4.2, 5.1 and 6.1 (specific version/release below) is now certified for Direct SIP connectivity with Office Communications Server.  Direct SIP allows connectivity between the OCS mediation server and the Cisco IP-PBX without the need for a gateway, meaning that Office Communicator users can be enabled for Enterprise Voice…

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Is that an analog PABX in your pocket?

Sure is!  (but I am also happy to see you)  This beast was recently purchased on eBay and is currently sitting in Microsoft’s Melbourne office.   I love seeing the old 1950s phone next to the Communicator Phone Editions (aka Tanjay).  In UNC314 we will get these talking to each other. Brendan Carius and Steve…

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Office Communications Server 2007 VoIP Test Set

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 VoIP Test Set enables you to simulate a SIP endpoint to test connectivity. VoIP Test Set for Office Communications Server 2007 supports emulation of a SIP endpoint to test connectivity. Emulation options include the following: Client emulation – To emulate a Microsoft Office Communicator client, you specify a SIP-enabled user…

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OCS shines with Office Communicator 2007 front end and Exchange 2007

A great review of OCS is available Network World… Microsoft is getting ready to make a big splash into the VoIP pool with its OCS 2007, expected to ship this summer. When OCS’s software-based VoIP engine is coupled with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 client software, users have access to IP telephony, instant messaging and presence…

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Speech codec in OCS 2007

One of the huge improvements we’re making in Office Communications Server 2007 is in the area of speech quality and Quality of Experience in VoIP phonecalls. We have a document available for download with an overview of our RTAudio advanced VoIP codec, which has the ability to dynamically adjust to network conditions such as latency, packet…

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