SMC offers SIP-based products for VoIP

VoIP
SMC offers products for VoIP transition
SMC Networks announced that its portfolio of IP telephony solutions for the office and the road VoIP will be available in February. The company’s SIP-based IP-PBX (SMCPBX10), desktop phones (SMCDSP-200/205) and the ultra-portable 802.11g wireless SIP phone (SMCWSP-100) will be available to make the transition to VoIP practical. SMC is introducing the SMCPBX10 SIP-based IP-PBX at an MSRP of US$2199.99; the SMCDSP-200 desktop PoE phone at US$159.99; the SMCDSP-205 desktop phone at US$139.99 and the SMCWSP-100 802.11g wireless SIP phone at US$229.99.

The company’s SMCPBX10 IP-PBX bridges the gap between the telephony network and the data network for small-to-medium businesses (SMB). An embedded private branch exchange device that communicates with client stations via SIP, the SMC IP-PBX works with various IP phones (desktop, Wi-Fi, DECT), voice-over-IP (VoIP) gateways and analog telephone adapters to route calls among client phones, analog phones and the PSTN network. Additional voice features such as conferencing, auto attendant and voicemail are enabled to phones.

Each desktop phone has two 100base-T Ethernet ports on the back: one for the LAN connection and one for a local PC. When a PC is connected, the NAT-enabled phone provides the IP address via its built-in DHCP server. Both SMC Desktop SIP phones support calling features, including call forwarding, 3-way calling, call hold, call waiting, call transfer and speakerphone. The SMCDSP-200 even incorporates PoE to eliminate the need for local AC power.

The SMCWSP-100 is based on the 802.11b/g standard, so is compatible with almost all standard Wi-Fi access points or wireless routers on the market. In addition, the SMCWSP-100 has a 1.8 CSTN LCD with 65K colors and supports the latest encryption standards to protect calls and increase privacy. SMC’s SIP Wi-Fi Phone gives users access to both PSTN and VoIP networks (a SIP account with the relevant service is required). Once configured, users will not have to remember the SSID or security of each AP as the SMCWSP-100 can store this information and will connect automatically to your preferred wireless networks at startup.

Available in February, the SMCPBX10 SIP-based IP-PBX is priced at US$2199.99 MSRP; the SMCDSP-200 desktop phone is US$159.99 MSRP; the SMCDSP-205 desktop phone is US$139.99 MSRP and the SMCWSP-100 802.11g wireless SIP phone is US$229.99 MSRP.

E-Business
Adobe ships Flex Builder for Macintosh platform
Adobe Systems announced the delivery of Adobe Flex Builder 2 for Macintosh, a toolset for designing and deploying a class of Internet applications.

With the free licence version of the Flex 2 SDK, developers can build and deploy Internet applications with no software licensing costs. Flex Builder 2, an Eclipse based integrated development environment(IDE), combines ActionScript and MXML editors, a visual UI designer, and integrated debugging, to help developers build applications faster.

Pricing and Availability
Flex Builder 2 for the Macintosh and the Flex Builder 2 Eclipse Plug-in for the Macintosh are publicly available for trial and purchase at www.adobe.com/flex. The Mac OS X version of Flex is a Universal Binary that will install on Intel and PowerPC based Macintosh systems. In addition to the Flex Builder for the Macintosh offering, Adobe is also making available updates to the Windows version of Flex Builder 2, and the Windows and Linux version of the Flex 2 SDK and Flex Data Services 2. Customers can download these free updates from the Adobe Flex support centre (www.adobe.com/support/flex).

The Adobe Flex 2 SDK, which includes the Flex framework and command line compiler, is available free of charge. Adobe Flex Builder 2 is available for an estimated street price of US$499. Adobe Flex Builder 2 with Charting is available for an estimated street price of US$749. Volume discounts and custom pricing structures for ISV/OEM customers also are available.

Data Management

SDSI announces UnForm version 7.0

Synergetic Data Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of UnForm version 7.0, the release of its smart laser forms and document delivery software tool.

UnForm is a platform-independent, client-server software tool for UNIX, Linux and Windows. It allows value-added-resellers, software developers and integrators to incorporate forms and document management features into existing mainline business software applications without programming and modifications to software code.

In addition to the archiving and image manager components, which are offered as options to the base UnForm software licence, version 7.0 has a number of other features and enhancements to the base software.

  • Postscript printer compatibility
  • Windows Support Server component for enhanced platform inter-operability, such as graphic image conversion, access to the free MSFAX faxing engine and ODBC connectivity support
  • Images command and pdf-to-image function for attaching graphic images to source documents
  • Get-file functions for streamlining the retrieval of text data from outside of job print-streams
  • Print-stream page array handling functions

SDSI markets UnForm and other software tools through an international network of resellers, developers and integrators. Other SDSI products include the General report writer, sdOffice, dServe and MAILCALL. Visit SDSI’s website at http://www.synergetic-data.com for more information about UnForm, other SDSI products and marketing programs.

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