VocalTec and Cisco to Deliver Hybrid End-to-End IP Telephony Solutions to Service Provider and Carrier Markets.SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
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Partners Sign Joint Development, Marketing & Sales Agreement
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CSCO Chief Supply Chain Officer ) and VocalTec Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: VOCL VOCL Vault Online Career Library ) today announced a joint development, marketing and sales agreement to deliver Internet protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. (IP) telephony solutions to Internet service providers Internet service provider (ISP)
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"This agreement puts both companies in a unique position for offering scaleable, manageable, and flexible end-to-end solutions for customers seeking innovative new services over cost-effective networks," said Mark Winther, group vice president of Worldwide Telecom for IDC. "It combines the best of both worlds by bringing together Cisco's experience as a leading manufacturer of data networking and voice gateway equipment and VocalTec's strong reputation as a software provider and focused research and development in the area of voice services."
"The VocalTec and Cisco agreement is a very positive development," said Thierry Gaillet, marketing director of Value Added Value Added
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This can either increase the products price or value. IP Services at France Telecom. "These technology leaders understand the importance of open standards Specifications for hardware and software that are developed by a standards organization or a consortium involved in supporting a standard. Available to the public for developing compliant products, open standards imply "open systems;" that an existing component in a system can be replaced to the communications industry communications industry, broadly defined, the business of conveying information. Although communication by means of symbols and gestures dates to the beginning of human history, the term generally refers to mass communications. . For widescale adoption of VoIP, interoperability has to be a guarantee, not an option. As a carrier, we need standard and open platforms to design new and innovative multimedia solutions for our business customers."
The agreement capitalizes on the Cisco Open Packet Telephony Synonymous with IP telephony and voice over IP (VoIP), in which a digital voice stream is broken up into small chunks (packets) and transmitted over a packet-switched network. See IP telephony and packet switching. framework for voice services over a data infrastructure and VocalTec's strength as an innovative, fast-moving developer of IP voice services and enhanced solutions such as the VocalTec Gatekeeper(TM). Joint development will be facilitated through the organizations' proven commitment to open standards solutions. Each will be able to promote the other's products via the Cisco New World Ecosystem program and through VocalTec's sales/marketing channels. VocalTec will also become a global reseller and integrator of Cisco's VoIP and data communications equipment See DCE.
Data Communications Equipment - Data Communication Equipment , utilizing its expertise in VoIP network design, customization and deployment to create full turnkey solutions.
"Our existing relationship with VocalTec has been very successful; we're pleased to extend and expand it," said Alistair Woodman, director of marketing for Packet Telephony at Cisco Systems. "By making it easier to buy our joint solutions through VocalTec and by working together to provide robust, enhanced services we continue to move quickly to meet customers needs for true end-to-end IP telephony services."
"This relationship continues to evolve, enabling our companies to collectively provide greater value to customers, while moving the entire industry forward," said Dr. Elon Ganor, chairman of VocalTec Communications. "Already, our joint marketing and sales activities are being greeted very enthusiastically. And by working closely on projects, we are setting the stage for new introductions and even greater future success."
Cisco and VocalTec have been working together since both were founding members of the VoIP Forum. VocalTec and Cisco previously announced interoperability between their IP telephony solutions based on the International Telecommunications Union See ITU.
(body, standard) International Telecommunications Union - (ITU) ITU-T, the telecommunication standardisation sector of ITU, is responsible for making technical recommendations about telephone and data (including fax) communications systems for PTTs and suppliers. (ITU (International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, www.itu.ch) A telecommunications standards body that is under the auspices of the United Nations. Comprising more than 185 member countries, the ITU sets standards for global telecom networks. ) H.323 standard. During the initial phase, the companies developed interoperability between the VocalTec Gatekeeper and Cisco voice-enabled gateways. Now underway, the second phase will introduce further interoperability to expedite the acceptance and deployment of new and enhanced services. Interoperable solutions for pre-paid phone-to phone service and additional applications will be made available in the fourth quarter of 1999.
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About VocalTec Communications
VocalTec (Nasdaq: VOCL) develops and markets award-winning software enabling voice, fax and multimedia communications over packetized networks including private networks and the public Internet. VocalTec pioneered the commercial IP (Internet protocol) telephony industry in 1995 with the first commercial solution. Since, VocalTec has built one of the largest research and development teams dedicated to IP telephony; created one of the largest footprints of users in the carrier and consumer markets; played a leading role in developing industry standards. VocalTec's technical expertise continues to drive the industry forward with end-to-end, standards-compliant solutions for global multi-service deployments for all classes of carriers. For further information, visit VocalTec at http://www.vocaltec.com.
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