Woodwind Partners with TollBridge to Advance Voice-Over-DSL Interoperability.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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Woodwind Joins TollBridge's Voice of Broadband Alliance
to Provide Toll-Quality Multiline Voice-Over-DSL
Solutions to Small Business
Woodwind Communications Systems In telecommunication, a communications system is a collection of individual communications networks, transmission systems, relay stations, tributary stations, and data terminal equipment (DTE) usually capable of interconnection and interoperation to form an integrated whole. , Inc., the leading provider of Service Intelligent network access equipment for service carriers and emerging service providers, and TollBridge Technologies, a leading developer of high-quality voice-over-broadband solutions for a new generation of carriers, today announced that they have expanded their partnership to provide end-to-end voice over DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary solutions.
Woodwind is joining with other leading manufacturers in TollBridge's Voice of Broadband Alliance, a leadership initiative designed to accelerate large-scale deployments by promoting interoperability and standardization among broadband equipment vendors.
Jerry Shipley, director of Marketing at Woodwind Communications Systems stated, "Our alliance with TollBridge is an important part of Woodwind's interoperability strategy. This relationship offers immediate benefits to the small business and remote office market, providing data and toll-quality voice services in an economical fashion. Woodwind's Integrated Access Gateway family of products and full interoperability with Tollbridge allow customers to improve their ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). for telecommunications services In telecommunication, the term telecommunications service has the following meanings:
1. Any service provided by a telecommunication provider.
2. through the cost-effective implementation of Voice-over-DSL."
"Carriers need the cooperation of multiple vendors to offer voice over broadband services See broadband and broadband service provider. for an end-to-end solution (jargon) end-to-end solution - (E2ES) A term that suggests that the supplier of an application program or system will provide all the hardware and/or software components and resouces to meet the customer's requirement and no other supplier need be involved.
Compare: turn-key solution. ," said Agnes Imregh, vice president of marketing for TollBridge Technologies. "Standards, interoperability testing, and a commitment to making systems work together in mass deployment are essential to attain the hypergrowth for voice services that translates into profits for next generation carriers."
About Voice of Broadband Alliance
TollBridge has spearheaded the alliance program to accelerate large-scale deployments by next generation carriers: competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), interexchange carriers See IXC. (IXCs), ISPs, MSOs, and cable operators. Alliance partners include the leading providers of DSL, cable and wireless access equipment, integrated access devices An IAD is a customer premises device that provides access to wide area networks and the Internet. Specifically, it aggregates multiple channels of information including voice and data across a single shared access link to a carrier or service provider PoP (Point of Presence). (IADs), integrated communications platforms (ICPs), semiconductor solutions, and next generation switching and services software platforms. To encourage this interoperability effort, TollBridge has launched three groundbreaking initiatives:
-- Open Source Code Licensing for CPE Design TollBridge is making available a GNU GPL (General Public License) version of its DSL Forum-compliant IAD protocol. The code will be available from the TollBridge website to facilitate rapid partner development and break down barriers to interoperability. -- Interoperability Lab At its headquarters in Santa Clara TollBridge is hosting an interoperability lab specifically for Voice of Broadband Alliance partners to ensure product interoperability. Products passing all tests receive Powered by TollBridge certification and associated logo for display in marketing materials. -- Joint Standards Promotion TollBridge is committed to an open standards environment for voice over broadband equipment providers. TollBridge is investing resources to jointly fund standards promotion and interoperability activities, as well as providing partners with promotional space and equipment at industry events.
About Woodwind Communications
Based in the Greater Washington Technology Corridor, Woodwind Communications Systems is a venture funded network access company dedicated to solving the economic and technical challenges of service providers integrating voice, Internet and data services for the small business and remote office marketplace. Woodwind's family of Integrated Access Gateways offers a low cost yet powerful network edge solution for Voice over DSL, as well as a future-proof solution for service providers in need of offering multiservice access from the small business and remote office.
Woodwind's unprecedented deployment ease and superior ability to interoperate with multiple vendor equipment (DSLAMs, Voice Gateways, ATM switches) and multiple infrastructure technologies (ATM, Frame Relay A high-speed packet switching protocol used in wide area networks (WANs). Providing a granular service of up to DS3 speed (45 Mbps), it has become popular for LAN to LAN connections across remote distances, and services are offered by most major carriers. , IP) protect the service provider from technology obsolescence ob·so·les·cent
1. Being in the process of passing out of use or usefulness; becoming obsolete.
2. Biology Gradually disappearing; imperfectly or only slightly developed. while maximizing their access to the broadest possible market. Woodwind's innovative service delivery architecture distributes functionality from the Central Office to the edge of the network, providing new revenue generation capabilities and better utilizing network resources. Additional information on Woodwind Communications is available at http://www.wcsinc.com.
About TollBridge Technologies
Founded in March 1998 and located in Santa Clara, TollBridge Technologies is the leading developer of IP-based multiline voice solutions targeted at Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs). The company's solutions change the economics of delivering voice services to small business customers by allowing voice CLECs that own Class 5 switches to use broadband access See broadband and wireless broadband. technologies, such as DSL, to bypass the incumbent local exchange carrier ILEC, short for incumbent local exchange carrier, is a local telephone company in the United States that was in existence at the time of the break up of AT&T into the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) also known as the "Baby Bells". (ILEC (Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier) A traditional local telephone company such as one of the Regional Bell companies (RBOCs). Contrast with CLEC. See ELEC and TELRIC. ) and deliver toll-quality voice and integrated data services. For more information about TollBridge Technologies, visit the company's Web site at www.tollbridgetech.com or contact Rich Farana 408/585-2100.