White Pine Announces CU-SeeMe Web White Pine Software has announced CU-SeeMe Web, the latest in a series of offerings from White Pine to improve Internet communications. CU-SeeMe Web is a technology that enables live audio, video, and text chat to be embedded in a standard Web browser. CU-SeeMe Web offers new possibilities for Internet applications, enabling on-demand Visual Instant Messaging; Web-based videochat; live interactive Web events; and face-to-face, on-line call centers for e-commerce and support services.With CU-SeeMe Web, Internet portals and Web sites can customize their Web pages with new interactive features that will attract more visitors to their sites and keep them there for longer periods of time. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Applications Service Providers (ASPs) can offer an unprecedented range of value-added services to their business and consumer customers. E-commerce sites can offer live, personalized assistance to buyers while they are in the process of shopping online.CU-SeeMe Web gives Internet Web sites a new set of tools to grow membership, create online communications, increase revenue streams, and offer services that have not previously been available. "As portal sites deploy CU-SeeMe Web to enhance the communications capabilities of their sites, consumers will adopt visual communications on the Internet as an accepted medium. This will accelerate all forms of visual communications as mainstream Internet applications," said Killko Caballero, president and CEO of White Pine Software.
Lucent, CopperCom Sign Agreement For Voice Over DSL Equipment Lucent Technologies and CopperCom have announced an OEM agreement under which Lucent will resell CopperCom's CopperComplete DSL family of products. CopperCom's CopperComplete DSL product line includes the CopperCom MXR, an integrated access device for the customer premises, and the CopperCom Gateway, a voice gateway which is located between the DSL access concentrator or DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) and a Class 5 Switch, such as Lucent's 5ESS Switch.These products will interoperate with Lucent's AnyMedia Access System, as well as the recently launched, next- generation Stinger DSL access concentrator, to create complete solutions for voice over DSL applications. The combined Lucent and CopperCom voice over DSL solution is targeted toward incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) worldwide. The solution will be generally available in November for North America and internationally early next year.For customers with existing packet-based networks, Lucent announced voice over DSL capabilities with the PathStar Access Server - in combination with DSLAMs and packet-based integrated access devices - earlier this year.
Nortel Delivers IP-Enabled Communications Solution Nortel announced the commercial availability of Enterprise Edge, an IP-enabled unified communications platform that integrates voice and data functionality into a single system for small and medium businesses and branch offices. Enterprise Edge offers customers a variety of implementation choices including IP and PSTN flexibility, enabling companies to choose packet switching, circuit switching, or both for voice and data communications.Other features include a selection of desktop communication options such as Norstar digital telephones and Internet telephones, and a complement of preinstalled software applications optimized for Microsoft Windows NT server platforms that can be enabled with a key code purchase. To ensure telephone reliability, Enterprise Edge call processing operates independently from the embedded Microsoft Windows NT operating system, offering customers uninterrupted voice service in the event of server restarts or outages. Other features include the ability to connect externally to multiple locations over the Internet or any managed IP network, as well as communications tools such as voice mail, unified messaging, and attendant console.