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Avaya Selects Broadcom’s VoIP Chips to Power IP Deskphones

Enterprise telecom equipment maker, Avaya, has decided to use Broadcom’s VoIP chips in two of its award-winning lines of one-X Deskphone IP telephones.

Avaya’s 9600-series one-X Deskphones will leverage Broadcom’s most advanced VoIP solutions to deliver full-featured IP phones for enterprise customers, while the company’s 1600-series models will utilize a lower-end Broadcom VoIP solution to deliver cost-efficient IP communications functionality and satisfy a variety of business needs.

“Broadcom’s expansive VoIP portfolio and unique integration capabilities helped us to quickly build an entire line of IP phones for a variety of enterprise and small business customers,” commented the director of Avaya’s Communications Appliances Division, Paul Weismantel. “As more small businesses transition to IP telephony and their larger companies deploy Gigabit IP networks, our Avaya one-X Deskphone line will serve the broad needs of each of these growing markets.”

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December 12, 2007 Posted by | Telephone, VoIP | , , | Leave a comment

Customers Show Interest in PC-Home Theater Convergence

A growing number of consumers are interested in accessing PC and broadband internet content from their home theater systems, according NPD Group’s recent Connected Home Theater study.

17% of survey respondents expressed interest in accessing their PC hard drives from a home entertainment system. This included 25% of users who already have a home broadband network up and running.

19% of respondents, meanwhile, said that they would like to access the internet from their TVs.

“[Faster] Internet access, new content sources, and the evolution of the PC as a multimedia repository promise to change the features and functionality of devices in the home entertainment center,” explained NPD Group’s director of industry analysis, Ross Rubin. “This in turn will lead to new opportunities and challenges for manufacturers, as well as more choices, and possibly greater confusion, for consumers.”

December 11, 2007 Posted by | Internet, Telecom Services, Television | , , , , , | Leave a comment