AT&T Names Winner of Second Fast Pitch Competition at IoT Evolution Expo

Competition drives innovation, I’m told, and it’s certainly proved to be the truth at the second annual Fast Pitch by AT&T competition, held this week at IoT Evolution Expo, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The winner of the $10,000 grand prize was Pix Controller, a company with an innovative energy IoT solution.

There were 10 finalists selected for the final live pitch session from more than 60 who initially auditioned. The finalists each did a three-minute live pitch for their IoT solution, and the three AT&T executives from the company’s IoT division evaluated each before selecting a winner.

The winner of the $10,000 grand prize was announced on August 19 in the keynote theatre. Another of the finalists will win the People’s Choice award, to be selected via voting online, and announced soon.

Bill Powers, CEO, Pix Controller, did the final winning pitch. He outlined the huge problem his company is confronting: global methane emissions. The solution is called the “Remote Monitor CH4” and it is a real-time, continuous methane gas monitor, designed to identify gas leaks throughout the pipeline and energy supply chain, especially in no power, no Internet remote deployments. The system sends real-time alerts to a cloud-based analytics dashboard, helping supply companies avoid leaks (and therefore losses) and prevent this valuable and dangerous greenhouse gas from escaping into the atmosphere.  It is self-installable, runs on solar power and is satellite and cellular connective. And it only costs about $2,500 per unit. And now is 10 grand richer than it was yesterday.

The other nine competitors were:

TygaTrax Systems, a mobile RFID package tracking system;

Your IoE(yiofe), a cloud-based connectivity platform;

Trip Dots, a mileage tracking app for expense reporting;

Zillionsource, a global shipping container monitoring solution;

Accelerated and its cloud-based solution to prevent DDOS problems in disaster situations;

Able Device, a smart SIM that controls software for better command and security;

SS7Ware presented a connectivity base station;

John OS Project is a universal translator between devices, platforms and end executions;

and WiseWear is trying to bring some style to the wearables markets.

Mobeen Khan, director of mobility marketing at AT&T said that, in addition to working with winner Pix Controller, the company has also set up meetings with several other finalists for further discussion of how they can partner with AT&T.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Sikorsky Explains How It’s Leveraging Connected Technology

By Paula Bernier August 19, 2015

When you think about flying objects and the IoT movement, thoughts tend to turn toward the rise of drones. But Sikorsky Aircraft is leveraging connected technology to make its helicopters more cost-efficient, effective, and safer.

In his keynote speech yesterday at IoT Evolution Expo, the company’s Simon Gharibian explained how ­– and he put out a request to the industry for rugged wireless sensors and for great news ideas.

Sikorsky is the company behind the popular Black Hawk helicopter, but it offers an array of models.

Whatever the model or supplier, Gharibian said all helicopters are slow, expensive, and high risk to operate relative to jets. Helicopters are three times more expensive to operate than jets, and 11 times more likely to get into accidents – in part because they are frequently used in high-risk endeavors such as search and rescue. He also mentioned that helicopters are vibration machines, which wears out their parts, their pilots, and passengers.

The company is working to improve the situation relating to all of the above, but it’s particularly focused on three areas of innovation, which include speed, autonomy, and intelligence (Gharibian’s area of work). Sikorsky has a new Raider helicopter that is 70 percent faster than the average helicopter. It’s working on automating more of the maneuvers of its craft. And its efforts related to intelligence involve leveraging sensors and the data coming off of them to present pilots with key data via an iPad application rather than on paper for ease of use.

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He also talked about how technology can be used to figure out when is the optimal time – in terms of both safety and cost – to replace parts on a particular craft.

Sikorsky recently launched what it calls The Entrepreneurial Challenge, for which there is a $25,000 cash prize. He invited the IoT Evolution Expo audience to show the company what they have to offer to enable it to further improve its business.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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KORE Receives 2015 IoT Evolution Expo Battle of the Platforms Award

KORE PRiSMPro Recognized for “Best Implementation Support”

ALPHARETTA, GA.—August 19, 2015—KORE, the world’s largest managed wireless network services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced that it has received a 2015 IoT Evolution Expo Battle of the Platforms Award from TMC and Crossfire Media. The winner of the “Best Implementation Support” category, the KORE PRiSMProTM Management Platform was recognized as a key technical piece driving M2M industry growth and proliferation of the Internet of Things.      

KORE PRiSMPro empowers customers with comprehensive control and management of their M2M solutions, devices and network usage, along with cohesive billing and reporting tools. The platform combines domestic and international network services solutions, customizable tracking of devices, and consolidation of all reporting, billing, network management and provisioning into one program along with several other vital customer features, such as threshold monitoring, cost allocation and automated alerts. In addition, PRiSMPro provides a single management and billing interface for KORE Global Connect, which provides ubiquitous M2M coverage for cross-border, regional and global M2M solutions.

“On behalf of Crossfire Media and TMC, I am very pleased to recognize the innovation demonstrated by KORE at the 2015 IoT Evolution Expo Battle of the Platforms,” said Carl Ford, CEO and co-founder, Crossfire Media. “Platforms like PRiSMPro are transforming the way customers are able to interact with their M2M and IoT deployments. KORE is always pushing the boundaries and working to provide next-level service and solutions for its customers.”

KORE PRiSMPro continues to be recognized as a leading M2M management platform. This is the second year in a row PRiSMPro has won a Battle of the Platforms award. Moreover, PRiSMPro was honored earlier this year with the M2M Evolution IoT Excellence Award.

“We are thrilled that PRiSMPro continues to get the market recognition it deserves,” said Alex Brisbourne, CEO, KORE. “We strive to provide our customers with easy-to-use tools to help them manage, monitor and control their M2M and IoT deployments across borders. PRiSMPro keys our ability to keep connectivity seamless and we are extremely proud to be honored by TMC and Crossfire Media with this award.”

About Crossfire Media
Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. IoTevolutionworld is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit - The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo III; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo II, WebRTC Conference & Expo IV; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

About KORE

KORE is the world’s largest managed communications solutions provider specializing in Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) markets. Providing unified control and management for cellular and satellite network service delivery in more than 180 countries worldwide, KORE empowers its application, hardware and wireless operator partners to efficiently deliver M2M solutions for connected devices across the globe. M2M applications in industries as diverse as healthcare, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction processing and fleet management rely on the KORE network to deliver operational efficiencies and cost-savings. KORE offers a range of technologies — including GSM, HSPA, CDMA EV-DO and LTE, as well as satellite services — that ensure the greatest possible reliability and coverage. Through its strategic growth plan, including the recent acquisition of RacoWireless, KORE is primed to deliver an unprecedented portfolio of connected technology, location-aware solutions and management tools in a way that has never before been experienced in the industry.

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Rob Skinner or Maggie Fairchild       

MSLGROUP Boston

(781) 684-0770

KORE@mslgroup.com  

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AT&T Looms Large at IoT Expo Evolution

AT&T remains one of the key movers and shakers in the Internet of Things space, and at IoT Evolution Expo this week it again sponsored the Fast Pitch event, provided a keynote speaker, and was talking about a couple of new tools it offers to make IoT application development easier.

Fast Pitch is a Shark Tank-style event at which a field of applicants is given just a few minutes to describe their IoT ideas or products to a panel of judges, who then select the winning presentation. Nikki Cuban, director of product marketing for M2M at AT&T, today presented Fast Pitch winner Bill Powers – who pitched a solution related to the oil and gas vertical – with a check for $10,000.

There will also be an AT&T Fast Pitch People’s Choice winner. The company captured the pitches on video, and they’ll be available for viewing – and to vote on – starting tomorrow. Interested parties can view and vote online through Aug. 27. The winner of the People’s Choice competition will receive $5,000.

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Michael Troiano, vice president of Industrial IoT Solutions at AT&T Business Solutions, in his IoT Evolution Expo keynote last night invited the audience to the Fast Pitch event that followed. He also talked and ran a video about how AT&T is building IoT solutions in every industry. That includes everything from intelligently connecting everyday items like coffee makers to offering connectivity and other offerings in the areas of connected car, cargo monitoring, and health care.

“Everything in the video is real,” he said.

AT&T added 1 million connected vehicles to its network in the second quarter, he said.

IoT’s prospects for the future are bright, he said, adding that 61 percent of businesses are already planning for the Internet of Things – with higher-level people at those organizations now being part of the discussion. Meanwhile, 69 percent of developers surveyed are planning to deploy IoT solutions globally, he said.

While most people think cellular connectivity when they think IoT, Troiano pointed out that IoT solutions may rely on any combination of cellular, satellite, and wireline.

The U.S. alarm industry was an early IoT customer of AT&T’s, he said. Today the company has three large alarm companies that are managing well over 1 million assets each, he said. Smarter cities is another area on which AT&T is focused, he said, mentioning how the move to LED lighting opens an array of new opportunities to leverage light post-based sensors and related gear for other applications. AT&T also offers solutions to help companies track assets while they are being transported. It’s even helping conserve precious resources such as water.

Also at IoT Evolution Expo this week, Mobeen Khan, AT&T’s AVP of Industrial IoT, sat down with us to talk about the company’s recently unveiled Flow Designer and M2X solutions. These offerings, which exist at the platform level, aim to make IoT application creation easier for developers.

Flow Designer helps developers to build flows – or, if-then scenarios, while M2X makes data collection (which can be a challenge in IoT given there is no standard OS) easier and more secure.

“The platform is becoming much much more important,” said Khan. “This idea of taking the friction out of building applications is resonating really well with our customers.” 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

Preventing Time Theft: Boosting Efficiency and Getting Better Results

August 19, 2015

Preventing Time Theft: Boosting Efficiency and Getting Better Results

By Steve Anderson, Contributing TMCnet Writer

Time theft is one of those phrases that almost sounds loaded from the get-go. It enrages managers, because it represents a failure of management to keep employees where said employees need to be as well as lost resources. Bringing allegations of time theft to employees offends the basic sense of honor, and can make everyone worse off. But time theft is a point that needs to be addressed to make the business everything it can be.

While there are some who will say that time theft extends to absolutely everything from coming back from lunch a few minutes late to checking a Facebook (News - Alert) page in the middle of a workday to even clocking in for an employee who isn't there, it's worth making some clear distinctions about what is and what isn't considered theft. Most often, issues of time theft are issues of minutes—a break counted as working time, a bit added to the end of a shift or at the beginning, or slipping out of the office to carry out some personal business. Few of these are a big problem done occasionally, but when added up over an entire office, or an entire industry, it can be huge: some estimates put time theft as representing $400 billion in lost productivity annually, so there's a clear reason to control such.

There are plenty of possibilities for facing down time theft, though, from the mild to the draconian. The traditional time clock is one option, but can be cheated. Biometric time clocks requiring a fingerprint or similar sample to ensure the person in question is actually checking in can be potentially representing a bigger expense to put in than would be saved preventing the time theft, not to mention unnerving to the employees.

A tool like Monet Live's Workforce Optimization in the Cloud, though, can be an excellent difference-splitter; discrepancies between hours declared and hours actually worked can be better measured, adherence to planned schedules can be properly tracked, and with tools like Monet Screen Capture, it can be easier to make sure that employees are working as opposed to anything else.

But even these must be executed carefully; if employees are treated like criminals, the ensuing response will likely not be positive. The biggest issue with time theft can be that it assumes guilt, and immediately puts the employee on the defensive to prove he or she is not actually a thief. When it comes to time, this is even worse; no one wants to accuse someone of clocking out late without need only to respond with the difficult to prove, like “what about that lunch hour I spent at my desk?”. Since productivity is the measure, it's also important to consider just what gets done; approaching a top performer about an extra six minutes one lunch break may seem like a way to address time theft, but it's also a good way to lose a top performer to the competition.

In the end, it's important to balance risk against return. Automated solutions can be a huge help in preventing many of the incidental time thefts that can occur, but going too far in pursuing pennies can result in bigger losses of dollars later.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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IoT Connectivity Solutions Week in Review: Stream, AT&T, Samsung

IoT Connectivity Solutions Week in Review: Stream, AT&T, Samsung

August 15, 2015

Here on IoT Connectivity Solutions, we are always trying to bring you the trends and forecasts that matter, while showing off awesome new products and connectivity tools.

This week, Stream Technologies announced the availability of its LoRaWAN LPWA connectivity, which is integrated into its award-winning IoT-X environment and delivered with IoT-Xlerate partners Kerlink, LinkLabs, MultiTech, and Semtech. This represents a fulfillment of Stream’s vision of heterogeneous IoT networks that offer connectivity options for all IoT use case requirements on one simple and easy-to-use platform.

NI, a provider of platform-based systems for solving engineering challenges, recently released the Wireless Test System (WTS), a solution that dramatically lowers the cost of high-volume wireless manufacturing testing. Thanks to this solution, although faced with the rising complexity of wireless tests, companies can reduce test costs and multiply throughput on the production floor.

Georgia Institute of Technology has recently established its own IoT think tank, with AT&T, Samsung and AirWatch by VMWare as founding sponsors. The brand new Center for the Development and Application of Internet-of-Things Technologies (CDAIT) at Georgia Tech says these founding member companies have joined to reflect their continuing commitment to the advancement of the transformational capabilities of the IoT. Together with Georgia Tech and GTRI, the founding members will closely monitor and actively participate in the expansion of the rapidly growing IoT.

Finally, we look at the IoT Evolution Expo, where two sessions by Ontegrity, a provider of remote monitoring with predictive analytics, site-management services, and power solutions will feature its president, Dr. Richard Scott, and will focus on connecting smart buildings.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and I’ll hopefully see some of you see you next week in Las Vegas. Thanks for reading IoT Connectivity Solutions. Remember: if you have questions, comments, input or abuse, please send it to our editorial director, Ken Briodagh at kbriodagh@tmcnet.com or on Twitter @KenBriodagh.

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Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Compass Intelligence, uSens, Smartwatches, Sensoria

Wearable Tech World Week in Review: Compass Intelligence, uSens, Smartwatches, Sensoria

In many ways, wearable technology is completely redefining how we view the concept of “technology.” For example, a shirt is technically a form of technology—granted a very ancient and simple one—but nobody refers to clothing as technology anymore, and yet, once upon a time, the T-shirt was cutting edge.

Well, it seems we’ve gone full circle. Now we have “smart” T-shirts. This represents one of several big announcements in the wearable tech space this week. Let’s review.

 The week kicked off with David Delony’s assessment of a recent study by Compass Intelligence regarding our use of wearable technology in the enterprise. It comes as no surprise that the use cases for wearable technology in the workplace are boundless; however, it’s important to look at the “why” and the “how” of the matter, which is exactly what we did, HERE.

Next up, uSens, a VR startup, made headlines with news that it may have just made a big breakthrough for VR technology. The company has announced two new features for their Impression Pi VR: 3D gesture recognition and something called “Super Reality.” Find out how these new features can dramatically increase the viability of VR in our full coverage, HERE.

Back to the books, another new study this week has shown a drop in traditional watch sales for the month of June. According to NPD Group—a jewelry industry research firm—sales of traditional watches in June totaled $375 million in the U.S., an 11 percent drop from June 2014 sales totals. So the question becomes, do smartwatches have something to do with this? Reporter Christopher Mohr thinks “yes.”

Last but not least, we’ve come full circle—both in the context of this article and in how we view the T-shirt. Sensoria, a company that develops smart socks, has released a smart T-shirt and sports bra made from moisture-wicking fabric  that have built-in electrodes to measure heart rate. It’s quite possible that in the future there will be no need for the term “wearable technology”: all shirts will be as “smart” as Sensoria’s. And, in light of this announcement that future seems to be getting closer with each passing day. Get all the specs of the new smart clothes in reporter Steve Anderson’s full story.

On that note, if you happen to be in Las Vegas early next week and are interested in hearing more about wearables, be sure to check out the Wearable Tech Expo happening August 18 – 20 at Creasers Palace. We’ll be there, bringing you all the most important updates.

To stay in touch with everything happening at the event, follow us on Twitter.

Have a lovely weekend, and see you in Vegas!

IoT Evolution World Week in Review: Microsoft, Nokia, Haemonetics

Hey folks, hope you’ve had a nice week on IoT Evolution World. I spent most of the time getting ready for next week’s IoT Evolution Expo in Las Vegas. We’ll be kickin’ apps and taking names all week, and I hope to see many of you there.

While all that was going on, we had some big news this week. First up, Microsoft made its long-awaited play to take over the IoT with the Windows 10 IoT Core. The first release, issued August 10, is prepared for development on Raspberry Pi 2 and the MinnowBoard Max. Developers can visit the Windows IoT Dev Center online to choose a target board, then provision the board, acquire the tools, and get started making something good. The release requires a development machine running the July 29 release of Windows 10, build 10240 and Visual Studio 2015.

Meanwhile, Nokia dropped a gauntlet in front of the whole industry with its third annual Open Innovation Challenge, which began August 3 in Finland and will close September 20, and this year will focus on the IoT. Nokia Networks said in the announcement that it is seeing “an explosion of possibilities for consumers, industries and societies enabled by the IoT.” This year’s challenge offers developers an opportunity to collaborate with the company on game-changing ideas for the future of the IoT.

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The IoT is protecting the global blood supply better than ever before, thanks to HaemoCloud, a new product from Haemonetics. This IoT software platform is designed to connect all of the company’s devices and software, leading to a total management of the human blood supply chain. The product enables blood management devices to communicate with hospital information systems and provide real-time device operational data for service and support.

At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, HYPR Corp revealed a vulnerability that would allow hackers to use Android phones to steal users’ fingerprints. Luckily, in addition to showing off the vulnerability, the researchers also unveiled a repair.

Visit us on IoT Evolution World for all the IoT news, my friends. Remember to register for the IoT Evolution Expo while the early bird discounts are still in effect. Only a little early bird time left. Also, please get in touch with us when you have stories. As always, if you have questions, comments, input or abuse, please send it to our editorial director, Ken Briodagh at kbriodagh@tmcnet.com or on Twitter @KenBriodagh.  

Lync Migration Week in Review: VisionQuest, Fitbit, TechSmith

August 15, 2015

By Steve Anderson Contributing TMCnet Writer

Every week, Lync—and its equivalent Skype (News - Alert) for Business—is actively demonstrating its value in the field. That's making a lot of businesses take the leap to bringing Lync into everyday operations, and also giving rise to a lot of other opportunities related to this field. But that means a lot of news to keep track of as all these opportunities arise. Now that we've got a weekend on hand, though, it's a great time to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, which we'll do right now with our Week in Review coverage!

First, we had a look at VisionQuest Communications, who just stepped into a new partnership with Broadview Networks (News - Alert). Under the terms of the arrangement, VisionQuest gets access to the complete range of Broadview OfficeSuite tools, including the PrivateCloud system, HD Meeting, Phone (News - Alert), and hosted email options.

Next, TechSmith joined the hunt with news as the company launched TechSmith Loop, a video review system that allowed for better side-by-side video analysis. This system is said to be available on not only Windows 10, but also for Surface tablets and the new Surface Hub from Microsoft (News - Alert), and goes to prove the extent of relationships between Microsoft and its strategic partners. TechSmith has several other projects available in this vein, including the Smart Player for Office and screen capture / screen recording tools Camtasia and Snagit.

Fitbit then came in with a new Windows 10 app specifically geared toward motivating the fitness-inclined. With Fitbit for Windows 10, users get access to improved design and a more ready means to log all the most important fitness data like exercise engaged in and sleep taken. There's also Cortana support, allowing users to just tell Fitbit about certain choices like "Fitbit, I went on a run for three miles" as well as a notification center and better Bluetooth syncing.

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Then, Skype for Business stepped in with a new development for mobile users. Both Android (News - Alert) and iOS users would get access to a new preview version of Skype for Business on these platforms. It wasn't just about new apps, though, as a set of new features also came along for the ride ranging from a new dashboard system to a "Quick Join" icon that allowed users to rapidly join in a meeting.

Finally, there was word about the online gaming market. A new report suggested that this field was set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.95 percent to 2019, backed up by a combination of physical and digital distribution methods and a steady growth in the sheer amount of content available. Though there were some major challenges afoot, like the issue of piracy, there were still substantial opportunities for gain and a host of firms ready to step in.

That was the week that was in Lync migration, and as more companies discover the value of this new technology, there will likely continue to be new use cases and new opportunities for growth in the field. Our global online community put on quite a performance in bringing back all the latest news for us to consider, so be sure to join us back next week for all the latest in this field, and every weekend for our Week in Review coverage!

SIP Trunking Week in Review: Verizon, CounterPath, FirstLight Fiber

August 15, 2015

By Steve Anderson Contributing SIP Trunking Report Writer

What a week it was in session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking! We had all manner of news as updates and new products took center stage, and even the upcoming elections factored in as part of the rapid growth that we've seen in this market over the last several months. But with all that news afoot, what really mattered in this week that was? That's just the question we'll answer right now with our Week in Review coverage, so settle in, put on another cup of coffee—throw in a donut if you like, we won't tell—and let's check out the biggest news of the week.


First we had a look at a new offering from Verizon, the Wireless Connected VoIP system. Part of Verizon's Enterprise Solutions division, Wireless Connected VoIP brings the power of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) to a wider variety of users, meaning that any call that reaches a Verizon Wireless phone suddenly no longer experiences long distance charges. It's automatically available to Verizon's VoIP IP Enterprise Routing (VIPER) customers, and savings can start fairly rapidly.

Next came a slew of updates from CounterPath, as the company updated both the Bria and the Stretto systems for both desktop and mobile operations. The new Bria 4.2 for Windows and Mac, and the Bria 3.4 for iOS and Android, are both softphone clients that offer a range of options, including instant messaging, video calling, and VoIP service. Stretto's new Sync tool, meanwhile, can gather a history's worth of instant messages and make same available at any time for other users.

FirstLight Fiber brought in the next bit of news, expanding its credit line with help from GE Capital and Webster Bank. The newly-expanded credit line was set to bring the opportunity to step up investment in large-scale projects, allowing FirstLight Fiber to focus on selling fiber and Internet services throughout a large portion of New England, including New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine as well as upstate New York. The company can provide SIP trunking, virtual private branch exchange (PBX) and data center colocation as well.

Then, WOW! Business announced a new agreement with VentureGroup Enterprises, more specifically, a Master Agent agreement that would make for a better collaborative environment between carriers and the agents of telecom firms. VentureGroup offers an automated back-end system along with assorted other processes that help improve the overall environment. WOW!, meanwhile, offers a complete set of IP-based network services, making the two an excellent combination.

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Finally, pascom completed a new set of interoperability tests with SIP Trunk Plus, who handles SIP services in the U.K. More specifically, pascom completed interoperability tests for its mobydick system, and with the completed tests, mobydick users will be able to bring in the range of SIP Trunk Plus features like call recording for desktop and mobile as well as fraud mitigation tools, opening up a whole new range of options.


That was the week that was in SIP trunking, and there was no shortage of news to go around. Clearly, our global online community performed an exemplary job in recovering news and keeping us all up to date. So be sure to join us back here next week for all the latest news, and every weekend as well for our Week in Review coverage!