Sonus Introduces New SIP Trunking For Dummies and Session Management For Dummies Reference Books

SonusNetworks_Logo.gifSonus Networks has again partnered with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the publisher of the For Dummies book series, to produce two new books on how companies can take advantage of the transition to SIP based communications environments. These new books are:
  • SIP Trunking For Dummies, Sonus Special Edition (Wiley, 978-1-118-48767-9, September 2012)
  • Session Management For Dummies, Sonus Special Edition (Wiley, 978-1-118-47072-5, September 2012)
Both books are available today and complement the Session Border Controllers For Dummies, Sonus Special Edition (Wiley, 978-1-118-37742-0, May 2012) book released earlier this year.

SIP Trunking For Dummies overviews how SIP trunking, and the move to VoIP, can collectively reduce traditional enterprise telecom bills by up to 75%. A July 2012 report commissioned by Sonus and conducted by Webtorials, found that one in three enterprises have deployed SIP trunking with an average cost savings of approximately 33%.
Posted on Oct 05, 2012  Reviews | Share |  Digg
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Fonality Announces Inaugural Edition of Cloud VoIP For Dummies Reference eBook

fonality_logo.pngFonality has partnered with John Wiley & Sons, the publisher of the For Dummies book series, to develop Cloud VoIP For Dummies, Fonality Special Edition. Available August 9, the eBook details how cloud computing is changing the way communications technology such as VoIP and Unified Communications is utilized.

Spanning the evolution of VoIP and UC to the emergence of cloud computing, Cloud VoIP For Dummies dissects the technology in an easy-to-use format. The book also describes how Fonality is at the forefront of interface and application development that uses the cloud to deliver Fortune 500 communications capabilities at a fraction of the cost. Each chapter includes a variety of practical tips, as well as technical insight to bring unprecedented clarity to the topic.
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Book About Phone Equipment Warns Buyers That They Probably Need More Than The Sellers Want To Sell

During tough economic times, the desire to buy at the lowest possible price creates pressure to sell at the lowest possible price; but low prices can actually hurt the buyer.

"Phone Systems & Phones for Small Business & Home" by Michael N. Marcus.

According to Michael N. Marcus, author of "Phone Systems & Phones for Small Business & Home," the lowest price is probably not the best deal.

"Because of intense competition and pressure to minimize the price on a proposal or bid," Marcus said, "salespeople are often afraid to suggest a phone system that might cost even $20 more than a competitor's system. Unfortunately, salespeople may try to sell systems that are too small, or they leave out important items. Some 'options' should really be considered necessities."
Posted on Feb 27, 2009  Reviews | Share |  Digg
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NetQoS Publishes VoIP and Unified Communications Management ebook

netqos_logo.gifNetQoS published its completed VoIP management ebook with a new fourth chapter on unified communications. The ebook is a guide to managing VoIP quality of experience and introducing unified communications applications such as video, presence, and unified messaging on the network.

Titled “Do You See What I’m Saying? Managing VoIP Quality of Experience on Your Network,” the ebook is written by NetQoS software architect and VoIP expert Jeff Hicks. Its chapters cover everything from an introduction to VoIP protocols to VoIP call setup and call quality performance to unified communications, with the aim of helping network and IT professionals
Posted on Nov 11, 2008  Reviews | Share |  Digg
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BT Releases ''Understanding VOIP'' Guide

The BT Business Club launches a guide to understand VoIP, within their ongoing "Understanding..." series. It is aimed at helping companies get the most out of technology and explains how businesses can take advantage of VoIP services. Get BT's "Understanding VoIP".
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So You Want a VoIP Service? New 28-Page Booklet

Communications Alliance has published the ‘So you want a VoIP service?’ Customer Booklet designed to assist consumers and small businesses who are considering a VoIP service for their home or office.

The 28-page booklet was developed by Communications Alliance with substantial input from industry representatives on its VoIP Working Group and was launched at the organisation’s third annual VoIP Forum in Sydney.

The booklet takes readers through “The seven steps to VoIP” under the following chapter headings:
  • Why do you want a VoIP phone service?
  • Things to consider
  • Ensuring that your broadband is up to it
  • Deciding on a VoIP service provider
  • Connecting it all up
  • Using your VoIP service
  • Customer service and your rights
The media release of the launch of the ‘So you want a VoIP service?’ Customer Booklet can be found here.
Posted on Dec 13, 2006  Reviews | Share |  Digg
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Free VoIP Handbook

"The idea of using the Internet as an alternative to the telephone network is not new, but the software that makes it possible certainly is revolutionary."

These are the thoughts of the authors of a new VoIP handbook entitled, 'VoIP4D Primer - Building Voice Infrastructure in Developing Regions' released yesterday.

The book's primary target are users in the developing world, but it has enough detail and hands-on information to be useful to a broad range of users new to voice over ip (VoIP) software.

The free guide is available in four major languages and is an effort to examine the use of telephony over the internet in developing regions.
Posted on Dec 05, 2006  Reviews | Share |  Digg
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Updated the books section of the website

Added another 12 VoIP books to the books section with descriptions. Check them out.
Posted on Jul 27, 2006  Reviews | Share |  Digg
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Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony

Realtimepublishers, the leader in corporate sponsored ePublishing, and Integrated Research, developers of PROGNOSIS IP telephony management software, announced the immediate availability of The Definitive Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony.

This new, comprehensive guide provides technical and non-technical professionals with practical insights into the specific steps they need to take to be successful with the implementation of VoIP and IP telephony.
Posted on Jun 29, 2006  Reviews | Share |  Digg
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Ten Books Added to VoIP Books Section

I recently added ten new books to the VoIP Books section. It also has a new 'Jump to a Book' option that will take you directly to that book with a description about the book.

Click Here or the 'Books' button on our top menu.
Posted on Feb 03, 2006  Reviews | Share |  Digg
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Packt Publishing is Releasing its Hugely Anticipated Book ‘Building a Telephony System with Asterisk’

Packt Publishing is pleased to announce the release of its hugely anticipated book ‘Building a Telephony System with Asterisk’, which is billed as an easy introduction to using and configuring Asterisk to build feature-rich telephony systems for small and medium businesses.

Asterisk is an open source software implementation of a telephone Private Branch Exchange ( PBX ). Like any PBX, it allows a number of attached telephones to make calls to one another, and to connect to other telephone services including the public switched telephone network ( PSTN ). Asterisk also supports a wide range of Voice over IP ( VoIP ) protocols, including SIP and H.323. Asterisk can interoperate with most SIP telephones, acting both as registrar and as a gateway between IP phones and the PSTN.
Posted on Oct 06, 2005  Reviews | Share |  Digg
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VoIP Books

VoIP For Dummies

by Timothy V. Kelly, Don Peterson

Book Description

Put your phone system on your computer network and see the savings

See how to get started with VoIP, how it works, and why it saves you money

VoIP is techspeak for "voice over Internet protocol," but it could spell "saving big bucks" for your business! Here's where to get the scoop in plain English. Find out how VoIP can save you money, how voice communication travels online, and how to choose the best way to integrate your phone system with your network at home or at the office.

Discover how to
  • Use VoIP for your business or home phone service
  • Choose the best network type
  • Set up VoIP on a wireless network
  • Understand transports and services
  • Demonstrate VoIP's advantages to management

Switching to VoIP

by Theodore Wallingford

Book Description

More and more businesses today have their receive phone servicethrough Internet instead of local phone company lines. Manybusinesses are also using their internal local and wide-areanetwork infrastructure to replace legacy enterprise telephonenetworks. This migration to a single network carrying voice anddata is called convergence, and it's revolutionizing the world oftelecommunications by slashing costs and empowering users. Thetechnology of families driving this convergence is called VoIP, orVoice over IP.

VoIP has advanced Internet-based telephony a viable solution,piquing the interest of companies small and large. The primaryreason for migrating to VoIP is cost, as it equalizes the costs oflong distance calls, local calls, and e-mails to fractions of apenny per use. But the real enterprise turn-on is how VoIP empowersbusinesses to mold and customize telecom and datacom solutionsusing a single, cohesive networking platform. These businessdrivers are so compelling that legacy telephony is going the way ofthe dinosaur, yielding to Voice over IP as the dominant enterprisecommunications paradigm.

Developed from real-world experience by a senior developer,O'Reilly's Switching to VoIP provides solutions for the mostcommon VoIP migration challenges. So if you're a networkprofessional who is migrating from a traditional telephony systemto a modern, feature-rich network, this book is a must-have. You'lldiscover the strengths and weaknesses of circuit-switched andpacket-switched networks, how VoIP systems impact networkinfrastructure, as well as solutions for common challenges involvedwith IP voice migrations. Among the challenges discussed andprojects presented:
  • building a softPBX
  • configuring IP phones
  • ensuring quality of service
  • scalability
  • standards-compliance
  • topological considerations
  • coordinating a complete system ?switchover?
  • migrating applications like voicemail and directoryservices
  • retro-interfacing to traditional telephony
  • supporting mobile users
  • security and survivability
  • dealing with the challenges of NAT
To help you grasp the core principles at work, Switching toVoIP uses a combination of strategy and hands-on "how-to" thatintroduce VoIP routers and media gateways, various makes of IPtelephone equipment, legacy analog phones, IPTables and Linuxfirewalls, and the Asterisk open source PBX software by Digium.You'll learn how to build an IP-based or legacy-compatible phonesystem and voicemail system complete with e-mail integration whilebecoming familiar with VoIP protocols and devices. Switching toVoIP remains vendor-neutral and advocates standards, notbrands. Some of the standards explored include:
  • SIP
  • H.323, SCCP, and IAX
  • Voice codecs
  • 802.3af
  • Type of Service, IP precedence, DiffServ, and RSVP
  • 802.1a/b/g WLAN
If VoIP has your attention, like so many others, then Switchingto VoIP will help you build your own system, install it, and beginmaking calls. It's the only thing left between you and a moderntelecom network.

Voice over IP Fundamentals

Book Description

A systematic approach to understanding the basics of Voice over IP
  • Understand the basics of PSTN services and IP signaling protocols, including SS7
  • Learn how VoIP can run the same applications as the existing telephony system, but in a more cost-efficient and scalable manner
  • Delve into such VoIP topics as jitter, latency, packet loss, codecs, quality of service tools, and mean opinion scores
  • Learn about the functional components involved in using Cisco gateways to deploy VoIP networks
Voice over IP (VoIP), which integrates voice and data transmission, is quickly becoming an important factor in network communications. It promises lower operational costs, greater flexibility, and a variety of enhanced applications. Voice over IP Fundamentals provides a thorough introduction to this new technology to help experts in both the data and telephone industries plan for the new networks.

You will learn how the telephony infrastructure was built and how it works today, the major concepts concerning voice and data networking, transmission of voice over data, and IP signaling protocols used to interwork with current telephony systems. The authors cover various benefits and applications of VoIP and how to ensure good voice quality in your network.

This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

Posted on Sep 15, 2005  Reviews | Share |  Digg
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Today's Market For Residential Voice-Over-IP Report

VoIP services have made tremendous strides of late with cable MSOs and AT&T wholeheartedly jumping into the fray. Are consumers ready for VoIP? This report analyzes the opportunities and obstacles to VoIP adoption and how VoIP is being used to complement television and Internet services. It profiles VoIP service providers and consumers using VoIP services and forecasts VoIP adoption over the next five years.

"Historic consumer data indicate that the motivation for consumers to subscribe to VoIP is there but perhaps not the means or opportunity, To attract new customers in 2005, service providers will need to implement a strategy that includes continued aggressive rollout plans and more targeted awareness and educational campaigns."
Posted on Feb 23, 2005  Reviews | Share |  Digg
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