Monday, February 25, 2008

Telepo Delivers Enterprise FMC

The promise of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) has been envisioned for a long time. However the challenge to deliver true mobility with flexibility for enterprise workers – anytime, anywhere and on any network is huge. True fixed-to-mobile convergence solutions need to integrate the mobile phone and new IP based communication services into the enterprise communication infrastructure. The requirements:
  • same set of call handling features both on fixed and mobile
  • easy to use and manage
  • no change in end-user behavior
  • open standards (such as SIP) and proven components
  • future proof and interoperable
  • security

Telepo is a pioneer in FMC innovation. Telepo provides companies with a feature-rich, cost optimized communication system that spans both wired and wireless networks, providing a consistent user experience on a variety of commercial phones. It has won the Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service award by the GSM Association in 2007.

The Telepo Business Communication Solution provides mobile business users and enterprise voice administrators with a uniform set of services – independent of device, network and location including:
  • Single Number Reach (i.e. Single Identity)
  • Presence Services
  • Personal Call Routing
  • Unified Messaging
  • Least Cost Routing
  • Rich set of traditional PBX features
  • Mid-Call Services
  • Corporate Directory Services
  • Support and roaming between VoIP clients, IP phones and dual mode mobile phones
  • Telepo Mobile+ and VoIP clients, including the Telepo Softphone+
Telepo has innovative solutions where the internet and mobile technologies meet. Check it out!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Amazon EC2 Flash Video Streaming

The ability to host web video clips in the Cloud is getting near with the release of the Wowza Pro media server for Amazon EC2 (beta).

Wowza Media Server Pro Unlimited is a high-performance, extensible and a fully interactive, Flash media server for live and on-demand flv streaming, chat and recording.

Wowza Media Systems has teamed with Amazon Web Services to make billing quick, easy, and secure for the combination of Wowza Media Server Pro, machine time with various EC2 instances and bandwidth.

Pricing of Wowza Pro Unlimited for Amazon EC2 is:
  • Instances
    • $0.14 per Small Instance-hour consumed (or part of an hour consumed)
    • $0.45 per Large Instance-hour consumed (or part of an hour consumed)
    • $0.88 per Extra-Large instance-hour consumed (or part of an hour consumed)
  • Data Transfer
    • $0.12 per GB of data transfer in
    • $0.20 per GB of data transfer out
  • Monthly Charge
    • $5.00 recurring monthly charge
This pricing includes all charges for the use of Wowza Pro instances on Amazon EC2 (both Wowza Pro licensing and Amazon EC2 fees).

It is still in beta so improvements might be expected related to
  • performance
  • load-balancing
  • using Amazon S3 for hosting videos
  • management
Streaming video using Amazon EC2 and S3 is a great utility computing and storage application. It could help startups with limited resources to compete with youtube and other video hosting services. Check out the user guide and the forum to learn more.

Recommended books on Flash Video Streaming: