Open Source And Open Systems: New Telephony Choices

Sharp, Todd
April 2007
Business Communications Review;Apr2007, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p14
Trade Publication
The article discusses telephone services for businesses. The author offers a brief history of telephone options for businesses from the development of the telephone industry by Alexander Graham Bell, to the development of Internet telephony. He notes that the Internet/Internet protocol revolution has brought about the concept of open source software as an alternative to proprietary models of telephony infrastructure. The author also discusses open system models of telephony, noting that they are made up of computer hardware and software that interoperate around a core standardization.


Related Articles

  • Alternating simulation and IOCO. Veanes, Margus; Bjørner, Nikolaj // International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer;Aug2012, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p387 

    We propose a symbolic framework called guarded labeled assignment systems or GLASs and show how GLASs can be used as a foundation for symbolic analysis of various aspects of formal specification languages. We define a notion of i/o-refinement over GLASs as an alternating simulation relation and...

  • Thank you, Mr. Bell. Croft, Brian // Workforce (10928332);Jan1997, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p168 

    Focuses on the importance of telephone, invented by Scottish-born teacher Alexander Graham Bell. Progress of the telephone technology; Personal computing trends in the late 1970s and the 1980s; Invention that reduced need for paper-based communication.

  • CYLOGISTICS SOFTSWITCH DELIVERS CLEC VOIP SOLUTION.  // Tele-Service News;May2005, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p1 

    Reports on the decision of telephony hardware and software provider Cylogistics to introduce its TrueLine Telephony SoftSwitch which delivers a centralized voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) solution for carriers and service providers. Features of the TrueLine SoftSwitch; Kinds of VoIP enabled...

  • Business needs open standards for applications. Bird, Graham // Computer Weekly;8/31/2004, p17 

    This article focuses on the importance of open system platform in business application. There are few open standards that enable interoperability, and hence free flow of information, between business applications. For the open systems platform, and some of the middleware, a large body of work...

  • 5 Tech Tools for the Next Generation Science Standards. Thornburg, David D. // T H E Journal;Oct2013, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p10 

    In the article, the author discusses technological developments in the education sector in the U.S. as of October 2013. He cites the introduction of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in early 2013 that is focused on science and engineering in the K-12 curriculum. The NGSS' four...

  • ISO Internetworking Protocol.  // Network Dictionary;2007, p263 

    An encyclopedia entry for "ISO Internetworking Protocol" is presented. It refers to the Connectionaless Network Protocol (CLNP) as the primary network layer protocol in an Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) network. It is also similar to the Internet Protocol (IP) in the Transmission Control...

  • On Testing IPv6 in Small ISP's Networks. Sienkiewicz, Konrad; Gajewski, Mariusz; Batalla, Jordi Mongay // Journal of Telecommunications & Information Technology;2011, Vol. 2011 Issue 2, p37 

    No abstract available.

  • Debate.  // SC Magazine: For IT Security Professionals (UK Edition);Dec2005, p17 

    This article presents contrasting views of two information technology executives on the use of Internet Protocol (IP) telephony in the infrastructure of organizations. Tim Keanini of nCircle comments that IP telephony can be used in the infrastructure. He argues that VoIP might not be considered...

  • Positive disruption.  // Director;Jun2006, Vol. 59 Issue 11, p41 

    Features several technologies that democratize the information technology purchasing process for the benefit of small and medium enterprises. Open source software; Internet telephony; Decline in the prices of computer hardware.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics