New technologies help make IP telephony easier, cheaper, more secure

IP telephony vendors showcased their latest products at the annual ACUTA conference.

As more schools and colleges look to rout their phone calls and other communications over their IP network, a number of products and services are emerging that aim to make IP telephony easier to implement … and more secure.

Some of these new products and services were on display during the 40th annual conference of the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA), held in Orlando April 3-6.

The Ontario-based company Phybridge, for instance, showcased what it called the world’s first network switch that lets you run IP telephony, unified communications, and Power over Ethernet service over a traditional telephone network—thereby saving bandwidth on your IP network, while leveraging your school’s investment in its original telecommunications infrastructure.…Read More