[GnomeMeeting-list] PC-To-Phone calls - The Quicknet Press Release
- From: Damien Sandras <dsandras seconix com>
- To: gnomemeeting-devel-list gnome org, gnomemeeting-list gnome org
- Subject: [GnomeMeeting-list] PC-To-Phone calls - The Quicknet Press Release
- Date: 06 Feb 2003 00:43:54 +0100
I guess (and hope) that some of you are interested in PC-To-Phone calls.
Here is the Press Release :
PC-TO-PHONE SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE FOR LINUX USERS
THROUGH MAJOR LINUX DISTRIBUTIONS
GnomeMeeting.Org, OpenH323.org and Quicknet Technologies Team
to Deliver First Complete End User VoIP Solution for Linux
SAN FRANCISCO, California - February 5, 2003 - Quicknet
Technologies, the leading provider of end-to-end voice, fax and
video IP telephony solutions and technologies for Linux today
announced the first Linux commercial PC-to-Phone supported
service for Linux users in concert with GnomeMeeting.Org.
Using Quicknets Linux Special Edition products in combination
with GnomeMeeting, users can now make and receive voice calls
over the Internet with Quicknets MicroTelco VoIP services
using a standard telephone set. GnomeMeeting, now supporting
Quicknets Linux Special Edition products, is specially designed
to meet the needs of the Linux community. Quicknets Linux
Special Edition products include the award winning Internet
PhoneJACK-PCI, Internet LineJACK-ISA and the Internet
PhoneCARD-PCMCIA add-in cards, which have been developed
specifically to carry your voice over the Internet or Intranet
at the highest possible quality.
"By integrating Quicknets worldwide Voice-over-IP services and
hardware, the open source drivers for Quicknets cards included
in the Linux kernel, the OpenH323 project and GnomeMeeting we
can now provide the Linux user with an Open Source, easy to use,
low cost and very high quality service for making Internet based
calls worldwide", said Stacey Reineccius, President of Quicknet
All of Quicknets Linux Special Edition products feature the
ability to connect and use a familiar analog telephone set
(including cordless phones) to make and receive Internet phone
calls using a Linux PC. Main features include:
- Low cost PC-to-Phone calling worldwide
- FREE PC-to-PC calling (using MicroTelco)
- Video Conferencing point to point
- Receive calls while online from other users
- QoS Features and Special DSP co-processing support provides
PSTN-like Voice Quality Service
- Works alongside existing sound cards (sound card not required)
- Fast and easy installation & set-up
"Being able to do PC-To-Phone calls has always been a very
exciting feature for me as it demonstrates the full power of
current and modern VOIP protocols", stated Damien Sandras,
creator of GnomeMeeting. "And today, thanks to GnomeMeeting,
OpenH323 and Quicknet, PC-To-Pone calls are available to the
professional and stable GNU/Linux and FreeBSD operating systems.
The Unix VOIP systems can finally enter a new area."
GnomeMeeting allows Linux users to videoconference with industry
standard H.323 applications such as the Microsoft NetMeeting
program for Windows. The program has proved extremely popular
with Linux users, and is now included in many Linux
distributions including RedHat, Mandrake and SuSE worldwide.
Todays Linux community is estimated to be 18 million users.
Quicknets MicroTelco brand Internet telephone service supports
PC-to-Phone and PC-to-PC calls on Linux PCs thanks to the
combined efforts of two popular open-source projects
GnomeMeeting and OpenH323. GnomeMeetings voice and video
conferencing application was built on the popular OpenH323
implementation of the H.323 protocol for voice communication
over the Internet and now allows the delivery of PC-to-Phone,
and PC-to-PC calls using Voice over IP.
The OpenH323.org project aims to create a full featured,
interoperable, Open Source implementation of the ITU H.323
teleconferencing protocol that can be used by personal
developers and commercial users without charge. Today, OpenH323
has over 1,500 contributing engineers worldwide.
For more information or to purchase the Linux Special Edition
products, check out the Quicknet Linux Special Edition website
GnomeMeeting version 0.96 is available from the following
download locations at www.gnomemeeting.org and will be included
standard in the Red Hat v8.1 and Mandrake v9.1 releases this
GnomeMeeting (http://www.gnomemeeting.org) was written by
Damien Sandras as his final year project for his degree in
Computer Science Engineering at Université Catholique de Louvain
(UCL, http://www.ucl.ac.be), Department of Computing Science and
Engineering (INGI, http://www.ingi.ucl.ac.be/) in Louvain-La-
Neuve and is based on Quicknet Technologies OpenH323.org open
source VoIP project.
About Quicknet Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Quicknet Technologies is one of the Pioneers of
commercial Internet telephony services and products. Selected by
leading OEMs and service providers, Quicknet's product have set
the standard for PC based Internet audio quality and ease of
use. Providing end-to-end IP telephony solutions including
hardware, software and services Quicknet's high-quality,
low-cost products have helped revolutionize Internet telephony
while helping people, businesses and corporations worldwide to
cut costs and make money on long distance! In use in over 180
countries worldwide, Quicknet's products are available to
resellers directly through Quicknet. For more information,
please call Quicknet at +1-415-864-5225, send e-mail to
sales quicknet net, or visit Quicknet on the web at
www.quicknet.net. For more information about MicroTelco visit
www.microtelco.com. For more information about the OpenH323
Project visit www.openh323.org.
Quicknet Technologies, Inc.
Tel: +1-203-268-0590 or pr quicknet net
All trademarks are recognized.
All Rights Reserved © 2003 Quicknet Technologies, Inc. All other
trademarks or registered trademarks herein are the property of
their respective owners.
Damien Sandras <dsandras seconix com>
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