Instruments Inc and AT&T announced that they are working together to provide VoIP equipment designers and manufacturers new platforms for the development of VoIP products compatible with AT&T's global IP network.
The combination of TI's VoIP software and silicon technology and AT&T's broadband telephony solutions will quickly enable communications equipment manufacturers to develop new equipment, such as terminal adapters and VoIP gateways, for use in managing voice services through broadband connections.
As part of the agreement, TI-based reference designs for voice gateways will be compatible with AT&T's CallVantage service, via AT&T's certification lab testing. One of the first TI-based VoIP products that will be available through AT&T's CallVantage service is VTech Communications' VoIP6322 dual line corded/cordless broadband telephone system. The 2.4GHz DSS VoIP6322 can be used with both traditional and broadband phone services and includes a corded base station and one cordless handset. The VTech system can be expanded to a total of eight cordless handsets, thus allowing users to distribute phone service throughout the home or SOHO without additional wiring.
"VoIP is the most significant, fundamental new technology shift in telecommunications in decades and promises to deliver tremendous value by leveraging the cost efficiencies and advanced communications capabilities of IP-based technology," said Cathy Martine, AT&T's senior vice president of Internet Telephony. "This alignment with TI will help deliver the benefits of IP-based telephony to our customers faster and more cost-effectively."
From NE Asia Online