CommBytes 8/31/07

Gaboogie conference calling is reinventing itself as Lypp. The new service, which features a completely re-architected platform, will debut later in September in an invite-only beta. All existing Gaboogie members will be invited to join and use the Lypp service for free.  The company says that the changes "will ensure reliable, high quality calls and eliminate the dependencies on partners whose service has caused us and our users to experience some growing pains," according to Gaboogie's … [Read more...]

Linksys SPA8000-G1, A First Look

Linksys SPA8000 Front View

At a glance Product Name: Linksys SPA8000-G1 Data Sheet: Linksys SPA8000-G1 Datasheet Estimated Price: $299.95 Pros: Under $40 per FXS port. Cons: The unit we tested runs hot, like a Mac PowerBook. The release version has a cooling fan. … [Read more...]

Linksys SPA8000 Review and Configuration Wizard

Businesses and ITSPs have long-needed an inexpensive way to connect legacy analog devices to a VoIP network, and Linksys announcement of the SPA8000 -- an eight-port FXS Analog Terminal Adaptor device -- early this year had many eagerly anticipating its release. Finally, that time is here. The Linksys SPA8000 is now available in the United States. We've been testing a unit Linksys made avaialble to us for several months. Read our First Look at the Linksys SPA8000-G1 or if you have already … [Read more...]

PhoneGnome Customers Can Breathe Easy

PhoneGnome customers can relax. The feared service interruption that users were alerted to last night likely won't materialize. And besides, if the VoIP service doesn't work, with PhoneGnome you always have the fallback POTS. Yesterday evening, the company sent out a notice that one of its providers was shutting down operations on August 31 — TelEvolution deserves credit for coming out with the information before customers experienced problems. Because this provider hosted a significant … [Read more...]