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Vonage, D-Link Develop Two-Line VoIP Adapter
[January 03, 2006]

Vonage, D-Link Develop Two-Line VoIP Adapter


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VoIP service provider Vonage Holdings Corp. announced a partnership with networking systems provider D-Link on Tuesday that will enable both companies to develop a co-branded broadband telephone adaptor configured with Vonage's phone service.


 
The Vonage-enabled D-Link VTA is a small, fully portable stand alone adapter that has the capability of supporting two broadband telephone lines. The D-Link Vonage co-branded VoIP gateway enables consumers to carryout conversations through voice applications that are compatible with Vonage's service. The initial VoIP telephone adapter will be based on Texas Instruments' TNETV1015 VoIP gateway chipset.

 
"D-Link's products are well-known for their high performance and reliability," said Daniel Smires, senior vice president of Engineering for Vonage Network. "But just as important is the fact that D-Link's products are known for their market value. We want to offer our customers the convenience of purchasing a low cost, high quality telephone adaptor configured with Vonage's service. We're excited to work with a company that shares our emphasis on customer convenience and ease-of-use."
 
The Vonage and D-Link technology alliance will enable consumers and small businesses to set up a phone service via their broadband connection. Pricing and availability date info were not released at press time.
 
"The opportunity to work in development with Vonage on leading edge digital telephony has been a rewarding experience," said AJ Wang, chief technology officer for D-Link. "Vonage technology requirements are people oriented; focused on delivering a range of quality and reliability features that enable individuals at very affordable price points."
 
Vonage made news earlier today when it announced that it teamed up with wireless electronics manufacturer Uniden America Corporation to retail the Uniden UIP1869V, a 5.8GHz digital expandable cordless broadband phone system configured with Vonage's phone service. The device phone is now available in CompUSA and Fry's Electronics.
 
The Uniden UIP1869V bundles Texas Instruments' (TI) TNETV1060 VoIP chipset, enabling consumers to carry out conversations though applications compatible with the Vonage service. It has a retail price of $189.99 and offers a $50 mail-in rebate to consumers after sixty days of service.
 
"Vonage is pleased to offer its customers Uniden's broadband enabled cordless phone system, as the company always seeks to offer a variety of hardware choices for its innovative flat-rate, full-featured calling plans," stated Matthew Deatrick, senior vice president of sales for Vonage Marketing. "Vonage's service, coupled with the simplicity, great design and retail strength of Uniden's phone system, makes this a strong alliance for two companies who share the same customer service vision of quality and ease of use."
 
Vonage Holdings Corporation
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Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet and Internet Telephony magazine. To see more articles by Johanne Torres, please visit Johanne Torres' columnist page
 

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