Quick Takes: Router roundup

VocalTec has added time-based routing and other features to its packet tandem switching product and Route Science has developed route control for virtual private networks.

VocalTec has added time-based routing and other features to its packet tandem switching product and Route Science has developed route control for virtual private networks. There is more in this round up of networking news and company announcements.

VocalTec improves packet tandem switching product

VocalTec Communications Ltd. , which makes packet voice solutions for carriers and service providers, Fort Lee, N.J., has improved its packet tandem switching product. This new version includes more than 50 new features and enhancements across VocalTec's line of products. Time-based routing, extended overlap for reduced post dial delay and improved firewall-based security are among the new features, the company said.

VocalTec

RouteScience boosts VPN performance

RouteScience, a route control developer in San Mateo, Calif., has developed route control functionality for virtual private network applications and PathControl 3300, a low cost route control appliance designed to improve VPN connections between headquarters and regional offices. The route control product makes Internet performance predictable, so businesses can send information over the Internet without any data loss and avoid using more expensive private connections to send the information, the company said. Prices start at $14,900.

RouteScience

Global IP Sound and Nortel to integrate products

Global IP Sound, San Francisco, has signed an agreement with telecom equipment maker Nortel Networks, Brampton, Ontario, to provide enhanced audio quality for Internet Protocol networks. Nortel will integrate the Global IP Sound SoundWare suite within its Session Initiation Protocol-enabled multimedia communications systems, including Nortel Networks Succession Communications Server for Enterprise -- Multimedia Xchange and the carrier grade Interactive Multimedia Server portfolios. Global IP Soundmakes speech and audio processing products for communications over packet networks.

Global IP Sound

Nortel Networks

Quarry wins VPN test

Quarry Technologies, a company that develops intelligent network-security edge systems in Burlington, Mass., won the first public multi-vendor test of virtual private network equipment targeted at service providers. Light Reading, an online information resource for the networking industry, and Network Test and Spirent Communications conducted the test.

Quarry Technologies

Tango04 updates systems management software

Tango/04, an integrated network and systems management software company in Barcelona, Spain, has developed a new version of its product suite, Visual Message Center, with an improved user interface, a proactive systems check and other features, the company said. The systems monitoring software centralizes, filters and organizes operating health information from systems and networks, and automates operations by intelligently responding to events.

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