With its free Skype Out promotion due to end in a few weeks, Skype today announced a new Skype Unlimited Calling plan. This is a paid annual subscription service that allows registered users to make 12 months of unlimited SkypeOut calls to any phone within the U.S. and Canada. This is the first time that Skype is making an annual subscription calling plan available anywhere in the world.
Microsoft today opened a private beta of its new enterprise voice communications server, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, to 2,500 IT professionals. The new server is aimed at allowing companies to integrate voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology into existing telephony infrastructure and is the successor to Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005.
Axis Communications today introduced what it claims is the first network camera designed for use in buses and rail vehicles. The AXIS 209FD-R Network Camera is a compact (less than 1.6" high), ruggedized camera designed to resist the vibration, dust and high humidity typically found in mass transit vehicles.
Sling Media and 3G mobile broadband provider 3 Group today announced that they are partnering to give customers access to their home TV channels on their mobile handsets. This marks the first time that Sling Media has partnered with a major mobile operator.
TelEvolution today announced its PhoneGnome Service 2.0 that offers multiple ways to make free long distance and international calls to most telephones in the world. PhoneGnome Service 2.0 requires no hardware, and gives consumers free or low priced calls using their home phone, mobile phone, or PC.