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Communications Briefs

Vonage Updates Motorola Adapter
Edison, N.J. — VoIP provider Vonage updated its hardware offerings with a new router from Motorola. The VT2442 replaces the VT1000 terminal adapter. The VT2442 powers up to two lines of telephone service and supports call waiting, call forwarding and caller ID, in addition to four Ethernet ports for home networking. The product will initially be available directly from Vonage.

Motorola Adds Video Mail to Ojo Videophone
Horsham, Pa. — Motorola added video mail to Ojo VoIP video phone. The new feature lets users record a personalized video that callers with their own Ojo automatically receive when the user is not available. Callers can then record a video message, which Ojo will save for later playback. A new menu item on the Ojo main screen will show when messages are waiting and how many. Existing Ojo users will have the feature downloaded directly to their units automatically.

Majority of VoIP Providers Lacking E911
Denver — According to a survey by VoipReview, less than half (39 percent) of VoIP providers are currently offering E911 service, and 35 percent offer no 911 service of any kind. According to the research firm, most of the companies offering no 911 were “smaller, VoIP-only companies.” The FCC has mandated that all VoIP providers must offer full E911 functionality from 120 days from May 19.