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2005-02-10

new p2p sip client

amidst all the fuzz about p2p voip, this company claims to be the first to release a peer-to-peer SIP compatible softphone. although i support the fact that they are using open standards, i doubt this one will catch on since consumers generally don't care what technology is being used as long as it works. it will be very difficult to take away market share from the hugely popular skype.

5 Comments:

  • At 5:40 PM, Blogger JC said…

    If anything they have the merit of

    1. trying to build a competitive service to Skype based on open standards (I elaborate on why it is needed here http://www.noirextreme.com/node/47);

    2. addressing the problem from the right angle: that of simplification of user experience. Setting up a SIP service is excrutiatingly difficult event for experts compared to the 2 click setup of Skype. Bringing that kind of simplicity to SIP is the biggest element that will contribute to making the playing field more level and encourage standards based offerings to flourish.

    And we do want a wild diversity of SIP product and services to be available because that is the mechanism by which standards based solutions beat proprietary ones.

     
  • At 10:55 AM, Blogger JC said…

    I elaborated further on this topic on my blog:
    http://www.noirextreme.com/node/58

     
  • At 5:08 PM, Blogger 3Xs said…

    Damaka is on the right track with new release of thier ConnectAll technology that penetrates all NAT/PAT firewalls. Users will, in time, will want the extra features offrered by organizations such as Damaka.
    Skyps's value is 99% in the number of users. Their numbver of users is mostly vased off being first, not best. Eventually, best will overcome first.

     
  • At 10:36 AM, Blogger Jack Chrysler said…

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  • At 7:18 PM, Blogger Sandy Shaw said…

    I like your blog post. Keep on writing this type of great stuff. I'll make sure to follow up on your blog in the future.
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