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ALSO CALLED: Session Initiation Protocol, Session Initiated Protocol
DEFINITION: IAX (Inter-Asterisk Exchange Protocol, pronounced "eeks") is a communications protocol for setting up interactive user sessions. IAX is similar to SIP (Session Initiation Protocol ). Mark Spencer developed IAX as a robust, user-friendly alternative to SIP, MGCP (Media Gateway Control Protocol) and RTP (Real-Time Transport Protocol).IAX is well suited for control and transmission of streaming  … 
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Employ Fast Triage to Mitigate Complex UC Problems and Improve Call Quality
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Case Study: Europ Assistance Overcomes SIP Security and Interoperability Challenges and Ensures High Service Quality
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, see how Europ Assistance (EA) took advantage of a session border controller to accelerate the implementation of their SIP trunking service. Additionally, see the benefits EA saw as a result, including mitigating service incompatibilities, safeguarding IT assets, and more.
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2015

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SIP Trunking Powers Cloud-Based Contact Center Services for Business Customers
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SIP Trunking or Hosted Telephony: Which Should You Deploy?
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WHITE PAPER: In this expert guide, UC guru Michael Bradenburg walks you through the process of determining whether SIP trunking or hosted telephony is right for you.
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Closing the Mobility Cost Gaps with SIP Trunking Services
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EGUIDE: Access this expert guide and learn you can take advantage of SIP trunking to reduce the costs of your mobile unified communications efforts.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Jun 2015

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How SIP Trunking Advantages Are Building the Case for VoIP
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EGUIDE: In this expert guide, you'll learn how to make a business case for SIP-enabled telephony systems.
Posted: 03 Jun 2015 | Published: 03 Jun 2015

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How SIP for Enterprise Powers Unified Communications
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Presentation: The BBC’s Unified Communications Strategy
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CW Buyer's Guide: IPV6 Migration
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Posted: 21 May 2012 | Published: 18 May 2012

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EGUIDE: Part two of's three-part guide on collaboration products offers expert insight into gathering pertinent information into the technical information necessary to move forward in the process.
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How to Maximize Benefits of SIP Trunking for your Business
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Case Study: New capabilities of and applications for SIP Solutions
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CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study discusses how a multi-location auction company utilized an SIP solution that enabled them to capitalize on their investments in data and voice communications and maximize the performance of their IP.
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Why SIP Trunking Over Ethernet Makes Sense
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Business telecoms head for the cloud
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Oracle Improves Communications and Reduces Costs with SIP Trunking
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WHITE PAPER: This case study showcases how, by migrating to an end-to-end IP architecture and implementing SIP trunks, Oracle has significantly consolidated and simplified its telephony infrastructure.
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Introduction to Video Conferencing
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Special Report: Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Video Conferencing
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The Quest for Killer SIP Apps
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SIP DEFINITION (continued): …  media and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Because IAX works well with all codecs, it is adaptable to almost any type of data transmission. Communications bandwidth and latency are minimized by means of multiplexing and trunking. IAX works well in conjunction with firewalls and allows the transmission of several data channels over one link. IAX uses the same path for both signaling and media.In IAX, handshaking is not required when a call is initiated, which renders the communication vulnerable to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. However, the risk can be reduced by the use of firewalls, passwords … 
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