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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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SIP Trunking and Disaster Recovery
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Exploring the Business Benefits of a SIP Solution
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EBOOK: This short e-book discusses the 3 key business benefits of embracing a SIP deployment in your enterprise.
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Presentation: The BBC’s Unified Communications Strategy
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PRESENTATION: Steve Shepherd, head of IT and business alignment at the BBC, explains how unified communications technology is transforming the BBC.
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Network Purchasing Intentions 2013
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Top 3 Drivers for Flexible UC Reference Architecture
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CW Buyer's Guide: IPV6 Migration
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New UC Threats Leaving Your UC Platform Vulnerable
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Collaboration: RFP Technology Decisions Guide
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Picking Your Best Path to VoIP
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RESOURCE: Changing voice systems is not a trivial matter. Determine which is the right VoIP migration path your organization—cloud-based hosted VoIP or premises-based SIP trunking. Read on to learn when to consider SIP trunking over hosted VoIP (and vice versa) based on your long-term plans.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

Avaya CenturyLink

How to Analyze the SIP Failures in Your Network
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VIDEO: VoIP is commonly thought of as making external connections via simple paths. The truth is that these paths are often complex. This brief video demonstrates how to improve visibility, drill into network issues and triage SIP failures.
Posted: 11 Dec 2015 | Premiered: 11 Dec 2015

NetScout Systems, Inc.

Global Technology Innovator Assures Unified Communications Services Performance
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Employ Fast Triage to Mitigate Complex UC Problems and Improve Call Quality
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Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

NetScout Systems, Inc.

Provide Fast Triage for UC and SIP Trunking
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW: SIP trunking is being broadly deployed to save on UC expenses, but not at the expense of quality service. The complexity of these multivendor implementations requires an agnostic service assurance solution to reduce time lost to vendor finger-pointing and quickly point at the source of the problem.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

NetScout Systems, Inc.

How to Maximize Benefits of SIP Trunking for your Business
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EGUIDE: This expert guide from highlights how you can best use SIP trunking to reduce costs, focusing on two methods that are not commonly practiced.
Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

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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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XO Communications

Why SIP Trunking Over Ethernet Makes Sense
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource discusses how SIP trunking over Ethernet can help you maximize the value of your existing UC tools, improving scalability and efficiency while reducing overall costs.
Posted: 24 Jan 2014 | Published: 24 Jan 2014

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The Role of Session Manager in Applying Features to Calls via Sequenced Applications, Part 1
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WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive paper to find out how the Communication Manager, once defined as an Entity within the Avaya Aura Session Manager, can be configured as a feature server within a sequenced application.
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Business telecoms head for the cloud
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WHITE PAPER: Public and private sector organizations are turning to the cloud, not only to cut their costs but to find new flexibility and agility in the way they run their businesses.
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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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Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Implements ShoreTel for Reliable Unified Communications
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ScanSource & ShoreTel

Special Report: Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Video Conferencing
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WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top ten questions you should ask any potential video conferencing vendor before investing in a collaboration solution.
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The Quest for Killer SIP Apps
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Prepare for the Future of Integrated Communications
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AT&T Corp
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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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