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Short Take: Lucent offers software for Net telephony

Lucent Technologies unveiled a new software packaged developed by its Bell Labs research arm that lets Internet gateways interoperate with each other and traditional circuit-switched phone networks. The software solves an incompatibility problem between various Net telephony gateways and smoothes out the process for IP-based voiced communications, according to the company. Trials for the PacketStar IP Services platform will begin this month, with general availability scheduled for the first quarter of next year.

Lucent Technologies unveiled a new software packaged developed by its Bell Labs research arm that lets Internet gateways interoperate with each other and traditional circuit-switched phone networks. The software solves an incompatibility problem between various Net telephony gateways and smoothes out the process for IP-based voiced communications, according to the company. Trials for the PacketStar IP Services platform will begin this month, with general availability scheduled for the first quarter of next year.