January 26, 2005

Al Brisard Joins Panel on the Future of VoIP

Ilan Rabinovitch writes "Los Angeles, California
January 25, 2005 -- The Southern California Linux Expo welcomes Al Brisard of PingTel to their panel discussion of on the future of VoIP and Open Source. Brisard will bring 17 years of experience in voice and data communications to the discussion. He will join panel members Louie Mamakos, (Chief Technology Officer - Vonage), Jeff Bonforte (President - SIPphone), and Darryl Strauss (President - Digital Ordnance).

Al Brisard is Vice President of Marketing for PingTel, where he s
responsible for the company's strategic product direction, product
marketing, outbound marketing, and corporate communications. Prior to
joining PingTel Al was Director of Marketing and Business Development at
3Com and played a key industry role in the adoption of DSL by the
international marketplace.

PingTel develops a SIP-based open source enterprise communications suite
SIPxchange, based on the SIP standard. Pingtel combines an open source
business model with the industry's de facto VoIP standard, SIP. Pingtel
also offers offer a wide range of consulting services to meet specific
customer needs.

Mr. Brisard and his co-panelists from the VoIP and open source
communities will cover topics relevant to the future of open source
Voice Over IP (VoIP) efforts. Subtopics will include the effects of
government regulation on peer to peer (P2P) / open-source VoIP projects,
current future VoIP standards, as well as technical and legal hurdles.

Voice over IP, also known as IP Telephony, is a technology which allows
for voice communications over the Internet and other IP based networks.
VoIP allows for lower cost calls than traditional telecommunications
networks. According to a recent Gartner Dataquest forecast, VoIP related
revenues in 2005 should hit $10.6 billion and are expected grow to $24
billion in 2008. With this type of growth it is no wonder VoIP is the
focus of major corporations and governments around the globe. SCALE 3x's
seminars and panels will help you learn more about current and future
open-source VoIP technologies, as well as provide you with the
information you need to work with the coming developments and regulations.

About the Southern California Linux Expo:
The Southern California Linux Expo is the premier grass roots Linux and
Open Source Software conference in the United States. SCALE 3x their 3rd
annual event will be held on February 12th and 13th 2005 at the Los
Angeles Convention Center. SCALE includes seminars by well-known
speakers, tutorials for beginners, and an exhibit hall with both vendor
booths and non-commercial booths.

The Southern California Linux Expo is open for both attendee and
sponsorship registration. Those wishing to attend this year's conference
can register via the SCACLE website at
http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/order/ . For a free exhibit hall pass use
the promotional code "free" or for a discounted full access conference
use the promotional code "VOIP"

The Southern California Linux Expo, is a non-profit organization
currently comprised, but not limited to, members of the USCLUG, UCLALUG,
and SCLUG. For more information see http://www.socallinuxexpo.org

Press Contact:
Orv Beach

Sponsorship contact:
Ilan Rabinovitch

Speaker Contact:

Shyam Kapadia

Link: socallinuxexpo.org

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