Sunnyvale, CA - Avinta Communications has now demonstrated a
working Avinta PETS (Plain Enhanced Telephone Set). The PETS is an AvintaNET
enhanced standard telephone set that can access both analog and digital
broadband channels (voice and data), from the same single pair copper wire phone
PETS features dPABX (distributed Private Automatic Branch
eXchange) functions (intercom, transfer and conferencing). The dPABX features
can be used between PETS over either the analog channel or the digital channel,
simultaneously and independently.
A built-in data interface (USB, Wireless or other) for
networking PC's and Internet sharing completes a unified voice and data network
ideal for the SOHO (Small Office Home Office) environment. The PETS uses a TCI
(Telephony Computer Integration) design rather than CTI (Computer Telephony
Integration) to dramatically simplify the operation for the average user.
PETS is the first consumer friendly instrument designed to
use digital voice services as provided by broadband technology without
additional wiring in the premise, while still maintaining a high level of QoS
(Quality of Service). The QoS aspect has been an impediment to the rollout of
broadband voice services by the carriers. To date most broadband connection
applications have been for data purposes, except for limited voice service
rollouts by some cable operators.
The development of PETS completes the building blocks for
AvintaNET architecture. By providing clear demarcation AvintaNET reduces the
troubleshooting expense for the service provider. It improves the consumer's
experience with broadband by integrating both voice and data networking into a
single familiar instrument.
With PETS, complete broadband services can easily be
harnessed and used by the average consumer. This represents a potential for
bottom-line financial improvement for the service providers. AvintaNET
architecture can reduce truckrolls significantly for the carrier. Current VoB
rollout requires more pairs of copper wiring to accommodate the additional phone
numbers. Even in "pre-wired" environments, this requires someone with
telephone wiring knowledge to set-up the inside premise connections.
Carriers can fill subscriber needs for additional phone
numbers by simply activating the service from the central office without a
truckroll. Since all services are delivered over single pair copper wire to
every outlet, the provider and consumer do not need to deal with premise wiring.
With this plateau reached, Avinta Communications is now inviting telephone
manufacturers to develop the consumer version of PETS and is actively seeking
investment partners. Avinta Communications is a four-year-old system engineering
company specializing in SOHO voice and data networking technologies and