ISDN

No Flowers Please…

...just send donations to the next-gen technology company that will inherit ISDN's faithful. Yesterday well-known production house ProComm Voice Talent delivered a message to its member talent that it was transitioning away from reliance on ISDN (by the end of March, next year). The full text of...

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Verizon Halts ISDN Installs in NYC

Verizon Halts ISDN Installs in NYC

Yup, the very heart of the entertainment/communication industry on the East Coast - the #2 VO market in the USA - no more ISDN installs.If you already have ISDN, you're fine.  Things will continue as normal (for now).This is for BRI service.  Apparently Verizon is still offering PRI/T1 connections...

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Which Will Implode First: Twitter or ISDN?

Which Will Implode First: Twitter or ISDN?

Not that they're mutually exclusive or anything, but both of these services have a part to play in the voice-over realm...and both are struggling to survive for different reasons.Twitter is a free social media platform under seemingly endless corporate mis-management.  ISDN is an expensive...

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Why I Sold My ISDN Codec

Why I Sold My ISDN Codec

It hurt.  But I did it.  Part of the reason was because I wasn't getting enough use out of it to justify the cost.  But the rest of the reason has to do with my saving face.  After all, I ballyhoo'd the death of ISDN on the pages of this blog for years.  It was time to put up or shut up.  Digital...

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For Sale: One ISDN Codec

For Sale: One ISDN Codec

How long is it prudent to hang on to ISDN?...I mean...at a personal level?We all know the TelCos are pretty much fed-up with losing money on the infrastructure that goes into keeping this dinosaur alive...at least in the hinterlands...as in: anywhere else besides NYC and LA.  Those phone companies...

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A New ISDN Wrinkle

A New ISDN Wrinkle

Years ago, I helped a voice actor moving to Las Vegas get his ISDN installed through some contacts I'd already researched/established at CenturyLink.  He, in turn, helped me with some marketing.  His name is Garrett Michaels, and I'm proud to call him a friend.Activation/installation rates for...

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Going…going…

Going…going…

The cooler heads were right.....back then.Years ago, when I began blogging of the impending death of ISDN, there were plenty of people around to tell me the end of that technology was still far away.They were right, and I was right.  It WAS the beginning of the end several years ago.  But any...

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Deal Breaker

Deal Breaker

Sometimes an idea comes along that just makes us all do a face-plant, and say:  "Of course!...Perfect!"Kevin Leach -- the founding and creative force behind ipDTL -- and  his development team, just launched what could be the convergence communication solution for voice-actors seeking...

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Strictly Classifed!

Strictly Classifed!

My constant hammering away at the situation with outgoing ISDN and incoming IP remote recording solutions often shakes loose a few informational tidbits from unexpected corners of the industry. Yesterday's post of a video interview with SessionLinkPro's Tim Proegler prompted an email from fellow...

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SessionLinkPro

SessionLinkPro

"What was that again?" I said to Jason Rooney. My ears perked up when Rooney - a friend and VO Pro - mentioned he had successfully completed a remote recording using an IP connection service I'd never heard of before. "SessionLinkPro" he said.  "Worked like a charm!" Naturally, I was on the case. ...

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