On Wednesday, Microsoft announced new VoIP features in its forthcoming Windows CE version 5.0, touting the embedded computing platform for use in VoIP-enabled devices.
Microsoft Pushes Windows CE for VoIP Devices
Submitted by danjr 2004-04-01 Windows 5 Comments
My Vonage vox uses whatever OS Sysco uses (IOS?). We have three of them in my house. The only problem I have is on my strangled Cable upstream (only 1.5MB). Sometimes people can’t hear me but I can hear them, and that is only when I’m using a lot of bandwidth (Shareaza, 6-thread binary newsgroup download etc).
does this mean i’ll be able to use my ipaq as a cell phone?
I don’t know about other people but I often find myself using my cell phone to make phone calls from my house. I don’t bother to memorize peoples phone numbers and it is a pain in the ass to get my cell phone to look up a phone number and dial it with my land line. I might actually use my home phone for more than incomming calls if I could transfer my phone book to it.
While Voip is one of the most unsecure protocols out there
its only logic to put Microsoft products on Voip devices.
While I have no love of Microsoft, VoIP is not in itself insecure. Voice over IP describes what it does, not how it does it. There is nothing to stop you encrypting the voice stream on the fly (if you used a public/private key infrastructure to hand-shake a static key, it’s well within the processing power of most VoIP devices).
Given the lack of complexity involved in tapping normal voice lines, I’d say VoIP is probably more secure due to the end-to-end nature of the Internet.