It’s a marriage that’s been happening quite a bit in the IT portion of the CE space — an IP telephony and a networking company … well … networking.
The latest is partnership between Vonage and D-Link. The two companies announced a new router, called the VWR, that includes two phone ports and support for Vonage’s internet telephony service.
The VWR works much like many other wireless routers, with B/G WiFi, as well as 4 ports for connecting other Ethernet devices and a port for connecting a cable or DSL modem. But also inside is Texas Instruments’ TNETV1060 VoIP gateway chipset. The two telephone ports allow for multiple phones to be connected, but also WiFi-enabled Vonage devices, such as a WiFi Phone carried by Vonage that is made by UTStarcom (model F1000). Other hardware manufacturers working with Vonage are Motorola and V-Tech.