Newport Digital Technologies Inc. has positioned itself to profit from a number of high-growth technologies, including RFID and Wi-Fi. But none has more immediate potential than Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), a set of technologies that allow people to use the Internet like a phone network.

Besides greatly reducing basic voice communication costs, VoIP systems also make common features, such as call-forwarding, conference calling, and automatic redial, easier to implement and less expensive. In addition, it opens the door for more advanced features, such as the use of Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol, video calling, and even web browsing.

There are three methods of connecting to a VoIP network:

1) Using a VoIP telephone
2) Using a normal telephone with a VoIP adapter
3) Using a computer with speakers and a microphone

NDT focuses on the first method, VoIP telephones, and provides various solutions, from consumer-oriented Skype phones that don’t require a PC, to IP-BPX, Intelligent Gateways, and multi-level IP phones for businesses. Popular specific products include the smart IP NOKSU Business Phone, a superior full-featured phone system without the KTX/PBX box, and the Web IP Phone, a multi-media phone for offices.

The value of having a secure foot in the VoIP door cannot be underestimated. According to IBISWorld, the Internet voice service industry currently ranks as #1 on the list of all growth industries, with an annual growth rate expected to top 20% for 2009. This far exceeds the rate projected for ecommerce and online auctions, as well as the rate for biotech and other high-growth industries.

Newport Digital Technologies is a company that skillfully positions itself in between developing technologies and the commercial market. The company has a collaborative partnership with two leading R&D technology incubators, the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), both based in Taiwan. The partnership has given NDT a strong portfolio of technologies, of which VoIP is but one.

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