Real Time Communications Industry News

TMCNet:  BRIEF: Mahaska County avoids worst of snow again

[February 28, 2013]

BRIEF: Mahaska County avoids worst of snow again

OSKALOOSA, Feb 28, 2013 (The Oskaloosa Herald - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- It just sort of hung around too long.

This week's snowstorm dumped upwards of five or so inches on to areas in Mahaska County, according to the National Weather Service in Des Moines. This may have inconvenienced some drivers Tuesday and Wednesday, but Mahaska County was fortunate compared to other areas in Iowa.


A storm impacted the Mahaska County area late this past week, as well. It dumped a little over 4 1/2 inches of snow in some areas of the county.

Jamey Robinson, Mahaska County Emergency Management coordinator, said areas north of Des Moines received upwards of 14 inches of snow during the storm.

One saving grace for Mahaska County was the fact that much of the snow did not stick to paved surfaces like it did on grassy areas.

Much of the snow fell Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Robinson noted the fact that the storm changed direction, impacting areas some forecasters weren't expecting.

The city of Oskaloosa was under a snow emergency beginning 3 p.m. Tuesday, which was canceled just after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Another winter storm is on the horizon for next week, said Robinson.

"We'll see what comes our way," Robinson said.

Herald City Editor Andy Goodell can be reached at news2@oskyherald.com.

___ (c)2013 The Oskaloosa Herald (Oskaloosa, Iowa) Visit The Oskaloosa Herald (Oskaloosa, Iowa) at www.oskaloosa.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

[ Back To Real Time Communications's Homepage ]

Featured Videos

GenView Real Time Session Manager Demo

Session-based VoIP and rich media services such as video can place unique demands on the network.

GENBAND SPiDR - WebRTC Gateway

Contact GENBAND about the SPiDRâ„¢ WebRTC Gateway by clicking here.

A videoconference that calls you

On the busiest of days, who has time to stop and search for that bridge information, to have to dial or hope the link works...only to wait for the chairperson to arrive?

Call Grabber Demo

Move calls seamlessly between phones, soft clients and mobile devices at the push of a button.

Hosted Unified Communications

GENBAND's Hosted Unified Communications is a SMART OFFICE™ solution that enables voice over broadband to Business users, providing flexible migration from legacy services, supporting full regulatory features, and offering advanced services.

Featured Whitepapers

Is Your Network Ready for the Internet of Everything?

The telephone industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation that began with the introduction of IP-based data networks in the early 1990s and then with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in the late 1990s, and it now includes all forms ofvoice, video, and messaging communications.

Building a Secure and Scalable Multimedia IP Exchange

As fixed and mobile operators increasingly move to IP-based networks, the complexity required to interconnect these networks grows dramatically. Faced with increasing competition from all corners and constant challenge to grow revenues, operators are struggling with the variety and disparities in partner and customer networks.

How Carriers Can Optimize for LTE Roaming

Connectivity between mobile network operators (MNO) in 4G LTE is much more complex than it was in legacy networks.This complexity is primarily due to the change in focus. LTE is not a voice-focused roaming environment, but rather a datacentric environment.

Featured Case Studies

CASE STUDY: Real Time Communications Made Easy Via The Mobile Web

HubRTC offers the world's first WebRTC communication as a service to small and medium businesses, combining browser-based voice, video and messaging over WiFi that works on personal computers and Android smartphones and tablets. Their basic and premium solutions work with existing PBX applications servers, and support rich feature sets including voice mail and visual voice mail, audio and video conferencing, all for a fraction of the cost of old fashioned "phone systems." They have combined their Real Time Communications experts with software, devices and accessories, and cloud platforms to deliver a true office-on-the-run.

CASE STUDY: TW Telecom Accelerates Market Adoption of SIP Trunking Services

tw telecom is one of the top three largest providers of Business Ethernet in the US, connecting approximately 20,000 commercial buildings and third-party data centers to its national fiber network.

CASE STUDY: Embedding Real-Time Communications Into Digital Interactive Publishing Platforms

X-Factor Communications (XFC) is a premium provider of easy-to-use, interactive digital media software and services delivering single point publishing of Mass Notifications, advisories, emergency messages, rich informational content and advertising to any connected device.

Featured Webinars

WebRTC Applications for Service Providers using GENBAND'S SPiDR Gateway


GENBAND's SPiDR WebRTC Gateway provides an intelligent bridge between SIP/IMS based VoIP networks and the open ecosystem of the Internet. WebRTC holds great promise to revolutionize the nature of our daily communications. But what should you, as a service provider, be doing today to take advantage of this movement?

Best Practices in Deploying Hosted IP Telephony


Speaker: Sara Hughes and Mitch Layman

LTE, How Can You Accelerate The Payback? Diameter Signaling Controller


Speaker: Ashish Jain - Director Solutions Marketing