Today, three more highlights from our stack of news briefs.Brix Networks recently announced Version 2.0 of TestYourVoIP.com, the company's free VoIP quality-testing portal that lets users independently measure the quality of their residential VoIP connections via a quick, user-initiated test call. The company notes its test system has had more than a million hits since the launch of the portal less than two months ago.TestYourVoIP.com now reports call setup and signaling quality statistics, including post-dial delay, post-pickup delay, call setup time, and media delay.Other enhancements let users:* Identify firewalls or other environmental configurations that may restrict their ability to run VoIP.* E-mail a copy of their VoIP performance test results to themselves or to their broadband service provider.* Compare how their test scores stack up against other users.Next, Lucent has recently agreed to acquire Telica, a privately held provider of VoIP communications systems for service providers. Telica will become part of Lucent\u2019s Integrated Network Solutions business. Telica's open, standards-based products and network management systems allow carriers to deliver a wide range of wireless, Class 5, and long-distance Class 4 services, from both VoIP and PSTN\/circuit-switched networks. Telica switches reliably carry an estimated 4 billion minutes per month.Finally, Vonage continues to turn up the heat on VoIP competition. The company recently announced its \u201cstart-up kit\u201d for a suggested retail price of $80. Customers also receive a $50 mail-in-rebate, making the total price only $30.Vonage's retail package includes: a MotorolaVT1005v voice terminal adapter (for plugging in a phone), an Ethernet cable and a 5V-DC power adapter. Customers purchasing Vonage at a retail outlet are free to choose one of several calling plans.