Your industry review for: February 6, 2006

 

 

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Avaya

Mitel

NEC

Nortel

NATD in the News

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The Flag – EU & International News

 

Free pass to VoiceCon 2006, Orlando: details here

Avaya reports first fiscal quarter 2006 results

NEC Unified Solutions broadens its contact center offering

 

NATD in the News

New members elected

A record 225 attendees representing 200 companies attended the recent NATD Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The following were elected into membership at the January meeting:

  • AO Communications (Asset Optima, LLC) – Pearl, MS – Richard Wells
  • Exceed Communications Inc – Winnipeg, Canada – Warren Tkachuk
  • Fairway Telecom – Hemet, CA – Steve Valencia
  • Nortech Holding AB – Sweden – Richard Asp
  • Paracon (Div. of ScanSource) – Greenville, SC – Clay Sorensen
  • ReLogisTechs, LLC – Massillon, OH – Mark Farina
  • Siemens Financial Services – Germany – Guenter Hess   (Vendor)
  • Tigerpaw Software Inc – Bellevue, NE – Dave Foxall   (Vendor)
  • tip | Capital (Technology Invest Partners, LLC) – Auburn Hills, MI – Pat Callahan  (Vendor)
  • VoiceTouch, Inc – Ontario, Canada – Alan Montgomery
  • Xtel Distribution – Brookville, FL – Scott Germak

 

ReLogisTechs, LLC aims to be first in secondary market

ReLogisTechs, LLC announces their entry into the secondary market for business communications products.  The new company is comprised of industry veterans and is led by Mark J. Farina, Sr., former Director of New Business Development for Group Midwest, Inc.  Employee-owned and operated, ReLogisTechs plans to capitalize on their customer-centric approach in a rapidly growing industry. As telecommunications systems become idle, surplus or decommissioned, ReLogisTechs provides refurbishment and repair services and will then remarket or resell them at a fraction of the Manufacturer’s list prices.  Working with OEM’s, leasing companies and Fortune 1000 firms, ReLogisTechs offers a variety of remarketing programs based on the needs of each client.

Visit www.relogistechs.com.

 

Moves, adds & changes

On December 30, 2005, Teletek and Transcend merged. The merged company will be Transcend Communications, Inc.

Visit www.transcendinc.net.

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News in Review

Financial

Newmerix Corp. closes $5 million in Series B financing led by Siemens Venture Capital

Newmerix Corp., a provider of automated testing and change management software for packaged applications, announced that it has closed a successful $5 million follow-on Series B financing round, led by Siemens Venture Capital GmbH.  Existing investors Mobius Venture Capital and IDG Ventures also participated in the round. Newmerix will use the funds to grow its research and development team and sales staff, as well as expand the breadth and depth of its Automate! software suite. Newmerix's Automate! software is an integrated suite of program management, automated testing and change management software specifically designed for the unique architecture of packaged applications such as PeopleSoft, SAP, Oracle and Siebel.

Visit www.newmerix.com or www.siemensventurecapital.com.

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Resellers

CTI launches Proteus Communications Management

CTI Group, a global provider of online billing, self-care and communications management solutions, announces the official U.S. launch of Proteus Enterprise, the first truly integrated communica-tions management solution to offer wireline, cell phone, Internet and e-mail usage and cost analysis to medium and large businesses. The solution allows companies to monitor and analyze communications resources throughout their global offices.  With Proteus Enterprise, managers have easy access to essential individual and integrated reports which provide the necessary knowledge for increasing the performance and cost effectiveness of their communications systems. Four integrated systems monitor wireline and cellular telephony, e-mail and Internet. Each system works by analyzing the log files produced by the PBX, Internet gateway, e-mail server and electronic cell phone bill. The information is then collated into parameter driven reports and graphs that can be viewed from anywhere in the company’s network via a Web browser. Proteus is offered as a license sale or ASP Managed Service solution.

Visit www.ctigroup.com.

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Servers

Quintum announces new Remote Management Session Server

Quintum Technologies, a leading innovator in VoIP technologies, is pleased to announce their new Remote Management Session Server (RMSS) with patent-pending technology that provides trans-parent and encrypted/secure network management for remote Tenors situated behind NAT firewalls. The new Remote Management Session Server is designed to simplify the installation and manage-ment of remote Tenors for ISPs, service providers and network administrators.  The RMSS provides a secure and centralized management interface within a Tenor network that allows newly installed Tenors to be registered, configured and managed remotely, even those behind NAT firewalls.  The Remote Management Session Server can register up to 5,000 remote Tenor Switches and can manage up to 100 simultaneously. 

Visit www.quintum.com.

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Tom’s Corner: Understanding technology better with Tom Cross

Extreme UltraViolet Lithography – Breaking the Chip Speed Barrier
EUVL technology may break "Moore's Law" where computing power will double every 18 months. EUVL chips may exceed 400 million transistors about 10 times the Pentium4 with 42 million as well as 10 GHz - gigahertz clock speeds. Details:

EUVL gives chip designers the ability to carve silicon with smaller and smaller lasers, thereby increasing the number of chips. By using concave mirrors in a vacuum (potential application for manufacturing in space), EUVL designers can design new and much smaller chips for applications like medical diagnostics and repair, embedded systems and remote sensing. Here’s how it works:
1 - Laser is focused on a jet of xenon gas creating plasma which emits a glow of extreme ultraviolet light with a wavelength of 13 nanometers - 1/30 the wavelength of violet visible light.
2 - Optical condensers focus the light toward the circuit "Chip Mask" - a detailed image of the tran-sistors and other devices being created-etched.
3 - The image of the integrated circuit reflects off the chip mask on a series of four-to-six concave mirrors that reduce or sharpen the image of the chip mask and the project the image onto the silicon wafer coated with light-sensitive material called resist.
4 - The light images the circuit and a chemical solvent removes unetched material.
Email Tom at cross@gocross.com.
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OEM Roundup

Avaya

Avaya reports first fiscal quarter 2006 results
Avaya Inc. reported income from continuing operations of $71 million or 15 cents per diluted share in the first fiscal quarter of 2006. In the same quarter last year the company reported income from continuing operations of $33 million or seven cents per diluted share. The company's first fiscal quarter 2006 revenues increased 8.8 percent to $1.249 billion, compared to revenues of $1.148 billion in the first fiscal quarter of 2005. The first quarter of 2006 included the full quarter contribution from the Tenovis acquisition. Avaya said its Global Communications Systems revenues rose 11.7 percent year-over-year and Avaya Global Services revenues increased 5.8 percent over the same period. The company's operating income for the quarter was $107 million. Avaya generated $106 million in operating cash flow and had $726 million in cash at the end of the quarter.

Visit www.avaya.com.

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Mitel

Tech Data U.S. to distribute Mitel IP communications solutions
Tech Data Corporation announced it has established a distribution agreement with Mitel, a provider of IP communications solutions. Tech Data, through its Telephony Specialized Business Unit (SBU), is the only U.S. broadline distributor to offer Mitel hardware, software and accessories. Tech Data will distribute Mitel’s broad range of IP Communications Platforms that scale from as few as 10 and to as many as 65,000 users in a single network configuration, Applications and Services Gateways that provide connectivity to Microsoft’s Live Communications Server and intuitive desktop devices. The Telephony SBU also will offer resellers innovative Mitel applications for contact centers, mobility, teleworking, speech-enabled unified communications, messaging, collaboration, presence, video conferencing and wireless communications, with specific market propositions for verticals including Hospitality, Healthcare, Retail, Government, Education and Finance.
Visit www.mitel.com or www.techdata.com.

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NEC

NEC Unified Solutions broadens its contact center offering

NEC Unified Solutions, Inc. and SophistiCom Technologies, Inc., a leader in integrated

software solutions for Agent Performance Management, have entered into a strategic alliance where NEC will resell SophistiCom's Interaction Quality Manager for NEC (IQM) solution -- a full-featured, highly scalable and easy-to-use recording and quality monitoring system for call center environments. Through this relationship, NEC will provide greater customer choice, enabling NEC to increase sales through its strengthened and competitively priced product portfolio. Tightly integrated with NEC's CCDesign product line, IQM's browser-based application provides key tools required for effective logging and quality management, plus advanced features to easily capture customer feedback and compare it to your own quality assessments. 

Visit www.necunified.com or www.sophisticom.com.

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Nortel

Nortel PEC Solutions renamed Nortel Government Solutions
Nortel PEC Solutions announced that the company has been renamed Nortel Government Solutions Incorporated. The change was made to reflect the company's singular focus on being a trusted supplier of mission-critical systems and secure network communication solutions and services for the U.S. government market. PEC Solutions, Inc. was acquired by Nortel in mid-2005 and remains wholly-owned by Nortel. Since the acquisition, the company has expanded its efforts to help government ensure the safety, livelihood and well being of its citizens. Notable projects in 2005 included deployment of a cutting-edge wireless mesh system in support of NASA's historic Return to Flight; provisioning of critical communications for the new headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; development of an electronic pharmaceutical tracking system for the Drug Enforcement Administration; and expansion of software development support for the U.S. Postal Service's PostalOne! automated mailing service.

Visit www.nortelgov.com.

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The Flag:  EU & International Telecom News for IATD Members

New members elected in Orlando

A record 225 attendees representing 200 companies attended the recent NATD Meeting in Orlando, Florida, including companies from Canada, England, Germany and Sweden.  Newly-elected members included Exceed Communica-tions, Inc. of Winnipeg, Canada; Nortech Holding AB of Sweden; Siemens Financial Services of Germany; and VoiceTouch, Inc. of Ontario, Canada.

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NATD members may send Nominations for the $5,000 award to the Executive Secretary of the NATD, Ms. Ruth Marion.  Funding for this award will be solely from funds received from the annual NATD Charity Golf Tournament, held during the Winter NATD membership meeting.   Funding for other projects and issues will be as solicitation permits, depending on the issues.  Other than emergency issues, fund disbursement from NATD Charity general funds, will be as directed by the membership in the General Meetings.

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