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NATD in the news

Carousel Industries acquires TriNET
Carousel Industries, one of Avaya’s largest global business partners, announced that it has completed the acquisition of TriNET Systems. TriNET is headquartered in Canton, MA and was founded in 1992. They have regional offices in Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. TriNET Systems is an Avaya Platinum Business Partner that specializes in converged communications, IP telephony applications, unified communications, security and managed services. TriNET will strengthen Carousel’s footprint on the east coast and northern California locations. The two companies will combine design, sales and installation support to enhance Carousel’s offerings to their client base across the globe. Combined, the two companies will support 750 employees and over 30 offices in North America.
Visit www.carouselindustries.com.
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Acquisitions

Prospect Partners and Management acquire World Data Products
Prospect Partners and Management has acquired World Data Products, a leading provider of refurbished computer and networking equipment. Founded in 1987, WDPI has become one of the largest independent resellers of refurbished servers, storage and networking equipment, including platforms such as Cisco Systems, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Sun Microsystems. The company sources, refurbishes and sells used and new equipment to a diversified worldwide customer base of more than 4,000 wholesale broker/dealers and corporate end-users in markets that include technology, government, healthcare, retail, manufacturing and education.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Prospect Partners,” said Neil Vill, Chief Executive Officer, World Data Products, Inc. “Prospect Partners specializes in niche companies of our size, and its investment team has an impressive history of helping portfolio companies pursue smart expansion strategies that achieve strong results.” Prospect Partners builds companies through selective acquisitions and fostering internal growth.  The company partners with management teams to acquire profitable niche leaders and growth-ready businesses. WDPI will continue to be led by its current management team.
Visit www.wdpi.com and www.prospect-partners.com.
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Cisco

Mercury News interview: David Evans, chief technologist for Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group
By Brandon Bailey
When Dave Evans thinks of a car, he sees a mobile computing platform that adjusts to the personalities of different drivers while linking them to a global network. The "chief futurist" at Cisco Systems believes cars are just one of the smart and connected machines that people will use to navigate through a deluge of digital information and choices. Evans, whose job is anticipating trends for the giant networking company, recently showed off some prototypes at Cisco headquarters in San Jose. One was a mock-up of an automobile dashboard, with voice controls, music playlists and touch-screen displays that can be rearranged, enlarged or personalized to each driver's preference. A "check engine" light prompted the onboard computer to reach out to the Internet for a video explaining the problem. In the demo, the computer then e-mailed with a car dealer's service department, syncing with the driver's online calendar to schedule a visit for repairs.
Read full article.
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Legislation

TIA issues statement on Verizon-Google Legislative Framework Proposal for Internet Policy
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), which represents the companies that manufacture or supply the products and services used in the provision of broadband and broadband-enabled applications, responded to the Verizon-Google Legislative Framework Proposal for Internet Policy, issuing the following statement on the goals outlined therein:

"TIA appreciates the efforts of Verizon and Google in proposing a legislative framework for Internet policy. We believe this is a step in the right direction towards consensus and a possible solution to the uncertainty created by the Comcast decision. The Verizon and Google announcement rightly addressed important issues such as the need for network management, recognizing that a managed network is necessary to ensure reliable broadband service. We look forward to continuing to work with all parties to help define a policy that will promote investment, innovation and access to broadband and broadband-enabled technologies for all Americans, without negatively affecting job growth and the economy."
Visit www.tiaonline.org.
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Market

Worldwide hardcopy peripherals market recorded double-digit year-over-year growth
The worldwide hardcopy peripherals market experienced double-digit growth in both units and shipment value in the second quarter of 2010 (2Q10). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, the total market grew 20% year over year in 2Q10 to 29 million units while shipment value increased 14% year over year to $13.3 billion. This is the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year unit growth and the first double-digit growth for both units and shipment value since early 2000. Unlike previous quarters, where color laser multifunction printers (MFPs) exhibited the highest year-over-year growth, 2Q10 marked the first quarter where monochrome laser MFPs posted a higher year-over-year growth than color laser MFPs, 39.7% and 33.0%, respectively. While HP dominates the total laser market with 2.8 million units shipped in the second quarter, Samsung is the leader in both monochrome and color laser MFPs.
Visit www.idc.com.
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Mergers

TTI Telecom acquired by TEOCO
TTI Team Telecom International Ltd., a global supplier of Operations Support Systems (OSS) to communications service providers, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 8, 2010, by and among TEOCO Corporation, a Delaware corporation, TEOCO Israel Ltd., an Israeli company and a wholly owned subsidiary of TEOCO (“Merger Sub”), and TTI Telecom, under which TTI Telecom has been acquired by TEOCO through a merger of Merger Sub with and into TTI Telecom. Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, which was approved by TTI Telecom’s shareholders on July 22, 2010, TTI Telecom has become a private company and each outstanding ordinary share and preferred share of TTI Telecom has been automatically converted into the right to receive US$3.00 in cash, without interest and less any applicable
withholding taxes.
Visit www.tti-telecom.com.
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Mitel

Memorial campus deploys Mitel for emergency response
Mitel announced that Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, a campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, has selected Mitel to provide key components of its advanced emergency notification system. The new mass notification solution combines offerings from both Mitel and Mitel affiliate partner, Benbria, to provide a truly comprehensive solution for enhancing student and staff security campus-wide. A key element of Grenfell's system is Mitel's Dynamic Extension solution, which provides faculty and staff with single-number reachability across multiple devices. With Benbria's BlazeCast notification system, authorized staff at Grenfell can quickly and easily send PC desktop and telephone alerts to faculty and students during emergency situations. Desktop PCs display alerts as a full-screen message while voice and text notifications are broadcast to all devices in the notification list. The system allows both pre-configured text and voice message templates to be created for anticipated scenarios, substantially decreasing the time between a serious event and the notification of staff and students.
Visit www.mitel.com or www.benbria.com.
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NEC

CounterPath and NEC announce mobile solution
CounterPath Corporation and NEC Unified Solutions (NEC) announced the introduction of NEC’s Smart Mobile Client, a sophisticated solution for Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) that extends the functionality and capabilities of NEC communication servers to market-leading smartphones. Multiple customers have successfully implemented Smart Mobile Client and say they appreciate the way the client software complements their existing smartphone usage patterns, instead of requiring employees to modify their preferences. Smart Mobile Client automatically routes their calls through the company’s communications server based on the customer’s least-cost-routing settings. The client software supports Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Nokia Symbian platforms, as well as Apple iPhone and Android through the Web client. With Release 2.2 rolled out across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Smart Mobile Client is now available for iS3000 and SIP@Net communication servers. With Release 3.0, expected early 2011, Smart Mobile Client will become available for NEC’s UNIVERGE SV8300 and SV8500 platforms.
Visit www.necunified.com.
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Security

MXI Security adds 64GB USB drive to secure portable storage devices
MXI Security now offers a 64GB capacity device for its Stealth line of secure USB devices. The new 64GB versions of the Stealth M-Series and Stealth MXP Bio add this industry-leading memory capacity to their already unsurpassed protection of data, applications and network access. MXI Security’s new 64GB devices are also ideally suited for government customers that require high-capacity devices for Secure USB Desktop (SUDs) such as Stealth ZONE Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard Edition – the secure portable desktop that allows you to natively boot Microsoft Windows from a Stealth USB device. The 64GB devices are powered by Bluefly - the world’s first security processor for USB devices.
Visit www.mxisecurity.com.
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UC

Global market for unified communications to reach $16.8 billion by 2015
The prolonged world economic recession has dampened enterprise communication markets, especially so in the developed countries. Lack of strong budgets to fund equipment upgradation and replacement has been cited as a major factor dragging down growth. Nevertheless, as a simple solution for complex networking, the unified communications (UC) market performance has been relatively better than most other technologies, thanks to cloud and hosted UC services, which have emerged as the market’s saving grace partially cushioning the impact of recession. As stated by the new market research report on Unified Communications, PBXs and Video Endpoints/Infrastructure together account for more than 80% of the global UC products market. Improving economic conditions will unleash pent-up demand for UCs as hitherto postponed purchase decisions resurge to provide commercial opportunities. Lease expiration on currently deployed systems is additionally expected to drive revenue gains in the market in the upcoming years. The report, titled “Unified Communications: A Global Market Report,” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. provides a review of noteworthy market trends, growth drivers and challenges. The report in addition also enumerates recent acquisitions and other strategic industry activities.
Visit www.strategyr.com.
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VoIP

Aastra partners with Telchemy to ensure VoIP service quality
Aastra announced a partnership with Telchemy to resell two products, DVQattest and SQmediator, which provide performance testing, monitoring and real-time reporting for VoIP interactions. Available to Aastra’s directly managed customers, the Telchemy products will be offered to Aastra’s USA distributor, reseller and carrier customers later this year. DVQattest is a distributed active test product for Voice and Video over IP that supports pre-deployment testing, network assessment, SLA monitoring and troubleshooting. DVQattest is based on VQmon, Telchemy’s widely used VoIP/IPTV performance analysis technology which provides accurate quality scores and a rich set of metrics for voice calls, video sessions and network tests. SQmediator is a high performance mediation server that provides centralized collection, aggregation and correlation of QoE/QoS reports from IP endpoints and gateways. The SQmediator dashboard makes it easy to monitor call performance across the network and to quickly identify potential problem conditions and view system alerts.
Visit www.aastrausa.com.
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