December 13, 2010

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Avaya

OAISYS call recording solution now rated “Avaya compliant”
OAISYS announced that its Tracer application is compliant with key contact center and IP telephony solutions from Avaya Inc. The Tracer professional interaction management solution allows businesses to record calls, conduct live and automatic call monitoring, evaluate and rank employee performance and archive calls for later playback and review. The application now is compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya Aura Communication Manager 6.0 using Avaya Aura Application Enablement Services 5.2.2 (AES) solutions. OAISYS is a member of the Avaya DevConnect program—an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company’s investment in its network.  As a Gold member of the program, OAISYS is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab. 
Visit www.oaisys.com and www.avaya.com/devconnect.
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Award nominations

Ruth A. Michalecki Leadership Award
The ACUTA Awards Committee is pleased to invite nominations for the 2011 Ruth A. Michalecki Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes an outstanding leader among the institutional and corporate affiliate membership. The person selected for this award:

  • Engages in activities that have produced results directly benefiting the ACUTA organization and/or the broader higher education community

  • Motivates and fosters collaboration to accomplish goals, objectives and the mission of their institution while demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities

  • Actively participates in and promotes the education, professional development, and mentoring of other professionals

  • Demonstrates initiative – the ability to take charge by creating or developing a program, project or activity that impacts the community

  • Demonstrates leadership in the communications technology industry

Deadline for nominations is January 14th.  Nominees must be representatives of ACUTA institutional member schools, corporate affiliates or associate members.
Visit www.acuta.org.
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Cable

North American Cable Equipment, Inc. announces stimulus program
North American Cable Equipment, Inc. (NACE) announced the Winter HARP Stimulus Program - Headend Asset Relief Program - for qualified dealers. Under HARP dealers can purchase pre-built headends with deep discounts on assembly costs at $9.00 per channel and crating costs at $25.00 per rack. Further, NACE is offering an equipment stimulus in the form of a $200.00 discount for 20-channel systems and $350.000 for 35-channel systems. Incentives continue with a $100.00 activation bonus of qualified SMATV properties and a 3-year warranty on all Cabletronix products used in the headend build.  To participate in HARP all systems must be shipped and activated by January 31, 2011; all equipment in the system must be purchased from NACE; and the system must be activated through NACE.
Visit www.northamericancable.com.
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Cisco

Cisco announces intent to acquire LineSider
Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held LineSider Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of network management software that helps customers build the network services necessary to securely create and deploy cloud computing infrastructure. LineSider's software is designed to enable customers to organize their network resources into a flexible cloud infrastructure that integrates the network with customers' existing IT operational tools and processes. This network abstraction layer allows customers to provision and deploy numerous individual network components much more quickly than previously possible, dramatically reducing network operations costs and accelerating service delivery.  A partner-centric approach remains a cornerstone of Cisco's strategy in the cloud computing space, and LineSider's technology will strengthen Cisco's ability to work with a broad community of software partners, particularly within the service management space. In addition to providing Cisco with advanced technology, the acquisition of LineSider will bring an industry-leading team of engineers to the company. Upon the close of the acquisition, the LineSider team will become part of Cisco's NMTG.
Visit www.cisco.com.
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Messaging

Counterpath enables wireline mobility services
CounterPath Corporation announced that with their next release of the Messaging Convergence Gateway (MCG) 2.0, the forthcoming hosted solution will give wireline operators the ability to extend their VoIP and messaging services over the top of mobile networks. Though debuting in early 2011, several of CounterPath's partners are already poised to bring this solution to market. The solution will be the industry’s first platform to provide single-number reachability for voice, Instant Messaging and SMS across an operator’s existing wireline VoIP network and on feature phones, smartphones or tablets from any mobile operator. Juniper Research recently reported that the number of mobile VoIP minutes carried annually on 3G and 4G networks will rise from 15 billion minutes in 2010 to 470.6 billion minutes by 2015. This, coupled with CTIA-The Wireless Association’s report that American SMS usage has increased from 14.4 million messages sent per month to 152.7 billion over the past 10 years, places CounterPath at an advantageous position to capture a large market portion and immediately create new revenue sources. 
Visit www.counterpath.com.
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Nortel

Nortel selling Chinese joint venture
Nortel Networks Corp. said that its Chinese joint venture has agreed to be sold to Ericsson (China) Communications Company Ltd. for $50 million in cash. The joint venture, Guangdong Nortel Telecommunication Equipment, is between Nortel Networks Ltd., Nortel China Ltd. and certain third parties. The sale is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011. Nortel is in the midst of selling off divisions as it works through Canadian bankruptcy. The company said the joint venture sale is the last of its significant business divestitures.
Visit www.nortel.com.
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Solutions

Panasonic debuts 8-in-1 office & imaging communication center
Panasonic System Networks Company of America rolled out its groundbreaking KX-MB2061 "8-in-1" office and imaging communications system, the industry's only "solution-in-a-box" integrating laser printing, copying and faxing with five other essential document handling, telecommunications and Internet business functions. The first product developed from the ground up since the merger of Panasonic's document, communications and security divisions into Panasonic System Networks Company of America, the highly affordable KX-MB2061 is a perfect "all-in-one" solution for SOHO and other entrepreneurial businesses short on office space and long on workloads. Key features of the new 8-in-1 include high-speed laser printing (up to 24 ppm), Super G3 faxing and networked color scanning. The KX-MB2061 also incorporates a Panasonic DECT 6.0 telephone system for crystal clear, static-free conversations over as many as six cordless handsets and a digital answering system.
Visit www.panasonic.com/psna.
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Unified communications

Polycom enables unified communications anytime, anywhere with Microsoft UC solutions
Delivering on its strategic relationship with Microsoft Corp. to provide end-to-end unified communication (UC) solutions, Polycom Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, announced enhancements to its comprehensive portfolio of voice and video solutions for Microsoft Lync Server 2010. The Polycom HDX series telepresence systems and Polycom UC Intelligent Core Infrastructure are the industry’s first telepresence solution designed to be fully interoperable with Microsoft Lync. Polycom telepresence solutions lead the industry with support for standard-based H.264 High Profile technology, which reduces bandwidth requirements for HD video communication by up to 50 percent while also working with Lync. The HDX series telepresence systems and RMX conference platform join a full portfolio of Polycom UC endpoints optimized for Lync and including the Polycom CX500 and CX600 UC devices and the Polycom CX3000 IP conference phone, the only conference phone optimized for Lync.
Visit www.polycom.com.
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VoIP

Epygi Technologies certifies VoIP interoperability with Grandstream
Grandstream Networks announced that Epygi Technologies, Ltd. has completed testing and has certified Grandstream’s award-winning SIP-based CPE endpoints product lines for Epygi’s Quadro IP PBXs. Interoperability with Grandstream CPE endpoints is integral to assuring Epygi’s SMB customers are receiving the most reliable, cost-effective and advanced voice/video solutions available. Additionally, Epygi has achieved the status of preferred solutions provider and has joined Grandstream’s recently announced reseller program which gives worldwide partners implementing Grandstream’s GXP CPE endpoints another option to increase revenue via instant rebates when GXP products are purchased.  
Visit www.grandstream.com and www.epygi.com.
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Wireless

Growth of $27 billion US business spending on wireless data slows, says In-Stat
Growth in wireless data spending by US businesses will slow, moving down from an annual growth rate of 5.2% during 2009-2010 to 2.5% during 2013-2014, according to market research firm In-Stat.   Overall, In-Stat expects US businesses to spend close to $27 billion on wireless data in 2010. Some additional data points include:

  • Wireless handset spending by US businesses will decline from $4.5 to $3.2 billion from 2010 to 2014 with the largest decline coming in the utility and manufacturing vertical segments at 10,000+ size of business.

  • US business spending on wireless voice will grow a modest $600 million from 2010 to 2014 with the 500-999 and 1,000-4,999 size-of-business markets showing only a slightly higher increase than the overall market.

Visit www.instat.com.
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