May 9, 2011

Upcoming Meeting Notice

at 24 LONDON

The ASCDI and the NATD are coming together in London to give delegates an opportunity to explore common goals and opportunities in the IT and TELECOM marketplace.  Over 100+ Delegates from around the globe will be participating at this event.

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Carousel Industries named 2010 Emerging Partner of the Year by Polycom
Carousel Industries announced it was named 2010 Emerging Partner of the Year by Polycom, Inc. The award was given in conjunction with TEAM Polycom 2011, the company’s annual partner conference, and recognizes Carousel Industries for its outstanding sales performance and excellence in meeting customer solution, service and support needs. “Polycom solutions play a fundamental role in our unified communications portfolio,” said James Marsh, Senior Vice President of Carousel Industries. “As we continue to grow our business and broaden our customer base -- both in the SMB and enterprise spaces -- we are pleased to be able to count on the support of Polycom and especially proud to be recognized in this way.”
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ASCDI/NATD Japan Relief Fund

The Association of Service and Computers Dealers Charity Foundation and the North American Association of Telecommunications Dealers Charity Foundation are raising money to help in relief efforts in Japan.  The ASCDI and NATD have members throughout the world, including Japan.  We are in communication with our Japanese Members and with their help, will choose appropriate recipient(s) for the funds.

The ASCDI and NATD are calling upon our members, the members of the ASCDI and NATD Trading Networks (ATN & NTTN) and all technology resellers worldwide to join us in this effort.

We need to give a special “thanks” to KULJIT PARMAR from Knowledge Computers who has graciously agreed to match the first $5,000.00 in donations dollar for dollar.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Japan.

Thank you,

Joe Marion
ASCDI President
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Sonexis selected for membership in Avaya DevConnect program
Sonexis Technology, Inc. announced it has been selected by Avaya Inc. for membership in the Avaya DevConnect program focusing on Avaya’s flagship small to medium enterprise solution, Avaya IP Office. Sonexis delivers a feature-rich collaboration solution well-suited for the small to medium enterprise (SME).   Sonexis ConferenceManager provides a high quality collaboration environment to customers looking to implement a secure, cost-effective solution for audio and web conferencing. As a result, SME customers gain more flexibility and cost savings over traditional conferencing service providers and benefit from enhanced security features that are inherent in the platform. The Avaya DevConnect program promotes the development, compliance-testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party products that are compatible with standards-based Avaya solutions.  
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Cisco delivers Containerized Data Center
Cisco unveiled the Cisco Containerized Data Center to address the evolving computing and networking needs of both public and private sector organizations. Designed and manufactured in the United States, the Cisco Containerized Data Center is a modular data center solution in a weatherized ISO container that offers an open architecture and transportable platform coupled with a unique management platform for cost-effective data center deployments. Designed to help meet the unique needs of government and commercial organizations for mobile rapid deployment, disaster recovery, support in remote areas, and better cost utilization, the Cisco Containerized Data Center offers efficient continuity of operations, increased energy efficiency, increased power density and reduced risk.
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International news

Tech vendors indicted for selling laptops to Iran
By Jesse Emspak, International Business Times
Three men running technology vendor businesses were indicted for selling millions of dollars worth of laptops to Iran. The unsealed U.S. Department of Justice complaint says three defendants, Jeng Shih, of New York City, Massoud Habibion and Mohsen Motamedian, were all indicted for violations related to exporting laptop computers to Iran without a license.  Shih ran a company called Sunrise Technology and Trading, while Habibion and Motamedian ran one called Online Micro. Both companies sent millions of dollars worth of laptops to a company in the United Arab Emirates (identified only as "company X" that transshipped the computers to Iran. Shi is charged with 27 counts relating to the illegal export of computer-related equipment to Iran without a license from the Department of the Treasury. The indictment charges Shih and his company with one count of conspiracy; 13 counts of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); 13 counts of making or causing to be made false statements to the United States; and one allegation for forfeiture of property and profits derived from the offenses. Habibion, Motamedian and Online Micro LLC are charged with 14 counts of violating IEEPA, 14 counts of making or causing false statements to the United States and four counts of obstruction of justice. Motamedian is charged with one count of conspiracy, 14 counts of violating IEEPA, 14 counts of making or causing false statements to the United States and one count of obstruction of justice.
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Sangoma announces winners of Top Application Contest
Sangoma Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP Communications Systems for both voice and data, announced the winners of their 2010 Top Application Contest. From the 70-plus entries from around the world, Sangoma has selected the following winners:

  • North America/Commetrex Corporation – BladeWare - Comprehensive value-  added telephony platform to the enterprise-fax OEM  added telephony

  • EMEA/Intellicom - Contact Centre UCx - End-to-end contact centre and directory enquiry delivery system for high-end implementations

  • Latin America/ezVoice Telecom – ezRecorder - Digital and analog call recorder using line tapping on analog and E1/T1 lines to record without human intervention

  • APAC/Krishna TeleSoft Pvt. Ltd. - Custom Call Center - Contact center solution for small to mid-size implementations, including call recording

The winning companies will each be given an opportunity to present their applications to a worldwide audience during a Sangoma sponsored webinar on May 16 at 2:00 pm EST.
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RIM Mobile Voice System 5 for Avaya, legacy Nortel
Research In Motion (RIM) announced plans to make BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 (BlackBerry MVS 5) available to more corporate phone systems and unified communications applications. BlackBerry MVS 5 with voice over Wi-Fi calling will soon be available for Avaya Aura 6.1, Avaya CS1000 Communication Server, as well as legacy phone systems such as Avaya Communications Manager and Nortel Communication Server. It is also currently available for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Call Manager Express and Mitel Communications Director. BlackBerry MVS 5 has also been re-architected to be more extensible with third party applications and phone systems. BlackBerry MVS unifies corporate phone systems with wireless communications allowing employees to cost effectively make and take desk phone calls practically anywhere in the world on their BlackBerry smartphones. BlackBerry MVS 5 supports calls over cellular or Wi-Fi networks with automatic, prompted or manual handoff between these networks based on employee or administrator preferences.
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IPv4 shortage crises
Infoblox Inc. announced it has leveraged its own leading, IPv6-ready solutions to enable IPv6 connectivity to its corporate website. As a result, anyone with IPv6 Internet capabilities can now automatically access Infoblox’s site with their IPv6-enabled devices. And, enterprises embarking on IPv6 enablement initiatives can turn to Infoblox’s leading IPv6-ready solutions confident in their capacity to help ease the complex and arduous dual existence of and transition from IPv4 to IPv6.  Furthermore, Infoblox is ready for IPv6 World Day on June 8, 2011, an IPv6 field trial organized by The Internet Society and including a growing number of industry leaders such as Akamai, Cisco, Google, Facebook, Juniper and Yahoo.
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City of Pensacola selects CallRex Call Recording software
Telrex, provider of the CallRex suite of IP call recording and contact center optimization solutions, announced that the City of Pensacola, Florida has selected CallRex Call Recording software for their ShoreTel IP telephone system. The City of Pensacola will use CallRex software in seven contact centers including: Energy Services of Pensacola, the airport, police and fire, City Hall, housing and treasury departments. “We are delighted to be participating in the City of Pensacola project with our reseller, Verteks Consulting,” said Jim Roark, vice president of sales and general manager for Telrex. “Together with our reseller community, Telrex is continuing to provide cost-effective Web-based call recording and monitoring solutions for companies of all sizes.” CallRex Call Recording software is an advanced solution for companies looking to deploy effective, efficient and affordable call recording and monitoring technology.
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