November 14, 2011

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Avaya

Logitech Selected for Membership in Avaya DevConnect Program
Logitech announced it has been selected by Avaya for membership in the Avaya DevConnect program. Additionally, several of Logitech’s unified communications (UC) peripherals are now compliant with key UC solutions from Avaya.  Logitech UC peripherals—including the B525, B910 and B990 HD webcams; BSP420-M and BSP420 USB speakerphones (US/Canada only); BH870 wireless Bluetooth headset (US/Canada only), BH970 wireless mono DECT headset (US/Canada only) and B530 USB headset —now are compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya one-X Communicator. 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. As a Platinum member of the program, Logitech is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab. The Avaya DevConnect program currently includes thousands of software and hardware developer companies, integrators, service providers and customers.
Visit www.logitech.com and www.avaya.com/devconnect.


Jenne University announces Avaya Enterprise and SME focused training coursework
Jenne Inc. announced its latest Avaya-focused course offerings through June 2012. Through its own Jenne University, the company is announcing six courses that provide foundational training and certification to help VARs design, install and configure Avaya collaboration solutions. Courses available between now and June 2012 include the following:

  • Avaya Aura Communication Manager Implementation

  • Avaya Aura Design to Win

  • Avaya Communication Manager Basic Administration Workshop

  • Avaya IP Office Professional Certification Implementation Training Workshop

  • Avaya IP Office "Art of the Power Demo"

  • Avaya IP Office Advanced Applications and Troubleshooting Workshop

Visit www.jenne.com.
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Cisco

Cisco reduces cost and complexity of IP telephony systems
Building on its expertise in unified communications (UC), Cisco announced a series of advancements that can give midsize businesses access to "enterprise grade" IP phone systems with integrated collaboration capabilities without taxing already constrained IT and financial resources. Cisco introduced innovations to the Cisco Business Edition 3000 and the Cisco Business Edition 6000 (formerly known as the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 3000 and 6000 respectively). Through these innovations, midsize customers can now access collaboration offerings -- ranging from rich video to instant messaging (IM) to presence -- at price points attractive to the cost-sensitive market. Additionally, these solutions are simple to use, configure and support. The Cisco Business Edition family, together with Cisco WebEx and Cisco TelePresence for small and medium-sized businesses, provide a complete portfolio of capabilities for mid-size organizations.
Visit www.cisco.com.
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Cloud

ConnectSolutions launches Managed Private Cloud for Microsoft Lync for Enterprise and Government
ConnectSolutions has released the first-ever Managed Private Cloud for Microsoft Lync, an enterprise-class offering specifically designed for large, global organizations. As part of its introductory launch, ConnectSolutions is offering a 1,000-person department rollout of Microsoft Lync for $10 per user per month. This helps an organization's end-users and IT staff acclimate to Microsoft Lync in a safe, phased approach before deploying enterprise-wide. The Managed Private Cloud for Microsoft Lync is deployed on ConnectSolutions' enterprise-class UC3 Platform, a reliable, scalable and secure platform that runs unified communications and conferencing applications in the cloud. The company operates out of five global data centers and delivers FISMA-compliant offerings that meet the stringent security requirements of the federal government. ConnectSolutions' Orion Services team ensures that Microsoft Lync is architected to fit into existing IT infrastructure as well as provides support and training which leads to rapid enterprise adoption.
Visit www.connectsolutions.com.

* Expires 1/31/2012.Limited offer for enterprise and government organizations while capacity is available. Enterprise voice capabilities and Microsoft Lync licenses are sold separately.
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Mobility

Schools look to VoIP to increase communication mobility and safety on campus
Since school faculty may spend a large portion of their time traveling to other classrooms, they need to be reachable wherever they go. While cell phones may be implemented as a solution, they have proved problematic for most schools because they are expensive and difficult to regulate.  Epygi Technologies’ IP PBX line creates the optimum mobility for this setting. The mobile handsets are essential for groundskeepers and security personnel who have to be outside of the campus, while also staying in close contact with staff inside the buildings. Teachers can also take advantage of the flexibility created through the shared handset in common areas, allowing the teachers to check their voicemail on it. The strong mobility coupled with Epygi’s ability to integrate with an analog or IP-based paging system is fundamental for improving safety on campuses. School management and security can quickly warn teachers and staff about possible threats through silent visual warnings via the IP handsets. Additionally, Epygi supports video pass-through for free, thus allowing schools to integrate a VoIP surveillance system with video footage from the IP cameras streaming to a computer or video phone. Door entry access can be managed from multiple devices on the telephone network.
Visit www.epygi.com.
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Polycom

Polycom names Telmar Network Technology a Channel Partner
Telmar Network Technology announced it has been named a Channel Partner and certified reseller of Polycom’s interoperable Unified Communications (UC) solutions including Wireless Mobility Solutions and VoIP products. As a Polycom reseller, Telmar will offer award-winning VoIP platforms including SoundPoint IP Desktop phones and SoundStation IP Conference phones. Telmar will also resell Polycom’s Wireless Mobility Solutions including its Spectralink Series Wireless phones, and Kirk handsets and wireless servers. Polycom, the market-share leader in conferencing, open SIP wired and wireless endpoints, offers the broadest portfolio of telepresence and video, voice, Web and data/content solutions for full platform independence.
Visit www.polycom.com.
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Siemens

Siemens Enterprise Communications extends partnership with VMware
Siemens Enterprise Communications announced an expansion of its strategic partnership with VMware to make it easier for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to realize the benefits of a virtualized unified communications (UC) solution. With many SMBs already moving to virtual infrastructure, customers can now be confident that Siemens Enterprise Communications’ OpenScape Office LX will work seamlessly on VMware vSphere-based virtual environments. This is further evidence of Siemens Enterprise Communications’ commitment to offer partners and customers an open, flexible and future-ready telephony and unified communications (UC) platform, as well as building on support for virtualized real-time communications from VMware.   OpenScape Office LX is an all-in-one software-based UC solution for up to 500 users, designed to run on a single server and featuring UC, IP-telephony software and multisite networking. Available exclusively through channel partners, OpenScape Office LX allows mobile workers to easily communicate across multiple locations, boosting SMB productivity and lowering communication costs. The solution can be deployed on either standard server hardware or on VMware vSphere. Integrated with VMware vSphere, OpenScape Office LX supports thin provisioning, high availability, VMware vMotion, and data recovery.
Visit www.siemens-enterprise.com.
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snom

snom technology unveils new provisioning solution
snom technology AG introduced snom Active, a new secure and hosted provisioning solution for snom IP phones being deployed as part of an integrated business IP telephony or unified communication (UC) system. snom Active provides snom distributors and certified value-added resellers (VARs) with a free advanced provisioning and management tool for snom phones and endpoints that boosts the speed and efficiency of the deployment process for VARs' implementing VoIP or UC in the enterprise. snom Active provides snom partners with the remote capability for bulk configuration, provisioning and ongoing administration of snom's SIP endpoints, including live updates of snom software and firmware. As a hosted, web-based service, snom Active offers VARs a highly reliable platform to manage and provision hundreds to thousands of snom phones across multiple distributed sites.
Visit www.snom.com.
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Survey

Computer beats out smartphone and tablet
The computer is still king, beating out smartphones, tablets and TVs as the number one device business people cannot live without. The findings are from a recent survey by Intermedia, a global leader in cloud services and the largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider. With so many ways for business people to stay connected to the office and world around them, Intermedia's business communications survey asked what one device a business person could not live without. According to the survey, computers were the overwhelming favorite -- a choice more popular than smartphones, TVs and tablets combined. The survey found that if a person could only keep either their computer, TV, smartphone or tablet device:

  • 52 percent would keep their computer

  • 23 percent choose their smartphone

  • 19 percent want to keep their TV

  • 6 percent choose their tablet

For an infographic representing the survey data, see Intermedia's Resource Center.
Visit www.intermedia.net.
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Telepresence

NEC certified as Cisco ATP in the U.S.
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) announced that it has met all Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) program requirements and criteria necessary to earn the designation of Cisco ATP - Cisco TelePresence Video Advanced Partner in the United States. This designation recognizes that NEC has fulfilled prerequisites for its sales and support organizations to properly sell, design, install and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Advanced level.  The Cisco TelePresence Video Advanced ATP Program is focused on providing a new way of working in which everyone, everywhere can be more productive through face-to-face collaboration with TelePresence Video solutions. The Advanced-level program’s goal is to enable partners to market TelePresence Video endpoints with a full breadth of infrastructure solutions in addition to managed videoconferencing services.
Visit www.necam.com and www.cisco.com/go/partnerlocator.

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