October 26, 2009

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Westcon Convergence extends Avaya partnership into Greece
Westcon Group, Inc. announced that its Westcon Convergence business practice is now distributing Avaya Enterprise and SME solutions into the Greek market. The announcement was made recently to Avaya Business Partners during a formal launch event. Tim Brooks, general manager of Westcon Convergence UK, will take responsibility for the business practice in Greece and is focused on the overall growth potential of that market -- especially as it relates to resellers.  Partners that sign up with Westcon Convergence in Greece will have access to the full range of support tools offered through Westcon's ConvergencePoint programme with a dedicated Greek ConvergencePoint site. In addition, Westcon Convergence offers financing, marketing and sales support for all of its customers.
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Book review

The Power of IP Video: Unleashing Productivity with Visual NetworkingThe Power of IP Video: Unleashing Productivity with Visual Networking

Videoconferencing is one of the most rapidly developing technologies and certainly one of the attractive and compelling network applications in these trying times. Cisco has long been a leader in IP videoconferencing, a key element of its Unified Communications (UC) strategy. Cisco’s recent announcement of its offer to acquire Tandberg, a world class manufacturer of videoconferencing and telepresence endpoint and infrastructure solutions and a long-time Cisco partner, underscores the company’s commitment to video-enabled collaboration.

This book comprises 15 chapters that flow logically. Appendix A explains how Cisco uses streaming video internally in support of worldwide corporate events and training. Appendix B lays out the details of Cisco’s global IP traffic forecast and the methodology behind it. The book is a well written discussion of the future of IP video from Cisco’s perspective. It is completely non-technical and thoroughly understandable, so equally beneficial to readers of all levels and all disciplines.

Authors: Jennifer C. Baker, Felicia Brych Dalke, Michael Mitchell and Nader Nanjiani
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Cisco Press (January 1, 2009)
ISBN-10: 158705342X
ISBN-13: 978-1587053429
List Price: $45.00
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Belden announces industrial wireless LAN access points
Belden introduces Hirschmann industrial-grade wireless LAN access points featuring IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0) wireless interfaces. The new 802.11n wireless standard permits transfer rates similar to those achieved by a Fast Ethernet cable. Innovative MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) send and receive technology for wireless transmissions provides significantly longer reach, reliability and stability -- in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency ranges. Moreover, MIMO is particularly suitable for applications where typical industrial interferences must be expected, such as reflections. WLAN devices equipped with wireless interfaces in accordance with the older IEEE 802.11a/b/g/h standards can also benefit from the greater reach of the new access points. Hirschmann IWLAN Access Points are available in two models: BAT300-Rail, designed for installation on standard DIN rails in control cabinets; and BAT300-F with IP67 housings for direct field installation.
Visit www.belden.com.
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Reportlinker adds new VoIP over mobile report
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue, The mVoIP Market 2009-2014 - Successfully Profiting from VoIP over Mobile. Is mVoIP to be a voice service, running over the DSL/ broadband IP network, on a mobile phone? Or, are over-the-top services - that users download onto their phones to connect to service providers which are not their primary mobile service provider - to be called mVoIP? This report will provide you an insight. The market opportunity for mVoIP is as big as the ICT industry itself. This report will give you a complete insight of the ICT industry and market (for example broadband and internet penetration rate and telecoms services growth), with a special focus on the mobile phone industry i.e. subscribers growth, handset shipments, data growth, mobile broadband penetration, 3G uptake and developments and prospects for the deployment of 4G technologies in the future.
Visit www.reportlinker.com.
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Nortel Government Solutions awarded contract by NOAA
Nortel Government Solutions (NGS), a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel, announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected NGS as a prime contractor on the Instrument Processing Engineering Support –III (IPES-III) contract. Through the IPES contract, NGS will provide a wide array of IT support services to the Office of Systems Development (OSD) Ground Systems Division (GSD) of the NOAA Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS). The estimated value of the three-year contract is $5.0M. As part of the IPES contract, NGS, along with sub-contractors Integral Systems, Inc. and Carr Astronautics will provide NESDIS OSD with highly specialized support and expertise associated with the design and development of end-to-end solutions for the current series of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) ground system components.
Visit www.nortelgov.com.
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Open source

Asterisk turns 10; celebrates a decade of powering telephony
Digium, Inc. recently announced the 10th anniversary of the creation of Asterisk, the world’s leading open source telephony engine and toolkit. Asterisk was created by Mark Spencer who is the founder and CTO of Digium, the company that created, leads and coordinates Asterisk. When created by Mr. Spencer in his dorm room in 1999, Asterisk provided an opportunity for open source enthusiasts and developers to create and customize a private branch exchange (PBX) system, which until then was not possible. Asterisk grew in popularity and is now downloaded more than 1.5 million times per year for use by individuals and organizations. Over the years, thousands of individuals and organizations have contributed to the development and growth of the Asterisk open source project with new codes (more than 2,000 new code commits in 2009), configurations and applications. Today, Asterisk is downloaded nearly 5,500 times a day and boasts a community of 63,000 active participants on Asterisk forums, covering 28,500 topics with 92,000 forum posts.
Visit www.digium.com.

PIKA launches WARP Enterprise
PIKA Technologies Inc. launched WARP Enterprise, a step up from its popular WARP Appliance development platform that provides easier configuration and customization options for Asterisk VARs, system integrators and value-added SIP providers. WARP Enterprise is an IP-PBX platform that includes a number of refinements from the standard WARP Appliance to make configuration and installation much faster and easier. It is pre-loaded with FreePBX, the leading Asterisk GUI (graphic user interface) with 69 per cent market share, according to Eastern Management Group, that provides pre-programmed functionality through a user-friendly web interface, as well as modules such as IVR. Additional modules can be downloaded from the FreePBX website. Compared to the standard WARP Appliance, WARP Enterprise requires technical capability only at the configuration and programming level without the need for code writing. However, it remains a customizable solution that allows PIKA’s customers to put their brand on the system’s chassis, LCD and administration GUI.
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snom speeds deployment and eases management of IP phone portfolio
snom technology AG announced that it is the first business SIP phone manufacturer to support the TR-069 standard. TR-069 has been developed by the International Broadband Forum to enable IP endpoints to contact auto- configuration servers to automatically obtain the latest updates and security settings. With the TR-069 standard, businesses and public sector organizations using snom phones can customize any number of extensions at no cost and optimize the configuration and standardization of all devices simultaneously. snom IP phones allow "zero touch deployment;" all users need to do is connect to their phones and configuration takes place automatically.
Visit www.snom.com.
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Quality Connections and VoiceWare form Power 3 Communications LLC
Quality Connections and VoiceWare announced the two companies have united to form Power 3 Communications LLC. The joint venture brings together two customer-focused organizations that are committed to delivering advanced, affordable telecom solutions that can help small- and medium-sized businesses become more productive and competitive. Specializing in business-class telephone and voice mail systems that seamlessly converge voice and data, Power 3 is now the largest Samsung OfficeServ 7000 Series reseller in New England. Power 3 offers a complete continuum of customer care—from sales through installation and maintenance. Customer-first services include 24-hour live answer and first-call resolution.
Visit www.power3comm.com or www.samsung.com/bcs.
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Vertical introduces powerful array of cost-effective voice applications
Vertical Communications announced the release of three new voice applications – Wave Contact Center, WaveNet and Wave Call Classifier – available as a software upgrade on its award winning Wave IP 2500 and Wave IP 500 Business Communications Systems, the industry’s first comprehensive IP PBX with the unique Applications Inside architecture. The Wave IP Business Communications System is a comprehensive IP business phone system family designed for enterprises of all sizes. Cost-sensitive small- to medium-sized businesses, and larger distributed organizations seeking to reduce overhead associated with managing business communications can easily transform their legacy telephony infrastructure into an application-rich, next-generation VoIP solution by deploying Wave IP. As a fully integrated solution, Wave IP offers customers ultimate flexibility and features – unified communications, contact center, call recording, reporting, networking, management, custom call routing applications and IVR – in a single system.
Visit www.vertical.com. ^Back To Top

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Veramark - www.veramark.com

New VeraSMART Software Release Helps Increase Productivity and Data Management
The VeraSMART® Communications Management Suite version 7.0 adds many new features and enhanced technologies designed to reduce expenses, boost productivity and enhance decision making through centralized information management.  The release includes new Telecom Expense Management (TEM) features, additional integration with the Microsoft® environment, user-configurable dashboards, and enhanced support for diverse enterprise and carrier networks.
Key features include a user-configurable, multi-step invoice approval process with dollar thresholds; enhanced vendor invoice trend monitoring; new spend and utilization analysis reporting; advanced wireless usage and exception reporting; and closed-loop verification of accounts payable data.
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Refurb Supplies

Everyone is talking about how tough today’s economy is. Refurb Supplies wants to help you stretch your dollar as far as you can. We have lowered our prices on our most popular items like handsets, Nortel compatible lcd lenses, lit paks and mylars. As an additional boost to your "economic recovery," we are offering our handset and line cords to you at our cost! This is not a typo…at our cost! Don’t let our name fool you, we are not just a supplier but a partner who can help you find solutions to your telecom repair and refurbishment problems. Contact us to find out how we can help you increase your profit margin!

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