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ScanSource woos Avaya resellers with fast pricing
ScanSource Communications Europe has launched an online pricing tool aimed at UK Avaya partners. System Central 24/7 is designed to provide resellers of Avaya's enterprise solutions with fast and accurate quotations and enable them to track their designs transparently. It has been used by ScanSource’s US sister company for six years. Kim Jennings, sales manager at ScanSource, which bought UK Avaya distributor MTV Telecom in 2008, said her firm aimed to get pricing to resellers within 48 hours. At the same time it provides resellers with a secure repository of quotations they have previously compiled, which they can update with their latest user requirements, she said. Additionally, resellers will be kept informed at each stage of the design process by receiving notifications from System Central via email enabling them to view the quotation.
Visit www.scansource.com.
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Shared Technologies announces new E-ZEE PASS promotion
Shared Technologies Inc. (STI) announced the launch of E-ZEE PASS, an innovative promotion designed to provide an affordable and viable mechanism for protecting and maximizing a customer's legacy Nortel communications infrastructure investment.  By committing to at least a 1 year maintenance agreement with Shared Technologies and taking advantage of the E-ZEE PASS promotion, a new customer is provided complimentary PASS coverage from Avaya which guarantees software protection, for the core system, for the length of that maintenance agreement. In addition, by taking advantage of the E-ZEE PASS program, customers will also receive a variety of value added benefits from Shared Technologies which include one-time up-front discounted pricing on new hardware, software and installation, complete system monitoring capabilities provided by layerX Technologies, disaster recovery software, KtWare (STI's proprietary on-line customer portal), and SYS-View inventory report updates. E-ZEE PASS is a limited time offer, set to expire on June 30, 2010.
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Over 1 billion global broadband subscribers by 2013
Consumer enthusiasm for broadband service continues unabated, reports In-Stat. During calendar year 2009, an average of 8.8 million new broadband subscribers worldwide signed up for service each month. By 2013, In-Stat forecasts that the number of global broadband subscribers will surpass 1 billion. Recent research by In-Stat found that as of December 2009, there were 578 million worldwide broadband subscribers, an increase of 99 million over the year-end 2008 subscriber total. DSL, mobile wireless and cable modem service are the leading access technologies, providing 89% of worldwide broadband connections. Mobile wireless broadband is the second largest access technology (behind DSL) with 18% of total subscribers. Over the next few years, the number of households with multiple broadband connections will increase significantly. These multiple connection households will commonly have a wired broadband access technology, like DSL or cable modem service, along with a mobile wireless broadband connection.
Visit www.instat.com.
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@Comm's CommView now supports the Avaya Nortel roadmap
At Comm Corporation confirmed that its CommView call accounting reporting platform continues to provide seamless compatibility and call accounting reporting support for both Avaya and Nortel legacy PBX and IP-PBX systems, as well as Avaya's new Aura architecture. @Comm's CommView products are immediately available for all Avaya and Nortel customers in the USA and Canada. Companies using Avaya, Nortel, or any combination of both can use a single CommView system to generate uniform reports to meet all their network reporting and analysis needs. CommView collects, processes and unifies all Avaya and Nortel Call Data Records (CDR) from any mix IP-PBX and PBX models into a single set of consistent unified reports, regardless of PBX brand, number of locations and network size.
Visit www.atcomm.com.
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3CX and Beronet announce strategic partnership to provide complete IP PBX solution
3CX and Beronet announced a strategic technology partnership that pairs 3CX's software-based IP-PBX with Berofix VoIP gateways. The partnership ensures that both companies will commit to do ongoing interoperability testing, ensuring that customers can buy best of breed VoIP software and hardware, yet still be assured of an end-to-end solution supported by both vendors. The IP PBX and VoIP Gateway certified interoperability allows companies to immediately realize the cost-saving benefits of VoIP, whilst utilizing existing ISDN lines and thus enabling a gradual transition to VoIP. The Berofix VoIP Gateways are available as add-in cards or as separate stand-alone units. In both cases they fully support virtualized environments and do not require operating system drivers. The range starts with 4S0 (4BRI) and goes up to 4E1 connections. The cards can be upgraded allowing the customer full flexibility. A GSM and Analog interface module is in development. Selected 3CX and Beronet distributors will be offering special bundle pricing.
Visit www.3cx.com or www.beronet.com.
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Global IP PBX market to reach $9.05 billion by 2015
Global Industry Analysts, Inc. announces the release of a comprehensive global report on IP PBX markets. Greater operational flexibility, reduced telephony transport costs, and enhanced ability to acclimatize organizational trends will stimulate growth in the worldwide IP PBX market. New and emerging needs to support customer requirements like offsite location support as well as improved disaster recovery and survivability options is expected to cast a shadow over the conventional PBX, propelling sales in global IP PBX market to $9.05 billion by 2015.  Driving the wireless telecom sector will be the replacement of current traditional time division multiplexing (TDM) systems with newer IP PBX systems. Certain business verticals such as government, finance, medical centers, call centres and retail channels have shown rising interest in deploying IP PBX solutions. Greenfield opportunities, expiry of hosted telephony contracts, and office re-locations and consolidations are other major factors fueling growth.
Visit www.StrategyR.com.
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Nortel enters into settlement agreement with former and disabled Canadian employee representatives
Nortel Networks Corporation announced that it, Nortel Networks Limited and their Canadian subsidiaries that have filed for creditor protection under CCAA (collectively, Nortel) have reached an agreement on certain employment related matters regarding former Canadian Nortel employees, including Nortel's Canadian registered pension plans and benefits for Canadian pensioners and Nortel employees on long term disability (LTD). Nortel entered into a Settlement Agreement with court-appointed representatives of its Canadian former employees, pensioners and LTD beneficiaries, the court-appointed representative counsel to such parties, Koskie Minsky LLP, the CAW Canada and Nortel's court-appointed Monitor. The Settlement Agreement is subject to, among other things, the approval of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.  A charge in the maximum amount of CDN$57 million on Nortel's assets will be established to secure the payments to be made by Nortel under the Settlement Agreement, which amount shall be reduced by the amount of payments made.
Visit www.nortel.com/news.
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snom expands global footprint with CordiaIP VoIP certification
snom technology AG announced its line of SIP-based VoIP telephones is interoperable with CordiaIP Corp.'s (Cordia) global, flexible and low-cost business VoIP service. Through the partnership, Cordia's SIP service is now certified to integrate with snom's portfolio of VoIP telephones. Cordia's global service offers international business users of SIP trunking and IP PBXs high-quality and low-cost telephone service with built-in network flexibility and redundancy. Being certified by snom as an interoperability partner gives Cordia's customers the ability to use snom's portfolio of SIP-based business VoIP telephones in concert with Cordia's service. snom's offerings include the snom 320, snom 360, snom 370, snom 820, and the new snom 870 touchscreen phone. Additional snom products include the snom MeetingPoint conferencing phone and the snom m3 IP DECT phone.
Visit www.snom.com or www.cordiacorp.com.
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Unified communications

SIP trunking and wireless poised to bolster unified communications market
Two trends are poised to enhance the richness of unified communications, reports In-Stat. SIP trunking, now touted as a cost-saving mechanism, will ultimately enable interconnection of unified communications islands, thus enriching communications across suppliers, business partners and customers. Second, the wireless industry’s evolution toward higher data rates is enabling the extension of unified communications to smartphones and other wireless data devices. “The market is shifting to unified communications as a ‘cloud’ service,” says David Lemelin, In-Stat analyst. “Infrastructure providers like Avaya, Cisco, BroadSoft and Microsoft are working closely with hosted VoIP service providers to enable this shift.” Recent research by In-Stat indicates that unified communications service revenues will rise to reach over $17 billion by 2013. The product side of unified communications is continuing to grow as well. Revenues will grow nearly three-fold between 2009 and 2013. Survey respondents ranked collaboration (file sharing) while in conference as the application of most importance.
Visit www.instat.com.
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Clarus Systems reflects on a positive 2009
Clarus Systems, Inc. announced a record performance for the company’s Fiscal year, ending December 31, 2009. Clarus Systems experienced significant growth in customers and revenue, while contracted bookings more than doubled.  These developments resulted in Clarus becoming cash flow positive in Q4 2009.  Clarus Systems is a privately held corporation. “2009 has been a transformational year for the company,” said Brendan F. Reidy, CEO, Clarus Systems.  “We reduced our operating costs significantly while exceeding all our sales and revenue targets.  Large enterprise customers have embraced our transition from a testing solution to an integrated VoIP management suite, and our partners have made ClarusIPC a standard in managing their largest, most complex enterprise VoIP systems.  We expect accelerated partner-driven growth in 2010 to add significantly to our direct sale efforts.  Clarus has existing partner relationships with large technology companies, including Cisco and HP, along with Cisco Gold Channel Partners and Managed Service Providers.”
Visit www.clarussystems.com.
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