Market Update: RIM Unveils PlayBook Tablet

By Carl Weinschenk | Sep 30, 2010 | Print this Page
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Tablet from RIM: Research in Motion today redefined the possibilities for mobile computing with the unveiling of its new professional-grade BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry Tablet OS. Perfect for either large organizations or an “army of one,” the BlackBerry PlayBook is designed to give users what they want, including uncompromised web browsing, true multitasking and high performance multimedia, while also providing advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a breakthrough development platform for IT departments and developers. The incredibly powerful and innovative BlackBerry PlayBook is truly a game-changing product in the growing tablet marketplace.

CallTower Launches Fixed Mobile Convergence Solution with Sprint: CallTower, a provider of fully managed enterprise class unified communications solutions for growing businesses nationwide, announced the launch of CallTower Mobility, which combines CallTower's Unified Communications as a Service or “UCaaS” service with Sprint Mobile Integration.

Mitel Announces Availability of Mitel Mobility for BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5: Mitel, a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced the availability of Mitel Mobility for BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 (BlackBerry MVS) with voice over Wi-Fi calling, extending Mitel's unified business communications features securely to BlackBerry smartphone workers over cellular and Wi-Fi networks. The solution is designed to increase employee responsiveness and productivity and allow users to maintain a single corporate identity.

BT Achieves Cisco Master Unified Communications Specialization in the U.S.:
BT announced today it has achieved the Cisco Master Unified Communications Specialization in the U.S. This specialization recognizes BT as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support highly sophisticated applications-based Cisco Unified Communications solutions.    

Vertical Release of Wave ISM 2.0 Seeks to Set New UC Industry Standard: Communications, a leading provider of next-generation IP-based phone systems and voice applications, today announced the release of Wave ISM 2.0 – available as a software upgrade for its award winning Wave IP 2500 and Wave IP 500 Business Communications Systems. Wave IP's unique Application-Ready architecture means Vertical's Unified Communications capabilities and suite of voice applications are available ‘on-box' so they can be easily deployed and managed without expensive add-on software.

Acme Packet Achieves Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Qualification for SIP Trunking Interoperability: Acme Packet, the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that its integrated session border controller (SBC), the Net-Net Session Director (SD), has achieved interoperability qualification with Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 when used in conjunction with Verizon Business' IP Trunking service. The qualification testing was conducted by tekVizion Labs, Microsoft's Unified Communication Open Interoperability Program (UC OIP) testing partner.

Sonus Networks Selects Iperia: 
Iperia, a leading provider of mobile applications and content delivery, announced today that Sonus Networks, Inc., a market leader in next-generation, IP-based network solutions, has selected Iperia to deliver advanced voice and messaging capabilities over the Sonus internal corporate network. The Iperia unified voice messaging applications are integrated seamlessly with the corporate communication systems for use by all Sonus employees, whether in the office, working remotely, or mobile.

Phybridge UniPhyer Achieves Certification with ShoreTel Platform: Phybridge Inc. today announced it has partnered with ShoreTel Inc., the leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems with fully integrated Unified Communications (UC), to integrate the Phybridge UniPhyer solution with ShoreTel's award winning UC solution. The patent-pending Phybridge UniPhyer is currently the only networking switch in the world to deliver Ethernet and PoE over a single, traditional twisted pair telephone line with 1,200 ft reach. This allows customers to transform their existing voice infrastructure into an IP network with PoE and helps reduce the complexity and cost of deploying ShoreTel's UC applications.

VoX Communications Releases Its Symbian Mobile VoIP App for Wi-Fi and 3G Data Networks: Pervasip Corp. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, VoX Communications, a provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and smart phone applications, has released a downloadable VoIP application for use on Symbian mobile phones.

IMTC Takes Ownership of Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP): International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) today announced that it has completed the transfer of Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) from Cisco Systems Inc and has established a TIP Activity Group. TIP is now available from IMTC under a royalty-free license, making it easier to achieve multi-screen interoperability between Telepresence equipment providers. The protocol documentation and license is now available for download at IMTC TIP developer web page. IMTC has taken ownership of further development of TIP protocol and will include TIP testing in IMTC SuperOp! events. To coordinate those activities, IMTC has established a new TIP Activity Group. Membership of this Activity Group is open to all IMTC members.