Market Update: ShoreTel 11 Unveiled

By Carl Weinschenk | Jul 22, 2010 | Print this Page
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ShoreTel 11 Released: ShoreTel, the leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems with fully integrated unified communications (UC), today released ShoreTel 11, the latest version of its award-winning UC software. With features such as a client for the iPhone and a distributed database, ShoreTel 11 helps large businesses simplify system management, improve reliability, and lower communications costs, and gives on-the-go workers more choice of mobile devices.

Avaya Releases Software and Services: 
Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, software and services, today announced a suite of new and enhanced product innovations and services based on Avaya Aura that redefine the economics and effectiveness of real-time, multi-media enterprise communications. These new tools and services make it possible to simultaneously accelerate decision-making and achieve meaningful financial impact, while moving enterprises towards a more people-centric approach to collaboration.

Edgewater Networks Joins Newly Launched UCIF to Advance Unified Communications Interoperability: Edgewater Networks, Inc. today announced its Adopter Level of membership in the recently formed Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF), a non-profit alliance of worldwide technology leaders working together to fully realize the potential of unified communications (UC). The UCIF is dedicated to enabling standards-based, cross-vendor interoperability of UC hardware and software across enterprises, service providers and consumer clouds and is designed to enable global businesses to be more productive.

Acme Packet Announces SBC OEM Software Program: Acme Packet, the leader in session border control solutions, today announced the Powered by Acme Packet Program. Designed to enable IP communications solutions providers to embed Acme Packet's Net-Net OS-E session border controller (SBC) software in network elements at the enterprise IP border, the new initiative extends the reach of Acme Packet's market-leading session border control solutions to small/medium enterprise sites and small contact centers. The program enables IP communications infrastructure providers to embed SBC software in a wide range of hardware platforms, including those for IP PBXs, unified communications servers, multiservice business gateways, firewalls and routers, delivering enterprises a comprehensive, cost-effective SBC

BlackBerry MVS 5.0 Design and Integration Services Now Available from BBH Solutions: Leading New York Unified Communications Solutions provider BBH Solutions, Inc. has announced the availability of BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) version 5.0 has officially hit sales distribution channels. BBH Solutions' Unified Communications project team is ready to introduce MVS 5.0 - which brings PBX desk phone features to business users' BlackBerry smartphones - to the US business community.

VXi Corporation Selected for Membership in Avaya DevConnect Program:
VXi Corporation, a leading provider of best-in-class telephone headset solutions, today announced it has been selected by Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, for membership in the Avaya DevConnect program. VXi Corporation manufacturers corded and wireless headset solutions for contact centers, offices, speech recognition users and mobile professionals. VXi headsets are designed for comfort and durability in the work place and meet the highest global standards for reliability, durability and overall product quality. Using advanced noise-canceling technologies and superior quality audio receivers, VXi headsets enable clear, consistent and dependable voice communications for enterprise business users. As a result, companies can become more productive and efficient in the work place.

snom technology AG Announces Interoperability With Zultys:
snom technology AG, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced voice over IP phones for enterprise and residential markets, announced today that its full suite of IP desktop phones has passed a battery of interoperability tests with IP-PBX and unified communications system maker Zultys. The tests include the snom 3xx and snom 8xx desktop phones, as well as the snom m3 wireless DECT phone, which supported full interoperability with Zultys' MX250 and MX30 IP-PBX platforms.

Parallels Automation 5.0 Launched: Parallels CEO Serguei Beloussov today outlined the future of Cloud service delivery by announcing the launch of Parallels Automation 5.0 (PA5.0) in his keynote presentation at HostingCon 2010. The announcement introduced new key features in Parallels Automation 5.0, including support for delivering Microsoft Exchange 2010, unified communications with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 services, improved cloud syndication capabilities, customer on-premise directory integration, as well as over 100 other features.

PanTerra Networks Offers TryUC: PanTerra Networks, the leading provider of cloud-based Unified Communications Solutions for small and mid-sized enterprises, announced today it will begin offering TryUC, a free version of its WorldSmart unified communication service to the customers of its WorldSmart businesses to further improve sales, productivity and customer satisfaction. Not a trial or “timeout” app, TryUC is a Business to Customer (B2C) cloud-based service that gives WorldSmart businesses a competitive advantage.

ShoreGroup Announces Virtualization of CaseSentry Management Architecture:
ShoreGroup, Inc., a premier unified communications and systems management solutions provider, today announced its new virtualized CaseSentry (vCS) management architecture. The vCS architecture enables CaseSentry's modular management components to be dynamically deployed as virtual machines throughout a service provider or enterprise environment to quickly and efficiently support evolving service and business requirements. With this announcement, ShoreGroup will now offer both vCS and appliance-based versions of CaseSentry.