Market Update: Vidyo Joins UCIF

By Carl Weinschenk | Oct 7, 2010 | Print this Page
http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/unified_communications/market-update-vidyo-joins-ucif
Avistar Adds to Leadership in Desktop Visual Communications for VDI with Citrix XenApp Certification for Avistar C3 Integrator: Citrix Edition: Avistar Communications Corp., a leader in unified visual communications solutions, announced today the general availability of the Avistar C3 Integrator - Citrix Edition for Citrix XenApp. Avistar offers the industry's only scalable desktop videoconferencing solution that leverages the full benefits of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). The company introduced the Avistar C3 Integrator - Citrix Edition for Citrix XenDesktop in April, and with today's news, the Avistar C3 Integrator - Citrix Edition now provides support for Citrix XenApp as well.

Cisco Unveils ?mi: Cisco today introduced Cisco ?mi telepresence, a first-of-its-kind consumer product that brings family and friends together in HD video, whether they are around the corner or across the country. Cisco ?mi connects to an existing HD television and a broadband internet connection to create a video communications experience that is so clear, natural and lifelike, that users will see and hear their loved ones, right down to the twinkle in their eyes and the tone of their voices, as if they were in the same room.

Free Mobile Unified Communications App for Google Android Users: Esna Technologies Inc. (Esnatech), a market leader in enterprise Unified Communications, has launched a new free version of its market-leading mobile UC software for the Google Android device called GTalkSync in the Android marketplace. It is a freeware or light version of its enterprise grade Mobile UC software, UC Client that delivers fixed-to-mobile convergence for a wide range of wireless devices with enterprise PBX systems such as Cisco, Avaya, Mitel, Nortel, Iwatsu, AASTRA, Toshiba, eON, ShoreTel, Asterisk, etc.

Vidyo Joins UCIF to Advance Unified Communications Interoperability: Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced its membership in the recently formed Unified Communications Interoperability Forum, 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.

Windstream Selected for Membership in Avaya DevConnect Program:
Windstream, an S&P 500 company offering a wide range of IP-based voice and data services and advanced phone systems and equipment, today announced it has been selected by Avaya Inc., a global leader in enterprise communications solutions software and services, to join other technology leaders as a member in the Avaya DevConnect program.

AVST Strengthens CallXpress with Virtualization:
Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. today announced that CallXpress 8.1 supports application virtualization.  As enterprises continue to recognize the immediate time savings and resource optimization that comes with virtualization, AVST now supports  VMware vSphere 4, the industry's leading virtualization platform, for its Unified Communications platform.  Virtualization is a complement to AVST's comprehensive Neverfail high availability and disaster recovery solution and strengthens the overall resiliency of the CallXpress platform.

Damaka Amadeo Mobile Unified Communication and Collaboration Now Available for All Major Mobile Platforms: Damaka, a technology pioneer in Mobile Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC), today announced the availability of its Amadeo UCC product suite on all major smartphone platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile.

Smoothstone Launches Enterprise Fixed Mobile Convergence Solution for the iPhone:
Smoothstone IP Communications, the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise unified communications applications and services, announces the launch of Mobile Connect, an application designed specifically for Apple's iPhone that allows enterprises to extend the reach of their corporate communications services to mobile employees.

8x8 Announces Release of Virtual Office Pro 2.0:
8x8, Inc. , provider of innovative cloud communications and computing solutions, today announced the release of "8x8 Virtual Office Pro 2.0," an upgraded edition of its award-winning hosted unified communications offering with improvements designed to further enhance the productivity and mobility advantages of this powerful Web-based solution.

ClearOne Ships CHATAttach 150: ClearOne, a global communications and entertainment solutions company, announced it is shipping the CHATAttach 150, its latest USB speakerphone system for Unified Communications (UC) and soft phone applications. The CHATAttach system, designed expressly for use in both small and mid-size conference rooms, contains two CHAT 150 speakerphones which can be connected together, even with a call already in progress, to function as a single system providing even, full-room coverage with outstanding audio quality.

Mitel Offers Unified Communications, 3G/4G Service for Mitel Mobile Customers: Mitel, a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced two major enhancements to its Mitel Mobile voice and data service through Mitel NetSolutions. These enhancements provide corporate mobile users with improved efficiency and availability through increased speed of access to data services and extending the unified communications office experience to mobile users.