Market Update: Arrow Electronics Acquires Cross Telecom
Newsmakers this week include 8x8, BT, Microsoft, Mitel, Wipro, Arrow Electronics, Cross Telecom, esnatech, Google, VMware, Zimbra, Ingate Systems, Avaya, Cleartronic, AudioCodes and RIM.
8x8 Launches Virtual Office Solo: Cloud communications and computing solutions provider 8x8, Inc. announced the launch and immediate availability of its new 8x8 Virtual Office Solo service, a groundbreaking, all-in-one, business VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone and unified cloud communications solution designed specifically to meet the needs of single-person businesses.
BT Rolls out Microsoft Lync Across Asia-Pacific: BT announced availability in Asia-Pacific of its converged communications platform, BT Onevoice, with Microsoft Lync (Office Communications Server 2010). By combining BT's global voice and video services with Microsoft Lync, business customers based in Asia-Pacific will benefit from an innovative suite of collaboration tools that delivers advanced capabilities, significant cost savings and operational efficiencies.
Mitel Narrows Market Focus and Restructures: Unified communications vendor, Mitel, is to concentrate its R&D on technologies for the mid-market (100-2500 users), create a single organization for all sales outside North America and restructure itself into three product/service divisions.
Office-LinX 8.1 by esnatech Provides Support for Cloud-based Unified Messaging: Esna Technologies Inc. (esnatech), a leader in enterprise unified communications, released version 8.1 of Office-LinX. The award-winning unified communications platform allows enterprises to integrate unified communications with cloud-based technologies such as Google Apps, VMware, Zimbra and Microsoft BPOS.
Ingate Systems Now Compliant with Avaya Solutions: Ingate Systems, a leading provider of Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBCs) that enable SIP communications such as SIP trunking and unified communications beyond the protected enterprise network, announced that its Ingate SIParator and SIP Trunking software module are compliant with Avaya AURA Session Manager 6.1 and Avaya Communication Manager 6.0.1.
Cleartronic Announces Changes in Its Business Plan: Cleartronic, Inc., announced that the company has revised its business plan and will be announcing major corporate changes over the next several months. "We have been in stealth mode for some time preparing for a re-launch of the company," said Larry Reid, president and CEO. "Our subsidiary VoiceInterop has begun to show significant growth. We have realigned that business to focus on the high growth areas within our market of Unified Communications," Reid continued.
AudioCodes Enterprise SBCs and Broadvox SIP Trunking in Microsoft Lync Environments: Broadvox, an VoIP telephony industry pioneer since 2001 and leader in SIP Trunking, announced that it has selected the AudioCodes Median 1000 Enterprise Session Border Controller for GO! SIP Trunking deployments at customer premises that have the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communication Server R2.
RIM Announces Multi-platform BlackBerry Enterprise Solution for Smartphones and Tablets: Research In Motion (RIM) is announcing plans for a multi-platform BlackBerry Enterprise Solution for managing and securing mobile devices for enterprises and government organizations. The solution will make available the market-leading management, security and controls of BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express for BlackBerry devices plus, through RIM's pending acquisition of ubitexx (creator of the ubi-Suite device management solution), the solution is expected to incorporate secure device management for Android- and iOS-based devices and tablets, all managed from a single Web-based console.