Market Update: Avaya Unveils Video Collaborations Products

Newsmakers this week also include Wave2Wave, ooVoo, Sipera Systems, North American Communications Resource, Alteva, Microsoft, AltiGen, Sikich, Avaya, Cisco, Tencent, eZuce, SipFoundry, Glowpoint, Equinix, Pervasip, Infiniti Systems Group, AudioCodes, MailVision, Vonage and AudioCodes.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Sep 16, 2010
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Wave2Wave and ooVoo Announce Partnership to Bring Next Generation Video Communications to Small Businesses and Enterprise Customers: Wave2Wave Communications today announced a business partnership with ooVoo, a leading web-based video conferencing service, to provide its customers with value-added services in video and audio communication. This collaboration of communication services will give Wave2Wave customers a one-stop-shop capability for data, voice, web hosting, E-mail and video conferencing.

Sipera Systems and NACR Secure Enterprise Unified Communications: Sipera Systems, the leader in real-time Unified Communications (UC) enablement and security, today announced a partnership with NACR (North American Communications Resource, Inc.), a leading provider of comprehensive communications solutions. Working together, Sipera and NACR provide enterprises with comprehensively secured UC systems, including the ability to secure a variety of smartphones.

Alteva Integrates with Microsoft Communications Services: Alteva, a Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, today announced another affordable way to leverage Microsoft Communication Services integrated with Alteva's enterprise hosted VoIP service, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. Together, Microsoft and Alteva are providing hosted UC solutions for smaller businesses that integrate communication and business processes to increase productivity, streamline costs, provide more flexibility and increase and manage growth.

Microsoft Lync: A New Name for a New Generation of Unified Communications Solutions:
Microsoft Corp. today announced the release candidate of Microsoft Lync, the next generation of Microsoft's unified communications software that enables people to connect in new ways, anytime, anywhere. Lync is the new family brand for the products formerly known as Communications Server, Communications Online and Communicator, and it also now includes Lync Web App, and Lync Online. The release candidates of Lync 2010 and Lync Server 2010 are now available for businesses of all sizes to try for free.

AltiGen Communications Grows Reseller Network by Partnering With Sikich:
AltiGen Communications, the leading provider of integrated Microsoft-based Unified Communications solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of Sikich LLP to its partner network. Sikich is an accounting, tax and business technology consulting firm providing services to thousands of companies and organizations in government, construction, manufacturing, professional services and not-for-profit organizations across the Midwest. With a reputation for excellence and strong, enduring relationships, Sikich redefines the way business is done.

Avaya Transforms Business Collaboration: Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, software and services, today announced a family of real-time enterprise video communications and collaboration products and services that deliver a simpler, more compelling end user experience. Highlighting this next wave of Avaya's innovative, fit-for-purpose solutions is the Avaya Flare Experience, the industry's first, next-generation user experience that delivers unique collaboration capabilities across video, voice and text.

Cisco and Tencent Launch Unified Communications Solution for Chinese Market: Cisco announced today the availability of Cisco Unified Communications for RTX. This innovative collaboration solution for China's enterprise users was developed by Cisco in partnership with Tencent, China's largest provider of integrated Internet services. Based on Cisco's Unified Communications technology and Tencent's enterprise-class network instant messaging platform, the solution unifies voice, video, data and applications into a one-stop desktop application and enables borderless collaboration anytime, anywhere.

eZuce Inc. Introduces Open Communications Enterprise Solution Based On SipFoundry Community Standards: eZuce Inc is the first provider of open source based unified communications for the enterprise. The company has come up with yet another industry-first in form of openUC. According to its developer, this software-only open communications enterprise solution integrates voice, video, instant messaging, presence, conferencing, collaboration, unified messaging, and mobility capabilities to deliver a fully functional and interoperable enterprise communications solution. openUC can be implemented in native SIP to provide an improved user experience, eZuce further informed.

Glowpoint and Equinix Partner: Glowpoint Inc., a provider of managed services for telepresence and video conferencing, has signed an alliance agreement with Equinix Inc., a provider of global data centre services, to offer carriers direct access to GlowpointaEUR managed video services through the Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange, a private Layer 2 Carrier Ethernet Exchange that offers Ethernet-based services across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Pervasip Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Infiniti Systems Group:
Pervasip Corp., a provider of wholesale Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and smartphone applications, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Infiniti Systems Group, an information technology services firm. Infiniti is an award winning company that focuses on providing businesses with information security, managed services, custom software applications and IT staffing.

AudioCodes and MailVision Help Mobilize Vonage: AudioCodes, a leading provider of Voice over IP technologies and Voice Network products, in collaboration with MailVision, a privately held, provider of SIP Mobile Platforms for Wireless and NGN Service Providers, today announced that Vonage Holdings Corp., a leading provider of high-quality voice and messaging services over broadband networks, is using AudioCodes' mobile voice technology – VoIP Mobile Access Solutions (VMAS) – to support the deployment of compelling new mobile applications.
 

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