Market Update: Avistar Introduces All Software Videoconferencing Platform

Companies in the news this week also include National Unified Procurement Company, Mitel, Librestream, Cisco, ADTRAN, Hello Direct, Jabra, RADVISION, Apple, LG, LifeSize, Polycom, Zoltes and Officescape.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Jun 10, 2010
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Avistar Announces Industry's First Comprehensive “All-Software” Turnkey Videoconferencing: Avistar Communications Corporation, a leader in unified visual communications solutions, today announced the launch of its business pro edition, the industry's first comprehensive “all-software” turnkey videoconferencing infrastructure, leapfrogging other hardware-based solutions on the market today with its easy-to-purchase, easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use approach.

Librestream Integrates its Onsight Mobile Collaboration System with Cisco Unified Communications: Librestream, the leader in Mobile Collaboration solutions, is pleased to announce its integration of Onsight with Cisco IP telephony infrastructure including Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Presence Server. Onsight Version 4.1 now provides Cisco UC customers with the ability to see the presence status of subject matter experts to identify who is available to join them in a live Onsight video collaboration session. Both the Onsight mobile devices and Onsight Expert application endpoints now display the presence status of contacts.

ADTRAN Launches Enablement Programs for Channel Partners: ADTRAN today announced several new enhancements to its award-winning ADvantage Partner Program aimed at accelerating partner revenue and increasing partner profitability. ADTRAN's partner enablement programs, including expanded service offerings, margin enhancements, new tools, financing, and incentives, come in response to partner feedback placing elevated emphasis on partner profitability.

Hello Direct Introduces Hands-Free, Unified Communications Solutions to Government Agencies: Hello Direct, the leading developer and direct marketer of innovative, hands-free, integrated talking solutions for business and government, today announced a new public sector initiative aimed at capturing additional market share with federal agencies and institutions.  The initiative is being kicked off at the Jabra Innovation Lab, hosted at the Royal Danish Embassy in Washington, D.C., by one of Hello Direct's premier partners, Danish headset manufacturer Jabra.  From green legislation to work-from-home initiatives, the lab provides government agencies with an in-depth look at how the right headsets can increase productivity and efficiency in the workplace, streamline and unify communications, establish secure connections, and assist with disaster recovery planning.

RADVISION Demonstrates Multi-Party Telepresence With Apple iPad Connectivity: RADVISION, a leading technology and end-to-end solution provider for unified visual communications including video network infrastructure, developer tools and high definition room, desktop and mobile video conferencing systems, today announced that it will showcase a series of new and innovative solutions including telepresence connectivity, mobile conferencing and solutions for the SMB market at the InfoComm Exhibition in Las Vegas from June 9 – 11.

LG and LifeSize Collaborate on All-In-One HD Video and Voice Communications Solution:
LifeSize Communications, a division of Logitech, has collaborated with LG Electronics to introduce an integrated communications solution to combine HD video and voice communications, housed within a 24-inch HD display. LG's executive conferencing system, powered by LifeSize, is easy to deploy and fully interoperable with industry standards, enabling executives, remote office employees and teleworkers to connect face to face with anyone, anywhere.

Polycom Delivers Future of Immersive Telepresence Featuring True-to-Life Collaboration at Up To Half the Bandwidth: Polycom, the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice communications solutions, today expanded the industry's broadest telepresence solution portfolio with the Polycom Open Telepresence Experience (OTX) 300. The immersive telepresence solution delivers true-to-life collaboration, including full 1080p video, at up to half the bandwidth of comparable systems and offers the lowest total cost of ownership, to drive a rapid return on investment for customers.

National Unified Procurement Company Selects Mitel Virtual Solutions: Mitel, a trusted provider of unified communications software solutions, announced today that the National Unified Procurement Company, a healthcare supply chain company in Saudi Arabia, has selected Mitel Virtual Solutions designed to reduce costs, enhance its business continuity strategy, improve employee productivity, and increase flexibility by providing a singular network to run both voice and data.

Zoltes Announces Fax Traffic Monitoring and Side-by-Side Fax Analysis over PSTN and IP Networks: Zoltes, a leading provider in testing solutions for Data Centers, Voice Technologies and Unified Communications announces two new products: Fax Analyzer and Fax Monitor. The new products provide Network Operators and Equipment Manufactures with a comprehensive set of tools to perform in-depth protocol analysis of fax traffic on both PSTN and IP Networks.

Officescape Offers Secure VoIP Solution in Latest UC Server Release: Officescape has completed its latest unified communications server version, UC 2.0, and announces it will release this version for public use on June 28th. This new version includes a number of new features, as well as upgraded functionality of tools and features in previous releases. Upgrades include the ability to handle additional, simultaneous calls on the same hardware, “soft deletes” of faxes and recordings, call screening capabilities and an improved interface to manage all of these tools. The main feature addition is Secure VoIP, which will help Officescape's clients continue to enjoy the flexibility of VoIP while meeting security compliance requirements and regulatory guidelines of their respective industries or companies.
 

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