Market Update: BT Adds Kontiki Platform

Companies in the news this week include Janalent, Microsoft,Verizon Business, Digium, BlackBerry, Zeacom, Broadcore, IntelePeer, GeniSys, GENBAND and Nortel.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Jun 23, 2010
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BT Conferencing adds Kontiki Platform to Services: BT Conferencing, a leading global provider of audio, video and web collaboration services, has announced an extension of its Unified Communications portfolio through the introduction of Kontiki's enterprise video solutions, including live video webcasting and video on demand services.

Janalent Repeats as Microsoft's Worldwide Partner of the Year for UC & Messaging: Janalent, a leading provider of management, technology and software development solutions to the mid-market, enterprise and public sector, announced today that it was named Microsoft's 2010 Worldwide Partner of the Year for Unified Communications & Messaging Solutions.

Digium's Switchvox Mobile Applications Boost Productivity by Bringing Key Functionality to Smartphones: Digium, Inc., the Asterisk Company, today announced the availability of Switchvox Mobile applications for iPhone and BlackBerry. The freely downloadable applications integrate with the company's Switchvox VoIP Unified Communications solution to bring advanced UC functionality to employees even when they are away from the office.

Verizon Business Offers IP Capabilities for UCC: As companies continue to push for more efficient and effective interaction among employees, customers and partners, Verizon Business is now offering new IP capabilities that make the adoption of Unified Communications and collaboration simpler and more cost-effective than ever before. The new capabilities, unveiled Wednesday,�June 23, feature: IP Audio Conferencing, VoIP IP Enterprise Routing and Centralized multi-site designs for Verizon Hosted IP Centrex customers in Europe.

New Analyst Report Recognizes Verizon Business as a Leader in the U.S. Hosted Unified Communications Market: Leading industry-analyst firm IDC has recognized Verizon Business as a leader in the rapidly growing telephony-based hosted Unified Communications market. Verizon was one of the seven providers IDC examined for its new MarketScape report, "IDC MarketScape: U.S. Telephony-Based Hosted Unified Communications, 2010 Vendor Analysis"

Crisis and Emergency Response Now Available in Zeacom Call Center Solutions: Unified Communications and call center software provider Zeacom has added crisis and emergency response communications systems to its offering. The Business Process Automation solutions offered by Zeacom are designed to provide private and public first responders with the necessary resources to safeguard against downtime that could impede an organization's ability to communicate with stakeholders.

Broadcore Announces Support for Wireless Telephony for the Enterprise: Broadcore, a national provider of business-class hosted Unified Communications services, today introduced support for wireless telephony for the enterprise. The new solution provides seamless integration of users' desk phone and wireless handset for just-in-time response to colleagues, coworkers, clients, patients, and partners.

IntelePeer Teams with GeniSys Global to Offer Hosted Microsoft Unified Communications Solutions: IntelePeer Inc., a leader in the delivery of communications via cloud-based infrastructure, today announced a partnership with GeniSys Global to provide hosted Microsoft Unified Communications solutions utilizing IntelePeer's cloud-based Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) network infrastructure.

GENBAND Unveils Vision and Product Roadmap for Simplifying the Path to Next Generation and IP Multimedia Subsystem Networks: GENBAND, a leading developer of IP solutions and services, today announced its vision and roadmap for an innovative and simplified path to next generation and IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) networks. The Company's roadmap integrates products and services from the recently acquired Nortel CVAS business, creating a comprehensive portfolio of IP application and switching solutions and services for fixed, cable and mobile operators.

Network Equipment Technologies and Convergent Implement VoIP Unified Communications Solution for Red Wing Shoe Company: Network Equipment Technologies and Convergent announced today that Red Wing Shoe Company has successfully deployed NET's VX Series as the organization's strategic VoIP solution. NET's VX Series, which is qualified for Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007, gives Red Wing Shoe a core switching point for all its voice related services, enabling migration to a Unified Communications environment. As a result, the company anticipates new levels of efficiency, productivity and cost-savings, particularly related to travel and collaboration.

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