Market Update: Fonality Releases Hybrid Platform
Companies in the news this week are: Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, AltiGen, Outsourcery, Jabra, KPN, iFusion, Fonality, SPIRIT DSP, Polycom, NextUC, esnatech, Microsoft, prairieFyre AudioCodes and NEC.
Microsoft Tops New ABI Research Unified Communications Vendor Matrix Ranking Ahead of Cisco and IBM: Microsoft has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research. Cisco Systems and IBM Corporation claimed the second and third spots in the company's most recent evaluation of worldwide unified communications (UC) vendors.
AltiGen and Outsourcery Partner to Deliver Hosted Contact Centre for Microsoft Lync Server: AltiGen Communications, Inc., the leading provider of integrated Microsoft-based Unified Communications solutions, and Outsourcery, the UK's leading Cloud Service Provider, announced a new business partnership in which Outsourcery will offer AltiGen's MaxACD for Lync in conjunction with its Outsourcery Unified Lync solution.
Jabra Expands Award-Winning PRO 9400 Series Line of Office Headsets: Jabra, a world leader in innovative, high-quality hands-free audio solutions, announced a new addition to its award-winning portfolio of PRO Series wireless headset solutions -- the Jabra PRO 9450. Designed for businesses looking to make a smooth transition to Unified Communications in mind, the new PRO Series model makes handling calls from multiple hard and soft phones easier than ever. The Jabra PRO 9450, which is optimized for Microsoft Lync 2010, will be on display next week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles.
SPIRIT DSP Signs Fifth Licensing Agreement with Polycom: Spirit DSP, the world's top voice and video over IP engines provider, has announced today that it has signed its fifth licensing agreement with Polycom, a global leader in videoconferencing hardware. Under terms of the agreement, Polycom has licensed SPIRIT's product to support quality videoconferencing on the Polycom CX5000 Unified Conference Station. As a Polycom-branded version of the Microsoft RoundTable collaboration and conferencing device, the CX5000 system provides engaging group telepresence and also doubles as an analog conference phone.
NextUC Launches and Offers a Limited Time FREE Beta Trial: NextUC, a new Microsoft Lync Server 2010 based, on-demand Unified Communications service delivers an integrated and comprehensive unified communications solution to small and medium businesses, free for a limited time.
esnatech Launches UC Software for Windows Phone 7: Esna Technologies Inc. (esnatech), a market leader in enterprise unified communications, has optimized its UC Mobile software for the new Windows phone 7 operating system. The new mobile UC client is now available as a free download in the Windows Phone Marketplace accessible from your Windows mobile 7 device. This release extends esnatech's mobile UC capability to one of the newest mobile platforms.
prairieFyre Software announces interoperability of the prairieFyre Contact Center for Microsoft Lync: prairieFyre Software is pleased to announce that it has completed verification field trials of its prairieFyre Contact Center for Microsoft Lync and the AudioCodes SmartTap Lync call recording solution. Together, AudioCodes SmartTap and prairieFyre Contact Center for Microsoft Lync deliver sophisticated contact center functionality for the Microsoft Lync 2010 unified communications (UC) platform.
NEC introduces virtualized Unified Communications and Contact Center solution Business ConneCT: NEC Unified Solutions announced the availability of Release 5.1 of the company's acclaimed all-in-one UC solution Business ConneCT. This latest version offers organizations significantly enriched Unified Communications, Contact Center and Operator Attendant functionality, while the support of virtual environments based on VMware vSphere and Marathon everRun MX helps customer organizations to increase availability and utilize their IT resources more efficiently.