Market Update: Global Crossing Adds Video Streaming

Companies mentioned this week also include ON24, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, ShoreTel, Juniper Research, ESPN BrightCom, HP, Alcatel-Lucent, Avistar, SoTel, Broadcore, Siemens Enterprise Communications, Tech Data, Avaya, Nortel Enterprise Solutions, Plantronics, IBM, Microsoft, ShoreTel, Skype, Juniper Research, ESPN and BrightCom.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted May 27, 2010
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Global Crossing Adds Video Streaming to its Videoconferencing Experience: Global Crossing, a leading global IP solutions provider, and ON24, the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, today announced they are working together to expand the videoconferencing experience Global Crossing offers its customers, which now includes highly scalable and feature-rich, on-demand video-streaming.

HP and Alcatel-Lucent Deliver Unified Communication and Collaboration Solutions: Building on the companies' global alliance, this agreement enables HP and Alcatel-Lucent to deliver and market end-to-end UC&C solutions to clients. These solutions use the convergence of telecommunications and IT to transform the way customers use UC&C services.

Avistar and Sotel Sign Distribution Agreement for Hosted Business-Class Desktop Videoconferencing: Avistar Communications Corp., a leader in unified visual communications solutions, today announced it has signed a hosted service provider distribution agreement with SoTel Systems, a wholesale supplier of business communications products and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) services, that will provide the Avistar C3 Communicator solution to the small- and medium-sized business marketplace as a hosted business-class desktop videoconferencing service.

Broadcore Adds Video Calling to Unified Communications Services: Broadcore, a national provider of business-class hosted unified communications services, today introduced advanced video calling as part of its suite of business communications services. The easy to use one-touch video service utilizes advanced SIP technology to power desktop color video phones with the same call control functionality usually found in voice telephony solutions including transfer, hold, forward, mute, and conference.

Siemens Enterprise Communications Augments SMB Communications Portfolio with OpenScape Office MX: Siemens Enterprise Communications, a premier provider of enterprise communications, today announced OpenScape Office MX, an all-in-one unified communications (UC) solution. Designed specifically to meet the communications needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs), the product includes features designed to yield SMBs greater employee productivity, improved customer collaboration and reduced communication costs.

Tech Data To Distribute The Entire Avaya Enterprise Communications Solutions Portfolio: Tech Data Corporation, a leading distributor of IT products, has finalized an expanded distribution agreement with Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications. In addition to supporting products and services added to the Avaya portfolio following the acquisition of Nortel Enterprise Solutions, Tech Data offers IT resellers nationwide access to the full range of Avaya's unified communications, contact center and data networking solutions for small to large businesses.

New Plantronics Savi 430 Wireless Headset for UC:
 Unified Communications: Integration with Applications from Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, ShoreTel and Skype Provides Advanced Calling Features and Easy Set-Up: Plantronics today expanded its award-winning Unified Communication product portfolio with the Plantronics Savi 430, the industry's first wireless PC headset with a DECT USB adapter.  The Plantronics Savi 430 provides on-campus professionals with unmatched wideband audio quality for clear, natural sounding voice conversations on the PC and greater range through the use of DECT wireless technology.

Juniper Research: Mobile VoIP Users to Exceed 100 Million by 2012
: A new study from Juniper Research has found that Mobile VoIP services will develop significantly faster in developed markets due to the direct correlation between 3G roll outs and the take up of mobile VoIP. This is the case even though mVoIP traffic volumes may eventually be higher in developing markets due in part to the calling patterns of migrant workers, according to the study, Mobile Voice Strategies: mVoIP Opportunities & Business Models, 2010-2015.

ESPN to Bring Cisco TelePresence to 2010 FIFA World Cup: Cisco today announced that ESPN will use Cisco TelePresence to deliver live and recorded coverage of soccer matches and connect the global soccer community with teams, players and coaches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer Tournament in South Africa.  The incorporation of Cisco TelePresence will allow ESPN to deliver televised content more effectively and economically as well as enhance soccer fans' viewing experience. Cisco TelePresence, which uses high-definition video and audio to create a face-to-face virtual experience, will further enhance ESPN's coverage of soccer matches throughout the month long tournament.

Telepresence Vendor BrightCom to Give Away Complete HD Mobile VideoConferencing Cart Solution in June: BrightCom, the performance leader in integrated telepresence and video conferencing solutions announced today a new offer of a free ClearView HD Mobile Video Conferencing Cart solution to customers in order to demonstrate its ease of use, high quality HD video and audio broadcasting and robust infrastructure that is able to connect to a wide variety of conferencing endpoints. The system will require a Visual Collaboration System HD server to power meetings with video, audio and data conferencing.

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