Market Update: GoToMeeting, WebEx on the iPad

Companies in the news this week include Qwest, AVST, NEC, Varaha Systems, ABI Research, Esnatech, VMware, AltiGen, Cisco, Citrix, Apple, Polycom, Synchronica and Colibria.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Apr 8, 2010
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NEC and Varaha Systems Sign Agreement to Deliver Mobile UC: NEC Corporation of America, a leading integrator and provider of advanced communications and technology solutions and Varaha Systems, Inc., a leading provider of Fixed-Mobile Convergence solutions announced an agreement to deliver mobile unified communications.

ABI: Telepresence at an Inflection Point; Sales Projected to Reach $2.7 Billion by 2015: Telepresence is video conferencing taken to the next level: participants feel as if they are in the same room together. Despite the tough economic environment, sales of telepresence hardware, software and services grew to $567 million in 2009, according to ABI Research. ABI Research's Enterprise Telepresence and Video Conferencing study examines the customer and supplier trends that have shaped the market in 2009 and will influence the market in 2010 and beyond.

Esnatech Introduces Virtualization and VMware Support for its SIP-Based Unified Communications: Esna Technologies today announced it has added support for Virtualization and VMware with its award-winning Enterprise Unified Communication platform, Telephony Office-LinX (Office-LinX). The VMware vSphere allows Office-LinX to operate in a virtualized environment, sharing resources across multiple environments.

AltiGen MAX Communications Server Update Available: AltiGen Communications, the leading provider of integrated Microsoft-based Unified Communications solutions, announces the availability of AltiGen's MAX Communications Server 6.5 Update 1 VoIP It offers MaxMobile client for the Apple iPhone; MaxCall, an integrated outbound dialer; MaxCommunicator Plug-in for Microsoft Office Communicator; Support for click-to-dial and smart tag dialing and AltiGen IP Phone Auto Discovery support.

Cisco Brings Business Collaboration to the iPad with Cisco WebEx Meeting Center: Further enhancing the online meeting experience for participants, Cisco today announced Cisco WebEx Meeting Center for the Apple iPad. This free business application allows participants to join and engage in robust online meetings right from their iPad with a few simple taps on the screen.

Citrix Receiver App for iPad Now Available on App Store: Citrix Systems today announced two new iPad apps, Citrix Receiver and Citrix GoToMeeting, are now available on the App Store. The Citrix Receiver App for iPad makes it easy for iPad owners to take a virtual office with them anywhere they go by providing secure access to all of their corporate applications and documents. The Citrix GoToMeeting App for iPad brings the same level of simplicity to the world of business meetings, making it easy for iPad owners to collaborate from anywhere via online meetings that are both effortless and visually stunning.

Polycom Hikes Standard Capabilities: Polycom, the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice communications solutions, today announced expanded standard capabilitiesfor its entire line of standards-based Polycom HDX room telepresence systems, including 1080p high definition (HD) video at up to 50 percent less bandwidth, to ensure an optimal, UltimateHD user experience.

Synchronica Acquires Colibria's IMPS Instant Messaging Business: Synchronica plc, the international provider of next-generation mobile messaging services, has signed an agreement to acquire Colibria's IMPS instant messaging business, reseller agreements, and existing worldwide mobile operator customer base. The acquisition will accelerate Synchronica's entry into the fast-growing mobile IM sector and help to achieve its goal of becoming the leader in next-generation mobile messaging for emerging markets.

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