Market Update: HD Videoconferencing from Damaka

Also in the news this week are AltiGen, Microsoft, Verba Technologies, Cisco, Total Communications, Dell'Oro Group, VOSS Solutions, Samsung Business Communication Systems (BCS), NextStep Technology Solutions, Unimax Systems, Damaka, Android, iPhone, iPad, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Logitech and Ovum.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Nov 24, 2010
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Total Achieves Cisco Master Unified Communications Specialization in USA: Total Communications, a regional leader in business communication technology, announced today that it has achieved the Master Unified Communications Specialization from Cisco. This designation recognizes Total as having proven that they have the ability to provide sophisticated, value-added Cisco Unified Communications solutions through their in-depth sales capabilities, technology skills and service offerings.

Unified Communications Market Has Strongest Quarter Since 2008, According to Dell'Oro Group: Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, reported that the unified communications market expanded to its highest level since 2008 in the third quarter this year.  Strong second half seasonality helped offset weakness in Europe as the Unified Communications market expanded 7 percent sequentially.

VOSS 7.3 Launches: VOSS Solutions, the leader in unified communications and collaboration (UCC) service delivery and management software, today announced the general availability of VOSS 7.3; an award-winning, highly scalable management platform that overarches complex UCC and IP telephony networks for managed service providers and large enterprises.

Samsung BCS in Distribution Agreement with NextStep Technology Solutions:
Samsung Business Communication Systems (BCS), a leading supplier of OfficeServ Series converged solutions and customer premise equipment (CPE), today announced an exclusive master distribution agreement with newly formed NextStep Technology Solutions, LLC, which provides VoIP and Unified Communications (UC) solutions as well as a range of related services to carriers and business end-users.

Unimax Introduces Powerful New Cost Reduction Features to 2nd Nature:
Unimax Systems Corporation, a leading provider of telecommunications provisioning applications, configuration management software, and unified voice administration, today unveiled 2nd Nature Version 7.1. The new version introduces a customizable, unified voice mail and PBX dashboard called Spotlight, vector and VDN support for Avaya's Communication Manager, and expanded mobility support for Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Existing support for other PBX and voice mail systems has also been enhanced in the new version.

Damaka Delivers Affordable HD Videoconferencing to Multiple Fixed and Mobile Endpoints: Damaka, a technology pioneer in mobile unified communications and collaboration (UCC), today announced the introduction of Kalisto, affordable high-definition videoconferencing for desktops, laptops and mobile endpoints (Android, iPhone, iPad, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile).

Logitech Rolls Out B910 Business Webcam: Claiming its support for unified communications, Logitech has today introduced the business-oriented B910 webcam optimized for Microsoft's Lync 2010 offering which integrates instant messaging, presence, audio, video, web conferencing and voice.

AltiGen Announces MaxCS Contact Center For Microsoft Lync Server 2010: AltiGen Communications, the leading provider of integrated Microsoft-based unified communications solutions, announces MaxCS Contact Center for Microsoft Lync Server 2010. MaxCS Contact Center for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 enables a robust Microsoft unified communications solution by delivering Automatic Call Distribution, Skills Based Routing, IVR, Call Recording, and Advanced Reporting.

Verba Call Recording Certified as Cisco Compatible: Verba Technologies, a leading provider of call recording and quality management solutions for Cisco Unified Communications systems, announces that the latest version of its flagship solution, Verba Recording System 2010, passed the official Cisco Interoperability Verification Test (IVT) for the Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.0 system.

Report: Many Employees Use Mobile Devices For Personal and Business Functions: More companies may be altering their policies that manage company wireless devices as mobile employees prefer to use them for both personal and business needs, according to a recent report from research firm Ovum. Seventy percent of respondents said their companies allow them to use corporate devices for personal activities. Nearly half, 48 percent, said they can use their personally owned mobile devices to access company networks and business applications.

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