Market Update: It's Cisco's Week
The Cisco Live event this week in Las Vegas dominated the news. though there were items of note from Plantronics, Netformx, NET, IceWarp, Clarus, PanTerra, Avistar, Presensoft and Salesforce.com as well.
NET Announces General Availability of SmartSIP: Network Equipment Technologies announced today the general availability of SmartSIP, which provides interoperability for SIP endpoints and Microsoft unified communications. The addition of SmartSIP to NET's product portfolio supports the new direction of collaboration in the workplace where real-time, integrated communications are driving increased productivity throughout the enterprise.
Cisco Delivers Hosted Collaboration Solution for Partners: At the CiscoLive! networking event in Las Vegas, Cisco today announced the availability of the Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution, an offering that allows partners to provide a wide range of Cisco collaboration applications to their customers, via the cloud, using an "as a service" model. The Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution, which builds on existing hosted Cisco Unified Communications offerings, provides customers with unprecedented flexibility in choosing how they deploy collaboration applications throughout their organizations. The hosted option helps customers rapidly deploy collaboration technologies while potentially lowering upfront capital and ongoing operating expenses.
Cisco Simplifies Mobile Collaboration with First-of-its- kind HD Video-Capable Business Tablet: Cisco today unveiled Cisco Cius, a first-of-its-kind mobile collaboration business tablet that delivers virtual desktop integration with anywhere, anytime access to the full range of Cisco collaboration and communication applications, including HD video. Cisco Cius is an ultra-portable device weighing just 1.15lbs (0.52kg) that extends the productivity benefits of Cisco collaboration applications to a highly secure mobile platform. In addition to full telepresence interoperability, Cisco Cius offers HD video streaming and real-time video, multi-party conferencing, email, messaging, browsing, and the ability to produce, edit and share content stored locally or centrally in the cloud.
Clarus Systems Advances Automated Testing Performance for IP Telephony and Unified Communications: Clarus Systems, Inc., a leading provider of integrated Voice over IP (VoIP) management software and services for Cisco Unified Communications, today announced enhancements to the Automated Testing capabilities of its flagship product, ClarusIPC Plus+ (2.6.4).
PanTerra Networks Strengthens its Service Offering with Vertical Service Enhancements: PanTerra Networks, the leading provider of cloud-based Unified Communications Solutions for small and mid-sized enterprises, announced today increased service features targeted at legal, health care, financial and accounting firms.
Avistar Granted Patent for Real-Time Bandwidth Management: Avistar Communications Corp., a leader in unified visual communications solutions, today announced it has been granted a U.S. patent (US 7,738,492) in practical real-time bandwidth management, which increasingly is a critical feature in successful unified communications environments that use VoIP, video and instant messaging.
Presensoft Integrates Instant Messaging Compliance Data with Salesforce.com: Presensoft Inc., the award winning IM Hosted Services provider, today announced integration of the IM Policy Manager, a cloud based compliance and audit reporting application, with Salesforce.com. The IM Policy Manager for Salesforce.com fully integrates work related IM conversations with the Salesforce.com pages for Contact and Lead Activity History. For the first time, employees who make use of public or enterprise IM to communicate with partners, prospects and customers no longer have cut-and-paste or completely retype conversations in Salesforce.com.
Plantronics and Netformx Deliver Solution for Communications Infrastructures Design: Plantronics and Netformx, today announced the inclusion of Plantronics audio devices in the Netformx KnowledgeBase framework. The partnership between Plantronics and Netformx marks the first time system integrators and sales engineers are able to automatically generate complex network plans which include audio endpoints such as headsets and USB phones.