Market Update: Major Moves by HP and Google

Companies in the news this week are: Fidelus Technologies, Cisco, Nexio, esnatech, LG-Ericsson, VoX, Talk & Vision, IVCi, Motorola Mobility, Avaya, Trident, Android, BT and AT&T.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Aug 19, 2011
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Fidelus Technologies Achieves Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence: Fidelus Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions, announced that it achieved “Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence” status from Cisco Systems, Inc. 

Nexio and esnatech Bring Integrated Voice and Cloud Solutions to Qu�bec-based Enterprises: Esna Technologies (esnatech), a global leader in cloud-based unified communications, and Nexio, the first North American, bilingual Google Apps authorized reseller, announced a partnership to help enterprises within the province of Qu�bec integrate unified communications with cloud-based applications. 

Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility: Google and Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a total of about $12.5 billion, a premium of 63 percent to the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies.

HP to End, Try to Move webOS: HP announced it will discontinue support of the operating system, though licensing or reselling are still options. After much recent speculation on the future of HP's webOS, the company announced today that it will discontinue the operating system and TouchPad. The announcement came in a press release concerning discussions with Autonomy Corporation and a possible acquisition. 

LG-Ericsson Unveils New IPCR All Recording and Monitoring: Offering centralized voice communications management for local and remote locations in an economical add-on application, LG-Ericsson USA has announced the newest application for its voice platforms: iPECS IP Call Recording (IPCR). 

VoX to Roll Out VoIP App for Android Phones, Promises Video App Soon:  Wholesale VoIP services provider VoX Communications has developed a mobile app for use on all Android mobile phones, moving out of the shadow of companies like fring and Nimbuzz, which it previously relied upon to deliver its mobile VoIP application to an Android device.

Talk & Vision, IVCi Strengthen Relationship: Talk & Vision has strengthened its strategic partnership with IVCi to bolster visual collaboration and conferencing services in Europe and America. Talk & Vision is a provider of visual collaboration solutions and managed conferencing services throughout the European Union and IVCi is an integrator of high-definition videoconferencing and telepresence solutions, audio visual systems, and managed conferencing services in the U.S.

AT&T, BT Connect Telepresence Exchanges: AT&T and BT have announced commercial availability of an inter-provider exchange-to-exchange telepresence meeting capability. The new connection between AT&T and BT telepresence exchanges will allow their business customers to schedule telepresence meetings and connect their telepresence endpoints. 

Avaya Extends Lead in PBX Market, Asia Up 29 Percent Year-Over-Year: Market research firm Infonetics Research released its second quarter 2011 (2Q11) Enterprise Unified Communication, VoIP, and TDM Equipment vendor market share report, led by VoIP and IMS analyst Diane Myers. "The top enterprise telephony vendors remain in a tight battle to gain new customers and hold onto existing ones as enterprises migrate to IP and unified communications solutions. For the third quarter in a row, Avaya came out on top in the overall PBX market, with about a quarter of worldwide revenue in the second quarter of 2011, helped by steady shipments and healthy average selling prices. Cisco maintains its strong second position despite a slight lead in overall line shipments,” notes Diane Myers, directing analyst for VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research.

Trident Unveils Integrated 240 Hz Digital TV SoC for Android-Based Smart Televisions: Trident Microsystems, a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, announced its new Fusion HiDTV family of DTV system-on-chips (SoCs) designed for the next generation of Smart-TVs with 200/240Hz video frame rate capabilities running on the Android platform. The Fusion HiDTV family integrates multiple CPUs and Trident's patented MEMC technology to deliver outstanding picture quality, OpenGL 2.0 3D graphics capabilities, Android OS support, and the ability to display to 21:9 screens for a true cinematic experience.

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