Market Update: Mitel Extends Unified Communications to the iPhone and iPad

Companies in the news this week include: Meriplex Communications, Fidelus, Microsoft, BluIP, CenturiSoft, Calix, Cisco, Teliris, Virtustream, CBCI Telecom, Cisco, 8x8 and Wind Currents Communications.  

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Sep 30, 2011
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Mitel Extends UC Freedom to Apple iPhone and iPad: Mitel, a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced that Mitel Unified Communicator (UC) Advanced software is now available on the iOS mobile operating system for Apple iPhones and iPads, the leading choice among Small- to Medium-Enterprises (SMEs)1. This offering further extends the reach of Mitel's unified communications platform on mobile devices, allowing IT managers to accommodate the BYOD phenomenon in which workers bring their personal mobile device into the workplace.   

Meriplex Communications Achieves Cisco Master Unified Communications Specialization in the United States: Meriplex Communications announced today it has achieved the Master Unified Communications Specialization from Cisco. This specialization recognizes Meriplex Communications as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support highly sophisticated applications-based Cisco Unified Communications solutions.     

Fidelus Achieves Microsoft Unified Communications Gold Competency: Fidelus Technologies, a leading provider of Unified Communications (UC), Collaboration and Software solutions, announced today that they have achieved Microsoft Unified Communications Gold Competency specializing in Lync and Exchange solutions.  

BluIP Partners With CenturiSoft and Certifies Its Unified Communications Products for Full Functionality on the BluIP Network: BluIP, a leading provider of Enhanced Cloud-based hosted IP services & applications to small-to-medium sized and large enterprise businesses through a network of partner resellers, announced today that they have certified the inter-operability of the CenturiSoft Unified  Communications products for full functionality on the BluIP network. 

Calix Introduces Three ONTs for Advanced Business Services: Calix today announced the introduction of three new optical network terminals (ONTs) to its Calix Unified Access Portfolio targeted at the fast growing small- and medium-sized business (SMB) and mobile backhaul markets. The 741GE, 742GE and 743GE ONTs feature industry-standard Ethernet operations, administration and management (OAM) to enable communications service providers to offer cost-effective solutions for small businesses and mobile backhaul. Available in an environmentally hardened, wall mountable form factor, each model supports a full gigabit per second of symmetrical bandwidth. These newest members of the Calix 700GE family further expand the broadest portfolio of ONTs in the industry with an extensive range of advanced broadband services. 

Cisco Introduces Integrated Strategy to Make It Easier for Customers to Capture, Transform, and Share Video Content Across the Enterprise: Cisco today announced an innovative strategy and new product developments across its entire enterprise video portfolio to allow customers to unlock the power of video throughout their organizations. As enterprise video usage skyrockets, customers are struggling to stitch together fragmented video solutions to maximize employee productivity and speed their business operations. Cisco is addressing this emerging enterprise video content market, by helping solve these problems with new video content solutions and capabilities that enable customers to capture, enhance and analyze video, making it easier to find and accessible on any device at any time. 

Teliris Deploys Hybrid Cloud Environment using Virtustream xStream: Virtustream, Inc., a leading Cloud Solution Provider, today announced that Teliris, the telepresence innovation leader, has selected Virtustream as its cloud platform provider and will deploy its IT infrastructure within a hybrid cloud environment. Through xStream, Virtustream's enterprise cloud platform, Teliris addresses several strategic initiatives, including improving performance, disaster recovery and scalability of its infrastructure and applications, while more cost-effectively managing its IT environment.

CBCI Telecom Recognized as Cisco TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider Partner in Canada: CBCI Telecom, Canada's Leader in Visual Communications, announced today that it has achieved TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes CBCI Telecom as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Master level. 

New Survey Indicates Reducing Costs, Planning for Growth Top Priorities for SMBs: Despite the continuing tough economic climate, a new survey conducted by VoIP telephone and cloud communications provider 8x8, Inc. indicates that small- to mid-size businesses continue to plan for future growth but are acutely more aware of the need to reduce costs than they have been in the past. 

WCCI Adds “V2VIP Video Phone” to its Business VoIP Service and Healthcare Solutions Portfolio: Wind Currents Communications, Inc., a provider of VoIP service, video phones and IP phones, introduces the SIP-compliant, plug-and-use V2VIP video phone and calling plans for small businesses.

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