Market Update: Mitel Joins BlackBerry Alliance Program

Other companies in the news this week include Avaya, Avistar, Citrix, InterCall, Microsoft, Alteva, BroadSoft, Network Equipment Technologies, Exony, Cisco, GMT, LiquidSpoke and ShoreTel.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Apr 29, 2010
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Mitel Joins BlackBerry Alliance Program and Announces Plans to Deliver Mitel Mobility for BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5: Mitel, a trusted provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced that it has joined the BlackBerry Alliance Program as an Elite Member and announced plans to add BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 (BlackBerry MVS 5) to its feature-rich unified communications solutions. The combined solution will enable fixed and mobile voice communications, and help to increase corporate efficiencies and promote employee responsiveness and productivity while reaping mobility benefits.

Avistar C3 Integrator - Citrix Edition, Highly Scalable Desktop Visual Communications for VDI Environments, Now Generally Available: Avistar Communications Corp., a leader in unified visual communications solutions, today announced the general availability of the Avistar C3 Integrator - Citrix Edition for Citrix XenDesktop. With this announcement, Avistar offers the most highly scalable desktop videoconferencing solution designed to work with and leverage all the benefits of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Avistar C3 Integrator - Citrix Edition will be on display at the Avistar booth during Citrix Synergy 2010, a global conference focused on virtualization, networking and cloud computing, May 12-14 in San Francisco.

InterCall Launches Hosted Unified Communications Geared to Small and Medium-sized Businesses: InterCall, the world's largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, today announced the launch of InterCall Hosted Unified Communications for the SMB market. The solution delivers the productivity, cost savings and enterprise-class reliability businesses are looking for in a Unified Communications solution, without expensive hardware and infrastructure investments, long and complex deployments or on-going support and upgrade concerns.

Sangoma to Power Telephony Connectivity in Unified Communications Networking Product Line: Sangoma Technologies Corporation, a leading supplier of hardware and software enabling server-based voice and data communication applications, announced that it has entered into an OEM relationship with a major computer and networking equipment supplier. As part of the agreement, Sangoma will supply its NetBorder Express Gateway for integration into the OEM's networking products, enabling seamless Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) connectivity to unified communication applications running in the enterprise.

Avaya Data Solutions Launches New Products: Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, software and services, today at Interop 2010 unveiled new data products that are faster, more cost-effective, and are specifically designed to support the growing needs of today's bandwidth-hungry video and unified communications (UC) applications. These products are designed to address the main challenge that enterprises face today: how to cost-effectively add the bandwidth needed to position them for growth.

Microsoft to Direct Small Businesses Seeking Unified Communications Solutions with VoIP Integration to Alteva: Alteva, a unified communications solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, today announced that it has engaged in a partnership with Microsoft and BroadSoft to provide a true hosted Unified Communications (UC) solution to small businesses. Alteva has developed a way to interconnect its hosted voice and messaging services with Microsoft Communication Services product suite, including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Office Communications Server (OCS), for both its small business and enterprise customers.

NET and Microsoft Technology Centers Forge Alliance:
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc., a leader in network and voice-over-IP solutions, today announced that it has been named an MTC Hardware Partner for Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) worldwide. MTCs are state-of-the-art collaborative environments that provide access to innovative technologies and world-class expertise and enable enterprise customers to envision, design, and deploy solutions to meet their exact needs. NET's solution integrates enterprise voice and leverages Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS). NET's platform provides the MTCs with the ability to demonstrate enterprise voice integration into the Microsoft Unified Communications solution.

Exony Extends VIM Product Family: Exony today announced the formal launch of a major expansion of their Virtualized Interaction Manager (VIM) product family, which will help improve company productivity, with VIM Standard and VIM Datamart. This builds upon the considerable success of VIM Performance and adds unique integration options with Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise and Hosted 8.0.

GMT, LiquidSpoke Partner: GMT Corp., a global industry leader in enterprise workforce management and performance optimization solutions, announced today that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with LiquidSpoke, Inc., a leading supplier and technology partner of software products that deliver solutions within the enterprise contact center for ShoreTel Unified Communications. This agreement enables LiquidSpoke to integrate and distribute GMT's leading workforce management solution, GMT Planet, in conjunction with its portfolio of powerful LiquidWare suite of tools, which allow customers to manage, integrate, control and administer their Enterprise Contact Center and IP Telephony systems seamlessly with the rest of their technology infrastructure.

Survey Reveals Data Networking Trends in Implementing Unified Communications: Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, software and services, today announced the results of a global survey indicating enterprises today prefer networking solutions that are more resilient, efficient and scalable in supporting the growing bandwidth demands of their communications technologies.

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