Market Update: Ricoh and Vidyo Partner

Organizations in the news this week also include Broadcore, Mitel, 5i, Polycom, Cisco, BroadSoft, Grandstream, AVST, Microsoft, CommuniGate Systems, Nologin, LifeSize and GENBAND. 

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Feb 10, 2011
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Broadcore Adds Voicemail Transcription to Unified Communications Services: Broadcore, a national provider of all-in-one business communications services with comprehensive client support, today announced it has added a voicemail transcription service to its suite of business-class unified communications services. The advanced, fully integrated voicemail transcription service simply converts voicemail messages into text and delivers the transcription via e-mail along with the original audio file to the user's e-mail inbox of choice. 

Mitel Announces Datacenter Accreditation for Cloud-Based Unified Communications Services: Mitel, a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced a Virtualized Datacenter Accreditation program for data centers, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers. This comprehensive program provides a verification process to certify the infrastructure qualities and attributes required to support Mitel voice and unified communications applications.

Ricoh and Vidyo Announce Partnership: Digital office equipment provider Ricoh Company Ltd. and personal telepresence provider Vidyo Inc. announced on Monday a partnership under which Ricoh will integrate Vidyo's high-definition, multiparty videoconferencing platform into its new unified communications framework.  

Unified Communications Provider 5i Enters Visual Collaboration Market: 5i, a UK-based provider of advanced unified communications expertise, integration skills and mentorship to IT resellers, announced the expansion of its collaboration portfolio to embrace the rapidly growing opportunity in visual collaboration. Important offerings from 5i's collaboration portfolio include complex messaging, mobility, real-time communications, telephony, contact centers, multimedia, collaboration, conferencing and video technologies. These solutions are offered across multiple communication modes and devices under a single managed support contract.

Polycom UC Intelligent Core Platform Shatters Barriers to Interoperability: Polycom, Inc., a global leader in unified communications, today announced that the Polycom UC Intelligent Core solution is transforming the unified communications experience by enabling interoperability with other vendors' solutions, including the closed Cisco telepresence systems based on the Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP). 

BroadSoft Completes Interoperability with Grandstream's HD IP Phones and IP Multimedia Phones: Grandstream Networks, a manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions, announced that BroadSoft, a provider of IP-based communications services to the telecommunications industry, has completed interoperability testing of its BroadWorks platform with Grandstream's newest GXP21xx/14xx series enterprise HD IP phones and the GXV3175/3140 IP multimedia phones. 

AVST Launches New Version of CallXpress: Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. announced a new version of its flagship unified communications solution, CallXpress 8.11. The new version includes key features designed to facilitate a seamless migration for Kinesis and Repartee for Windows customers to CallXpress. 

CommuniGate Systems Partners with Nologin to Deliver Unified Communications to Spanish-speaking Markets: CommuniGate Systems, the leader in super-efficient, massively scalable unified communications technology today announced its new partnership with Nologin. Using CommuniGate Systems' industry-acclaimed CommuniGate Pro and Pronto!, Nologin will deliver innovative new unified communications products, offering white-labeled integrated solutions and value-added services to its customers.

LifeSize HD Videoconferencing Provides Simplified Unified Communications: LifeSize Communications has revealed its high-definition video solutions will be expanded via interoperability with Microsoft unified communications platforms, allowing companies both large and small to scale their video capabilities in a more cost-effective way. 

GENBAND to Unveil Mobile Office, Mobile Voice VPN Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2011: GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced it will unveil GENBAND Mobile Office, an all-mobile corporate phone system designed for the small business market, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Additionally, the company introduced GENBAND Mobile Voice VPN, a SIP business trunking solution that connects enterprise customers directly into the mobile service provider's network core.

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