Market Update: Ricoh Works with Vidyo on Videoconferencing
Companies in the news this week include: D2 Technologies, Android, Apple, Mitel, Esna Technologies, Ovum, Aspect, eircom, Video Guidance, Polycom, Acme Packet, HP, Alteva, CloudTC and BroadSoft.
Mitel Mobile Releases First 3G/4G Android Device, Announces Additional Enhancements to Mitel NetSolutions Product Portfolio: Mitel, a leading provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software solutions, today announced that Mitel NetSolutions' Mitel Mobile service has debuted the 3G/4G Android-based HTC Detail, making it the first US Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) to offer a 3G/4G wireless android handset solution.
Esna Technologies Triples Google Reseller Partnerships in First Half 2011: Esna Technologies (esnatech), a global leader in cloud-based unified communications, announced that in the first six months of 2011 the company significantly expanded its global partner network, spanning the U.S., Canada, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Ricoh Announces Compact, Portable Video Conferencing Room System Based on Vidyo Platform: Ricoh Company, Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, and Vidyo, Inc. today announced the Ricoh Unified Communication System P3000, the first Ricoh product resulting from a partnership with Vidyo as part of Ricoh's launch into the unified communications market earlier this year. The P3000 delivers HD multipoint video conferencing, and enables users to share documents, photos and videos using a 3.5 lb portable room system that is built on Vidyo's innovative platform.
In a new survey, independent telecoms analyst Ovum found that only 16% of the surveyed Chinese companies have already deployed IP telephony. This is the lowest adoption rate across the 12 countries surveyed. However, amongst the companies currently using UC, application is encouraging.
Aspect and eircom Sign Partnership Agreement: Aspect, a global provider of customer contact and Microsoft platform solutions, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with eircom to expand its presence in the Irish contact center market.
Video Guidance Named Gold Solution Provider of Polycom: Bloomington, Minn.-based Video Guidance, a leading strategic visual communications company, has been named a Gold Solution Provider of Polycom, a global leader in unified communications (UC), with industry-leading telepresence, video, voice and infrastructure solutions built on open standards. As a Gold Solution Provider, Video Guidance is recognized for its sales acumen and technical expertise, and offers customers best-in-class UC solutions.
Acme Packet Enterprise Session Border Controllers Integrated into HP's Unified Communications Solutions Portfolio: Acme Packet, the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that HP has integrated the Acme Packet family of Net-Net enterprise session border controllers (E-SBCs) into the HP Unified Communications (UC) Solutions Portfolio. By integrating Acme Packet E-SBCs, HP can deploy IP-based UC solutions that strengthen security, enhance reliability and interoperate with a wide range of UC infrastructure and communication service offerings.
Alteva Relaunches Its Partner Program: Alteva Inc., a unified communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, has enhanced its Channel Partner Program. The upgraded program, for master agents, agents, and referral partners, aims to help partners boost revenues and increase market share with a cloud-based UC solution, consisting of Alteva's hosted VoIP integrated with Microsoft Communication Services, including Exchange, Office Communications Server (OCS), and SharePoint.
CloudTC Glass 1000, BroadSoft's BroadWorks Interoperate: CloudTC, a software innovator in business applications and IP telephony, today announced the interoperability of the CloudTC Glass 1000, the industry's smartest IP phone, with BroadSoft's BroadWorks voice application server.