Market Update: Smoothstone Aims for the Enterprise

Companies in the news this week are: Logitech, GN Netcom, Revolabs, Ingram Micro, Fujitsu, Empirix, Actiance, Adcap Network Systems, Cisco, BT, Microsoft, Allworx, ScanSource, SITA and Orange Business Services.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Jun 22, 2011
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Smoothstone Delivers Presence, Instant Messaging and Collaboration for Large-Scale Enterprises With the Launch of AMP: Smoothstone IP Communications, a subsidiary of InterCall and a leading provider of cloud-based communications for the enterprise, announced the launch of Awareness Messaging and Presence (AMP), a multi-channel (voice, chat and collaboration) platform with features that allow enterprise users to exchange information and work together effectively in a secure, scalable and manageable environment.

Logitech Teams Up with GN Netcom on Unified Communications Solutions: Logitech International announced that it is teaming up with GN Netcom to fuel the Unified Communications (UC) market. As a first step in their collaboration, the two companies have entered into a distribution agreement under which Logitech will offer select products from the award-winning line of Jabra headsets and speakerphones through distribution channel partners in North America. The two companies also plan to roll out the offering globally as well as collaborate on the development of future audio peripherals for UC.

Revolabs Signs Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro: Revolabs, Inc. announced it has signed a North American distribution agreement with the world's largest IT distributor Ingram Micro Inc. Going forward, Ingram Micro will be a distributor of Revolabs Wireless Audio Systems for Unified Communications. Ingram Micro will offer Revolabs FLX, a line of wireless conference telephones, and the xTag BT wireless microphone to its North American network of value-added resellers (VARs). Revolab's wireless audio products are based on the company's revolutionary wireless audio technology that for years has delivered superior sound quality for audio and videoconferencing to large conference rooms and boardrooms.  

Fujitsu Partners Atmail to Deliver the Next Generation Web Based Mobile Unified Communications Application: Fujitsu, a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions, announced its exclusive partnership with Atmail to offer service providers in ASEAN the next generation unified communication application. 

Empirix Testing as a Service Solution Supports HIPAA Environments: Empirix Inc., a market leader of service quality assurance solutions for end-to-end comprehensive customer experience management of mobile broadband and IP-based communications systems, announced that its Empirix Testing as a Service (ETaaS) on-site solution supports Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) environments. Empirix's packaged offering — which combines hardware, software and professional services into a flexible and customizable solution — now delivers comprehensive network and user experience testing capabilities, as well as a best practices testing approach that addresses compliance requirements of health care organizations.

Actiance Introduces First Social Media Empowerment Platform: Actiance, enablers of the safe and compliant use of unified communications, collaboration and Web 2.0, introduced Socialite Engage, a new platform to empower distributed teams to share content, engage with clients and prospects, and analyze the impact of the content on social media sites.

Adcap Network Systems Achieves Cisco Master Unified Communication Specialization Recertification in the US: Specialization from Cisco for 2011. This specialization recognizes Adcap as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support highly sophisticated applications-based Cisco Unified Communications solutions.

BT Launches BT Onevoice with Support for Microsoft Lync: BT announced availability in the United States of its converged communications platform, BT Onevoice with support for Microsoft Lync 2010. By combining BT's global voice and video services with Microsoft Lync, business customers based in the U.S. will benefit from an innovative suite of collaboration tools.

Allworx Partners with ScanSource to Offer its Innovative IP-Based Phone Systems in Latin America: Allworx, a wholly owned subsidiary of PAETEC Holding Corp., which develops award winning Internet Protocol (IP) phone and network systems, and ScanSource, Inc., a leading international value-added distributor of specialty technology products, announced that they have signed an agreement to expand their marketing and  sales efforts of the Allworx product line to include Latin America and the Caribbean.

SITA and Orange Business Services Join Forces to Build a Global Cloud Computing Infrastructure: SITA, the air transport industry IT specialist, and Orange Business Services, the leading global integrated communications service provider for businesses, have agreed to jointly build a global, high performance, managed cloud computing infrastructure. Each partner will use this infrastructure to deliver its cloud services portfolio to its markets with added global reach, reliability and minimum latency.

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