Market Update: Study Quantifies Financial, Environmental Gains of Telepresence

Companies in the news this week: Apple, Esna Technologies, Cisco, Avaya, Mitel, Nortel, Iwatsu, AASTRA, Toshiba, eON, Shortel, Asterisk, LG, LifeSize, Nadel Phelan, Damaka, Frost & Sullivan, Saba, Cameo Solutions, VoIP Supply, HelloSoft, Sprint, HTC, Stanford, Carbon Disclosure Project and AT&T.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Jun 17, 2010
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Esna Launches Unified Communications for the Apple iPad: Esna Technologies Inc. (Esnatech), a market leader in enterprise Unified Communications, has launched a version of its market leading Mobile Unified Communications software for the newly released Apple iPad device. The mobile UC software, UC Client delivers fixed-to-mobile convergence for a wide range of wireless devices with enterprise PBX systems such as Cisco, Avaya, Mitel, Nortel, Iwatsu, AASTRA, Toshiba, eON, Shortel, Asterisk, etc. UC Client provides a complete communications and collaboration solution for mobile users, integrating enterprise presence, mobility, unified messaging, and enterprise voice to mobile devices.

LG and LifeSize Collaborate on All-In-One HD Video and Voice Communications Solution: LifeSize Communications, a division of Logitech, has collaborated with LG Electronics to introduce an integrated communications solution to combine HD video and voice communications, housed within a 24-inch HD display. LG's executive conferencing system, powered by LifeSize, is easy to deploy and fully interoperable with industry standards, enabling executives, remote office employees and teleworkers to connect face to face with anyone, anywhere.

Frost & Sullivan: Green IT Trend Drives Unified Communications Adoption:
According to Frost & Sullivan's study, Going Green with Unified Communications, the Green IT trend is expected to be a major driver for adopting unified communications and collaboration (UCC) and will become an increasingly significant factor in the marketing of these solutions. The current economic downturn has put on hold some of these initiatives; nevertheless, the enterprise world has increased its interest in such tools as telepresence and conferencing solutions.

Saba to Transform Enterprise Learning and Performance Business Processes With Saba Collaboration Suite: Saba, the premier people systems provider, today announced Saba Collaboration Suite, a real-time collaboration and enterprise business networking solution designed to enable social learning and collaborative performance management.

Cameo Solutions Recognized by Cisco as Unified Contact Center Enterprise Authorized Technology Provider: Cameo Solutions (formally Business Communications by Design) announced today that it has achieved Unified Contact Center Enterprise Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Cameo as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco Unified Contact Center solutions targeted to the high-end enterprise contact center marketplace.

VoIP Supply Releases VoIP Phone Buyers Guide: VoIP Supply, North America's leading supplier of Voice over IP (VoIP) equipment and complete systems, today announced the release of their VoIP Phone Buyers Guide. The VoIP Phone Buyers Guide is the second guide to be released from their “Learn More” series of educational guides to VoIP equipment.

New Study: Telepresence Can Do Well and Do Good:
According to a new study of large companies using telepresence technology, U.S. and U.K. businesses that substitute some business travel with telepresence can cut CO2 emissions by nearly 5.5 million metric tons in total – the greenhouse gas equivalent of removing more than one million passenger vehicles from the road for one year – and achieve total economy-wide financial benefits of almost $19 billion, by 2020. The study, The Telepresence Revolution, was commissioned by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and sponsored by AT&T.

Cisco Speeds Highly Secure Business Productivity with Integrated New Enterprise Collaboration Software Solutions:
Cisco today announced new and enhanced collaboration solutions that help break down communication silos by enabling workers to easily connect to the right people and access and share content irrespective of location. Cisco announced that Cisco Quad, an enterprise collaboration platform will be available later this year via native iPad and iPhone applications. Cisco also unveiled a new Cisco Prosumer Videosolution which integrates Cisco FocalPoint, an online video workspace with a business-class Cisco Flip MinoPRO camcorder. Finally, Cisco announced that Cisco WebEx Connect IM is now available on any supported browser.

HelloSoft Announces a IP Convergence Suite for Sprint's 4G HTC Evo Phone:
HelloSoft announced today the availability of its award winning VoIP, IMS and IP Convergence software suite for the 4G HTC EVO phone launched by Sprint on June 4th. HelloSoft is the global leader in the embedded VoIP and IP convergence client market, and provides multimedia mobile device solutions to top tier carriers and ODM/OEMs around the world. HelloSoft will be demoing its Android client at the 4G WiMAX Developer Symposium at Stanford Developer Conference in Palo Alto June 15th, which will be the first public demonstration of any IMS compliant VoIP solution on Sprint's 4G HTC EVO phone.

Nadel Phelan to Promote Damaka Mobile Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions: Damaka, a technology pioneer in mobile unified communications and collaboration (UCC), today announced the selection of Nadel Phelan, Inc. as its public relations firm of record. As part of its long-term strategy to bring industry leading Mobile UCC and video calling solutions to a growing enterprise and SMB audience, Damaka selected Nadel Phelan for its comprehensive public relations offering and expertise in mobile technology, collaboration and unified communications.

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