Market Update: UCIF Names Two to Board

Organizations in the news this week include: RADVISION, Vidyo, Teo, SecureLogix, Liquid Networx, Broadcore, Edgewater Networks, Warwick Valley Telephone, Alteva, Spanlink Communications, DataVox, Cisco, Avaya, Toshiba, AppNeta, Damaka, Microsoft and Android.

By Carl Weinschenk | Posted Aug 12, 2011
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UCIF Elects Two New Members to Its Board of Directors: The Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF) today announced the election of two new members to its board of directors. The new directors are Yair Wiener from RADVISION and Ashish Gupta from Vidyo. With the new additions to its board of directors, the UCI Forum continues to expand its charter of addressing interoperability and certification of unified communications (UC) solutions.

Survey Data Reveals Current Technology Limits Workforce Today: Professionals Ready for Unified Communications: Teo, an innovative telecommunications company, today released results from a survey on unified communications (UC) traction in the workplace. The study, conducted by a leading market research firm, polled more than 500 professionals, mostly in middle management to senior-management-level positions across 13 industries, to gauge their knowledge of UC functionality, capabilities and benefits, specifically related to how the technology enables them to more efficiently work outside of the office.  

SecureLogix and Liquid Networx Team to Deliver Unified Communications Security Solutions: SecureLogix Corporation announced today that it has formed a sales and marketing relationship with Liquid Networx, a leading provider of telecom lifecycle management solutions throughout the United States and abroad. Under the agreement, Liquid Networx will provide its suite of products and services together with the SecureLogix ETM (Enterprise Telephony Management) System, helping enterprises to meet their compliance and voice security needs.

Broadcore Augments Product Offering With Mediatrix VoIP Gateways: Broadcore, a nationwide provider of hosted unified communications and business VoIP Solutions, today announced an addition to its product offering – the Mediatrix 4100 Series VoIP Gateways. These new devices are high-quality, cost efficient VoIP adaptors, connecting branch offices of all sizes and multi-tenant buildings to an IP network, while preserving existing investments in analog telephones and faxes.

Edgewater Networks Introduces Solution That Simplifies Security For Remote Access To Enterprise Unified Communications Systems: Edgewater Networks today announced the availability of the EdgeProtect Series Enterprise Session Border Controllers. Ideal for enterprises of all sizes, the EdgeProtect family of products easily and securely connects remote employees to headquarters based Unified Communications (UC) systems. 

WVT Communications Finalizes $17 Million Acquisition of Alteva: New Organizational Structure Established: Warwick Valley Telephone, a full-service cloud communications company, has finalized the acquisition of Alteva just weeks after the official announcement. Following the closing, Alteva has begun integrating its operations with the existing cloud communications group of WVT. This strategic move will help the newly merged company significantly strengthen its CLEC business, and expand its cloud strategy for unified communications and hosted applications for small, medium and large enterprise customers.

Spanlink Communications Achieves Cisco Advanced Unified Computing Technology Specialization: Spanlink Communications announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Unified Computing Technology Specialization from Cisco. This designation recognizes Spanlink as having fulfilled stringent prerequisites and training to sell, deploy and support Cisco's Unified Computing System.

DataVox Achieves Cisco Master Unified Communications Specialization in USA: DataVox announced today it has achieved the Master Unified Communications Specialization from Cisco. This specialization recognizes DataVox as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support highly sophisticated applications-based Cisco Unified Communications solutions.

Toshiba Adds New Smaller IPedge EP Pure IP Business Telephone System to Its IPedge Family: Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division, today announced the IPedge EP, an IP business telephone system designed specifically for small businesses with up to 40 users per server.

AppNeta Announces Private Cloud Network Performance Monitoring: AppNeta, the leading provider of instant-value network performance management solutions, announced today the launch of PathView Private Cloud Network Performance Management solutions. PathView Private Cloud provides network leaders with all the benefits of end-to-end performance insight and monitoring capabilities provided by PathView Cloud in a scalable, secured appliance designed specifically to accommodate private data centers and networks.

Damaka Introduces, Xync, Worlds First Mobile Video Client for Microsoft Lync and OCS R2: Damaka, a technology pioneer in Mobile Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC), today announced the launch of Xync a unique software client that extends the Video, Audio, and IM capabilities of Microsoft Lync/OCS R2 to mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, and Android Smartphones, with no additional software or hardware. Xync client is available in Apple App Store and Android Market.  

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