Market Update: Avaya Makes Health Care Announcements

Plantronics Supports Unified Communications Solutions Providers with Expanded Channel Partner Program: Plantronics today expanded its Connect Partner Program to include solution providers and systems integrators focused on Unified Communications, a burgeoning global market that Forrester Research forecasts will reach $14.5 billion by 2015.

Redshift Networks Delivers Unified Communications and Collaboration Security for the Enterprise:
RedShift Networks, the leader in Unified Communications Threat Management (UCTM), announced today that it’s bringing to market the industry’s first comprehensive application-aware Threat Management solution for Unified Communications & Collaboration (VoIP and Video) networks.

RTS Unicom Certified by Polycom to Deliver Customized Immersive Telepresence Solutions: RTS Unified Communications an industry-certified provider of design, engineering, project management, installation, service and support for AV/IT clients today announced Telepresence Certification from Polycom, Inc., a leading telepresence and video conferencing equipment manufacturer. RTS now is a provider of audio/visual (AV) integration for customized immersive telepresence solutions.

Siemens IT Solutions and Services Introduces Unified Communications and Collaboration Service Offering: Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Inc.’s new Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) solution has the potential to dramatically lower travel costs, increase productivity and reduce the carbon footprints of their customers. As one of the world’s largest users of UCC in the world, Siemens has transformed their own expertise with this burgeoning technology into a full set of services designed to help their customers change the way they communicate with co-workers, clients, and vendors.

Avaya Introduces Solutions to Help Healthcare Providers Improve Patient Care with Unified Communications:
Avaya, Inc., a global leader in enterprise communications systems, today announced new and enhanced communications solutions designed to help healthcare providers improve the quality of patient care, while increasing ROI and savings. The new solutions use unified communications to enable healthcare companies to address key processes such as ‘care coordination’ and ‘patient flow,’ and help ensure their efficient operation.

SimpleSignal and Vidtel Launch Multi-Point Video Conferencing for Small-Medium Business Customers: SimpleSignal, a leading service provider of hosted business telephone solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, and Vidtel, an innovative video conferencing service provider, announced at Channel Partners Conference in Las Vegas their distribution agreement to market Vidtel’s Hosted Multi-Point Video Conferencing Service to SimpleSignal’s hosted unified communications customers.

Aruba Networks and Motion Computing Deliver UC In Hospitals and Clinics: Aruba Networks, a global leader in 802.11n wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, and Motion Computing, a leading provider of integrated mobile computing solutions, today announced a certified healthcare solution to reliably deliver unified communications services and data access at the point-of-care. The solution uses Aruba’s adaptive 802.11n and Virtual Branch Network (VBN) technologies to deliver the quality-of-service, security, and remote access needed to simultaneously support voice, video and data applications on Motion C5 Mobile Clinical Assistants (MCA) and Motion Clinical Workstations (MCW-200).

Comdasys and TELES Deliver Hosted Mobile UC Solution: TELES, the Berlin-based Next Generation Networks and Access Gateway vendor, has sealed a technology partnership with Comdasys, the leading provider of Mobile Unified Communications Solutions to extend full softswitch functionality to mobile users of TELES C5 service provider and enterprise solution.

Cisco Launches HealthPresence Telemedicine Solution, Providing Increased Access to Quality Medical Care Worldwide: At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in Atlanta today, Cisco announced the availability of the Cisco HealthPresence platform. Cisco HealthPresence is an advanced, care-at-a-distance technology platform that allows patients to connect with doctors and clinicians for health care consultations in ways never before possible. Traditional telemedicine or telehealth approaches have focused mostly on the problem of physical access to medical care.

GENBAND Receives U.S. and Canadian Court Approvals to Acquire Nortel’s CVAS Business: GENBAND, Inc., a leading developer of next-generation media, session and security gateway solutions, today announced that its agreement with Nortel to acquire substantially all assets of Nortel’s Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions Business (CVAS) has been approved by bankruptcy courts in Canada and the United States.

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