Market Update: Feds Certify Polycom

Other companies making news this week include Avaya, LifeSize, Zultys, DynaSis, PanTerra,  AudioCodes, Verizon Business, Cisco, Open-Xchange, 5i, Citrix, Oracle, Tieto, Microsoft, BroadSoft and BroadVoice.
Communications to Enable HD Video Conferencing for Avaya Unified Communications: Avaya today announced an agreement with LifeSize Communications to establish interoperability between the Avaya Aura unified communications (UC) platform and LifeSize HD video conferencing systems. The combined solutions will enable broad-scale deployment of HD video conferencing with the high-quality and flexibility of LifeSize video systems and the centralized management and control capabilities of Avaya Aura.

Zultys, Inc. Certifies Unified Communications Solutions as “Compatible with Windows 7”: Zultys Inc., a leading provider of Unified Communications and VoIP Business Phone Systems since 2001, announced today that the award-winning MXIE Unified Communications client has been certified as “Compatible with Windows 7” by Microsoft and has earned the Windows 7 logo.

Polycom Conferencing Infrastructure Receives UC APL Certification from U.S. Federal Government: Polycom, the global leader in telepresence, video and voice communication solutions, today announced it received Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) certification from the U.S. Department of Defense for the Polycom RMX 2000, a highly scalable and resilient multipoint conferencing platform for high-definition (HD) telepresence, audio and video conferencing. Complementing existing UC APL certifications for the Polycom HDX line of room and personal telepresence systems, Polycom solutions enable government customers to securely bridge telepresence and audio and video conferencing across secure networks to support a wide variety of mission critical applications.

DynaSis Partners with PanTerra Networks to Offer Cloud-based Unified Communications Services: DynaSis Integrated Systems the leading IT and communication solutions provider for businesses in the greater Atlanta area, today announced its partnership with Panterra Networks, the leading provider of cloud-based unified communications Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).. DynaSis adds PanTerra’s WorldSmart to their growing list of managed communication and IT offerings.

AudioCodes Facilitates Use of Standard SIP Phones with Microsoft Office Communications Server: AudioCodes, a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is extending its product range for customers seeking access to the Microsoft Unified Communications environment with the introduction of AudioCodes’ SIP Phone Support (SPS) for Microsoft Unified Communications

Verizon Business Earns Cisco’s Master Unified Communications Specialization: Designation: Verizon has achieved the Master Unified Communications (UC) Specialization from Cisco, recognizing that the company has fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support highly sophisticated applications-based Cisco Unified Communications solutions.

Latest Open-Xchange Groupware Offers Integrated VoIP: Open-Xchange, a provider of business-class open source collaboration software, today announced enhancements that give users telephone and fax integrated with e-mail, contacts, calendar and task information. By combining Open-Xchange (hosted and on-premises editions) with Unified Communications and Virtual PBX solutions, businesses can replace their traditional phone lines — saving on phone bills. Presence and instant messaging services will be added in the coming software releases enabling users to communicate in real-time anytime, anywhere.

5i Announces Availability of BeAnywhere: 5i, a UK leader in unified communications announced today the availability of BeAnywhere, a software application for integrating Citrix and Oracle’s Sun Ray based virtual desktop environments with Cisco’s Collaboration product set.

Tieto to Provide Unified Communications Network Integration: Tieto, in alliance with Microsoft Corp., will provide services of integrating Unified Communications solutions into the network infrastructure for telecommunications service providers (TSPs) globally. Tieto makes it possible for enterprises to connect their networks with TSPs for deeply integrated unified communications solutions. This competence together with expertise in deployment of Microsoft Unified Communications enables deeper and faster solution integration into TSPs’ networks.

BroadSoft Files Registration Statement with SEC for an Initial Public Offering:
BroadSoft, Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. Goldman, Sachs & Co. will act as lead book-running manager for the offering, with Jefferies & Company, Inc. acting as joint book-running manager.

BroadVoice Releases First Customized VoIP Application for any Smartphone Platform: BroadVoice announces its support for the Android operating system, and immediate availability of the BroadVoice “AirDroid” VoIP application. This is the first individually customized VoIP application available for any smartphone platform. The BroadVoice AirDroid application will provide BroadVoice customers low cost domestic and international calling while on WiFi or 3G networks. Once downloaded and installed, the AirDroid application allows BroadVoice customers unlimited calling to 57 countries at one flat rate.

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