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September 2007 | Volume 10 / Nuber 9
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Industry News

Allied Telesis Launches Layer 3 Switch with Advanced QoS

Allied Telesis has launched the AT-x900-12XT/S, its new advanced Layer 3 switch that addresses market demand for a high-end switch with a low port count, providing high value for money without compromising performance. The new device comes with 12 Gigabit 10/100/1000T or SFP combination ports and one 30Gbps expansion bay.

Sorenson Introduces Videophone Call Waiting Feature for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Users

Sorenson Communications is providing a newly released call waiting feature for users of its VP-200 videophone. The new feature notifies deaf and hard-of-hearing users if a second call comes in while they’re talking to someone else. The feature also gives users the option to answer or ignore the second call.

Simicomm Releases EasySpeak PBX, the ‘15 Minute VoIP System’

VoIP solutions provider Simicomm has has introduced EasySpeak PBX, a software-based phone management system for SMBs that “can be completely installed, including fully automated phone configuration, in only 15 minutes.” This Asterisk open source PBX is designed for companies which don’t want to deal with the hassle of installing or maintaining elaborate in-house phone systems.

IBM Unveils Virtual Email Security Appliance

IBM has introduced a virtual email security solution based on the existing Proventia Network Mail Security System from its Internet Security Systems (ISS) division. Using the virtual email security solution, organizations will be able to block the intrusion of malicious code.

Inter-Tel 3000 for Small Offices

Inter-Tel has launched Inter-Tel 3000, an advanced communications system that provides VoIP connectivity to small offices. Buiding on the success if its 7000 and 5000 versions for larger enterprises, Inter-Tel designed the 3000 to specifically address the needs of the SMB space.

Cisco to Terminate the Linksys Brand

It’s been just over four years since Cisco announced it had completed its acquisition of Linksys, and now, CEO John Chambers has removed any doubt over whether the Linksys brand would endure. In a roundtable with members of the European media, Chambers acknowledged that Cisco would be phasing out the Linksys brand, replacing it with the familiar grey-green Cisco Bay Bridge logo. Provides Monitoring & Alert for SMBs has announced that it is now bundling its Monitoring & Alert service into its suite of Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) offerings for the SMB market at no extra charge. The data and alert package is designed to ensure customers are able to increase security and uptime on their data network.

NEC Stepping into the Software IP PBX Space with Sphere Acquisition

If you’re wondering why things seem to have been somewhat quiet over in Lincolnshire, Illinois, it’s because the folks at Sphere Communications - who are normally busy enhancing their software IP PBX - have been quietly working out the details of a $42 million deal that will make Sphere part of NEC Corporation.

CommuniGate Pro and Pronto! Now Available for Free

CommuniGate has announced two new initiatives addressing consumers and SOHO enterprise. Considered a bold move, CommuniGate Systems is bringing its technology to the masses by offering free versions of its Flash-based client Pronto! and the CommuniGate Pro Internet Communications platform.

TANDBERG Unveils New Video Communication Server

TANDBERG has launched the TANDBERG Video Communication Server, a multi-application network device that includes FindMe, a new call forwarding application that personalizes and unifies business communications. TANDBERG Video Communication Server also delivers call control and firewall traversal applications that now support SIP in addition to H.323.

Quintum Achieves Hardware Certification as Microsoft Partner

Quintum Technologies has announced it is a Microsoft Certified Partner - meaning that Quintum’s Tenor lines ensure seamless interoperability with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. Quintum developed a customized configuration wizard to simplify any Tenor’s deployment with Office Communications Server 2007.

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