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Unified Communications Magazine March 2008
Volume 1 / Number 5
Unified Communications Magazine

Network Equipment Technologies Intros VX1800 for UC
Network Equipment Technologies released its VX1800 Voice Exchange, its latest offering in NET's VX Series intelligent media gateway product line, which enables businesses to seamlessly integrate their existing telecommunications infrastructure with VoIP, unified communications, and enterprise mobility solutions. The VX1800 provides capabilities that go beyond the limitations of simple VoIP media gateways. The VX1800 supports up to 5,000 users in a singlebox solution with redundant AC power and expandable software modules.


Quintum Announces UCP for Tenors
Quintum Technologies announced the release of the new Unified Communications Proxy (UCP) for Tenor VoIP MultiPath Switches and Gateways. Originally developed to support VoIP in Microsoft OCS 2007, the UCP allows multiple VoIP and TDM networks to be easily integrated together. The UCP expands Tenor's MultiPath switching capability to include enhanced call routing and SIP-to-SIP switching, and is now available in the entire Tenor "S" line of VoIP MultiPath Switches and Gateways.


Siemens Enhances Service Delivery and Introduces OpenScale
Siemens Communications announced significant enhancements, and a new brand name, OpenScale, for its professional and managed services portfolio. In addition, the company has also announced that it will invest significant resources into strengthening its existing global service infrastructure, and accelerating its capabilities in delivering software based Unified Communication (UC) services. Additionally, the company is planning to introduce a global portal for UC real-time service performance monitoring and management.


Covergence Unveils First Virtual Appliance SBC
Covergence announced its CVA-50, the first SBC delivered as a virtual appliance. "Many organizations are looking to move beyond VoIP to unified communications, but the need for security, management and policy enforcement stands in their way. Some found relief when session border control moved from proprietary to commodity hardware, but many others with branch offices or smaller operations have been left waiting for the next price and convenience breakthrough. That day has come with the CVA-50 virtual appliance."


Juniper Networks Intros New Family of Ethernet Switches
Juniper Networks introduced the EX-series of Ethernet switches, enabling high-performance businesses to deploy a high-performance network infrastructure based on three key tenets - operational simplicity, carrier-class reliability, and integration and consolidation - to enable ubiquitous access to strategic assets, reduce network downtime and enhance overall security to shared assets across the extended enterprise.


Gordano Releases New Gordano Messaging Suite
Gordano released its new Gordano Messaging Suite (GMS), a multi-platform messaging system. It is an easy-to-use and also a scalable alternative to Microsoft Exchange that can run on Windows, Linux, Solaris and AIX, and features new AJAX driven WebMail and groupware interfaces. The new software provides a rich client Web- Mail interface, seamlessly integrated with anti-Virus and comprehensive Anti-Spam, all running on a range of platforms.


BT Intros Unified Communications for Small Businesses
BT Business has launched Communications Complete. Designed in conjunction with Cisco, this flexible and scaleable system delivers fully unified communications to small businesses. The solution is a simple networked IP platform that offers everything an SME needs to improve its business communications including voice, video, data, security and wireless networking. These technologies when integrated together via a single supplier model, aid fluid and effortless communication between customers, suppliers and colleagues, both in and out of the office.


Avaya Transitions Ethernet Switching Product Lines to Extreme Networks
Avaya is working with its global partner Extreme Networks to provide a transition path for its customers who have installed the Avaya Cajun line of Ethernet switches and plan to upgrade their converged network infrastructure. Avaya is recommending the Extreme Networks Black Diamond and Summit Ethernet switches to its customers as the Avaya Cajun family of switches approach end-of-sale status.


Ingate Certified with ShoreTel's Unified Communications Solutions
Ingate Systems has achieved certification with ShoreTel's Pure IP Unified Communications solutions, providing security for enterprise VoIP and SIP trunk deployments. Ingate has passed all requirements to be certified within ShoreTel's Technology Partner Program (TPP). Used with ShoreTel's UC system, Ingate Firewalls and SIParators provide the highest level of security for SIP-based VoIP and realtime communications applications.


3CX Building Tunnel to Remote VoIP
The latest version of 3CX, v5.1, includes a new 3CX Tunnel, simplifying firewall configuration for remote VoIP extensions. The 3CX Tunnel channels all VoIP traffic over a single port, which naturally simplifies work for IT managers, whereas traditionally, remote VoIP extensions require separate open ports, which can present significant challenges with firewall configuration. Now, in addition to providing an easy to deploy, easy to administer IP phone system, 3CX also makes the integration of remote workers easier than ever, including use of the system's built-in presence feature.


RADVISION Delivers Video Conferencing Connectivity to Microsoft's UC Solution
RADVISION announced the availability of a significant enhancement to the SCOPIA Conferencing Platform extending Microsoft OCS capabilities - the new SCOPIA Microsoft OCS 2007 Connector. The SCOPIA OCS 2007 Connector enhances the Microsoft solution providing the capability for Office Communicator users to participate in conferences with standards-based video conferencing systems and devices. "Now, Office Communicator users can have mixed conferences with nearly any type of device including the latest High Definition room systems available."


CommuniGate Powers Message Broadcasting Solution from Skinkers
CommuniGate Systems has entered into a partnership with Skinkers, an information broadcast technology company. Skinkers' solutions ensure that "ShouldKnow" information is delivered to customers, partners and employees with visibility and impact. Skinkers will utilize the CommuniGate Pro Unified Communications platform to add an "instant push" communication component to its Live Notification Platform.


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