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November 2007 | Volume 10/ Number 11
Industry News

Industry News

MTS Allstream Launches Secure Connect

MTS Allstream unveiled Secure Connect, a true “in-the-cloud” security capability. Secure Connect not only utilizes the Company’s national Business IP/MPLS offerings but also embeds the latest Unified Threat Management (UTM) technology into MTS Allstream’s national IP network architecture. It is a new benchmark for the delivery of firewall and VPN services to customers.

Avistar Launches New Hosted Video Services for Enterprises

Avistar Communications has launched a fully managed, turnkey, desktop video solution, Avistar Hosted Video Services. With the new hosted video services offering, companies are able to enjoy enterprise-strength service and enhanced video communications and data sharing without needing to install or maintain any onsite video infrastructure or impact valuable IT resources needed for mission critical business priorities.

IBM Intros New Office Ready Kit for BladeCenter S

To offer SMBs, the ability to lower their power bills, maximize their office space and grow their business, IBM has combined its BladeCenter system for smaller firms with an “Office Ready Kit” that makes it possible to take blades out of the datacenter and put them into the front office. IBM’s BladeCenter S is a blade computing system designed to help smaller firms simplify the management of technology needed to operate a small business.

Talkdynamics Enhances VoIP Intercom and Conferencing Application

Talkdynamics Technologies Inc. has released, evoke, the latest version of its VoIP intercom and conferencing application. evoke enables business users, collaborative workgroups and social networks to instantly and reliably communicate with each other “on net”, from anywhere in the world over any Internet or intranet device, wired or wireless, based on presence. Through a versatile softphone, users can simply drag and drop contacts into a communication window to initiate ad-hoc conferences.

Time Warner Cable Delivers More Services to the SMB Space

Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) has announced the addition of Business Class Phone, a business-grade digital telephony service that includes unlimited local and long distance calling in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico for one flat monthly fee and on one bill. The service will be carried on TWCBC’s nationwide, private network, which currently serves more than 2 million residential voice customers throughout its U.S. footprint, said Gordon Harp, Buffalo Division President, Time Warner Cable.

Alltel Wireless Intros Application to Track Time and Expenses

Alltel Wireless has introduced AIRTIME Manager A4P. Leveraging the application, users will be able to track mobile time, events and expenses. The A4P application helps business professionals using BlackBerry and Windows Mobile smartphones to increase productivity by using their wireless device to record time spent on business phone calls, emails and other activity and automatically posting the entries to back-office accounting systems. Without ever connecting to a PC, the solution automatically synchronizes billing data, sending billable time and client information to major accounting software.

PIKA Announces Enhancements to Asterisk Portfolio

PIKA Technologies announced major enhancements to its portfolio of Asterisk-based products. The company followed up its announcement of its new PIKA Appliance for Asterisk with the release of two additional pieces of hardware. The new analog FXO (trunk) and FXS (station) boards, both members of PIKA’s Daytona product family, are designed to the PCI Express (PCIe) form factor. While the FXO board is available in 4, 8, 12 and 16 port versions, the FXS is available in 4, 8 and 12 port versions.

Dialogic Goes Shopping Again, Acquires Cantata Technology

Strengthening its already sizable presence in the enterprise space, Dialogic has acquired Canata Technology. The move will also enable Dialogic to grow in the service provider segment, with the SnowShore IP Media Server, the Excel Converged System Platform (CSP), the Excel Multi-Services Platform (MSP), and Cantata Technology IMG 1010, all of which will now become part of Dialogic’s portfolio. Cantata’s Brooktrout TR1000, Brooktrout TR1034, Brooktrout TruFax, and Brooktrout SR140 product families will boost Dialogic’s enterprise product line.

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