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Enterprise Connect 2012: Avaya announces (big shocker) cloud services

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Orlando, Florida – Avaya has announced “Collaborative Cloud,” a “strategic framework” for cloud-based collaboration solutions using Avaya’s various products plus the “AvayaLive” suite of of public cloud-based collaboration applications. If you’re really shocked about this, you missed the 10 foot sign Avaya put up at IT EXPO East 2012 earlier this year.

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Enterprise Connect 2012: Acme Packet SBCs Microsoft Lync

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Orlando, Florida – SBC leader Acme Packet has announced UC vendor-neutral session management solutions with support for Microsoft Lync. The new solutions combine Microsoft Lync with legacy multivendor enterprise communications networks without compromising Microsoft Lync’s powerful enterprise voice features.

Key features of the announced solution sets include:

• Protocol normalization and interworking [...]

Enterprise Connect 2012: ADTRAN adds SBC to NetVanta and Total Access Business Gateways

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Orlando, Florida – ADTRAN has rolled out Session Border Control (SBC) software to its NetVanta 3430 and 6000 series, plus its Total Access 900e IP Business Gateways.

Targeted at the small to medium enterprise (SME) markets, the new SBC offering rolls into service providers’ need for a new CPE demarc device to handle [...]

Enterprise Connect 2012: GENBAND goes after the enterprise

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Orlando, Florida — GENBAND, like everyone else making network boxes these days, announced it is expanding into the enterprise communications market with UC and SIP trunking solutions, including support for mobile solutions.

The company is boasting of best-of-breed components to integrate mobile and fixed consumer devices into a “secure, feature rich” communications environment [...]

Update notes

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YES, there hasn’t been a lot of posting on this site recently. Most of my blog time is going into HD Voice News (www.hdvoicenews.com).   And there’s an update on the HD Voice News report due for 2012.

A week from today, I’m headed out to Las Vegas for CES.  Next month, I’ll be [...]

Where you can find me these days beyond DougonIPComm

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I’m doing writing for a variety of publications of late, so this blog doesn’t get as much attention/traffic as it did a couple of years ago. Still, you’ll find interesting things on here when time and news permit.

If you are interested in finding more of my recent writing, you can check out:

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IT EXPO West 2011–I’ll be there

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I’m going to be running around at IT EXPO West 2011 in Austin, Texas, from September 12 through September 14.

I strongly recommend TMC’s media day on Monday. Briefings starts at noon at the Austin Convention Center; contact TMC to schedule a briefing time.

Location updates during that period will be posted on [...]

Metaswitch buys Colibria

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And the buying continues. Metaswitch Networks has bought Colibria.   Metaswitch gets what it describes as the “leading independent provider” of enhanced instant messaging, presence, and network address book solutions.

Colibra’s products are deployed by operators worldwide – no hint as to how many customers it has in the press release – to deliver [...]

Delays on posting…

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I’m head-down on getting the HD Voice News 2011 Report wrapped up so this arena has been neglected of late…

I’m hoping for a wrap within the next week to 10 days, which means that business-as-usual would happen around March 1 or so…

Stay tuned.

Cox adds Cisco gear to managed SMB telecom solution

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Cox Business (www.cox.com), looking to add more green to last year’s billion dollar plus number, has announced it is the first MSO to get Cisco Managed Services certification and will be adding managed equipment to its voice services options.

The Cox Managed IP PBX+ service has launched in Oklahoma and Las Vegas.  Small business [...]