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Enterprise Connect 2012: From Enterprise Connect to… Business Connect

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A couple of years ago, VoiceCon morphed into Enterprise Connect because there was UC, there was video, and voice was just so passé. When I talked to Co-chair/CEO Fred Knight back in the day, he said the “sweet spot” for the show were enterprise clients with 1,000 seats or more. Big companies.  Multi-site companies. [...]

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: 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 [...]

Enterprise Connect availability: March 27-28

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I’ll be on site at Enterprise Connect on March 27 and March 28.  

General topics of interest for this show are:  

Cloud telephony and the migration away from the tradition PBX model in an enterprise setting.  SIP interoperability and federation. HD voice and continued movement towards wideband voice solution in the enterprise [...]

Enterprise Connect 2012 on the event schedule

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Enterprise Connect 2012 has been added to the spring event schedule. Currently looking at a March 26 arrival with a March 27 departure.

Briefing topics and meeting schedule to be determined.  For a briefing request, email moo@vegascommando.com

Dialogic intros Enterprise SBC and Media Gateway Products

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Dialogic (www.dialogic.com) has introduced Enterprise Session Border Control (SBC) and Media Gateway products this month.

The turnkey BorderNet 500 Gateways are designed to enable rapid development of SIP-based communications services and widespread delivery of SIP trunking and hosted SIP services with a single border element (i.e box) to work on nearly any enterprise network [...]

Verizon and VMware announce enterprise hybrid cloud solution

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Verizon Business (www.verizonbusiness.com) and VMWare (www.vmware.com) have announced field trails of an enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution.

The new Computing as a Service (CaaS) is built on top of Verizon’s IP network and VMware vCloud Datacenter.  Businesses will be able to decide which applications to move to the cloud while allowing them to leverage [...]

eZuce launches enterprise open source solution based up SIPfoundry work

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Newly launched eZuce (www.ezuce.com) comes with some familiar names in the IP PBX world. Hoping onto the UC bandwagon – ok, so everyone is these days – eZuce openUC is bragging about seven years of development through SIPfoundry efforts.

Founder Steinmann started up SIPfoundry and the sipXecs project in 2004, along with morphing [...]

AudioCodes adds more Enterprise SBCs

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AudioCodes (www.audiocodes.com) has rolled out Enterprise Session Border Controller (SBC) capabilities for its Mediant platforms.

The company says the new capabilities target a growing market for a range of IP-enabled services at the enterprise, including SIP trunking, Hosted IP-PBX, remote extension, and contact center and conferencing services.

AudioCodes says the solution addresses the [...]