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Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e Video Conferencing Targets SMB

According to Frost and Sullivan in 2013 that said, "We believe that globally there are 60-70 million physical conference rooms. We estimate that about 5% of these are penetrated with video conferencing capabilities." A big part of the reason for...

WebRTC Conference Sold Out!

TMC, Systemwide Media and PKE Consulting announced an expanded expo showcase at WebRTC Conference & Expo has sold out. The event, to be held June 25-27, 2013, at Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Ga., is focused on exploring Web-based real-time communications...

Voxeet Launches 3D Audio Conferencing App for iPhone & Android

Voxeet.com today launched their immersive 3D audio conferencing app for iPhone and Android. Voxeet's new apps enable participants to switch among devices without disrupting the conversational flow of Voxeet-based conference calls. I took the app for a spin using an iPhone 4S,...

Avaya Scoops Radvision for $240 million

Carl Ford has some good analysis of Avaya's $240 million acquisition of Radvision. Radvision was #18 in my Top 20 VoIP Innovators of All Time. In 1993, Radvision developed technology enabling transfer of real-time IP video over IP networks. They...

Esnatech Releases Office-LinX 8.5, a Cloud-based UC Platform

Esnatech, today announced the release of version 8.5 of Office-LinX, a unified communications platform that enables enterprises to integrate UC with cloud-based technologies such as Google Apps, VMware Zimbra , Salesforce.com, and Microsoft BPOS/Office 365. Office-LinX is optimized to work...

Netflix DVD Now Qwikster - I Hate it!

Netflix is owning up to their mistake when they raised their price. I received an email from Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO, Netflix which is quite interesting. I messed up. I owe you an explanation.It is clear from the feedback...

Jabra SPEAK 410 Review

A couple months ago, Jabra sent me a Jabra SPEAK 410 to review. It got lost in the shuffle of other things I was reviewing. The Jabra SPEAK 410 is a pretty cool USB-based speakerphone device that directly integrates with...

ITEXPO Named Top 50 Fastest Growing Tradeshow

TMC's ITEXPO was named one of the fastest growing trade shows by Trade Show Executive in their Fastest 50 Awards. I've been with TMC since 1994 - right out of college and I've seen this company grow from 15 employees...

KONNECT Office Phone System Review

Aksys Networks KONNECT Office Phone System is a fascinating P2P VoIP IP-PBX targeting the SME/SMB space. When I first head of a peer-to-peer phone system I immediately flashed back to Nimcat Networks, which was one of the first to offer...

Avaya IP Office v6.1 Launches

Avaya, Inc. today released Avaya IP Office Release 6.1. Avaya IP Office is the company’s flagship communications solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The new version delivers a host of business collaboration and customer service enhancements that can improve...

UM Labs Brings 256-bit AES Secure VoIP to Mobile Phones

I met with Mike Wilson, VP of Sales & Marketing for UM Labs at ITEXPO today to learn more about their secure VoIP offering. At ITEXPO they announced their 1.5 release, which steps up interoperability amongst various IP-PBXS and now...

Do IT Smarter MSP Provider

I interviewed Do IT Smarter's President, Lane Smith at ITEXPO. They're a managed service provider (MSP) offering everything from managed Exchange Server services to managed anti-spam and anti-virus services. He said they offer 50% margin to their resellers, which is...

Enterprise Unified Communication, VoIP & TDM Equipment 2010 (1Q10) forecast report

Infonetics Research released the 1Q10 results from its first quarter 2010 (1Q10) Enterprise Unified Communication, VoIP, and TDM Equipment forecast report. In it they point to how Cisco and Avaya battle for supremacy in enterprise telephony market with Avaya closing...

Review of iOS 4

Ars has an in-depth review of Apple's iOS 4 that is worth reading. iOS 4, previously known as iPhone OS 4, is a major update to Apple's mobile operating system. The big features include multitasking, categories, opening up of thousands...

Unified Communications and VoIP Research Report for 2009/2010

New reports from Infonetics that I thought I'd share. They discuss how hosted VoIP services and unified communications will increase and they talk about capital expenditures on enterprise VoIP equipment. One point I'd like to highlight is they stated "Service...

Avaya IP Office 6.0 Released

Today, Avaya IP Office 6.0 was released bringing additional new features to this tried and true SMB phone system. I reviewed Avaya IP Office back in 2004 and it certainly has come a long way since then. Avaya claims...

Avaya Reveals Roadmap for Nortel Enterprise Assets at ITEXPO

Rich Tehrani and I are both excited to hear the future roadmap Avaya has in store for Nortel's enterprise assets that Avaya recently acquired. Will Avaya slowly phase out these Nortel enterprise products, continue the product line with the Avaya...

Avaya Buys Nortel

Avaya has agreed to purchase Nortel's enterprise business for $900 million, which is much larger than the $475  million 'stalk horse' bid put out last month by Avaya. As part of the deal, Nortel will sell the assets of the...

ShoreTel Lands 1st 'Skype for SIP' interoperability

ShoreTel is the first company to land SIP interoperability with Skype for SIP - before Avaya, Cisco, Mitel, Nortel, or any Asterisk-based PBX. I can't help but find the irony in this news since ShoreTel did not support third-party SIP...

SIP Print SME VoIP Recording Appliance Launches

SIP Print is announcing today the general availability of a new, enterprise-class call recording platform for mid-market enterprises. The new SIP Print SME platform offers support for up to 200 seats per location, along with RAID hot-swappable drive bays, dual...

Avaya acquires Nortel rumors

With today's news of Nortel's potential bankruptcy flying, my fellow TMC team members have been trading emails back-and-forth about Nortel's future. (See also Rich's overview). Brendan Read had an interesting take that I thought I'd share: This could cause...

Need more Terabytes this Christmas?

Looking for a faster, bigger hard drive this Christmas? (Two days till Black Friday sales by the way) Well, I came across this funny Youtube video of the day - filmed at famous Mac Store Tekserve in Manhattan, New...

Fonality Beats Avaya and Boasts 3,000 Call Centers

Fonality's CEO Chris Lyman spoke with me earlier today to talk about the strong inroads Fonality has been making in the call center market. Chris said, "Fonality has become a big player in what I like to call the...

More of Us Will Be Living in a 3D Virtual World

An increasing number of industry players will help push 3D virtual worlds into a sustainable industry, reaching 33 million registered users by 2013, according to Virtual Worlds: the Internet of Avatars. This new report from Parks Associates details the evolution...

Fonality's trixbox Pro Unified Agent Edition integrates with Salesforce.com

Fonality's trixbox Unified Agent Edition (UAE) can automatically match all inbound and outbound calls with the corresponding record in salesforce.com's AppExchange, and call data is captured and logged eliminating manual entry. This is a big step for Fonality in taking...
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