Albis Technologies, a vendor of electronic systems, has announced that its Universal Line Access Family ACCEED 1416 and 1404 equipment has successfully passed the Metro Ethernet Forum conformance certification program for Ethernet Private Line, Ethernet Virtual Private Line and Ethernet LAN.
The MEF certification "verifies the compliance of vendor equipment and services with MEF technical specifications," Albis officials say, adding that since launching in 2005, "just over 100 companies have been approved for certification."
Early this year TMC had the news that Zurich-based Albis announced the European launch of its ACCEED Ethernet First Mile for Carrier grade high-speed Ethernet services. The new service, aimed at network operators, "delivers fiber-optic speeds over existing copper wires, enabling operators to improve their infrastructure and enhance their performance," according to company officials at the time.
Patrik Schonenberger, VP Business Access, Albis Technologies, said infrastructure and network optimization are "key to ensuring maximum ROI for network operators."
Mitel, which sells communications software, has released version 3.2 of its Unified Communicator Advanced offering, which allows BlackBerry smartphone users to mobilize and gain access to Mitel UC features available through UC Advanced.
The BlackBerry smartphone application, Mitel UC Advanced Mobile, is available for download on BlackBerry App World, company officials say.
UC Advanced is a software client that allows users "single-portal access to all collaboration tools, including deskphone, softphone, mobile devices, visual voice mail, secure instant messaging, presence, audio and web conferencing, desktop video conferencing, document sharing, and e-mail," according to company officials.
Amit Shankar, CIO at Granite Services International and a product user, says "these kinds of capabilities will help our employees stay connected with the office, improve their productivity, and ultimately increase our customer satisfaction."
UC Advanced Mobile, company officials say, provides access for BlackBerry smartphones users to corporate UC information and tools, "improving employee mobility and productivity." The application, they say, uses location based services -- GPS and Bluetooth -- "natively present in a BlackBerry smartphone to automatically update status information and call routing preferences."
Tone Software Corporation, which sells monitoring and management products for telecoms and IT, has announced a distribution and reseller partnership with CeDimension Italia.
CeDimension officials say through ReliaTel and Streamline, CeDimension "will not only conduct VoIP pre-network assessments to determine its clients' readiness for VoIP, but will provide management of faults, performance, QoS, traffic, and network capacity for multi-platform, IP-enabled voice and data environments that support mobility, collaboration and unified communications."
Shirley Balarezo, president, Tone Software Corporation, said this partnership "will both expand Tone's presence in Europe and provide an opportunity to use the converged voice management capabilities of ReliaTel and Streamline across many European organizations."
Early this year TMC's Brendan B. Read reported on ReliaTel, saying that the Canadian government blessed the $915 million sale of Nortel's enterprise division to Avaya, which it had won in auction Sept.14.
IMS Research's latest report, "The World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment - 2010 Edition," is forecasting that the world market for video surveillance equipment will recover quickly in 2010, growing by over 9 percent compared to 2009.
Would that the rest of the world economy grew at that pace. We can always hope.
"While the economic downturn did impact the global video surveillance equipment market in 2009, fiscal stimuli from governments and the inherent demand for video surveillance equipment mitigated the magnitude of the impact," said report author and IMS Research analyst Gary Wong.
A short and sharp recovery for the total market for video surveillance equipment is forecast for 2010, bolstered by strong network video surveillance growth. The introduction of high definition network cameras and the increasing adoption of open standards are expected to further accelerate the migration towards network video surveillance, the report finds.