Newsmakers this week include BroadSoft, Polycom, Cisco, Avistar, Lifesize, Tandberg, Radvision, Wainhouse Research, Intellectual Ventures Management, Network Equipment Technologies, Sunova, Mitel, Juniper, Zeacom, Marriott and AT&T.
Cisco Accelerates Intercompany Collaboration With Telepresence Interoperability: Building on its history of using open standards to break down the barriers to intercompany collaboration, Cisco today announced the release of an interoperability protocol to the public domain that allows multiscreen telepresence systems to interoperate. TelePresence customers now have a way to improve communications with vendors, suppliers and partners while maintaining an immersive telepresence experience. LifeSize, TANDBERG and RADVISION have signed agreements to license the Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP).
Avistar Communications Monetizes Its Patent Portfolio, Closes IVM Deal: Avistar Communications Corporation, a leader in unified visual communications solutions, today announced that it has closed an agreement with Intellectual Ventures Management, the leader in the business of invention, to sell the majority of its patents as part of a strategy to monetize its patent portfolio and continue investment into its product business.
Wainhouse Research Introduces Market Intelligence Service for Visual Communications: Wainhouse Research, the leading market research and analyst firm for conferencing, collaboration , and unified communications, has launched a new market intelligence service focused on videoconferencing, telepresence, and streaming.
Network Equipment Technologies Gains Traction With Global Customers: Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. announced today that several new enterprise customers and service providers are leveraging NET's latest software release to develop innovative voice solutions.
Sunova Credit Union Selects Mitel Unified Communications Solution: Mitel, the trusted provider of unified communications software solutions, announced today that Sunova Credit Union, a leading financial institution in Manitoba, has selected Mitel as the partner of choice to provide business applications to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their business.
Juniper Networks, Polycom Partner : Juniper Networks and Polycom, Inc. today announced an alliance focused on improving the reliability, cost-effectiveness and quality of the customer experience for telepresence and video conferencing services.
Zeacom Announces its Gateway for Microsoft Office Communications Server: Zeacom, the leading global provider of Unified Communications and contact center software for small-to-medium-sized enterprises, today introduced the Zeacom Gateway for Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS).
Marriott Announces GoThere Virtual Meetings by Marriott with AT&T and Cisco TelePresence In New York and DC Area: Marriott International today rolled out its first GoThere Virtual Meetings studios at the New York Marriott East Side Hotel and Bethesda North Marriott Hotel near Washington, D.C.
Vidyo Delivers First Intel Core i7 Personal Telepresence Room Systems: Vidyo Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced the availability of the VidyoRoom HD-220, the first telepresence room system based upon the Intel Core i7 processing platform and available for $6,995.