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TMC's Unified Communications Week in Review

March 17, 2012

This week in Unified Communications, there was a variety of breaking news, including a new Broadvox (News - Alert) CEO, a new unified communications solution and the introduction of a cloud-based video conferencing service for enterprises.

TMcnet reported that Broadvox announced the addition of a new CEO to their ranks. Bruce Chatterley will join Broadvox with some serious plans for the company’s future.

CEO of TMC Rich Tehrani (News - Alert) conducted an email interview with Chatterly that provided insight into the future of Broadvox, which now looks very bright. The new CEO brings an impressive resume as former President of Business Markets at MegaPath, as well as the former CEO of Speakeasy. Speakeasy was sold to Best Buy in 2007 following a protracted period of growth. Broadvox’s offerings tend toward customized, integrated managed VoIP communication solutions.

Avistar Communications Corporation, provider of unified visual communications solutions, recently announced that it has been recognized with 2011 Unified Communications (News - Alert) Product of the Year Award by TMC. TMC recognized Avistar for itsC3 Integrator that enables the Avistar C3 platform endpoints such as the Avistar C3 Communicator solution, the Avistar C3 Unified for Microsoft OCS and Lync andIBM Lotus Sametime solutions to run optimally within the Citrix environment. The solution enables all Avistar videoconferencing functionality to be delivered using Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp.

“As the UC and VDI sectors converged, Avistar clearly recognized the technical challenges and successfully developed and deployed the industry’s leading suite of virtual visual communications solutions to enterprises globally,” said Stephen Epstein (News - Alert), CMO of Avistar. “TMC’s 2011 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award recognizes and validates our contribution to the unified communications industry, and we appreciate the accolade.”

Lastly, Vietnam Post & Telecommunication (VNPT) recently introduced a new MegaConference subscription-based video conferencing service for the enterprise. The new cloud-delivered video conferencing service, which leverages the Polycom (News - Alert) RealPresence Platform, is a face-to-face communication solution based on a pay-as-you-use model.

“In the current competitive landscape, businesses are tasked with finding the most efficient and cost-effective ways to increase productivity and accelerate operations at a faster pace than ever before,” said Pham Duc Long, vice director of VNPT HCMC. “Increasingly Vietnam businesses are turning to video collaboration as a mission-critical productivity tool, and cloud-based Video-as-a-Service options make it fast and easy to deliver video conferencing while dramatically reducing the cost to support multi-party video meetings.”

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