TMCnet Unified Communications Week in Review
generating illuminating bits of news. Let's check out the happenings in UC from this past week.
Two winners in UC this week included Jenne and Citrix. Jenne was honored with ClearOne's Worldwide UC Partner of the Year Award for its superior customer service and in-depth knowledge of ClearOne solutions. Jenne distributes ClearOne CHAT personal USB speakerphones and MAX conference phones. CHAT offers plug-and-play compatibility with a number of UC applications while MAX delivers scalability for both wired and wireless group conferencing options.
Citrix ByteMobile won kudos from Informa and Telecoms.com for its T3100 Adaptive Traffic Manager. The traffic management solution was named the Best Traffic Management Product in the 2013 LTE category. ByteMobile's reach has expanded to include 130 operators in 60 countries, serving two billion subscribers.
In addition to winning awards, companies in the UC community set up a number of winning partnerships. Windstream will start selling Mitel MiVoice and MiCollab solutions as part of their VMware enterprise cloud portfolio this fall. These UCaaS offerings will be supported by Windstream's expanding data center network, which offers 24x7 remote monitoring, onsite monitoring and technical support.
India-based Ecosmob and Mexico-based Audioweb announced a partnership designed to develop a new audio communications project. The project would focus on producing, installing and commissioning FreeSWITCH conferencing solutions, although the details have not been fully presented to the public.
Also, this week, two other companies/services both vied to join the winner's circle. VoX submitted its mobile VoIP and video calling application to the Apple App Store in hopes of expanding its reach to the iOS community. While the app will be native to the iPhone, the call recipient doesn't have to have an iOS device. According to VoX, customers will be able to download the app for a free 60-minute trial to make calls to any country on the unlimited calling list. They can also sign up for the "Pay and Go" plan for as little as $1.
A $50,000 grant from Mozilla enabled the creation of Engage 3D, which premiered this week at the US Ignite Conference in Chicago. The solution has been created to power 3D telepresence communications and applications and hopes to catch the eyes of big companies like Google and smaller companies like TrueConf.
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