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Unified Communications Week in Review: Apple, NEC, Avaya, & More

August 26, 2017

It is the end of the week and of course, there is always something exciting and new that has occurred in the world of Unified Communications.

The week started with the big question as to how the new Apple Watch, to be unveiled in September, will run and what capabilities it will have. It is said that there will be no more phone calls via the Apple Watch but only FaceTime and Skype capabilities. Add on to that the battle as to whether or not Intel or Qualcomm will be the baseband chip for the device. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg News says that Intel is in and Ming-Chi Kuo, “The Most Accurate Apple Analyst in the World,” says Qualcomm has no chance due to a patent dispute with Apple. Only September will tell, but for the full story, click here.

Next, Australia’s NEC SL2100 is now the home to the newest “smart communications” platform we have seen. This will be perfect for small/medium sized businesses and keep them safe from trolling fraud while offering a variety of safety features. Andy Hurt, the Director of NEC Australia Sales and Solutions, wants consumers to know their goal: “Delivering a personal and seamless customer experience is a must for the modern business who are looking for a competitive edge.” It is definitely worth checking out the full story here.

Onto ClearOne officially becoming Avaya-friendly, if you will. Conference calls are an essential part of any business and ClearOne has just announced a suite of CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP mixers set to cooperate with the Avaya system. “CONVERGE Pro 2 mixers provide customers using the Avaya Aura Platform with more choices for professional quality conferencing audio,” Eric Rossman, Vice President of Developer Relations, had to share. For the complete story, feel free to click here

Finally, Syntel Telecom Limited is set to purchase two out of three of Enkay’s businesses; they will acquire the India-based company’s audio-visual system integration and united communications. This will leave Enkay to focus solely on integrated security, which could benefit both Syntel and Enkay in the long run. To learn more, you can read the full story by clicking here.

There you have it; the week’s happening for Unified CommunicationsDon’t forget to stop by next week to check in on all of the happenings that you will not want to miss out on.