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Deploying Lync Voice

July 24, 2014 // Gary Audin, Microsoft WPC 2014, Podcasts, SR 7-27 podcast

Lync 2013 takes Unified Communications (UC) to a new level: full Lync voice, video and web conferencing from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. Video calling can be as simple as making a phone call, with robust business continuity. It costs less to deploy, operate, maintain, and support and can be deployed in a virtual environment.

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Which Lync Phones and Why

July 24, 2014 // Gary Audin, Microsoft WPC 2014, Podcasts, snom, SR 7-27 podcast

snom logoThe enterprise will probably have Lync in its Microsoft portfolio, using it for its messaging and presence capabilities. Lync has matured enough to add voice to the Lync network. Although there are software clients for voice, the desktop phone is still required in many situations.

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Byrd’s Eye View – And the State of Unified Communications is Good

July 24, 2014 // David Byrd, SR 7-27B

by David Byrd, CMO, ANPI –

In continuing my review of InformationWeek’s 2014 State of Unified Communications, I want to hit on several observations. The first is to address the lingering view that the desk phone will die and all workers will become mobile workers.

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Empirix Vaults Ahead In Conference Bridge Quality Monitoring With Innovative ‘Real Voice’ Testing

July 24, 2014 // Industry News, Market News, Monitoring, Press Releases, Products & Services, SR 7-27B

Conference Bridge Monitoring Solution Enables Enterprises and Providers to Optimize Customer Experiences with Strategic-Level Visibility into Reliability and Voice Quality

BILLERICA, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Empirix announced a first-of-its-kind conference bridge monitoring application that ensures top voice performance and bridge reliability by duplicating customers’ experiences during conference calls then using them as the key measurement of quality.

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July 24, 2014 // Channel News, Cloud, Industry News, Market News, Press Releases, SR 7-27B

Avant Communications Top Partner for FY14

Masergy logoDALLAS – July 24, 2014 – Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking and cloud services, announced new Platinum and Gold partners for FY15 in its Global Partner Program. Top revenue-generating partners for FY14 were Avant Communications for overall sales and Bridgepointe Technologies for Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) sales.

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TIA Applauds House Introduction of E-LABEL Act; Says it Will Help Device Manufacturers Innovate & Improve Consumer Access to Information

July 24, 2014 // Industry News, Policy and Law, Press Releases, SR 7-27B, TIA

TIA logoArlington, VA (July 24, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, applauded U.S. Reps. Bob Latta (R-OH) and Peter Welch (D-VT) for their bipartisan introduction of the Enhance Labeling, Accessing, and Branding of Electronic Licenses Act of 2014 (E-LABEL Act), which is also pending in the Senate.

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