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TIA logoArlington, Va. (Nov. 6, 2014) – In response to a statement by Public Knowledge expressing concern that Americans who use the existing phone network not be “left behind,” the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, released the following statement:

“TIA supports the approach the FCC has taken toward the IP transition, which is to move forward with communications network modernization, while preserving the four enduring values of  communications policy law—public safety, universal service, competition, and consumer protection.”

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Avaya logoSANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 6, 2014) –

  • 2014 Edison Award received for the ability to quickly identify the cause of performance issues in enterprise voice, video and data transmissions
  • Award highlights Avaya’s ongoing focus and investment in communications and collaboration solutions that meet the changing demands of business
  • Fourth consecutive year R&D Council of NJ recognizes patents from Avaya’s portfolio of nearly 6000 patents and patent applications worldwide

Avaya announced today it has won the 2014 Edison Award for information technology from the R&D Council of NJ, validating the company’s ongoing focus in research and development of highly innovative solutions in all aspects of collaboration and communications technology for enterprises.

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4G Americas Provides Report on VoLTE and RCS Implementation

BELLEVUE, WA–(Marketwired – November 06, 2014) – 4G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies, including LTE and LTE-Advanced, today published the white paper, VoLTE and RCS Technology Evolution & Ecosystem, which describes in detail the recommendations and best practices for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Rich Communications Service (RCS) implementations and offerings.

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Patton’s Muti-Drop-Ethernet technology leverages legacy cabling infrastructure to interconnect traffic signals, cameras, sensors, and controllers with Maryland SHA’s centrally-managed IP network.
Patton logoBALTIMORE, MD: This week at Secured Cities in the Baltimore Convention Center, Patton Electronics—US-manufacturer of award-winning CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders,  BODI rS™ high-availability fixed & mobile routers, and SmartNode™ VoIP solutions—is highlighting an IP-networked traffic-control solution the company devised for the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA).

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Smartphone and Tablet Application Enables Users to Navigate Seamlessly Through the Interactive Voice Response Process

Enghouse Interactive logoChicago, IL (November 5, 2014) Today from BOOTH 614 at the ICMI Contact Center Demo and Conference, Enghouse Interactive announced the launch of Mobile IVR Navigator, an innovative new mobile application that visually navigates customers through an organization’s customer service options.

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The UC Device That Puts the Speaker in Speakerphone Now Available Worldwide

FLX2_LABEL_FINALSUDBURY, Mass. — Nov. 5, 2014 — Revolabs® today announced that the company is shipping its FLX UC 500 USB conference phone, the award-winning solution that brings high-fidelity sound to everyday computer-based unified communications.

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TIA Data Center Event will Feature Leaders from Google, Microsoft, State Dept., U.S. Chamber & More – Plus Tour of CenturyLink Data Center

TIA logoArlington, Va. (Nov. 5, 2014) – With a new report predicting a 50 percent jump in cloud services spending and data center construction over the next four years as the data revolution continues, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is gathering tech and policy experts to debate and offer solutions for the biggest challenges facing data centers and data-driven technologies.

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Jenne logoNovember 04, 2014 – AVON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jenne, Inc., a leading value-added distributor of IP telephony, audio and video conferencing, unified communications, data networking and security and surveillance products, announced a new financing tool available to its customers through its leasing partner, GreatAmerica Financial Services.

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Improvement Adds Ability to Quote Single Monthly Payment

(Cedar Rapids, IA) – QuoteWerks announced today that its 5.0 update, to be released at IT Nation in November, will have the ability to quote monthly lease payments thanks to a successful integration with GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation. 

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The business justification for TEM, WEM, EMM and MMS programs should go beyond ROI spreadsheets that rely solely on cost savings from reducing spending on telecom expenses.

TEM, WEM, EMM and/or MMS programs produce benefits in four main areas:

  1. Labor efficiencies
  2. Risk reduction/Security
  3. Reduction of telecom service expenses
  4. Indirect savings

The table below outlines more information on these categories and the benefits from each category.

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TIA logoArlington, Va. (Nov. 4, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, filed comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services’ (CMS) request for information on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) Health Plan Innovation Model Concepts.

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Partnership to Deliver a highly Resilient Cloud Platform Required for Communications Service Providers

HP logoPARIS, FRANCE–(Marketwired – Nov 4, 2014) – Today at the OpenStack Summit, HP (NYSE: HPQ) announced a partnership with Wind River to develop solutions with HP Helion OpenStack® technology to enable carrier grade network functions virtualization (NFV) capabilities.

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Join the Lindenbaum audio and web conferences with two clicks and without an access code

Lindenbaum, a manufacturer of conferencing solutions for conference service providers, simplified and enriched its conference entry process significantly. Moderators and participants can join the audio conferences with two clicks and without any access code.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN) has named Sarah Day senior vice president of small and medium sized business sales and marketing.

Day will oversee all aspects of Windstream’s relationship with small and medium sized business (SMB) customers, including sales, customer care and product marketing.

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Comptel_logoWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler discussed proposals he is circulating with regard to protecting consumers, competition and public safety in the ongoing technological transitions in the communications industry.

The following statement can be attributed to Chip Pickering, CEO of COMPTEL, the leading trade association for the competitive communications industry:

“COMPTEL commends the Chairman for his leadership and commitment to ensuring that public safety, competition and interconnection are preserved during the technology transitions.

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Metropolis Technologies announced today that Sennheiser, Inc reported a 50% productivity increase in their call center productivity after utilizing XT’s cradle-to-grave call reporting for their Cisco phone system.​

 

Metropolis logoThe Challenge:

Sennheiser Inc., a German-born high fidelity audio company, upgraded their phone system in recent years to a Cisco Call Manager platform and found the included CDR reports to be limited in revealing the data they needed on employee productivity and communication trends.

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8x8 logoOctober 31 2014 – SAN JOSE, Calif.—- 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a provider of cloud-based unified communications, contact center and collaboration solutions, today announced it has been selected as “2014 Emerging Cloud Partner of the Year” by Insight, Inc.

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TIA logoArlington, Va. (Oct. 31, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today filed comments with the Indian Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) in response to its request for stakeholder views on a draft Internet of Things (IoT) Policy.

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Delivering up to 168 Mbps downstream, Patton’s dual-port CopperLink™ CL1212 can support large file transfers, data backhaul, or streaming media over existing copper network infrastructure.

Patton logoGAITHERSBURG, MD: Patton Electronics—US-manufacturer of award-winning CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders, SmartNode™ VoIP solutions, and BODI rS™ high-availability fixed & mobile routers—announced today the new, compact, US-manufactured CopperLink™ CL1212 ultra-high-speed copper Ethernet Extender series is now shipping and generally available.

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TIA logoArlington, Va. (Oct. 30, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in response to its public request for input for the National Trade Estimate on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE).

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Hear How Your Peers are Making the Most of the Technology!

Genband logoTuesday, 12/9/14 @ 12pm ET/ 9am PT

Join GENBAND and our customers on Tuesday, December 9th to learn how to capture the cost benefits of SIP Trunking, Mobility, and UC, while assuring the security of your communications and interactions.

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As more companies demand cloud PBX solutions, resellers must adapt their business models to meet this need.

DALLAS, Texas – October 30, 2014 – Estech Systems, Inc. (ESI), an innovative designer and manufacturer of high-performance business telephone systems and cloud services, today offered guidance on how telecommunications resellers can effectively update their business models and seamlessly add the cloud to their portfolios.

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Promotion Underlines Company’s Continued Commitment to Quality Customer Experience 

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Oct. 30, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced the promotion of Kiley Henner to director of customer experience.

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As a nationwide provider of telephone answering services and call center solutions, Sound Telecom has created a decision infographic to help businesses answer the question, “Should I use an answering service?”

Sound Telecom logoSound Telecom, a leader in the call center industry, just unveiled their decision infographic that will assist people any time they wonder, “Should I use an answering service?

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Less Than Half of IT Professionals Investing in Mobile Device Management Software to Secure Devices

AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – Oct 30, 2014) – Spiceworks, the professional network for IT, today announced the results of a new report that explores how IT departments are preparing for and addressing security threats associated with mobile devices in the workplace.

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Redesigned Visual Communication Software Makes it Easier Than Ever to Create Stunning Channels for Any Digital Screen

X2O logoMONTREAL — Oct. 30, 2014 — X2O Media, a leading provider of real-time visual communications solutions, today announced the release of X2O platform version 5.5.

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