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Telarus Partners With BandTel for SIP Solutions

Master agent Telarus Inc., creator of ShopforT1.com, ShopforEthernet.com, and VARNetwork.com, announced Wednesday it has entered into a strategic partnership with BandTel to provide SIP-based services to its growing base of 1,000 sales agents and 2,000 VAR partners. This new relationship will make BandTel the flagship SIP provider in Telarus’ commercial telecom product offering. “BandTel has […]

Fonality trixbox Appliance to be Shipped With Commercial Software

Fonality said Monday the trixbox Pro appliance, which formerly only shipped with the trixbox Community Edition software, will be offered with the trixbox Pro commercial software. The trixbox Pro appliance is tailored for businesses with five to 500 employees and can be purchased for use with VoIP, PRI, E1/T1, or up to 48 analog lines. […]

IBM Acquires WebDialogs

IBM said Wednesday it has acquired privately held Web conferencing company WebDialogs Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Billerica, Mass.-based WebDialogs has more than 500,000 users and offers online meeting and collaboration services that combine Web and audio conferencing. IBM said with the acquisition of WebDialogs it is adding a software-as-a-service delivery model to Lotus Sametime […]

SOHO PBX Consulting to Distribute TalkSwitch Products

Dallas-based SOHO PBX Consulting Inc. has been recognized as an official TalkSwitch distributor, TalkSwitch said Tuesday. SOHO PBX Consulting will offer technical support, order fulfillment and logistical expertise to TalkSwitch resellers across the Southwest and other markets. The company will work to increase awareness and expand TalkSwitch market share in the small business community, the […]

EMC Unveils IP Telephony Management Solutions

EMC Corp. has unveiled its Smarts VoIP Performance Manager and Smarts VoIP Performance Reporter. The products extend EMCs software portfolio for managing complex IT infrastructures end-to-end, across technologies, and from the network to the business layer. With EMC Smarts software, service provider customers can model IT components and their relationships across network, applications and storage […]

RCN to Use deltathree VoIP Platform

RCN Corp. will use deltathrees consumer VoIP platform to help it expand its service area, the companies said Thursday. RCN will offer a VoIP phone service implemented via deltathree’s platform to supplement its current switched-based domestic and international phone services. deltathree’s hosted consumer VoIP solution will provide RCN with platform components such as Web development, […]

AT&Ts IP Flexible Reach Lets SMBs Move to VoIP

AT&T Inc. said its IP Flexible Reach can now be added to existing key telephone systems, allowing SMBs to transition to VoIP without having to replace their legacy systems. IP Flexible Reach is available nationwide, uses VoIP technology and enables unlimited local and on-net calling, as well as competitive long-distance and international calling plans, the […]

Intelliverse: Job Cuts Part of Sales Reorg, Agent Program Intact

Intelliverse confirmed today it cut one-fourth of its 20-person sales team. The company said its vice president of channel sales and four other staff members were let go as part of a reorganization of the sales department, but the reductions including the entire three-person agent sales team do not mean the company is shutting down its […]

Top UC Trends

For VARs and agents looking to capitalize on the promise of unified communications, the market bears watching as several trends continue to develop, from the snowballing presence of Microsoft (no pun intended) to taking UC mobile. For instance, industry watchers are keeping an eye on how Microsoft Corp.s release of its UC portfolio this fall […]

Harmonic Convergence

With the hype machine cranked to max volume, businesses large and small are tuning into the promise of unified communications (UC) and how they might use this sleek new technology to put a presence-enabled portal on their desktops for click-to-call, click-to-conference, click-to-read your voice mail, click-to-Web cam, click-to you name it. Sounds good. Maybe a […]

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