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TMCnet Unified Messaging Week in Review

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September 03, 2011

TMCnet Unified Messaging Week in Review

By Ed Silverstein, TMCnet Contributor

It was a busy week in the Unified Messaging sector this week. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.

With Hurricane Irene and other recent disasters in mind, California-based itrezzo announced that its Unified Contact Management (UCM) solution helped companies ensure that all of their emergency contact lists and related information were up-to-date and were available on thousands of employees’ smartphones, tablets and desktops.

In addition, SoTel Systems (News - Alert) has announced a partnership with PC911 to resell the Epygi (News - Alert) to end users throughout the Las Vegas Area market. Together, the partnership will allow PC 911 to increase market share and strengthen SoTel’s service offering within this marketplace.

Also, Harris Corporation (News - Alert), an international communications and information technology company, partnered with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to launch a secure e-mail service that enables secure electronic delivery of health information. The four-year, $19 million contract was awarded to develop Florida's statewide health information exchange (HIE). As part of this contract, the company has delivered Direct Secure Messaging (DSM (News - Alert)) service. The Florida HIE DSM service is now online and available to Florida licensed providers.

In another story, Sangoma officials recently announced that the NetBorder Express portfolio is a “complete SIP-compliant VoIP Media Gateway” offering for developers, system integrators, and OEMs in a PCI (News - Alert) or PCIExpress form-factor. Available through SoTel Systems, for Analog FXO and T1/E1 digital interfaces, NetBorder Express Gateway Cards are being pitched as good values for installations ranging anywhere from 4 to 240 simultaneous calls.

And helping parents keep a close watch on the whereabouts of their children, Iconosys has unveiled LatchKey Kid, which notifies parents when their children get home from school with text messages to phones or instant messenger service. LatchKey Kid is an app that runs on the monitored user's (child's) smartphone, and utilizes the built-in GPS technology and onboard TetherTogether technology provided by Iconosys.

Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO West 2011, taking place Sept. 13-15, 2011, in Austin, Texas. ITEXPO (News - Alert) offers an educational program to help corporate decision makers select the right IP-based voice, video, fax and unified communications solutions to improve their operations. It's also where service providers learn how to profitably roll out the services their subscribers are clamoring for – and where resellers can learn about new growth opportunities. To register, click here.

Ed Silverstein is a TMCnet contributor. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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