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 ——Vendors ally with Microsoft at Voicecon

2010年03月29日 14:23:27 | 作者:Cnw.com.cn | 来源:网界网 | 查看本文手机版

摘要:星期一在奥兰多举行的Voicecon大会开幕式上,厂商准备推进统一通信,而微软将宣布和一些厂商建立联盟,这些厂商的设备兼容微软Office通信服务器。

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Vendors ally with Microsoft at Voicecon

Network World (US)

FRAMINGHAM (03/22/2010) - At Voicecon's opening Monday in Orlando, vendors are poised to push unified communications and Microsoft is stepping into the spotlight by announcing alliances with other vendors whose gear interoperates with Microsoft Office Communications Server.

Polycom, HP and NET are expanding relationships with Microsoft in order to better integrate with OCS and the company's UC products.

Polycom is expanding its relationship with Microsoft with the announcement of IP conference phones optimized for OCS that will be available by the end of June. HP will resell NET's UC gateway as a way to support Microsoft UC. The NET VX gear is built specifically to support Microsoft UC.

HP is also announcing the Survivable Branch Communication zl Module for its Procurve Switch 8200zl and 5400zl switches that supports traditional phone network backup for VoIP infrastructure based on Microsoft UC.

Meanwhile, Polycom is announcing a stronger relationship with HP, which will resell all of Polycom's product line. This follows the severing last month of the reseller agreement the companies had with Cisco, which is buying Polycom rival Tandberg.

During the show, Avaya's CEO Kevin Kennedy will try to draw a contrast between this type of custom collaboration with Microsoft vs. Avaya's vision of open Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) implementations. He characterizes SIP implementations by Microsoft and Cisco as closed and unsuited for multivendor environments. The intent of these vendors, he says, is to lock customers in to their products rather than interoperate with other vendors' gear.

Avaya's open model will better support innovation because multiple vendors will be able to quickly create applications that can be readily absorbed into an open SIP infrastructure, he says, rather than be customized for a vendor using more restricted protocols. Avaya's main push over the past year has been to establish its gear as a mediator among SIP platforms regardless of vendor.

Kennedy says that characteristic has served Avaya well because the past year has seen the consolidation of businesses that results in larger entities with diverse communications infrastructure. Avaya gear has enabled some of them to unite their disparate equipment into unified networks, he says.

Also at VoiceCon, Verizon plans to announce a service that links Cisco telepresence customers to each other via a new exchange that also offers concierge services to make scheduling conferences and connecting simpler. The service, called Immersive Video Conferencing Service for Cisco Telepresence, has a start-up fee that includes training and setting up gear so it works properly. All parties to conferences have to be Verizon customers.

Verizon is announcing that its SIP-trunking service is certified by Microsoft as compatible with Microsoft's Office Communications Server 2007 Revision 2. This means that customers using the service can get Microsoft technical support if they have problems with VoIP connections that run over the network.

Also at the show Sipera plans to announce a version of its Secure Live Communications client for iPhones, making possible to encrypt all traffic to and from the phones. The phones can become VoIP extensions of enterprise voice and data networks without risking corporate information.

Voicecon is the launchpad for a Nortel UC platform for carriers that can be used to provision UC, VoIP and collaboration services for business customers. Called Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions, the platform lets customers move from TDM to IP-based communications without investing in infrastructure of their own.

 

 

Voicecon:统一通信厂商将与微软结盟

【CNW.com.cn 资讯】星期一在奥兰多举行的Voicecon大会开幕式上,厂商准备推进统一通信,而微软将宣布和一些厂商建立联盟,这些厂商的设备兼容微软Office通信服务器。

Polycom、惠普和NET将扩展与微软的关系,以便更好地与微软的Office通信服务器和统一通信产品集成在一起。

Polycom将扩展与微软的关系,发布为Office通信服务器优化的IP会议电话。这种产品将在6月底上市。惠普将转销NET的统一通信网关作为支持微软统一通信的一个途径。NET VX设备是专门为支持微软统一通信开发的。

惠普还将为其Procurve Switch 8200zl和5400zl交换机发布Survivable Branch Communication zl Module。这种模块为基于微软统一通信的VoIP基础设施提供传统电话网络备份。

同时,Polycom将宣布与惠普建立更牢固的关系。惠普将转销Polycom所有的产品线。这两家公司上个月终止了与思科的转销协议。思科将收购Polycom的竞争对手Tandberg。

在本届展会上,Avaya首席执行官Kevin Kennedy将试图对微软的这种定制协作和Avaya的开放SIP协议实施观点进行对比。他把微软和思科的SIP协议实施形容为封闭的,不适合多厂商环境。他说,这些厂商的目的是把用户锁定到自己的产品,而不是与其它厂商的设备互操作。

Kennedy说,Avaya的开放模式将更好地支持技术创新,因为多厂商环境将能够迅速创建可以融入开放的SIP基础设施中的应用程序,而不是使用更受限制的协议针对一家厂商进行定制。Avaya在过去一年的主要努力是把自己的设备建成SIP平台之间的一个媒介,不管这个平台是哪个厂商的。

Kennedy说,这个特点非常适合Avaya,因为经过去年的业务整合,一些企业已经形成了拥有多种通信基础设施的更大的实体。Avaya的设备已经使其中的一些企业把自己不同的设备结合到一个统一的网络。

另外(+本站微信networkworldweixin),Verizon也计划在VoiceCon大会上宣布一项服务。这项服务通过一个新的交换把思科网真客户相互连接起来,并且提供管理员服务使安排会议和连接更加简单。这项服务的名称是“Immersive Video Conferencing Service for Cisco Telepresence”(思科网真拟真视频会议服务),启动费用包括培训和安装设备。参加会议的各方必须是Verizon的客户。

Verizon还将宣布其SIP中继服务将得到微软认证,它已经兼容微软的Office通信服务器2007第二修订版。这意味着使用这项服务的用户如果遇到网络上的VoIP连接问题能够得到微软的技术支持。

Sipera计划在本届展会上发布iPhone版本的“Secure Live Communications”(安全实时通信)客户端软件,从而有可能加密iPhone的全部通信。这些手机将成为企业语音和数据网络的VoIP扩展,没有泄露企业信息的风险。

北电网络将在Voicecon大会上发布一个面向运营商的统一通信平台。这个平台可用于为企业客户提供统一通信、VoIP和协作服务。这个平台的名称是“Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions”(运营商VoIP和应用解决方案),允许用户从TDM迁移到基于IP的通信,而不用自己投资基础设施。

 

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