Enterprise Connect 2012 – Comcast officially rolls out Business VoiceEdge cloud-based HD voice service

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Does the cable industry do anything fast?  Comcast officially launched/announced Business VoiceEdge this week, a cloud-based (i.e., hosted) voice and unified communications solution. It’s a service they were demonstrating in plain sight back at The Cable Show 2011.  The service includes HD voice, a “common user experience,” and a full suite of UC features, [...]

Quick HD voice stats from IT EXPO East 2012

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Miami, FL and Washington DC – At the “HD Voice: Improving Voice Quality to Meet Demands of U.S. Customers” panel at IT EXPO East 2012, representatives from Polycom and Neutral Tandem revealed some numbers worth repeating.

Jeff Rodman, CTO and co-founder of Polycom, estimated that his company has shipped all total about three (3) [...]

Polycom announces cloud strategy for video-as-a-service

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Like everyone else on the planet, Polycom (www.polycom.com) has announced it is adding a service/cloud model rather than simply sticking to a hardware/software sales strategy.  In this case, Polycom will be providing RealPresence Cloud, a wholesale, carry-ready offering to enable service providers to bring Video-as-a-service (VaaS) offerings quickly to market.

RealPresence Cloud solutions are [...]

Microsoft Lync does standards-based HD voice in Polycom interop

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Polycom’s new Microsoft’s Lync solutions don’t speak Microsoft RTA.  Instead, the SIP standard devices and phones will all talk through Lync using G.722 and G.722.1 (Siren) for HD voice support.

Polycom announced “the broadest ranges of UC solutions” interoperable with Microsoft’s UC platform last week, citing over 40 systems, including a “custom-built” video [...]

The Cable Show 2011/#cable11–Comcast demos business HD voice offering

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While nobody at Comcast was ready to talk about HD voice on the consumer side, the company was demonstrating in plain sight the capability to support it and videoconferencing on the business side.

 

The “Managed Business Class Voice” demonstration featured Polycom’s poster-child VVX video phone to do point-to-point video calls in Comcast’s [...]

Cloud Telecomputers cranks up board, Glass Android desktop phones

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Silent for a while, Cloud Telecomputers (www.cloudtc.com) has started cranking up the volume, announcing certification with Metaswitch, a new CEO and a new board member who was the former President and CEO at Polycom.

Anthony Gioeli has been named President and CEO.  Before joining Cloud, he was EVP of sales and marketing at [...]

Polycom goes UC crazy, announces cloud solution with Broadsoft, Android-based app, Microsoft H.264 SVC support.

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Voice and video hardware manufacturer Polycom (www.polycom.com) went a little UC-crazy today, with a trio of announcements including a cloud solution with BroadSoft (www.broadsoft.com), an Android-based client for Samsung’s GALAXY Tab, and Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) lining up to support Polycom’s H.264 SVC technology for video.

BroadSoft and Polycom have teamed up to roll out a [...]

8×8 officially embraces Polycom

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8×8 (www.8×8.com) has officially embraced Polycom (www.polycom.com) phones. 

Initially, 8×8 will be offering the Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 desk phone, an entry-level SIP phone, but 8×8 plans to add additional SoundPoint IP desktop phone, SoundStation IP conference phones – the biggie for many enterprise customers – and Polycom KIRK wireless phones and accessories [...]

XConnect announces HD voice exchange available worldwide, UK promotion with Polycom, BroadSoft, and Dialogic

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XConnect (www.xconnect.com) has announced that its Global HD Voice Federation service is now open to everyone and it has started an “initiative” with Polycom (www.polycom), BroadSoft (www.broadsoft.com), and Dialogic (www.dialogic.com) to promote the adoption of HD voice by service providers in the United Kingdom.

With mobile HD voice being delivered by Orange this fall [...]

Cincinnati Bell supporting HD through Evolve – more details to come

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Evolve, a Cincinnati Bell Company focusing on business solutions, has just announced a new suite of “cloud” products based on an MPLS platform.  The Emerge product provides a hosted VoIP solution which will support HD Voice, says the PR rep.

More specifically, Evolve will support HD on both Polycom and Cisco handsets.  Of course, [...]