VoiceCon Orlando 2008 to Showcase New Product Launches and Major Announcements

Industry Leading Vendors Publicly Unveil New Products and Services for First Time

Mar 10, 2008

VoiceCon®, produced by TechWeb (formerly CMP), today previews big product and market announcements that will be made at the upcoming VoiceCon Orlando 2008. The conference content and exhibitor announcements reflect a significant market transition, as enterprise communications expands beyond voice/telephony to Unified Communications and Software-based architectures. VoiceCon Orlando 2008 will be held March 17-20 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, FL. Registration for the event is now open at http://www.voicecon.com/orlando.

"We're incredibly proud that the leading industry solutions providers have selected VoiceCon Orlando to publicly unveil the latest technologies and products shaping the future of enterprise communications," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager. "Thanks to these announcements, our attendees will have an unprecedented chance to get a complete picture of the technologies necessary to meet their requirements and help them select and leverage strong communications platform."

The VoiceCon Orlando 2008 exhibitors who will be making announcements or demonstrating their new products for the first time will be growing as the event nears. The list currently includes:

  --  911 ETC announces V911 Connect™. 911ETC now offers Enhanced 911
      SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions for VoIP or Hybrid PBX/VoIP to
      provide an organization with an efficient and cost effective way to
      manage its E-911 database. Visit http://www.911etc.com/ for more
  --  Aspect Software announces enhancements to the industry's only true
      unified approach to help contact centers better manage customer
      interactions extending to subject matter experts in the enterprise by
      delivering IT-ready, SIP-based VoIP solutions. This strategy includes
      upcoming updates to Aspect® Unified IP™ and PerformanceEdge™
      to support unified communications strategies.
  --  Calabrio announces new versions of their workforce optimization
      software. Calabrio Quality Management 2.5 includes enhanced graphical
      dashboards and knowledge worker support. Calabrio Workforce Management
      8.3 includes vacation, long-term strategic planning and more. Calabrio
      will also announce a new suite architecture that unifies all customer
      interaction and performance management capabilities.
  --  Clarus Systems provides integrated management, testing and monitoring
      solutions for IP Communication and Contact Center deployments,
      upgrades and transformations. The company is pleased to announce the
      latest release of ClarusIPC, which offers new business intelligence
      and performance management capabilities including: enhanced reporting,
      data augmentation, analytics, advanced monitoring and alerting.
  --  CyberData introduces its upcoming VoIP Intercom, which operates as a
      door entry phone with access control capabilities, or as an emergency
      phone with mass notification capabilities. The VoIP Intercom is
      capable of two-way communication with a dedicated SIP extension. An
      internal DTMF operated relay can activate auxiliary controls.
  --  GN, the leader in innovative headset solutions announces a dedicated
      Electronic Hook Switch (EHS) for Polycom's SoundPoint® IP desktop
      phones. The EHS adapter allows office workers using a GN wireless
      headset in conjunction with Polycom's VoIP desk phones to manage calls
      up to 500 feet away from their desk.
  --  iscoord is showcasing the new is-phone Communicator, a SIP softphone
      integrated into Microsoft Outlook/MSN Messenger, and is-phone
      click2connect, a feature enabling anonymous instant calls from any
      website to any phone. The is-phone technology generates new business
      and competitive advantages for carriers and is licensed to leading SIP
      providers (OEM).
  --  Litescape announces a new UC application -- SupportCast: Improve
      customer service -- eliminating inefficiencies of disjointed web and
      phone requests to CSRs. Coordinate Agent Statuses -- Bridge WebEx
      SupportCenter with Phone ACD sessions. Minimize Impact to CSRs --
      Utilize existing desktop software. Leverage Configurations -- Use
      existing Phone ACD queues, routing, and rules.
  --  NEC introduces new applications and infrastructure for large
      enterprises and SMBs to tailor business communications based on
      employee roles. Modeled after the UNIVERGE®360 vision, the new
      solutions include advanced UC applications, communications servers and
      modular IP and digital terminals. NEC will demo these new solutions at
      booth 1001.
  --  NET (Network Equipment Technologies Inc.) introduces the VX1800 Voice
      Exchange for Unified Communications -- The VX1800 Voice Exchange is a
      high capacity intelligent media gateway that is purpose-built for
      enterprise VoIP and unified communications. With advanced
      interoperability features, providing capabilities that go beyond
      limitations of simple VoIP media gateways.
  --  NetQoS is launching VoIP Monitor version 1.1 with automatic
      investigations into problems when a performance threshold is exceeded
      as well as enhanced capacity planning reports to help both operators
      and engineers evaluate VoIP or plan additions to existing VoIP
  --  OnRelay is releasing an exciting new product, which will be announced
      at VoiceCon. The product is designed to work equally well in North
      America (EVDO / CDMA) and Europe (3G / GSM).
  --  Phybridge, a provider of risk-free IP telephony deployment
      infrastructure, will launch the Phybridge Uniphyer, a robust
      deployment appliance that enables voice/data network convergence with
      PoE and guaranteed QoS. The Phybridge Uniphyer makes any IP PBX into
      a simple, plug-and-play installation with significantly lower
      initial/ongoing costs associated with traditional deployments.
  --  PROGNOSIS launches monitoring support for Nortel: PROGNOSIS announces
      the launch of support for Nortel IP communications through version 9.5
      of its market-leading PROGNOSIS IP Telephony Manager software. This
      expanded functionality means that PROGNOSIS is the only specialized IP
      telephony management solution supporting multi-vendor environments
      across Nortel, Avaya and Cisco.
  --  Sagem-Interstar Inc. (http://www.faxserver.com/), the global leader in
      advanced fax solutions for IP networks, announces that its new
      XMediusFAX 5.5.2 fax server will support Cisco Unified Communication
      Manager, version 6.1, using SIP trunking. This will enable SIP
      deployments to be standardized across the network, ensuring higher
      interoperability with SIP providers.
  --  Star2Star Communications -- The only Business Grade Internet Phone
      Solution provider with fully integrated, End-to-End monitoring and
      management of your critical business telecommunications is pleased to
      announce the availability of the S2S3000 soft phone. No one else
      provides the Powerful Features, Quality, Reliability and Cost Savings
      of Star2Star.
  --  TASKE Technology, a call management software solution provider for
      call centers and other businesses, officially announces the release of
      TASKE Contact 8.8 here at VoiceCon. This release provides many
      customer driven enhancements including a new application, TASKE
  --  XO Communications' received INTERNET TELEPHONY's 2007 Product of the
      Year for XO SIP Service. A converged solution offering IP-PBX
      customers access to XO's data and voice network, it works with many
      major PBXs. Better bandwidth utilization, optional voice compression
      and only the port speeds and calling plans you need.
  --  Zeacom continues to lead the evolution of Unified Communications with
      the release of Version 5.0 of the Zeacom Communications Center. New
      applications for mobility and conferencing will help executives
      maximize their use of time while an emphasis on other vendor
      integration increases Zeacom's appeal to the SMB market.

For more information on these companies and all the exhibitors at VoiceCon Orlando, go to http://www.voicecon.com/orlando.

VoiceCon Orlando 2008 reflects the massive shifts occurring with enterprise communications and information technologies. The agenda includes a first-of-its kind keynote featuring Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers and Sue Bostrom, Cisco Chief Marketing Officer, discussing the critical role technology plays in mitigating climate change using Cisco TelePresence. Gore, Chambers and Bostrom join Lou D'Ambrosio, President and CEO, Avaya Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President, Unified Communications Group, Microsoft Dennis Schmidt, Senior Vice President, VoIP Program Manager, Bank of America and Mike Rhodin, General Manager, Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software, IBM as the featured VoiceCon Orlando 2008 keynotes.

About VoiceCon®

Now in its 18th year, VoiceCon® is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. VoiceCon® brings enterprise decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. As the momentum toward IP Telephony and convergence has grown, VoiceCon has expanded to include two yearly shows: VoiceCon Orlando, set for March 17-20, 2008, at the Gaylord Palms Hotel, and VoiceCon San Francisco, returning to the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco, November 10-13, 2008. VoiceCon Orlando was recently named one of Tradeshow Week's Fastest 50, a distinguished award recognizing the fastest-growing tradeshows. The event was honored with this distinction for show growth between 2004 and 2006. VoiceCon has launched No Jitter, (http://www.nojitter.com/), providing daily blogging and analysis of the enterprise IP Telephony, Unified Communications and Converged Networking world. VoiceCon also serves the community with two weekly email newsletters -- VoiceCon eNews (http://www.voicecon.com/enews) and VoiceCon UC eWeekly (http://www.voicecon.com/unified-communications/); and the VoiceCon Webinar Series. For more information, visit http://www.voicecon.com/.

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