Microsoft Lync energizes industry; Companies releasing services for new UC offering


When Microsoft launched Lync last week, numerous companies sprung up with products to support it. New devices that work with the unified communications offering, video extensions, radio capabilities, mobile additions. You name it and someone is probably developing it for integration with Lync. Here are a few notable announcements that came across our desk:

  • Twisted Pair has developed WAVE Lync Communicator--a software solution that integrates Twisted Pair's WAVE unified communications platform with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. The solution allows for companies to communicate directly with field workers who use push-to-talk radios, smartphones and other voice communications systems, extending Lync over Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems. Release
  • Global Crossing's portfolio of SIP Trunking solutions got qualified for Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Release
  • Polycom's HDX series telepresence systems and Polycom UC Intelligent Core Infrastructure are the industry's first telepresence solution designed to be fully interoperable with Microsoft Lync. Release
  • Here's one you don't see everyday: ProtoSphere a security-enhanced and scalable VoIP technology in a 3-D virtual immersive environment has launched a Lync version! Release
  • Interactive Intelligence has released a version of its all-in-one IP communications software suite designed to work with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Release
  • Azaleos has launched its services for Microsoft Lync Server--providing support for both private cloud/third party datacenter and on-premise deployment models, removes the leading barrier to adoption of UC – lack of in-house expertise to manage real-time communication technologies. Release

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