February 09, 2013
TMCnet Microsoft Lync Solution Week in Review
By Ed Silverstein
It was a busy week in the Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync Solution sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.
New Zealand telecom services provider Kordia has received Microsoft Lync 2013 certification. Its OnKor SIP Trunking PSTN solution was qualified against Lync 2013 through the Microsoft Open Interop (News - Alert) Program (OIP). It is the first company in New Zealand to obtain Microsoft Lync 2013 certification for business SIP service.
In another story, Strencom has unveiled a hosted Microsoft Lync offering especially for businesses in Ireland. The hosted Lync is powered by Strencom, and will deliver an end-to-end solution with Enterprise Voice, Video and secure Instant Messaging.
In another story, NetSocket says its Cloud Experience Manager (CEM) was successfully tested and qualified as ISV in Microsoft’s Unified Communications (News - Alert) Open Interoperability Program for Lync Communications Server. NetSocket’s Cloud Experience Manager will lead to a well-optimized user experience for Lync in service provider and enterprise environments.
Also, ColArt looked to Microsoft Lync to improve communications. Following a successful test of Microsoft Lync on its systems last year, ColArt is now looking to step up its use of the program and take it all the way to the world stage, connecting fully 16 of its offices around the world. ColArt originally began its association with Advanced 365 as ColArt looked to move its headquarters to London, and in the process, get its legacy telephony system brought up to snuff.
And Patton has entered a partnership with CyberData (News - Alert) that recently brought out a new Patton SmartNode Gateway – now with certification for Microsoft Lync. It's now much easier to hook up an IP paging/access control device.