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Paetec gets 2 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Awards

paetec PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET) has received two “2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Awards” for their Fixed Wireless and Allworx 9224 IP Phone and Tx 92/24 Expander solutions. The awards were presented by Technology Marketing Corporation’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine.

“These solutions are truly unique in the marketplace and offer efficiency and value to businesses which other carriers simply don’t offer,” said John Chapman, senior vice president of marketing.

“We’re thankful for this recognition of the products by TMC with the Excellence Awards.”

PAETEC’s Fixed Wireless utilizes carrier-grade microwave equipment and consultative engineering to build reliable ‘last-mile’ access loops between a customer network and a local PAETEC point of presence. Wireless local loops can be provisioned at DS-3, OC-3, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and support the complete range of voice and IP services in the PAETEC portfolio.

The 9224 from Allworx, a wholly owned subsidiary of PAETEC, is a premier high-fidelity IP phone bringing the latest advancements in IP telephony to today’s business leaders. The 9224 phone has the capability to deliver a multitude of call appearances, line appearances, speed dials, busy lamp fields and an array of other functions. Earlier in September, PAETEC announced the IP Simple Solutions bundle, leveraging the company’s award winning SIP Trunking voice service, High-Speed Internet, MPLS VPN as well as the 9224 phone and IP PBX.

“The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY were pleased to grant PAETEC with INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Awards for their achievements in advancing IP communications and providing genuine solutions in the marketplace with both Fixed Wireless and the Allworx 9224 Phone and Expander solutions,” said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

The 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winners are published in the October 2009 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, www.itmag.com.

Avaya and IBM strengthen Relationship

avayaAvaya and IBM have announced that they will be expanding their current relationship. The focus will be on Security Interopability and Unified Communications. Furthermore, IBM will be implementing Avaya Aura in their existing converged communications services.

As part of the expanded alliance, the companies will jointly deliver unified communications solutions that streamline mission critical and complex communication systems, achieve rapid return on investment and improve productivity by helping to allow users to communicate anytime from anywhere, regardless of device or network. In addition, Avaya has certified the IBM Internet Security Systems’ Proventia GX 5208

Verizon named Premier provider of IP Telephony

verizon businessVerizon Business has been awarded s the 2009 North American Enterprise Telephony Equipment Implementation and Management Customer Value Enhancement Award by the Frost & Sullivan, a leading industry consulting firm.

The Frost & Sullivan award recognizes Verizon Business’ demonstrated ability to expand its customer base through the creation of innovative managed IP telephony services that meet the requirements of large-business and government customers. In selecting Verizon Business for the award, Frost & Sullivan measured the company’s market growth and customer satisfaction success. Continue reading Verizon named Premier provider of IP Telephony

Polycom VVX 1500 introduced

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The Polycom VVX 1500 is the first of its kind business media phone combining advanced IP telephony with business-class video and the ability to integrate with key business applications

PLEASANTON, Calif. – Mar 09, 2009 : Polycom, Inc. [Nasdaq: PLCM], the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice communications solutions, has redefined desktop communications with the introduction of its first business media phone, the Polycom VVXTM 1500. Continue reading Polycom VVX 1500 introduced

Avaya positioned in Gartner’s Leaders Quadrant

Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, announced its placement by Gartner Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of its recently published Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure, Worldwide(1).

Gartner positions vendors in the Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries or Niche Players Quadrants of its report based on the completeness of their vision and ability to execute.
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Avaya introduces new 911 VoIP solution

Avaya introcudes a solution today designed to address the urgent need to upgrade outdated 911 systems. Avaya Public Safety Communications Solutions enable 911 centers to adopt the advanced communications technologies required to handle the growing number and types of communications coming from consumer technologies and streamline processes for faster, more effective responses to emergency calls. Avaya Public Safety Communications help ensure that a call for help will be answered – even in the face of broad scale environmental disasters. Continue reading Avaya introduces new 911 VoIP solution

Avaya Named Most Ethical Company Again

Avaya named most ethicalAvaya has been named to World’s Most Ethical Companies list for 2008 by The Ethisphere Institute. This marks the second consecutive year Avaya has been named to the annual listing which was initiated in 2007.
 
Ethisphere a think-tank dedicated to the research and promotion of profitable best practices in global governance, business ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility revealed the award at the Ethisphere and Forbes joint-conference, "Driving Profit through Ethical Leadership," held on June 3rd. The list of World’s Most Ethical companies will also be featured in the Q2 issue of Ethisphere Magazine.
 
Avaya was also named to Ethisphere Institute’s Best Overall Government Contractors Ethics Program earlier this year, ranking seventh out of more than 1000 companies analyzed by the Institute. 

"Adherence to the highest ethical standards is a key factor in Avaya’s core values," said Peter Liria, director, global ethics and compliance program, Avaya. "We communicate this with each employee on a regular basis – regardless of their title and role. It’s an honor to be recognized for our commitment for the second year in a row."

Researchers and analysts reviewed thousands of companies on six continents to determine the finalists using a rigorous, multi-step evaluation process. The 2008 World’s Most Ethical Companies methodology committee is comprised of leading attorneys, government officials, professors and leaders who care about ethical and honest business practices.
 
"We applaud Avaya. Avaya is among the companies honored this year because they have developed impressive and meaningful ethical business practices, making them true standouts within their industries," said Alexander Brigham, executive director of Ethisphere Institute.

"They go well beyond legal minimums, opting instead to bring about innovative ideas that contribute to the public well being. By their actions, they are forcing their competitors to follow suit, or fall behind and truly embodying the notion that ethical business practices are more profitable in the long run." 
 
Ethisphere analysts reviewed codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluated investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looked at companies’ activities to improve corporate citizenship; studied nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and worked with consumer action groups for feedback and rating.
 
The day-long conference, which featured Forbes editors and executives from world-renowned corporations, universities and ethics organizations, focused on ethical culture and leadership and highlighted companies’ experiences and ethical challenges, provided advice on preparing for ethical dilemmas and gave viewpoints from an investor’s perspective. The conference culminated with recognizing Ethisphere Magazine’s 2008 World’s Most Ethical Companies at an evening awards dinner.
 
About Avaya
Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than one million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP telephony, unified communications, contact centers and communications-enabled business processes. Avaya Global Services provide comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information, visit the Avaya Web site at http://www.avaya.com.
 
About Ethisphere Institute
The research-based Ethisphere Institute and associated membership group, the Ethisphere Council, are supported by more than 100 institutions and corporations, including Thomson West, the Practising Law Institute, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Global Reporting Initiative, Corpedia and dozens of others.  The Institute is dedicated to the research, creation, and sharing of best practices in ethics, compliance, and corporate governance among its membership companies. It also focuses on the development and advancement of individuals on its membership council through increased efficiency, innovation, tools, mentoring, advice, and unique career opportunities. Ethisphere Magazine is the quarterly publication of the Institute. More information on membership can be found at http://www.ethisphere.com.
 
The Ethisphere Institute publishes the globally-recognized annual World Most Ethical Companies Ranking™ as well as the Government Contractor Ethics Program Ranking™ and the upcoming Global Anti-Corruption Quotient.