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TMCnet Conferencing Week in Review

January 26, 2013

Kicking off the week, zipLogix, a company specializing in real estate technology, has introduced a Web conferencing service, zipConsult. To create this new service, the company has partnered with AnyMeeting, a provider of free, full-featured and easy-to-use conferencing service for small business. AnyMeeting will provide zipForm users a co-branded Web conferencing tool integrated with zipForm 6 Professional.

zipForm is the Official Forms Software of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and a REALTOR Benefits Partner, an easy-to-use real estate contract software program. ZipForm offers MLS Integration, Association Partnerships, Special Agent and Broker Tools and Packages, Online/Offline Programs, TMS Integration and Electronic Signatures.

"The zipConsult product expands the feature set of zipForm and enables our users to easily meet online, review documents and close more deals," Walt McDonald, chairman of the Board, zipLogix said.

In other conferencing news, in order to enhance productivity by integrating presence, Cisco plans to extend its Jabber conferencing platform by adding support for virtual machines.  With this enhancement, the customers will be able to get the Virtual Experience Infrastructure (VXI) to customers who rely on thin clients and virtualized instances to support employees and remote workers.  

The use of VXI Media Engine software will enable clients to interface directly with the unified communications server and connect to phones and computers just as an on-premise VoIP system would.

Phil Sherburne, vice president of engineering for Cisco smart solutions, said that traditionally a user would have to connect back with the datacenter hosting the virtual machine, placing added load on the network connection and throttling performance. "There were a lot of issues about moving voice and video across this interface. Now, at the end of the day the voice and video is not flowing back to the DC, rather it is flowing to the other endpoints,” he added.

Lastly, Radisys SIPware, an conferencing offering from Radisys Corporation, has been implemented by G-NET Integrated Services Co. Ltd. G-NET can present the latest association capabilities to the budding Chinese conferencing market by leveraging the finances, flexibility and sophisticated features of the Radisys solution.

Similar to major CSPs, the requirement for worldwide conferencing services needs to be balanced by G-NET with the rising competition. G-NET can offer services to customers by merging Radisys SIPware and media servers into one VoIP association platform. Customers will be offered best-in-class conferencing services at decreased expenses by utilizing the lucrative architecture offered by G-NET solutions.

Amit Agarwal, VP and GM, Software and Solutions at Radisys said, "Radisys is honored to have been deployed by G-NET for its ongoing conferencing service expansion plans into the emerging Asian conferencing market. This G-NET deployment marks the expansion of Radisys conferencing solutions with aCSP headquartered in, and focused on growing the conferencing market in China. By coupling Radisys software and hardware into an integrated platform, G-NET has selected a compelling, IP-based architecture that provides the scalability, reliability, features and cost-efficiencies needed to compete in both existing and emerging conferencing markets."

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