Friday, January 4, 2013

UC-Unified Communications Apps Website & Newsletter

This effort is designed to inform, advise, evaluate and warn about Unified Communications Apps for iPhone/iPads, Windows, Android, developers, issues and editorial.

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Aastra Mobile Client Aastra Mobile Client supports a wide range of mobile phones and smartphones popular with business users: Symbian OS S60 including Nokia, LG, and Samsung and BlackBerry RIM OS smartphones. The Aastra Mobile Client can easily be installed on mobile devices as an application via SMS or file download, using a straightforward activation imperceptible to the end user.  The Aastra Mobile Client further strengthens Aastra's comprehensive product portfolio which delivers mobility solutions (including DECT, SIP DECT, voice over WLAN and integrated Mobile Extension) to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes.   

Alcatel-Lucent IP Desktop Softphonet OmniTouch 8600 My Instant Communicator mobile edition delivers enterprise communication services to a wide range of single-mode (cellular) and dual-mode (cellular/WiFi) devices: RIM BlackBerry, Apple iPhone, Nokia Eseries, Microsoft Windows Mobile (Q3 2009) and Google Android.

Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch first iteration of OTC will support the Apple iPad, the most popular tablet device being used in enterprises today. The OTC will soon support multiple platforms including Windows and MacOS, Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Microsoft smartphones.

The intuitive "Face of Conversation" user interface provides effortless communication and collaboration with your community of favorites. Built-in presence and status information indicates reachability for you and your colleagues. Multi-media, whiteboard and document sharing resources can be easily folded into your conversation to enrich the communication experience. OpenTouch Conversation always puts you in control.

Cisco AnyConnect the VPN experience easier and more secure with the enhanced remote access technology of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. This software builds on prior Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client offerings to improve the always-on VPN experience across more laptop and smartphone-based mobile devices, including laptops using Microsoft Windows 7. This client now universally supports IPv6.

 Cisco Global Internet Speed Test
Users can submit their test location enabling the global user community to learn the places with the fastest speeds and compare cellular and Wi-Fi speeds with iPhone, and Android users around the world.

User Speed Classifications
Web Grade (150Kbps - 449Kbps):
Your connection can support Web browsing, email, text messaging and other basic tasks.
Music Grade (450Kbps - 749Kbps):
Your connection is good enough for audio streaming or downloads and basic web browsing.
SD Video Grade (750Kbps - 1149 Kbps):
Your connection can support standard definition rich media content.
HD Video Grade (1150Kbps and Greater):
Your connection is strong enough to support high definition rich media content.

Google Voice Voice gives you one number for all your phones -- a phone number that is tied to you, not to a device or a location. Use Google Voice to simplify the way you use phones, make using voicemail as easy as email, customize your callers' experience, and more.
Google Voice isn't a phone service, but it lets you manage all of your phones. Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines. There's nothing to download, upload, or install, and you don't have to make or take calls using a computer.

HD Phone Full Activation the app supports all the calling features you have on your desk phone, including: Short-code/extension dialing, Call transfer and attended/announce transfer, Call forwarding, Three-way conferencing, Call history, Speakerphone and mute options.  In addition to your desk phone features the app offers: Call recording, with playback option integrated in to call history, Multitasking background support for iOS4, Customisable ringtones from our selection or from your iTunes library, iPhone contacts integration and contacts search function. 

iCall gimmicks. No hidden fees. Just incredible audio and video quality - for free. The download and the service are completely free. All that stands between you, HD-quality video calls, and a host of free features and apps is the big green button.  iOS 4.1 or newer or Android 3 or higher is required to run iCall. An external headset with a microphone is required for second-generation iPod Touch devices.

Intelli IM IM is a well-designed feature rich application that brings Mobility and Enterprise together. Intelli IM allows the end users to communicate with other enterprise users using Lync Server from their iPad. Intelli IM differs from other applications with some intelligent features like easy to use intuitive interface, Push Messaging, Time Zone, Location, Always ON, Smart Alerts, Programmable Status, Group Messaging and synchronization across iPad and iPhone.  

MobileMax PBX / Business Features Business / Private calling, PBX features: Remote Office, Do not disturb, Call Forward, etc. VCC / Handover: Call Retrieve / Grab / Move, Mid Call PBX Menus - Conference calling, Call transfer etc. Mobile extension dialing, Corporate / Group Directory, Mobile UC: IM, Presence (XMPP & SIP),Telephony presence, Seamless Call Routing / Roaming solutions and Mobile VOIP softphone (WIFI, 3G/VoLTE), Click 2 call (seamless callback)

 The RealPresence Mobile application is an easy-to-use video system that provides premium quality audio and visual experiences. Unlike proprietary applications, the RealPresence Mobile application is standards based and extends your organization's video network, giving you an engaging experience.

Qik life moments wherever they happen using your mobile phone.  Videos are instantly uploaded to the web for sharing or safe-keeping. Share videos privately with family and friends, automatically post to social networks, or broadcast to blogs and video sites. Stay connected even when you are on the go with 2-way live video chats.  

Vocalocity you're looking for an ultra-basic phone system with standard VoIP features, you'll be happy to know that each of Vocalocity's small business phone system lines come loaded with dozens of standard features. We also offer plenty of other advanced features at no extra charge, but if you're just looking for a phone system with a reliable dial tone and some business-class applications, we've got you covered.

Xavy users across the globe can now participate in IM, Audio, Video, and Collaboration sessions including Meetings on mobile devices of their choice. Xavy is a cross-platform mobile extension to Microsoft OCS R2 and Lync With Xavy, processes implemented via Lync and OCS can now be extended to smartphones and tablets. Xavy is primarily meant for on-premise usage by enterprise users. Xavy can connect from within or outside a corporate firewall.    

Uniquity Uniquity is a SIP mobility application available for IPhone, Ipad and Google Android.
Uniquity provides a business class service including 3way conferencing, all type of call transfers and a superior voice quality. Uniquity supports WiFi & 3G access when available.   

Tango fact, it's no longer accurate to call Tango a "video chat service" as we once did - it's now a social platform. The company has been slowly inching in this direction with the launch of video messaging and, more recently, text messaging. Today, it goes even further with the debut of photo-sharing features and its first in-app game, which Tango users can play together in real-time. 

Talkatone turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android into a true Internet phone. It uses any data connection, WiFi or 3G/4G. You'll be able to have high-quality phone calls even when cell phone reception is spotty and won't use up any of your minutes. Download Talkatone if you haven't yet and we'll show you the full power of your iOS or Android device.   

Skype to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world, for free with a Skype-to-Skype call. Catch up with your backpacking brother in Asia, check in with your boss away in the US - call any Skype contact for free   

MobileVOIP MobileVOIP you can make cheap voip calls from your mobile phone. Make calls to any country you desire at the cheapest rates. MobileVOIP is currently supported on iPhones, Android phones BlackBerry, Windows Phones and Symbian phones. Simply download the free MobileVOIP app from your APP market and register with one of the supported Voip brands. 


The Lync client for mobile phones and devices all require Office365/Lync Online account or on-premise Lync Server setup. Besides backend infrastructure updates and configuration settings*, users with Lync accounts must be enabled with the appropriate voice and mobility policy (where applicable). 

Line2 carrying around two phones.  Keep your personal and professional lives separate on one phone, or turn an iPad or iPod into a phone. Get a dedicated line for your business
Pick a new number or transfer an existing number to add business-grade features to your mobile device.

IBM Sametime Sametime® software is a social communications offering that is the evolution of unified communications (UC), providing integrated voice, data and video. It can be integrated with applications your workforce uses every day for easy access to enterprise instant messaging, online meetings, telephony, video conferencing and more-wherever they are working  

Good Connect Connect is an enterprise instant message (IM) and presence app that boosts communication and collaboration, protects corporate data, and respects employee privacy. Good Connect extends corporate IM platforms -like Microsoft Lync and OCS-to market-leading mobile devices without requiring a VPN, firewall holes, or servers in the DMZ. It delivers instant messaging, presence, and corporate directory lookup from an easy-to-use interface. 

goCall is a service that gives you low cost data calls over 3G or Wi-Fi via the goCall smart phone app. 

Avaya one-X can access enterprise communications from a wide selection of mobile devices, including high-end smart phones and tablets. A choice of one-X Mobile clients is available for popular platforms including Apple iPhone, Google Android, RIM BlackBerry, and Nokia/Symbian.
Through integration with Avaya one-X® Client Enablement Services, one-X Mobile users have access to a broad range of Unified Communications capabilities such as visual voicemail, corporate directory, aggregated presence, VIP lists, and synchronized call logs and contacts. Avaya one-X Mobile gives users single number/single identity for both inbound and outbound calls, even when using personal devices.

Avaya Flare Flare® Experience 1.0.0 for iPad app turns your iPad into a collaboration powerhouse. This fun and easy to use application extends the capabilities of your Avaya Aura Communications environment directly to your iPad. Stay connected to your enterprise while on the go with features that support audio, web based collaboration and more. 

AT&T Connect Connect solves complicated problems with smart collaboration services. The opportunities are limitless. AT&T Connect provides the forum for communication that you have been waiting for with a range of meeting types, sizes, and business situations such as use a smartphone to join a weekly call while away from the office, collaborate with a team of subject matter experts while viewing and updating a document, real-time, engage industry analysts around the world with a highly interactive Q&A session as your meeting concludes, train sales reps on how to deliver a new customer presentation and capture and report information on attendees to provide sales leads.

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