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EC18 News Roundup: Covering the Gamut of Communications: Page 4 of 4

Communications, Conferencing, and Video News

Here's a look at some of the other notable announcements to cross our desks.

IntelePeer Launches Atmosphone

Cloud-based communications provider IntelePeer launched Atmosphere Messaging. Featuring full API support, Atmosphere Messaging text-enables landline and toll-free numbers. In addition to the messaging capabilities, enterprises gain access to analytical tools to monitor and manage SMS performance, full API documentation and quick-start guides for developers, compliance information for understanding regulatory issues, a scalable architecture, and 24x7x365 support. In the future, IntelePeer customers will also have access to voice and messaging through popular business applications and services.

Comcast Business Introduces VoiceEdge

Comcast Business enhanced its cloud-based phone service, VoiceEdge, with one-click conferencing. VoiceEdge Conferencing, available to all VoiceEdge subscribers, supports calls with up to 50 participants. Additionally, management controls allow conference hosts to view and identify participants, eliminating the need for individuals to announce themselves when joining. The service works with Mac, PC, iOS, and Android-based devices, and for extra security includes PIN protection for conferencing.

NEC Video-Enables Offerings

Via a partnership with Vidyo, NEC announced the addition of embedded cloud video to its Univerge Blue ONDemand Collaboration cloud platform.

"By integrating with Vidyo, NEC significantly enhances the visual capabilities of its software-powered, UC suite," said Dave Michels, UC analyst with TalkingPointz and No Jitter contributor. "

Vonage Releases New Enterprise Plan

Cloud communications and CPaaS provider Vonage (watch its EC18 Industry Vision Address here) announced an enterprise plan featuring unlimited voice usage within the U.S. as well as new onboarding services aimed at helping larger organizations create custom solutions. The enterprise onboarding services include a dedicated engineering support team for problem resolution and analysis, customer success manager for overseeing account relationships, and consultants focused on accelerating onboarding for Nexmo CLI and the use of SDKs and APIs, Vonage said.

Additionally, Vonage announced it has received a second patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that relates to innovations in Vonage's Adaptive Routing technology. The patent broadens Vonage's patent coverage with a feature enabling the replacement of a primary route for message delivery with an alternate route. It's based on an automated risk analysis that identifies whether the primary route quality is likely to decrease, Vonage said.

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