Polycom Accordent Media Services hosted on Windows Azure platform

19 May, 2011

Polycom’s Accordent Media Services, a cloud service hosted on the Windows Azure platform, enables users to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy a single, secure, searchable video content management solution for all their video assets - from shareholder meetings, to routine video calls between end points or end-user desktops.

Noble Enterprise Hosted contact centre

17 May, 2011

The Noble Enterprise Hosted contact centre technology solution combines the advantages of a cloud-based communication-as-a-service (CaaS) infrastructure with the company’s premise-based platform. The fully hosted offering provides opportunities in hybrid premise/hosted solutions.

Unified comms helps clinic cope with growth

16 May, 2011 by

With plans to open a second practice near its Melbourne location, Airlie Women’s Clinic replaced its existing phone system with a unified communications (UC) solution, to help improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Meat processor forgoes 'Taj Mahal' of unified comms

13 May, 2011 by

T&R Pastoral, one of Australia's leading meat processors, has opted not to install a large, all-in-one unified communications (UC) system, but instead implement what it calls a "small" system, with the option of adding more later on.

Health services win with Winn at the helm

06 May, 2011 by Merri Mack

Brett Winn is Executive General Manager - Information Technology at Medibank Health Solutions, where he is responsible for improving the delivery of health services using technology. Specifically, he must reduce costs, streamline processes and improve the quality of patient care. He revels in this position despite the stresses, and wants to see government take a greater role in the delivery of health services to the community.

Axis M11-E outdoor-ready fixed cameras

22 April, 2011

The easy-to-install M11-E outdoor-ready fixed cameras support HDTV video quality and are available with a choice of CS-mount lenses. They are suitable for monitoring office buildings, gates, retail stores and service stations.

NZ Govt selects Telecom NZ and Vodafone NZ for rural broadband

20 April, 2011 by

The New Zealand Goverment has approved a joint proposal for rural broadband from Telezom NZ and Vodafone NZ. Work on the network is expected to commence in July.

AAPT looks to cloud for contact centre

18 April, 2011 by

Following the sale of AAPT’s consumer division to iiNet, along with associated contact centre infrastructure, the AAPT business division needed to quickly implement a whole new contact centre solution.

Jabra PC Suite v2.4.3 software

13 April, 2011

The Jabra PC Suite v2.4.3 software provides easy-to-implement remote call control capabilities for Cisco UC client users.

Yeastar MyPBX range

08 April, 2011

The Yeastar MyPBX range includes the SOHO model with BRI, PRI, GSM options well as SIP trunks with unified messaging included.

HD videoconferencing for translating service

07 April, 2011 by

ONCALL Interpreters and Translators Agency (ONCALL) provides high-quality conference interpreting and translating services worldwide.

Rural health alliance turns to videoconferencing

06 April, 2011 by

The Grampians Rural Health Alliance (GRHA), situated in Western Victoria, comprises 12 hospital-based health services, four bush nursing centres and several stand-alone community health centres. It supports improved regional health outcomes by providing technology, applications and communications solutions to connect the region’s health services.

IT industry pulls together with Japanese tsunami initiatives

16 March, 2011 by

Following the catastrophic earthquakequake and tsunami that assaulted Japan late last week, several service providers have offered users free calls and text messages to loved ones in Japan.

LifeSize Video Center HD mobile device video content streaming

14 March, 2011

LifeSize, a division of Logitech, has announced HD video content streaming on mobile devices using LifeSize Video Center. Users can benefit from greater communication reach and flexibility by using HD video streaming, recording and auto-publishing to make video content available to teams working remotely on mobile devices, such as iPads and iPhones.

Beyond the EHR: telehealth technologies in Australia

07 March, 2011

Recently in Voice+Data we looked at the plans for Australia’s national e-health network and, in particular, the politics that have delayed its introduction. This month Andrew Collins takes a look at the actual technologies involved, the benefit they bring to remote areas and obstacles to their adoption. There is hope but there is a long way to go.

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