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BluIP Announces First Carrier-Grade, Cloud-Based Full-Featured PBX for Hospitality

bluip-logo.jpgLeading Hotel Brands Already Launching Custom Features

BluIP, Inc., a leading wholesale Broadsoft service provider, today announced the first and only cloud-based integration of a carrier-grade hosted VoIP platform with widely established cloud-based hospitality software platform. BluIP has integrated their PBX system with SDD Inc.’s JAZZ Fusion software. BluIP’s integration with the hospitality cloud software market leader enables hoteliers to deliver PBX and voice features from the cloud to hotel guests across one or many properties.
“BluIP’s leveraging of strong established core technology has clearly created a viable cloud alternative for hoteliers with an above property technology strategy,” said Ron Tarro, president and CEO of SDD Inc. “The BluIP and JAZZ Fusion Virtual Private Clouds combine to present a fully-managed hotel telecoms solution. JAZZ Fusion delivers its well-established integrations and guest features to support BluIP’s voice cloud.”
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Transition Networks Unveils CONVERGE™ EMS

A Powerful Element Management System for Superior Service Provisioning and Monitoring of Next-Generation Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Services

Minneapolis, MN — November 6, 2012 — Transition Networks Inc., the fiber access technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), today announced the release of its highly anticipated Converge™ Element and Service Management System. CONVERGE™ is an intelligent, highly-scalable, Carrier Grade solution that simplifies management and service provisioning of Transition’s Carrier Ethernet products. Converge™ EMS provides powerful performance monitoring features that help service providers monitor services and meet even the most complex SLAs. Service Providers will choose Converge™ to help improve customer satisfaction by enabling the carriers to easily monitor and troubleshoot issues, increase revenue and grow services, while reducing the complexity and configuration of deploying and managing their networks.

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StrikeForce to Unveil MobileTrust Security Solution at MobileCON on October 8th

sft_centered25751.GIFRadical New Security Feature Protects Mobile Devices

Edison, New Jersey (Sept. 5th, 2012) StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR.OB), creators of out-of-band authentication and anti-keylogging keystroke encryption, today announced that they will unveil their new MobileTrust™ security solution for mobile devices at MobileCON 2012 on October 8-11th in San Diego, CA.

MobileTrust includes six extremely important security features that every enterprise mobile user should utilize, says George Waller, EVP of StrikeForce. We are particularly ecited to show one feature which takes a radical new approach to protecting corporate credentials and data. There’s nothing like on the market today.

The proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace has given the hacker another target to put their crosshairs on, as a result of that, successful attacks against Apple and Android devices are making the headlines on a daily basis. Until now, security for enterprise more

VSS Monitoring Introduces New Network Packet Brokers to Enable Complete Network-wide Visibility and Performance

New vBroker™ Appliances Provide Industry-leading Capacity and Flexibility; vMesh™ and vMC™ Technologies Expand System-level Scalability and Manageability to 10,000+ Ports

SAN MATEO, Calif. – July 24, 2012 – VSS Monitoring, a leader in network packet brokers (NPBs), today introduced a new suite of NPB appliances and software capabilities which deliver the industry’s only fabric-system approach for enhancing global visibility and operational performance for network monitoring and security systems. The new VSS Monitoring product family, called vBroker™, enables customers to uniquely provide network-wide link-layer visibility and access to a broad set of network monitoring and security systems, making them significantly more efficient and yielding higher ROI.

The growing number of monitoring and security systems required for today’s increasingly complex networks results in major provisioning and operational challenges for both enterprises and service providers, including limited network visibility, major capital costs due to deployment silos, and complex network upgrades that more

VSS Monitoring Recognized as Industry’s Leading Network Packet Broker Provider

Company Earns 2012 Global Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in the Infrastructure Packet Broker Market from Frost & Sullivan

SAN MATEO, Calif. – July 23, 2012 – VSS Monitoring, a leader in network packet brokers (NPBs), today announced that it has earned the 2012 Global Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in the infrastructure packet broker market from Frost & Sullivan. VSS Monitoring was recognized with this independent, third-party award due to its leading technical innovation, differentiated product offerings, extensive customer base, and unmatched ROI/cost savings.

The Competitive Strategy Leadership Award is a prestigious recognition of VSS Monitoring’s accomplishments in network intelligence optimization, stated the Frost & Sullivan report. With telecommunications carriers, service providers, large enterprises, and government agencies as its customers, VSS Monitoring is one of the leading companies in the infrastructure network packet broker market. Enriched features, a high-class and innovative approach, and a strong focus toward collaborations and more

VSS Monitoring Expands Network Packet Brokering and Visibility into Virtualized Environments

New VN-Tag Stripping and Filtering Capability Delivers Full Visibility and Management of All Packets Across Cisco Physical and Virtual Switching Infrastructure

SAN DIEGO (Cisco Live! Booth #2024) – June 11, 2012 – VSS Monitoring, a leader in network packet brokers (NPB), today at Cisco Live! 2012 announced that its packet broker appliances now support virtual network tag (VN-Tag) stripping and filtering, enabling enterprises to have dynamic access, selective visibility, and management of all packets across physical and virtual environments.

As virtualized computing environments have rapidly expanded, enterprises have struggled to get visibility into network packets travelling between virtual networks across physical network infrastructure. Most performance monitoring and security tools, as well as traffic aggregation devices, do not have the capability to deliver visibility into or inspect virtual traffic when VN-Tags are used to deliver packets between virtual and physical Cisco Nexus network infrastructures.

To address this more

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VoxOx In Business by Telcentris Revamps White Label VoIP Program

voxoxib_btelcentris_v2.jpgTelcentris, Inc., VoIP innovator and creator of VoxOx and VoxOx In Business, announced changes to the company’s white label program. The white label VoIP program, previously offered with three separate pricing plans, is now being offered as a single solution with both metered and bundled pricing options for SIP trunking, hosted IP PBX and SoHo/residential deployments. As part of the new program structure, the company has also introduced highly competitive flat rate plans for origination and termination services, plus it has halved the initial startup fees.

In addition to the to program structure and pricing changes, the white label solution now boasts several technological advancements, including redesigned, fully brandable end-user and administrator portals. The latest portal design provides both administrators and end-users with a more intuitive user experience and also enables easier access to CDR information and more account management and call control functions. OSS/BSS platforms for ordering and billing provisioning have been enhanced in conjunction with the program update as well. Other features included in the white label package include:

  • Carrier-grade billing platform
  • Customized invoice templates
  • Cost / revenue and transaction detail reporting
  • Ability to create customers and accounts
  • Ability to modify offerings, tariffs, subscriptions and plans
  • Full US DID coverage and International DID coverage in over 60 countries worldwide

Since launching our white label VoIP program in December of 2010, we have seen tremendous interest, which resulted in signific more

Momentum Telecom inks LogiSense for Digital Voice, VoIP Billing

Today from BroadSoft Connections in AZ, LogiSense broke the news that it has been selected by Momentum, a leading provider of cloud-based communications solutions, as its new billing provider.

Momentum selected LogiSense because of its proven track record of successful deployments and cost-effective IP billing solution.

Momentum currently offers wholesale digital voice services to more than 350 cable operators, municipalities, value-added resellers (VAR) and managed services provider (MSP) partners throughout the United States. By leveraging its fully redundant telecommunications infrastructure and back-office capabilities, Momentum is able to provide turnkey residential and business solutions that give operators the ability to incorporate high-quality telephony services into their service portfolio.

In delivering exceptional digital voice service to providers across the country, it is imperative that we have trusted partners who deliver a significant value-add in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, said Kelly Windham, director of billing, Momentum. Working with LogiSense more

Crossbeam Expands Its Family of Network Security Platforms

Crossbeam Systems, Inc. announced today that it has expanded its family of X-Series network security platforms with the X50 to address growing requirements for high-performance security within mid-size data centers and branch offices. The new platform also enables larger IT organizations with multiple X-Series deployments to easily expand their security infrastructure across the business, while maintaining centralized control over security policy and management.

The X50 platform benefits from Crossbeam’s new sixth-generation network processing blades and newly enhanced operating system (news also announced today). The new platform takes advantage of the massive scalability and best-of-breed architecture provided by the X-Series to deliver a highly consolidated security infrastructure that is capable of delivering 160 Gbps of full duplex network connectivity and 20 Gbps of real-world IMIX performance.

“As enterprises transition their data centers to private clouds, security infrastructures must deliver new levels of flexibility, performance and scalability to accommodate these more

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Neustar to Acquire TARGUSinfo

STERLING, VA., October 11, 2011 – Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) and Targus Information
Corporation, or TARGUSinfo, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under
which Neustar, a global leader in network addressing, routing and policy management, will acquire
TARGUSinfo, a leading, independent provider of real-time, on-demand information and analytics
services including Caller ID, for approximately $650 million in cash.

TARGUSinfo’s services help its customers identify, verify, score and locate their customers and
prospects. It processes over 100 billion transactions per year. The company generated approximately
$149 million in revenues for the twelve months ended September 30, 2011, representing 20% year-overyear
growth, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of approximately 45%, excluding the impact of expenses
associated with a 2010 TARGUSinfo recapitalization event.

This transaction is a significant and logical step in our growth strategy, said Lisa Hook, president and
chief executive officer of Neustar. Neustar has long more

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