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Fluke Networks brings greater visibility to VoIP, Tandberg offers video on the go, Tivoli ID Manager slims down for SMBs, an honest look at the supply chain

Fluke Networks brings greater visibility to VoIP
Fluke Networks is enhancing the VoIP module of its visual UpTime Select network and application management solution, offering additional tools for monitoring, managing, and optimizing VoIP performance. Network managers can, for example, calculate and track MOS (mean opinion score) for each call on a continual basis, enabling them to troubleshoot both real-time and intermittent performance issues. The new release also incorporates a number of in-depth performance reports. The release is available now at no charge to existing UpTime Select VoIP module customers. For new customers, pricing begins at $795 per site.
Visual UpTime Select, Fluke Networks

Tandberg offers video to go
Tandberg has released a set of integrated video communication products designed for creating and receiving video from a variety of devices and environments. The Tandberg Content Server can convert any video system into a broadcast studio for streaming and archiving video calls. The server lets mobile users create live and on-demand video content from the road, home, or remote office. The 3G Gateway allows 3G, video-enabled mobile phone users to place video calls to any IP and ISDN-based video end-point. Finally, the Compass MXP and Utility MXP end-points are for creating video in public spaces, such as information desks at airports or hotels.
Tandberg Content Server, 3G Gateway, and Compass and Utility MXP, Tandberg

Tivoli ID Manager slims down
IBM this week plans to ship a new version of its Tivoli Identity Manager software designed for SMBs. Tivoli Identity Manager Express will be a slimmed-down version of the product that can be used by a maximum of 5,000 users. Very large companies typically use Identity Manager to manage user names and passwords and audit user activity. The Express version will have fewer customization features and will also be easier to install and manage. The software will come with five preconfigured templates to help administrators manage accounts and permissions for administrators, managers, and other types of users. Identity Manager Express will be priced at $24 per user.
Tivoli Identity Manager Express, IBM

An honest look at the supply chain
TrueDemand Software will announce this week what it claims is the first supply chain suite that integrates product forecasts, replenishment, and execution of shipments on a single platform. The TrueDemand Forecasting and Replenishment Suite will incorporate event data, such as RFID reads at the retail and distribution level to determine correct inventory levels and prevent stock shortages on a retailer’s shelf. The suite is targeted at the consumer goods and retail industry.
Forecasting and Replenishment Suite, TrueDemand Software