Cisco details phone over Ethernet device, Sybase adapts ASE for Linux, FrontRange builds out call center suite, and BitDefender touts enterprise packsFollow @infoworld
Cisco adds phone across Ethernet to roster
Cisco Systems last week introduced a new phone designed for the PoE (phone over Ethernet) market. The Cisco IP Phone 7971G-GE offers unconstrained access to 10/100/1000 Ethernet bandwidth to desktop applications, allowing users to connect their phones to mobile devices with no service degradation. Many users, particularly in remote offices, connect their PoE phones to the same Ethernet connection used for desktop PCs or mobile devices, according to Cisco. The new phone is part of Cisco’s effort to extend Gigabit connectivity from the switch to the desktop. The phone features a backlit, high-resolution color touchscreen display, eight line keys, and five soft keys. It is priced at $845 and will be available this month.
IP Phone 7971G-GE, Cisco
Sybase tunes ASE for IBM Linux Servers
Sybase last week said it will deliver a Linux-based version of its ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise) product that will run on IBM’s OpenPower platform. The relational database management system is adapted for Big Blue’s eServers that run Linux, and it is built for transaction-heavy environments that also require security and high availability while maintaining a relatively low TCO. This version of ASE will be generally available in the first quarter of next year.
Adaptive Server Enterprise, Sybase
FrontRange adds to call center apps
FrontRange Solutions earlier this month made available the latest piece of its Contact Center Solutions Set. IP Contact Center 3.7 was developed to help IT shops streamline customer communications through integration of voice and data platforms. The software delivers real-time and historical reporting, queuing, and skills-based routing, features that the company claims reduce complexity. Version 3.7 also includes an agent dashboard, virtual agent, and Web application builder for creating new call treatment schemes.
IP Contact Center 3.7, FrontRange
BitDefender forges enterprise packs
BitDefender launched earlier this month a new generation of enterprise packs that contain two newly released products: BitDefender Enterprise Manager 2.5 and BitDefender 1.9 for File Server, as well as six new additions to the packs for Windows mail server and desktops. The packs include workstation anti-virus, firewall, and anti-spam protection, as well as anti-virus for file servers and mail servers. The software features centralized update, security management solutions, and workstation security solutions.
BitDefender Enterprise Manager 2.5 and BitDefender 1.9 for File Server,