NEC’s New Communications Server Helps Companies Maximize Investment in IP Applications : NEC’s UNIVERGE® SV8500 is the Foundation for

IRVING, Texas (Business Wire EON) November 11, 2008 — Giving people access to information based on their preference, location and device is the foundation of NEC’s UNIVERGE360 communications enablement model.

Virtua Health, a comprehensive healthcare system headquartered in Marlton, NJ, is deploying the UNIVERGE SV8500 as part of a comprehensive systems and technology enhancement designed to improve access to information resulting in increased staff and patient satisfaction, improved resource utilization and enhanced patient care.
“We face the challenge of reducing costs and increasing staff productivity while providing the best services possible to our patients,” said Maria Foschi, MBA, assistant vice president, Information Services, Virtua Health. “We have found that communications is critical to meeting these challenges, and NEC provides us with the solutions and services that help us maintain and enhance our high standards of patient care.”

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Virtua Health and other companies using NEC’s UNIVERGE SV8500 now have a scalable and modular architecture that enables anytime, anywhere communications by leveraging core solutions such as presence, instant messaging, unified messaging, conferencing, click-to-call and single number reach. The UNIVERGE product line also supports distributed workplaces through tools such as PC-based softphones and mobility clients designed to give user’s access to their Unified Communications suite even when away from their desk.
Companies using NEC’s UC solutions, UC for Enterprise, or other third-party UC solutions, including Microsoft® Office Communications Server or IBM® Lotus® Sametime®, can utilize NEC’s UNIVERGE OW5000 media gateway as an integration platform with the UNIVERGE SV8500. Unified Communications solutions help companies communicate based on presence information which streamlines productivity and reduces decision latency.

About the UNIVERGE Portfolio
NEC’s UNIVERGE SV8500 scales up to 4,000 stations on a single server. In a distributed network, a multi-server, multi-node UNIVERGE SV8500 deployment can be expanded to 192,000 ports. In addition to foundational telephony features, the UNIVERGE SV8500 also enables:
NEC’s UC for Enterprise (UCE) clients and mobility applications comprised of the UC700 desktop client, MC530 mobile client and the UM8500 unified messaging and UC collaboration solutions. Support for new, modular devices and applications through NEC’s UNIVERGE terminal series (DT700/DT300) Enhanced central systems management via the UNIVERGE MA4000 Management System, a Web-based management application that streamlines IT workflow by enabling self-service configuration, remote device management and a simple Move/Add/Change (MAC) process. The MA4000 Expense Manager module offers call accounting, asset management, wireless/mobile management, billing and invoice management features across NEC and other standards compliant platforms. All About Green
As a component of NEC’s commitment to the environment, the UNIVERGE SV8500 server was designed with the following in mind: Low power-consumption components which reduce cooling requirements
Environmentally safe chemicals Elimination of lead and mercury in circuit boards CO2 reductions achieved by reducing the number of chemicals used Recyclable materials and components Electronically accessible documentation For information about NEC Unified Solutions, visit
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USB-IF Certifies World’s First USB3.0 Host Adapters And USB3.0 Mass Storage From I O Interconnect

Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) January 5, 2010 — I O Interconnect, Ltd. (IOI) becomes the world’s very first USB-IF certified USB 3.0 host and device solution provider for desktop and notebook systems. IOI offers unprecedented variety of USB 3.0 solutions to address wide range of user scenarios for various platforms and devices, working closely with NEC Electronics America even before NEC Electronics’s xHCI host controller was certified. With its solutions, IOI has opened , and opening up venues for device controller vendors to certify their solutions with USB-IF

“At NEC Electronics America, we believe that IO Interconnect is offering excellent add-in card solutions to the newly emerging market for USB 3.0,” said Kats Nakazawa, general manager, digital consumer and connectivity strategic business unit, NEC Electronics America, Inc. “A wave of new USB 3.0 SuperSpeed external storage systems is now entering the marketplace, and IO Interconnect is poised well to offer exciting new USB 3.0 add-in card interfaces to quickly enable this rapidly growing market.”

IOI’s certified offerings include a SATA – USB3.0 Mass Storage Bridge and PCIe Expansion Card and Notebook Express Card versions of the USB3.0 Host Adapters based on NEC Electronics’s host controller and SATA – USB3.0 Mass Storage Bridge. “Several of our customers, that are global PC OEM vendors, have been the driving force behind our USB3.0 development efforts,” says Johnny Chen, Director of Product Development at IOI, “we think the PC users are already well primed to migrate to the faster transfer speed of 4.8Gbps offered by USB3.0, with the ubiquity of USB devices.”

In recent months IOI expanded and upgraded its development and manufacturing capacity for the demands of high bandwidth products, allowing IOI’s development team to accelerate USB3.0 product development efforts. “Our goal is to provide a complete ecosystem in USB3.0, and to offer our OEM customers a one-stop-shop for design, qualification and manufacturing for USB3.0 products. We have reached another milestone with the USB-IF certification at the PIL,” says Chen.

Some of IOI’s unique offerings include USB 3.0 accessibility to the front interface port where portable devices will gain ready access to the Super Speed USB bandwidth for fast transfers and executions, and the world’s first USB3.0 Host in PCIe Mini (half length) form factor, and single port Express Host Card that does away with the wall plug, along with USB3.0 SATA Bridges and USB3.0 Hub. These products and more will be displayed during CES 2010 at IOI’s booth (booth # 30769) within the USB-IF Tech Zone.

Headquartered in Santa Ana, CA, with facilities in China and Taiwan, I O Interconnect designs and manufactures premium hardware and software solutions for the PC market. For further inquiries on USB3.0 offerings from IOI, please contact Kevin Liu at +1-714-564-1111 Ext. 1411, email: kevinl(at)ioint(dot)com.