VMware centrally manages and controls virtual desktops

Networking
VMware unveils VMware ACE 2 Enterprise Edition public beta
VMware, Inc. announced the public beta of VMware ACE 2 Enterprise edition. VMware ACE is a product that enables IT desktop managers to create a standard PC environment including operating system, data and applications, wrap it with IT policies to protect the contents, package it into a virtual machine and deploy it to any managed or unmanaged PC endpoint.

VMware ACE 2 Enterprise edition public beta includes a desktop mobility feature, Pocket ACE, which enables deployment of a desktop virtual machine to a portable media device such as an USB flash drive, portable hard drive or Apple iPod.

The product also features the VMware ACE Management Server, which allows IT administrators to centrally track and manage VMware ACE desktops and apply standard policies to them from a single console. In addition, the VMware ACE 2 Enterprise edition public beta utilizes the VMware virtualization platform, enabling IT administrators to use VMware Workstation 6 to create and package VMware ACE virtual machines for deployment to users.

VMware ACE 2 Enterprise edition is currently in public beta for Linux and Windows users and is available for download at www.vmware.com/products/beta/ace/. The product is expected to be generally available in the second quarter of 2007. Pricing will be announced at the time of general availability.

Telanetix enables communication from Telepresence to desktop

Telanetix, Inc announced that its Digital Presence product line will support interoperability with SIP enabled desktop conferencing systems.

Desktop interoperability will be offered as an option to the Telanetix Digital Presence System and available for products beginning in the second quarter of this year. Users will be able to download a software component that facilitates seamless connectivity directly with the Telanetix System.

Additional information is available at the Telanetix Corporate Web site at http://www.telanetix.com.

Data Management
ELUTIONS launches WizReport XL 7
ELUTIONS announced the launch of WizReport XL Professional, Version 7.

WizReport XL offers ways to automatically produce reports in Microsoft Excel from live process data as well as historians and relational databases. Completed reports are automatically sent to printers, e-mail, file servers and Web servers.

WizReport XL offers complete reporting so that users can produce their reports from Excel or their HMI displays, such as from a button within their Wizcon application.

WizReport XL 7 introduces the Project Explorer, from which the user creates reporting projects and performs template design and testing before deploying the system to produce reports automatically and in the background. To complement the English-language user interfaces and manuals, the other Version 7 novelty is the addition of French, German and Spanish language support.

With WizReport XL, automatically creating and maintaining reporting Web sites requires no special programming or Webmaster skills. As a result, companies can maintain an intranet for their management, utilities can set up an extranet for regulatory organizations, and municipalities can inform their citizens via the Internet.

The software can also be downloaded from www.wizcon.com where users benefit from a free evaluation model.

Networking

Avaya announces enhancements to IP telephony portfolio

Avaya announced enhancements to its Internet protocol (IP) telephony portfolio, with the next-generation Avaya Communication Manager. Avaya also announced the general availability of its line of next-generation Avaya one-X Deskphones.

Avaya Communication Manager 4.0 supports communication networks and delivers business continuity capabilities. Avaya one-X Deskphones are now generally available and act as gateways to the capabilities of Communications Manager software.

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